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Germany and UK top “Dirty 30″ pollution league

Jul 22, 2014

LONDON, July 22, 2014 - It's not the sort of league table that anyone is proud of leading, but a new report on the European Union's power sector lists the EU's 30 most polluting energy plants – all powered by coal.

Germany and the UK tie for first place overall in "Europe's Dirty 30" league,...

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Microplastics worse for crabs and other marine life than previously thought, study shows

Jul 21, 2014
Microplastics worse for crabs and other marine life than previously thought, study shows

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Stop Sneaky Online Tracking with EFF’s Privacy Badger

Jul 21, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, July 21, 2014 - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has released a beta version of Privacy Badger, a browser extension for Firefox and Chrome that detects and blocks online advertising and other embedded content that tracks you without your permission.

Privacy Badger was launched in an alpha version less than three months...

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Born Free USA Collects More Than 100 Furs for Animals in Need

Jul 21, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. July 21, 2014 - Last week, Born Free USA, a global leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, wrapped up its Fur for the Animals donation drive for coats, hats, and other accessories made from animal fur. The collected items were donated to orphaned wildlife at rescue and rehabilitation centers across the...

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Study led by indigenous people uncovers grizzly bear ‘highway’

Jul 18, 2014

July 17, 2014 – A novel, First Nations-led research collaboration has revealed a previously undocumented grizzly bear aggregation in coastal British ColumbiA, one of the most southerly aggregations of salmon-feeding grizzlies in North America. Using non-invasive DNA analysis, the authors describe a grizzly bear "highway," identifying nearly 60 individual bears, many who travelled hundreds...

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China and US boost search for carbon capture and storage solution

Jul 18, 2014

LONDON, July 18, 2014 - For years, the energy companies have been telling us not to worry. Yes, mounting carbon emissions threaten to heat up the world – but technology, particularly carbon capture and storage (CCS), will come to the rescue.

The trouble is that there’s been plenty of talk about CCS and little action,...

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Panthera Celebrates Efforts Undertaken to Protect Wild Sumatran Tigers

Jul 17, 2014

JAKARTA, July 17, 2014 - On July 16th, 2014, Panthera, the world's leading wild cat conservation organization, at their annual Tigers Forever meeting, recognized notable successes from numerous partners across tiger range in the fight to save wild tigers. Long-term conservation efforts in Indonesia to protect the endangered Sumatran tiger were celebrated, specifically those...

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Xeriscape Your Yard

Jul 17, 2014

July 17, 2014 - If you live in a high precipitation area, perhaps you've installed a lovely rain garden. But what's a good landscaping choice for no rain at all?

Several regions of the U.S. are experiencing record droughts, from the shrinking Colorado River basin to megadroughts in California.

While we have no choice but...

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Wetlands Are Just Ducky: Duck Migration Study Reveals Importance of Conserving Wetlands

Jul 17, 2014

COLUMBIA, Mo. July 16, 2014 – During the 2011 and 2012 migration seasons, University of Missouri researchers monitored mallard ducks with new remote satellite tracking technology, marking the first time ducks have been tracked closely during the entirety of their migration from Canada to the American Midwest and back. The research revealed that...

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Europe faces deadly cost for climate inaction

Jul 14, 2014
Europe faces deadly cost for climate inaction

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