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Lawsuit Launched to Protect Northwest’s Whales, Salmon, Shorebirds From Unprecedented Spike in Oil Shipments by Rail and Barge

Sep 4, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. Sept. 4, 2014 — Amid a spike in oil shipments by rail and barge in the Pacific Northwest from near zero to millions of gallons a week, the Center for Biological Diversity and Friends of the Columbia Gorge today filed a formal notice of intent to sue the U.S. Coast Guard and...

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Climate Change Science Aided by Huge but “Invisible” Efforts of Amateurs

Sep 4, 2014
Climate Change Science Aided by Huge but “Invisible” Efforts of Amateurs

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NOAA’s Marine Debris Program reports on the national issue of derelict fishing traps

Aug 27, 2014
NOAA’s Marine Debris Program reports on the national issue of derelict fishing traps

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World’s Largest Plastic Bottle Structure Draws Attention to Global Plastic Pollution Crisis

Aug 25, 2014

Aug. 2, 2014 - After a flood created a dam where one could cross the Nera River by stepping on plastic bottles at the point of Danube where it enters Romania, the cu.podu project was born, explained Radu Rusu of EcoStuff. The goal of the project is to ...

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BirdLife and Lynx publish first ever illustrated world bird checklist

Aug 22, 2014
BirdLife and Lynx publish first ever illustrated world bird checklist

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Seafood substitutions can expose consumers to unexpectedly high mercury

Aug 20, 2014
Seafood substitutions can expose consumers to unexpectedly high mercury

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Global warming is moistening the atmosphere

Aug 18, 2014

Aug. 13, 2014 - We have long suspected that greenhouse gases which cause the Earth to warm would lead to a wetter atmosphere. The latest research published by Eul-Seok Chung, Brian Soden, and colleagues provides new insight into what was thought to be an old problem. In doing so, they experimentally verified what climate...

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Human Contribution to Glacier Mass Loss on the Increase

Aug 15, 2014
Human Contribution to Glacier Mass Loss on the Increase

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How Much Is Nature Worth

Aug 13, 2014
How Much Is Nature Worth

Aug. 12, 2014 - A recently published article estimated the total value of the environment to people at $145 trillion per year. That’s about twice as much as the total output of the global economy – nearly $75 trillion in 2013.

Ecosystem services – clean water, clean air, temperature regulation, food production, etc. –...

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Federal Agency Ignores Best Available Science In Decision Not To List Wolverine

Aug 12, 2014

BOZEMAN, Mont. August 12, 2014 - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's decision today to abandon proposed protections for the wolverine ignores the best available science, including advice from the Service's own wildlife experts, conservation groups stated. In response to the decision, a coalition of 9 groups will file notice of intention to sue...

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