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News Analysis: Ignoring Best Practices, Four BC/Alaska Transboundary Mines Risk Repeating Mount Polley Disaster

Mar 22, 2016

March 22, 2016 - In the midst of deliberations over the British Columbia Mining Code, an international coalition today released Post-Mount Polley: Tailings Dam Safety in British Columbia, a new analysis revealing that four major BC mine projects in the Alaska/British Columbia transboundary region fail to implement the recommendations of the Mount Polley expert...

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Half the World to Face Severe Water Stress by 2030 unless Water Use is “Decoupled” from Economic Growth, Says IRP

Mar 21, 2016
Half the World to Face Severe Water Stress by 2030 unless Water Use is “Decoupled” from Economic Growth, Says IRP

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Global warming pushes wines into uncharted terroir

Mar 21, 2016
Global warming pushes wines into uncharted terroir

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Protecting 30 percent of the ocean benefits conservation, fishermen and other stakeholders

Mar 21, 2016

March 21, 2016 - Protecting large stretches of the ocean from human influence may well be good for conservation. But a new study by University of York scientists Professor Callum Roberts and Dr Bethan O'Leary suggests that setting aside at least 30 per...

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Eastern Monarch Butterflies at Risk of Extinction Unless Numbers Increase

Mar 21, 2016
Eastern Monarch Butterflies at Risk of Extinction Unless Numbers Increase

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Humane Society Praises SeaWorld for Committing to End Breeding of Orcas

Mar 17, 2016

March 17, 2016 - In a dramatic shift that signals an eventual end to the practice of keeping captive orcas for public exhibition,SeaWorld announced it would cease all of its orca breeding programs for the company’s nearly 30 whales. This action will make the current group the last generation of SeaWorld’s orcas. The Humane...

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African Elephants Move One Step Closer to Endangered Listing under US Law

Mar 17, 2016
African Elephants Move One Step Closer to Endangered Listing under US Law

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Prenatal exposure to air pollution linked to impulsivity, emotional problems in children

Mar 17, 2016

March 17, 2016 - Exposure to common air pollutants during pregnancy may predispose children to problems regulating their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors later on, according to a new study led by researchers at the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health within Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and New York State Psychiatric Institute....

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Pangolins, World’s Most Trafficked Mammals, Move Closer to U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection

Mar 15, 2016
Pangolins, World’s Most Trafficked Mammals, Move Closer to U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection

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Climate change redistributes global water resources

Mar 14, 2016

March 14, 2016 - Rising temperatures worldwide are changing not only weather systems, but -- just as importantly -- the distribution of water around the globe, according to a study published today (March 14, 2016) in the journal, Scientific Reports. A...

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