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Turbine Installation Begins for the World’s First Floating Wind Farm

The world’s first floating wind farm has begun taking shape off the coast of Scotland. The first of five 575-foot turbines was towed into place last week,...   [ continue reading...]

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Paul Hawken on One Hundred Solutions to the Climate Crisis

Environmentalist Paul Hawken believes that to motivate action on climate change, the focus needs to be on solutions rather the problem. And, he says, those solu...   [ continue reading...]

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2016 Was the Deadliest Year on Record for Environmental Activists, Finds New Report

Two hundred people were murdered last year for taking a stand against development projects such as dams, logging, and agricultural plantations — nearly fo...   [ continue reading...]

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Should Genetic Engineering Be Used as a Tool for Conservation?

Researchers are considering ways to use synthetic biology for such conservation goals as eradicating invasive species or strengthening endangered coral. But env...   [ continue reading...]

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Treated Fracking Wastewater Contaminated Watershed With Radium and Endocrine Disrupters, Study Finds

A study in the Marcellus Shale region of western Pennsylvania has shown that even after being treated, wastewater from hydraulic fracturing operations left sign...   [ continue reading...]

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Heritage at Risk: How Rising Seas Threaten Ancient Coastal Ruins

The shores of Scotland’s Orkney Islands are dotted with ruins that date to the Stone Age. But after enduring for millennia, these archaeological sites &nd...   [ continue reading...]

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Memo to the President: Support for Green Climate Fund Puts America First

President Trump is ending U.S. contributions to the Green Climate Fund, which helps developing countries finance climate-related projects. But his decision igno...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Administration is Reopening Case of Highly Controversial Mine in Alaska

The Trump administration is taking a second look at one of the most controversial proposed mining projects in recent U.S. history — a massive co...   [ continue reading...]

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Warm Winter Events in Arctic Becoming More Frequent, Lasting Longer

The North Pole is breaking records with more winter warming events that are lasting longer, according to a new study. Read more on E360 →   [ continue reading...]

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That Charcoal You Use to Barbeque? It May Come from A Threatened Forest in Paraguay

Some popular brands of charcoal sold in Europe and the United States are made from wood felled in one of the world’s most threatened forests, the dry trop...   [ continue reading...]

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Can the Monarch Highway Help Save a Butterfly Under Siege?

The population of North American monarch butterflies has plummeted from 1 billion to 33 million in just two decades. Now, a project is underway to revive t...   [ continue reading...]

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As Seas Rise, Tropical Pacific Islands Face a Perfect Storm

Although they have done little to contribute to global warming, Pacific islanders may face some of the most dire consequences of rising seas and worsening storm...   [ continue reading...]

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Global Warming May Cause Bees to Mistime Spring Emergence, Missing Their Food Supply

If it's all in the timing, then climate change may spell problems for bees. Scientists have found that global warming may cause temporal mismatches be...   [ continue reading...]

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Volvo to Drop Combustion Engines and Take All its Cars Electric in 2019

The Swedish-based carmaker, Volvo, will build only electric or hybrid-electric cars beginning in 2019, making it the first big auto company to abandon conventio...   [ continue reading...]

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The Energy Secretary Is Wrong: The Grid is Ready for Renewables

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is expected to issue a report saying renewables pose a threat to the electricity grid. But the truth is advances in technology...   [ continue reading...]

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New Study of U.S. Residents Over 65 Underscores Link Between Air Pollution and Premature Death

A study of 60 million Americans over the age of 65 estimates that thousands of people are still dying prematurely each year because they are breathing...   [ continue reading...]

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Running Dry: Seeking Solutions to South Asia’s Looming Water Crisis

The breadbasket regions of India and Pakistan are rapidly depleting their underground aquifers. In a Yale e360 interview, climatologist Sonali McDermi...   [ continue reading...]

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Paint Stripper Poses An Increasing Threat to Ozone Layer, Study Finds

Concentrations of a paint-stripping chemical are building in the atmosphere and scientists believe it threatens to significantly delay repair of the damage...   [ continue reading...]

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Sea Level Rise Accelerates As Melting of Greenland Ice Sheet Intensifies

A new study says that the pace of sea level rise has increased significantly over the past quarter-century, with the thawing of Greenland’s ice...   [ continue reading...]

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Could Trade Dispute with China Bring an End to U.S. Solar Boom?

Low-cost solar cells produced in China have helped power the recent surge in the U.S. solar industry. But a case now before the federal International Trade Comm...   [ continue reading...]

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