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The value of the ocean’s riches valued at US$24 trillion, but sinking fast

Apr 24, 2015
The value of the ocean’s riches valued at US$24 trillion, but sinking fast

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Nitrogen fingerprints point to the planet heading for a warmer future than previously thought

Apr 24, 2015

April 23, 2015 - Scientists at the University of California, Davis, have developed a way to more accurately forecast nitrogen’s effects on the climate cycle. Incorporating this method shows the planet may be headed for a warmer future than was previously thought, according to research published today in the journal Nature Climate Change.

According to...

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Coalition Challenges EPA Expansion of Hazardous Herbicide Containing Agent Orange Ingredient

Apr 21, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, April 20, 2015 - A coalition of conservation, food safety, and public health groups filed a motion today challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s decision to expand the use of “Enlist Duo” on genetically engineered (GE) corn and soy crops to nine additional states: Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri,...

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Just two countries – the US and China – discarded nearly one-third of the world’s total e-waste in 2014

Apr 21, 2015

BONN, April 20, 2015 - The amount of global e-waste — discarded electrical and electronic equipment — reached 41.8 million tonnes in 2014, according to a new United Nations University report.

The Global E-waste Monitor 2014: Quantities, Flows and Resources provides an unprecedented level of detail and accuracy about the size of the world’s...

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Down to 3 wolves on Isle Royale

Apr 20, 2015
Down to 3 wolves on Isle Royale

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Indonesian Authorities Arrest Online Orangutan Trader

Apr 17, 2015
Indonesian Authorities Arrest Online Orangutan Trader

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Lawsuit Filed to Save Glacier National Park Stonefly From Extinction

Apr 16, 2015
Lawsuit Filed to Save Glacier National Park Stonefly From Extinction

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Western glacier stonefly photo by Joe Giersch, USGS.
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Asian Air Pollution Affecting World’s Weather

Apr 15, 2015

April 14, 2015 - Extreme air pollution in Asia is affecting the world’s weather and climate patterns, according to a study by Texas A&M University and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory researchers.

Yuan Wang, a former doctoral student at Texas A&M, along with Texas A&M atmospheric sciences professors Renyi Zhang and R. Saravanan, have had their...

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USGS: Coal-Tar-Sealant Runoff Causes Toxicity and DNA Damage

Apr 13, 2015

April 13, 2015 - Runoff from pavement with coal-tar-based sealant is toxic to aquatic life, damages DNA, and impairs DNA repair, according to two studies by the U.S. Geological Survey published in the journals Environmental Science and Technology and Science of the Total Environment.

Pavement sealant is a black liquid sprayed or painted on the...

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Logging means ants, worms and other invertebrates lose rainforest dominance

Apr 13, 2015
Logging means ants, worms and other invertebrates lose rainforest dominance

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