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Scientists name new species of cetacean: The Australian humpback dolphin

Aug 4, 2014
Scientists name new species of cetacean: The Australian humpback dolphin

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Pakistan ill prepared for climate crises

Aug 1, 2014

ISLAMABAD, Aug. 1, 2014 - Scientists and opposition politicians in Pakistan have strongly criticised the government for what they say is its neglectful attitude towards coping with the challenges posed by climate change.

"The government's insufficient response to shifting weather patterns continues to cost the national economy dearly and is depriving people of their livelihoods,...

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Water scarcity may be the most underrated resource issue the world is facing today

Jul 30, 2014

July 30, 2014 - Seventy percent of world water use is for irrigation.

Each day we drink nearly 4 liters of water, but it takes some 2,000 liters of water—500 times as much—to produce the food we consume.

1,000 tons of water is used to produce 1 ton of grain.

Between 1950 and 2000, the world's irrigated...

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NOAA: Alaska fisheries and communities at risk from ocean acidification

Jul 29, 2014
NOAA: Alaska fisheries and communities at risk from ocean acidification

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Industrial lead pollution beat explorers to the South Pole by 22 years and persists today

Jul 28, 2014
Industrial lead pollution beat explorers to the South Pole by 22 years and persists today

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Climate Change Could Alter Range of Caribou and May Impact Hunters’ Access

Jul 25, 2014
Climate Change Could Alter Range of Caribou and May Impact Hunters’ Access

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Legal Petition to EPA: Protect People, Wildlife From Dangerous Chemicals in PVC Plastic

Jul 25, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, July 24, 2014 — The Center for Biological Diversity filed a legal petition today urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to protect people, wildlife and the environment from toxic and carcinogenic chemicals found in polyvinyl chloride (PVC), the same material once common in household plumbing. If successful, the petition will require that...

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Study gives new perspective on agricultural plastic, debris burning, and air quality

Jul 24, 2014

RIVERSIDE, Calif. July 24, 2014 - To reduce fire hazard in the United States, wildland managers often utilize the silvicultural practice of mechanically cutting woody shrubs and suppressed trees (ladder fuels). These cuttings and other post-logging debris are then burned during periods of low fire danger in order to dispose of the material....

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Genetic study shows major impact of climate change on Antarctic fur seals

Jul 24, 2014
Genetic study shows major impact of climate change on Antarctic fur seals

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The geography of the global electronic waste (‘e-waste’) burden

Jul 24, 2014

July 23, 2013 - As local and national governments struggle to deal with ever-growing piles of electronic waste (or "e-waste"), scientists are now refining the picture of just how much there is and where it really ends up. Published in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology, their study found that nearly a quarter...

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