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Chemical pollution of European waters is stronger than anticipated

Jun 17, 2014
Chemical pollution of European waters is stronger than anticipated

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Arctic warming linked to fewer European and US cold weather extremes, new study shows

Jun 16, 2014

June 15, 2014 - Climate change is unlikely to lead to more days of extreme cold, similar to those that gripped the USA in a deep freeze last winter, new research has shown. The Arctic amplification phenomenon refers to the faster rate of warming in th...

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WCS Congratulates New York State Assembly for Historic Vote to Ban Elephant Ivory

Jun 13, 2014

NEW YORK, NY, June 12, 2014 - The Wildlife Conservation Society welcomed the historic vote in the New York State Assembly on Wednesday aimed at banning the purchasing and sale of elephant ivory and rhino horn.

The New York State Assembly passed legislation amending the state's environmental law to ban ivory sales with only a...

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Campbell Facing Lawsuit Over Deceptive V8 Juice Drink Marketing

Jun 12, 2014
Campbell Facing Lawsuit Over Deceptive V8 Juice Drink Marketing

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Fungus That Causes Deadly Bat Disease Spreads to Mississippi

Jun 12, 2014

JACKSON, Miss. June 12, 2014 - The fungus that causes the bat-killing disease known as white-nose syndrome has been detected for the first time in Mississippi. The fungus that has already spread to 25 states and killed millions of bats was detected in ...

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Climate Change Winners and Losers

Jun 12, 2014
Climate Change Winners and Losers

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Judge Rejects Plan to Siphon Water From Arizona’s San Pedro River for Sprawl Development

Jun 11, 2014

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz, June 10, 2014 - A Maricopa County judge has rejected a controversial plan for a massive groundwater pumping project that would drain water away from Arizona's San Pedro River to feed sprawl development in the town of Sierra Vista.

The ruling said the conservation value of the Upper San Pedro River —...

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Chile Rejects Environmental Approval of Patagonia Megadams

Jun 11, 2014

BERKELEY, Calif. June 10, 2014 - Today Chile's Committee of Ministers – the country's highest administrative authority – cancelled the environmental permits for five controversial dams proposed on two of Chilean Patagonia's wildest rivers – the culmination of an eight-year battle.

"This is the right move and an import step toward putting Chile on track...

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Kids’ health: Infants are exposed to ‘potentially harmful’ chemicals in vinyl

Jun 10, 2014

June 10, 2014 - Most babies born prematurely and one-third of full-term infants are exposed to chemicals found in vinyl "at a potentially harmful level," according to new research in Finland.

The study of 125 babies from the day they were born to 14 months old is the first comprehensive examination of infants' exposure to...

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Air conditioners turn up the city heat

Jun 9, 2014
Air conditioners turn up the city heat

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