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Colombia Expands Protected Areas by 31,000 Square Miles

Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos announced this week that the country will add 31,000 square miles of land to its protected areas and will also give indig...   [ continue reading...]

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Lyft Announces Carbon Offset Program, Saying It Will Make All Rides Carbon Neutral

The ride-hailing app Lyft, whose 1.4 million drivers shuttle passengers over a billion miles annually, has announced it will start offsetting the emissions from...   [ continue reading...]

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Americans Who Accept Climate Change Outnumber Those Who Don’t 5 to 1

Seventy percent of Americans now accept that climate change is happening, outnumbering those who don’t by a 5 to 1 ratio, according to a new survey by the...   [ continue reading...]

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Can ‘Vaccines’ for Crops Help Cut Pesticide Use and Boost Yields?

Researchers are using gene editing to develop biodegradable vaccines that protect crops from pathogens. As the world looks to feed more and more people, this an...   [ continue reading...]

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Court Rules Poland Broke EU Law with Logging in Ancient Forest

Poland violated environmental laws when it allowed large-scale logging in the ancient Białowieża forest, according to a new ruling by the European Uni...   [ continue reading...]

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What Extremely Warm Winters Mean for the Future of the Arctic

In an interview with Yale Environment 360, polar scientist Mark Serreze talks about the rapid changes he has witnessed over more than three decades of working i...   [ continue reading...]

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How a ‘Toxic Cocktail’ Is Posing a Troubling Health Risk in China’s Cities

A recent study in Chinese cities found a potential link between a hazardous mix of air pollutants and death rates. These findings point to the need for a new ap...   [ continue reading...]

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World’s First Electrified Road Opens in Sweden

The world’s first electrified road — which charges the batteries of electric cars and trucks as they drive over it — has opened near Stockholm...   [ continue reading...]

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End of the Road: Are Diesel Cars on the Way Out in Europe?

A small environmental organization has taken on Germany’s powerful auto industry in court and has begun winning limited bans on heavily polluting diesel v...   [ continue reading...]

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A North American Climate Boundary Has Shifted 140 Miles East Due to Global Warming

In the late 1800s, geologist and explorer John Wesley Powell first described a clear boundary running longitudinally through North America along the 100th merid...   [ continue reading...]

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Six Killed in Virunga National Park’s Deadliest Attack To Date

Five park rangers and a driver working in Virunga National Park were killed this week in an attack by suspected members of an armed militia group. A sixth range...   [ continue reading...]

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U.S. Agencies Agree to Shorten Environmental Reviews for New Infrastructure

A dozen U.S. agencies have agreed to cut the time needed to do environmental reviews on new infrastructure projects, the Trump administration announced. The mem...   [ continue reading...]

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Why Green Groups Are Split on Subsidizing Carbon Capture Technology

Environmentalists are divided over a provision in the recently approved U.S. budget that increases tax credits for projects that capture and store CO2. Critics...   [ continue reading...]

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Without Birds, Lizards, and Other Vertebrate Pollinators, Plant Reproduction Could Decline by Two-Thirds

Bees tend to get the most attention as pollinators critical to the survival of plant species. But lizards, mice, bats, and other vertebrates also act as importa...   [ continue reading...]

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Urban Darwinism: How Species Are Evolving to Survive in Cities

In urban areas, the forces of rapid natural selection are leading to striking genetic changes in animals. Dutch biologist Menno Schilthuizen talks to Yale...   [ continue reading...]

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Officials From a Dozen U.S. States Pledge to Defend Fuel Standards

Attorneys general from 11 U.S. states and Washington, D.C. have vowed to fight the Trump administration’s rollback of federal automobile fuel efficiency s...   [ continue reading...]

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Energy Hogs: Can World's Huge Data Centers Be Made More Efficient?

The gigantic data centers that power the internet consume vast amounts of electricity and emit 3 percent of global CO2 emissions. To change that, data companies...   [ continue reading...]

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The Sahara Desert Has Grown 10 Percent Since 1920

The Sahara, the world’s largest desert, stretching more than 3.5 million square miles, has grown by 10 percent over the last century due to a combination...   [ continue reading...]

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Greenland Ice Sheet Melting Doubled Over The Last Century

The melting of the Greenland ice sheet has nearly doubled since the end of the 19th century and is currently melting at its fastest rate in at least 400 ye...   [ continue reading...]

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With a Green Makeover, Philadelphia Is Tackling Its Stormwater Problem

In a major initiative, Philadelphia is building an extensive network of rain gardens, green roofs, wetlands, and other infrastructure to capture stormwater. The...   [ continue reading...]

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