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India set to defy warnings on coal’s climate impact

Nov 7, 2014

LONDON, Nov. 7, 2014 - The man responsible for maintaining India’s power supply says he wants the country’s coal production to double within the next five years.

Piyush Goyal, Minister of State for Power, Coal, New and Renewable energy, says India needs to dig twice as much coal as it does today if it is...

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When to Expect the “Coldest Day of the Year”

Nov 7, 2014
When to Expect the “Coldest Day of the Year”

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Who Will Come to Your Bird Feeder in 2075?

Nov 6, 2014

Nov. 5, 2014 - The distribution of birds in the United States today will probably look very different in 60 years as a result of climate, land use and land cover changes.

A new U.S. Geological Survey study predicts where 50 bird species will breed, feed and live in the conterminous U.S. by 2075. While...

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New Report IDs 350,000 Square Miles of Additional Habitat for Wolves in Lower 48

Nov 3, 2014
New Report IDs 350,000 Square Miles of Additional Habitat for Wolves in Lower 48

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Local Citizens Group Granted Voice in Coal Ash Pollution Cases Against Duke Energy’s Mayo and Hyco Lake Facilities

Oct 30, 2014

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. Oct. 30, 2014 - A North Carolina Superior Court has allowed the Roanoke River Basin Association, represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center, to participate as a full party in an enforcement action with respect to two Duke Energy coal ash sites near the Virginia border: Roxboro Steam Station in Person...

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Nestling birds struggle in noisy environments

Oct 29, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. Oct. 29, 2014 - Unable to fly, nestling birds depend on their parents for both food and protection: vocal communication between parents and offspring helps young birds to determine when they should beg for food and when they should crouch in the nest to avoid a predator seeking an easy meal.

A group...

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Global boom in hydropower poses a serious threat to freshwater biodiversity

Oct 24, 2014
Global boom in hydropower poses a serious threat to freshwater biodiversity

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Hydro electric power station. Photo: Yonezawa-Shi, Yamagata, Japan
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Obama administration delays critical action to protect bees until at least 2016

Oct 24, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. Oct. 22, 2014 — Today, at the 14th annual North American Pollinator Protection Campaign International Conference, the White House announced a several month delay in the release of its pollinator report. The Presidential Memorandum, issued by President Obama in June 2014, required this report and charged the EPA with assessing the effects...

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BOFFFFs (big, old, fat, fertile, female fish) sustain fisheries

Oct 22, 2014
BOFFFFs (big, old, fat, fertile, female fish) sustain fisheries

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New tracers can identify frack fluids in the environment

Oct 20, 2014

DURHAM, N.C. Oct. 20, 2014 – Scientists have developed new geochemical tracers that can identify hydraulic fracturing flowback fluids that have been spilled or released into the environment.

The tracers, which were created by a team of U.S. and French researchers, have been field-tested at a spill site in West Virginia and downstream from an...

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