Source: Yale Environment 360

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For the First Time, Renewables Produce More Electricity in the EU Than Coal

Driven by rapid growth in renewable energy in the UK and Germany, the European Union generated more electricity last year from renewable sources of energy than...   [ continue reading...]

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Young Climate Activists Sue Colombian Government

More than two dozen young Colombians have filed a lawsuit against their government for its failure to curb deforestation, arguing it is violating their constitu...   [ continue reading...]

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Half of California’s Vegetation Is At Risk If Emissions Continue At Current Rates

If greenhouse gas emissions continue at their current levels, roughly half of California’s vegetation will become highly climatically stressed by the end...   [ continue reading...]

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How the Trump Administration Distorts Analysis of Key Environmental Rules

In its zeal to roll back protections, the EPA under Scott Pruitt is abandoning long-standing standard methods of evaluating the costs and benefits of regulation...   [ continue reading...]

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Plastic in the Oceans Increasing Risk of Disease in Coral Reefs

More than 11 billion pieces of plastic are lodged within coral reefs in the Asia-Pacific region. According to a new study published in the journal Science, as t...   [ continue reading...]

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Report Finds Mercury Poisoning Among Remote Peruvian Tribe

A remote Amazonian tribe is suffering from widespread mercury poisoning, possibly from a natural gas extraction facility, with more than three-quarters of the t...   [ continue reading...]

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Can Deepwater Aquaculture Avoid the Pitfalls of Coastal Fish Farms?

Near-shore fish farms have created a host of environmental problems. Now, U.S. aquaculture advocates – backed by mainstream conservation groups – ar...   [ continue reading...]

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Cougars Officially Declared Extinct in Eastern U.S., Removed from Endangered Species List

Eastern cougars once roamed every U.S. state east of the Mississippi, but it has been eight decades since the last confirmed sighting of the animal. Now, the U....   [ continue reading...]

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Federal Resiliency Efforts Pay Off Six Times Their Investment, New Report Finds

For every $1 that the U.S. government spends on resiliency projects, such as elevating buildings in flood zones and improving water management systems, society...   [ continue reading...]

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On the Chesapeake, A Precarious Future of Rising Seas and High Tides

Maryland’s Dorchester County is ground zero for climate change on Chesapeake Bay, as rising seas claim more and more land. An e360 video explores the quie...   [ continue reading...]

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Scientists Unlock Key Information About the World’s Soil Microbes

Scientists at the University of Colorado, Boulder have created the first worldwide atlas of soil microbes, mapping 500 of the most common kinds of bacteria foun...   [ continue reading...]

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Brazil Seizes Hundreds of Shipping Containers Filled With Illegal Timber

In an effort to crack down on illegal logging in the Amazon, Brazilian authorities have seized 444 shipping containers at the busy port city of Manaus, accordin...   [ continue reading...]

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How One Lawmaker Is Breaking the Bipartisan Barrier on Climate Change

Republican Congressman Carlos Curbelo of South Florida represents one of the U.S. regions most vulnerable to sea level rise. Now, he’s breaking with GOP o...   [ continue reading...]

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With China’s Ban on Waste Imports, Europe Announces New Recycling Initiatives

In the wake of China’s ban on the import of foreign garbage, which took effect earlier this month, countries across the globe are scrambling to figure out...   [ continue reading...]

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Warming Signs: How Diminished Snow Cover Puts Species in Peril

As the world warms, snow cover has been diminishing from the Alps to the Rockies. The dwindling snowpack is having a profound effect on ecosystems, disrupt...   [ continue reading...]

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California’s Illegal Pot Farms Are Exposing Owls to Rat Poison, Finds New Study

Wildlife species in remote areas of California, such as barred owls and threatened northern spotted owls, are being exposed to high levels of rat poison. Scient...   [ continue reading...]

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Pacific Northwest Salmon Species Has Lost Two-Thirds of Its Genetic Diversity

Chinook salmon, an iconic species in the Pacific Northwest that supports a major fishery industry and indigenous traditions, have lost up to two-thirds of their...   [ continue reading...]

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After an Uncertain Start, U.S. Offshore Wind Is Powering Up

After years of delays, the U.S. offshore wind industry is finally gaining momentum, with new projects being planned along the Atlantic coast. So far, the Trump...   [ continue reading...]

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U.S. Waterways Are Getting Saltier, With Possible Effects on Drinking Water

Streams and rivers across much of the U.S. are getting saltier and more alkaline due to an uptick in the use of road deicers and fertilizers in recent decades,...   [ continue reading...]

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Will Self-Driving Cars Usher in a Transportation Utopia or Dystopia?

Innovation visionaries say electric, self-driving, shared cars will soon revolutionize the way humans move about. But experts caution that unless this paradigm...   [ continue reading...]

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