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Down the drain: Here’s why we should use rainwater to flush toilets

Mar 7, 2016

March 7, 2016 - If you live in one of four major U.S. cities chances are you're letting the benefits of a ubiquitous natural resource go right down the drain -- when it could be used to cut down your water bill. Research by a team of Drexel University ...

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Facebook Groups: Malaysia’s new wildlife trade marketplace

Mar 3, 2016

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 3, 2016 - Malaysians are turning Facebook into a wildlife marketplace, driving a roaring and often illegal trade in iconic and threatened animals, according to a new report from TRAFFIC.

Just half an hour’s daily monitoring over five months by TRAFFIC researchers of 14 Facebook Groups in Peninsular Malaysia found more...

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Construction of Controversial Rosemont Copper Mine in AZ Delayed Indefinitely

Mar 2, 2016

TUCSON, AZ, Feb. 29, 2016 - Hudbay Minerals Inc. has announced a construction delay for its proposed Rosemont Copper Mine in the Santa Rita mountains near Tucson. With the global copper industry in free-fall and copper prices at historic lows, company officials could not establish a timetable for the controversial project. A number of...

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Emissions could make Earth uninhabitable

Mar 2, 2016
Emissions could make Earth uninhabitable

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Federal Appeals Court Reinstates 120 Million Acres of Critical Habitat for Polar Bears

Mar 1, 2016
Federal Appeals Court Reinstates 120 Million Acres of Critical Habitat for Polar Bears

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EPA Moves to Cancel the Insecticide Flubendiamide

Mar 1, 2016

WASHINGTON March 1, 2016 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing a notice of intent to cancel all Bayer CropScience, LP and Nichino America, Inc., flubendiamide products that pose a risk to aquatic invertebrates that are important to the health of aquatic environments.

Required studies showed flubendiamide breaks down into a more highly...

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When sea levels rise, damage costs rise even faster

Feb 29, 2016

February 29, 2016 - Damages from extreme events like floods are even more relevant than the mean sea level itself when it comes to the costs of climate impacts for coastal regions. However, while it is now rather well understood how sea-levels will rise in the future, only small progress has been made estimating...

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Lawsuit Fights Special Interest Loopholes in Greater Sage-grouse Plans

Feb 25, 2016

BOISE, ID, Feb. 25, 2016 - Conservation groups today filed a lawsuit over more than a dozen greater sage-grouse plans produced by federal agencies that fail to protect this iconic western bird from a series of threats, including fossil fuel development, grazing and mining. The plans cover about 70 million acres of public lands...

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Climate change is killing off India’s bees

Feb 24, 2016
Climate change is killing off India’s bees

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Humans speeding up evolution by causing extinction of ‘younger’ species

Feb 24, 2016
Humans speeding up evolution by causing extinction of ‘younger’ species

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