Wildlife & Environment

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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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Saving trees in tropics could cut emissions by one-fifth, study shows

Jun 6, 2014

June 6, 2014 - Reducing deforestation in the tropics would significantly cut the amount of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere – by as much as one-fifth – research shows.

In the first study of its kind, scientists have calculated the amount of carbon absorbed by the world's tropical forests and the amounts of greenhouse...

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China coal cap could strand assets

Jun 5, 2014

LONDON, June 5, 2014 - Analysts believe that China − the world's largest producer and consumer of coal, accounting for almost half of global consumption − could be close to making an abrupt and drastic change of track.

A report by the Carbon Tracker Initiative and the Association for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia...

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UCS: Report Highlights Successful Efforts to Stem Deforestation in 17 Countries

Jun 5, 2014

BONN, Germany, June 05, 2014 – Programs and policies to reduce tropical deforestation, and the global warming emissions resulting from deforestation, are seeing broad success in 17 countries across four continents, according to a new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS).

The report, "Deforestation Success Stories: Tropical Nations Where Forest Protection and Reforestation...

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New York Testing Facility Seeks Major Reduction in One Billion Fatal Bird Collisions in U.S

Jun 4, 2014
New York Testing Facility Seeks Major Reduction in One Billion Fatal Bird Collisions in U.S

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