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India Set to Defy Warnings on Coal’s Climate Impact

While even China, the world’s leading coal producer, begins to recognise the fuel’s serious polluting effects, India has announced it aims to double production to meet soaring energy demands.

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Air Pollution Compounds Effects of Climate Change

Reduced monsoon rainfall and increased river flow are two extremes that new research has linked to man-made impacts on climate caused by air pollution.

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World of Clean Energy ‘Feasible’ by Mid-Century

International researchers, in what they believe is the most comprehensive global assessment of clean energy’s potential, report that a low-carbon system could supply the world’s electricity needs by 2050.

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‘Amazon of U.K.’ Being Destroyed for Grouse Shooting

Managing moorlands so that more birds can be reared for lucrative shooting parties is adding to climate change by destroying layers of peat and releasing large quantities of stored carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

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Current Trends Follow Book Predicting Global Collapse

Research from the University of Melbourne found forecasts made in the 1972 book “Limits to Growth” regarding resource use, population growth, industrial output and other factors of the world’s economy and ecosystems to be accurate.

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Tar Oil Pipeline’s Hidden Pollution Danger

European researchers say a 2,000-mile pipeline designed to carry controversial tar sands oil from Canada to the southern U.S. may lead to much more pollution than previously calculated.

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Under Water: The EPA’s Struggle to Combat Pollution

For years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been frustrated in its efforts to pursue hundreds of cases of water pollution — repeatedly tied up in legal fights about exactly what bodies of water it has the authority to monitor and protect.

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Win-Win Way to Aid Food Security and Climate

Scientists in the U.S. believe they have identified a way to feed billions more people, while reducing the strains and stresses on the environment.

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Drink Your Broccoli, Kids! It May Save You From Air Pollution’s Effects

Really, everyone, not just kids, should be eating those little green trees that have been found to help bodies eliminate toxins related to environmental contamination. But for those of you who can’t stomach it, scientists have developed a beverage chock full of the vegetable.

Posted on Jun 24, 2014 READ MORE


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New Environmentalists Taking Bold Actions, and They’re Working

No longer dominated by the traditional “Big Green” groups that were taking large donations from corporate polluters, the new environmental movement is broader, more assertive and more creative.

Posted on May 26, 2014 READ MORE



Reefs Merit Protection Money

Restoring threatened reefs that protect about 200 million people in coastal communities would cost 20 times less than building artificial breakwaters to reduce the effect of pounding waves, scientists calculate.

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Ozone Rise Will Choke U.S. Cities

Poor air quality and health problems are expected to become the summertime norm across the country as ground level ozone rises 70 percent.

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Oh Noah

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Dear America: Climate Change’s Threatening Water, Plants, Animals No Matter What Party You Belong To

A Gallup poll has found that only 35 percent of Americans are concerned about climate change, and that proportion is barely up from the previous year.

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Water’s Future

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China Unveils Comprehensive Pollution Monitoring System

Measures would require the country’s biggest polluters to report air emissions and wastewater discharges on a more or less continuous basis—and make the information available to the public.

Posted on Jan 27, 2014 READ MORE


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Tourism Pollution

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Past and Future Environment

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Haiyan Hoax

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Warmer Seas May Increase Mercury in Fish

The marine food chain has another threat as warming waters lead to increased uptake of mercury pollution by some species of fish.

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In the Bubble

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Soot ‘Melted Alps Glaciers, Not Heat’

Pollution—not rising temperatures—is thought to have started melting the Alps of central Europe in the mid-19th century.

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Bank Curbs Won’t Slow Coal’s Comeback

World coal use is growing and set to grow much more, despite the announcement by several large banks of more stringent conditions on lending to coal-burning power plants.

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Hot Hot SOOOO HOT

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Nuke Waste Storage

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Rich Chinese Export Pollution to Poorer Regions

A scheme to reduce emissions from polluting factories in China’s richer provinces has seen mucky plants moved to less prosperous places with fewer rules.

Posted on Jun 14, 2013 READ MORE


Climate Change

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World Environment Day

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Lovely as a Tree

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To Fracking!

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Carbon Dioxide Levels

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Era of Extreme Weather

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Colorado River Water

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More Than Half of U.S. Rivers in Trouble

More than half of the country’s rivers and streams are unable to support healthy populations of aquatic insects and other creatures, a survey of nearly 2,000 locations by the Environmental Protection Agency reported Tuesday.

Posted on Mar 27, 2013 READ MORE


With My Crossbow, I Shot the Albatross

A new film showing how Pacific albatrosses are falling prey to plastic trash promises to take you on a journey “through the eye of beauty, across an ocean of grief, and beyond.”

Posted on Mar 20, 2013 READ MORE



United States Department of Energy

Errors May Have Delayed Warning About Washington’s Leaky Nuclear Tanks

Five more tanks are leaking at a shuttered nuclear facility in Washington state.

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Pollution in China

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Is the U.S. Polluting Drinking Water?

Mexico City plans to draw drinking water from a mile-deep aquifer. The effort challenges a key tenet of U.S. clean water policy: Water far underground can be intentionally polluted because it will never be used.

Posted on Jan 28, 2013 READ MORE


Climate Change

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Last Year Review

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Pollution Time Bomb

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Beaches

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Bright Idea

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Court Overturns Coal Pollution Ruling

A U.S. appeals court Tuesday overturned an Obama administration rule aimed at decreasing harmful pollution from coal-fired power plants. The Environmental Protection Agency said the reductions would have resulted in health benefits for more than 240 million people.

Posted on Aug 22, 2012 READ MORE


China’s Progress

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China’s CO2 Emissions Higher Than They Seemed

A paper published this week in Nature Climate Change shows China’s carbon emissions could be 20 percent higher than previous estimates, a disparity that would cast doubts on current predictions of the pace of climate change.

Posted on Jun 12, 2012 READ MORE


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