Environment

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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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Loss of big predators could leave herbivores in a thorny situation

Oct 20, 2014
Loss of big predators could leave herbivores in a thorny situation

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Locals Represent Davis Organizations at the People’s Climate March

Oct 19, 2014
Locals Represent Davis Organizations at the People’s Climate March

by Kristin Heinemeier Davis resident and Holmes Junior High School student Peter Holderbein and his mom Kristin Heinemeier have only two heads, but on September 21, they were wearing many hats, as they participated in the People’s Climate March in New York City. They carried the flag for CoolDavis at the march, “boots on...

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Responsible Illumination Proponents

Oct 17, 2014
Responsible Illumination Proponents

by Barbara Clowers We promote responsible lighting design based on the principles of balancing the need for light at night with human health, environmental health, and preservation of nature, including the night sky.  Elements of responsible lighting design include: eliminating waste which includes saving energy and reducing greenhouse gases capping total lumens to control...

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Shark nets must go following another whale entanglement

Oct 16, 2014

Oct. 16, 2014 - A baby humpback whale caught today in shark nets on the Cooloola Coast is the eighth whale to be caught in Queensland’s nets this migration season.

The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) applauds the efforts of rescuers who freed the whale, and is calling for QLD to rethink its shark netting...

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