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Ecological News

Why the Florida Everglades could be a powerful symbol in the climate debate.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 19:30
It may not be as obvious a climate symbol as the rapidly warming Arctic. But with President Obama’s climate-focused visit on Earth Day, Everglades National Park could take on new significance as a politically potent case study of global warming.
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William Shatner: Solve California drought with Seattle pipeline.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 19:30
Actor William Shatner is hoping to save California from further drought by proposing an enterprise of his own — importing water from the Seattle area, where rain is plentiful.
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Pennsylvania officials say emissions increased from expanding natural gas industry.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 19:30
Emissions from the expanding natural gas drilling industry increased in four of six air pollution categories in 2013, according to new data released by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
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A rare opportunity to fix America's chemical safety law.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 19:30
Toxic chemicals are simply too big a problem to shop your way out of. The main law that is supposed to protect Americans is nearly 40 years old and badly broken, leaving all of us vulnerable to dangerous chemicals.
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The world is finally producing renewable energy at an industrial scale.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 19:30
Clean energy has spread to every corner of the globe, with more than 100,000 megawatts of capacity installed last year.
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We have a bone to pick with the polar bear penis study.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 19:30
Yes, pollution may be interfering with successful polar bear copulation, but at this point, that’s a matter of informed speculation, not one of actual proof.
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Polar bears at risk from pollution as well as warmth

The Ecologist Magazine - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 17:20
As if melting ice in Polar bears' Arctic habitat was not enough, Norwegian scientists have found that organic pollutants such as pesticide residues are disrupting their thyroid and endocrine systems, adding a further threat to the species' survival.
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The new battery that could power the renewable revolution

The Ecologist Magazine - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 16:13
A new high-performance 'aluminum-ion' battery could be the technical breakthrough needed to boost the renewable energy takeover. It's safe, uses abundant low-cost materials, recharges in one minute and withstands many thousands of recharge cycles.
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Making our votes count for wildlife and animals!

The Ecologist Magazine - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 15:51
If you care about the wildlife in our countryside and the welfare of animals, then make your vote count in the general election, writes Joe Duckworth. Backed by Cameron himself, 'country sports' enthusiasts are getting organised to support pro-killing candidates. We must be even more effective in opposing them.
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US energy-related CO2 emissions increase for second year in a row

ENN Pollution - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 20:53
For the second year in a row, energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the United States have increased, according to the latest official figures. However, unlike 2013, when emissions and gross domestic product (GDP) grew at similar rates (2.5% and 2.2%, respectively), 2014's CO2 emissions growth rate of 0.7% was much smaller than the 2014 GDP growth rate of 2.4%.
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US energy-related CO2 emissions increase for second year in a row

ENN Climate - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 20:53
For the second year in a row, energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the United States have increased, according to the latest official figures. However, unlike 2013, when emissions and gross domestic product (GDP) grew at similar rates (2.5% and 2.2%, respectively), 2014's CO2 emissions growth rate of 0.7% was much smaller than the 2014 GDP growth rate of 2.4%.
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Banks raising $400m for palm oil expansion 'must examine high risks'

The Ecologist Magazine - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 20:09
Banks preparing to launch a $400m bond issue for a global palm oil giant with a history of legal violations and broken standards have been warned of their 'high risk client' and the 'extreme and outstanding' social and environmental conflicts in the palm oil agribusiness sector.
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Environmentalist flees Russia, citing fears for children.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 19:30
Russia's leading environmentalist, whose fierce campaigning once threatened the interests of some of the country's richest men, has moved to Estonia to ensure she is not separated from her children.
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Desert oasis collides with drought.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 19:30
California's drought presents big challenges for a desert region built on a lush image.
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France looks abroad to find blame for smog.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 19:30
After France recorded more spikes in air pollution in recent months, the minister of ecology has turned her sights on France's neighbours, suggesting that they may be contributing to the dirty air that settles some cities, notably Paris.
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Unchecked growth, questions about California water.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 19:30
Some question water supplies for development in the California desert.
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Marco Rubio doubts manmade global warming, says 'climate is always changing.'

Environmental Health News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 19:30
Presidential candidate Marco Rubio says he recognizes the climate is changing, but that scientists have not determined what percentage of such changes are due to human activities, such as burning coal, oil and gas for energy, compared to natural climate variability.
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Here’s what China closing coal-power plants means for emissions.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 19:30
China’s recent scrapping of small coal plants will avoid the release of as much as 11.4 million metric tons annually of climate-warming carbon dioxide, helping the country cut emissions for the first time in more than a decade.
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Tesla struggling to electrify car market in China.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 19:30
Serial entrepreneur Elon Musk has launched spacecraft into orbit, but popularising his Tesla electric cars in China is proving to be tougher than rocket science.
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Oil companies' sponsorship of the arts 'is cynical PR strategy.'

Environmental Health News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 19:30
Campaigner says attempts by oil companies such as BP and Shell to ‘artwash’ their image are done simply to gain prestige and nullify local protests.
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