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Analyses of carbon emissions may be misleading as they fail to include the impacts of policies such as trading schemes, emission caps or quotas

Jul 1, 2015
Analyses of carbon emissions may be misleading as they fail to include the impacts of policies such as trading schemes, emission caps or quotas

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The Mediterranean Sea classified as the sixth highest region for the accumulation of plastic debris on the planet

Jun 30, 2015
The Mediterranean Sea classified as the sixth highest region for the accumulation of plastic debris on the planet

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Man-made gas drilling, not an earthquake, responsible for continuing Indonesian mud volcano disaster

Jun 30, 2015
Man-made gas drilling, not an earthquake, responsible for continuing Indonesian mud volcano disaster

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Las Vegas Butterfly Gains 5,214 Acres of Protected Critical Habitat Under Endangered Species Act

Jun 29, 2015
Las Vegas Butterfly Gains 5,214 Acres of Protected Critical Habitat Under Endangered Species Act

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Countering utility claims, report says solar panel owners provide net benefits

Jun 24, 2015

BOSTON, MA, June 24, 2015 – Homes and businesses with solar panels deliver more benefits than they receive through programs like net metering, a report said today, countering increasing complaints from utilities that solar homeowners don’t pay their fair share.

“While some utilities claim they’re subsidizing solar panel owners, our report shows the opposite is...

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Environmental, Farmer, and Consumer Groups Demand Higher Standards for Genetically Engineered (GE) Crop Regulations

Jun 22, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC, June 22, 2015 - Today, nearly 40 organizations and businesses, representing millions of consumer and farmer members across the country, submitted recommendations to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)’s regarding the agency’s potential changes to biotechnology regulations under the Plant Protection Act (PPA). The groups...

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Texas Becomes 10th State to Ban Trade of Shark Fins

Jun 22, 2015

AUSTIN, TX, June 22, 2015 - On Saturday, June 20, Texas became the 10th U.S. state to ban the trade of shark fins, when Gov. Greg Abbott signed H.B. 1579 into law, introduced by Rep. Eddie Lucio III (D-District 38). This law ensures that Texas will no longer participate in the global fin trade...

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Alaska Confirms 60 Percent Decline in Rare Wolf Population, Still Plans Trapping and Hunting Season

Jun 22, 2015

SITKA, AK, June 19, 2015 - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is planning a 2015-2016 trapping and hunting season on rare Alexander Archipelago wolves in the Prince of Wales Island area, despite scientific data confirming a 60 percent decline in the wolf population in just one year. The population of wolves on...

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Moral Duty and Personal Responsibility: Protecting the Planet by Living an Unselfish Life

Moral Duty and Personal Responsibility: Protecting the Planet by Living an Unselfish Life

By Debra Chase Does religious morality establish the only “real” responsibility for protecting the planet from the devastations of climate change or is there a sense that many people have grown to a level of “environmental” responsibility as a result of the dramatic climatic changes we have seen occur on the planet in the...

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Prenatal DDT Exposure Tied to Nearly Four-fold Increase in Breast Cancer Risk

Jun 17, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC, June 16, 2015 - Women who were exposed to higher levels of the pesticide DDT in utero were nearly four times more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer as adults than women who were exposed to lower levels before birth, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal...

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