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Arctic Ocean Undergoing “Atlantification,” Scientists Say

Parts of the Arctic Ocean are quickly becoming more like the Atlantic, researchers warned this week in the journal Science. As warm waters creep north, the ocea...   [ continue reading...]

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The Vanishing Nile: A Great River Faces a Multitude of Threats

The Nile River is under assault on two fronts – a massive dam under construction upstream in Ethiopia and rising sea levels leading to saltwater intrusion...   [ continue reading...]

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U.S. EPA Proposes Cutting Programs That Reduce Lead Exposure

The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to cut $16.6 million and more than 70 employees from federal programs aimed at reducing lead risks, including e...   [ continue reading...]

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With Climate Change Deniers in Charge, Time for Scientists to Step Up

In a Yale e360 interview, researcher Kevin Trenberth talks about why climate scientists need to speak out in the face of the Trump administration&rsqu...   [ continue reading...]

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Growth of Renewables Cut Europe’s CO2 Emissions By 10 Percent in 2015

The rapid deployment of renewable energy technology in the European Union has significantly reduced carbon emissions and propelled the continent close to its go...   [ continue reading...]

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Can We Find the World’s Remaining Peatlands in Time to Save Them?

Scientists were startled by the recent discovery of huge previously uncharted peatlands in Africa and South America. Now, the race is on to locate more of these...   [ continue reading...]

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Scientists Discover a New Source of Methane: Tree Trunks

Forests have long been seen as important sinks, or storage sites, for greenhouse gases. But scientists recently discovered that tree trunks emit methane, a powe...   [ continue reading...]

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El Salvador Passes World’s First Total Ban on Metals Mining

El Salvador has become the first nation in the world to ban the mining of gold and other metals, ending a decades-long fight by activists to protect the country...   [ continue reading...]

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Climate Converts: The Conservatives Who Are Switching Sides on Warming

It’s hardly being noticed, given the current political atmosphere in Washington. But a small yet growing number of Republicans, conservatives, and liberta...   [ continue reading...]

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New Breeding Population of Critically Endangered Tigers Found in Thailand

Wildlife cameras have captured a previously unknown population of Indochinese tigers living and breeding in an eastern Thai jungle, giving government officials...   [ continue reading...]

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The Dark Legacy of China’s Drive for Global Resources

As China pursues a startling array of energy, mining, logging, agricultural, and infrastructure projects on virtually every continent, it is having an unprecede...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Signs Executive Order Dismantling Federal Climate Policies

President Donald Trump has signed a sweeping executive order reversing several major Obama-era environmental and climate change policies, contending that the mo...   [ continue reading...]

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Another Study Points to Climate Change’s Direct Role in Fueling Extreme Weather

Climate change is impacting major air currents that control extreme weather events, helping to power natural disasters like heat waves, droughts, wildfires, and...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Administration Approves Permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline

The Trump administration has announced it is issuing a permit approving construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. The announcement, made by the U....   [ continue reading...]

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Google Street View Cars Are Now Helping to Track Methane Leaks

Google Street View cars have driven millions of miles across the globe, capturing 360-degree images of roadways and communities on all seven continents. Now, sc...   [ continue reading...]

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High Lead Levels Found in Children in Dozens of California Communities

Children in more than two-dozen California communities have lead levels in their blood as high or higher as those found in Flint, Michigan, according to a new i...   [ continue reading...]

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Northern Lights: Large-Scale Solar Power is Spreading Across the U.S.

Once largely confined to the sunny Southwest, utility-scale solar power plants are now being built everywhere from Minnesota to Alabama to Maine. Aided by plung...   [ continue reading...]

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2017 U.S. Wildfire Season Off to an Intense Start

Wildfires have consumed more than 2 million acres of U.S. land so far this year, nearly 10 times the long-term average and a punishing start to this year’...   [ continue reading...]

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Union Chief Strikes Back at the ‘Insanity’ of Trump’s Budget Cuts at the EPA

In a Yale e360 interview, John O’Grady, head of the employees’ union at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, rips into the Trump administr...   [ continue reading...]

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The 'Job-Killing' Fiction Behind Trump’s Retreat on Fuel Economy Standards

The Trump administration is expected to roll back the fuel economy standards that were a signature achievement of the Obama administration. The move won’t...   [ continue reading...]

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