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Let’s turn the high seas into the world’s largest nature reserve | Enric Sala

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Let’s turn the high seas into the world’s largest nature reserve | Enric Sala

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What if we could save the fishing industry and protect the ocean at the same time? Marine ecologist Enric Sala shares his bold plan to safeguard the high seas -- some of the last wild places on earth, which fall outsi...

World Bank to lead economic push on nature protection

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World Bank to lead economic push on nature protection

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The World Bank has launched a global partnership aimed at helping countries include the costs of destroying nature into their national accounts. Ten nations will take part in the pilot phase, including India and ...

Healthy eating in early life can positively affect reproduction

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Healthy eating in early life can positively affect reproduction

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Eating well in early life could have a positive impact on your reproductive success as an adult, according to new research by the University of Sheffield. It says it's the first study of its kind to show that ear...

English forest sell-off put on hold

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English forest sell-off put on hold

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Government postpones sale of 40,000 hectares of public forest to allow for a review of woodland protection

Sri Lankan survey finds ‘healthy’ elephant numbers

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Sri Lankan survey finds ‘healthy’ elephant numbers

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Sri Lanka's elephant population remains healthy despite decades of fighting between government and rebel forces, the first survey since the end of the nation's bloody civil war showed Friday. Wildlife officials s...

Bumblebee lost to UK makes comeback on Dungeness shingle

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Bumblebee lost to UK makes comeback on Dungeness shingle

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The view is bordered by an airport, an army firing range, a sewage treatment plant and Dungeness nuclear power station, but Nikki Gammans hopes that the whole field looks like one gigantic banquet of flowering pla...

Volvo’s New Car Turns from Plug-In Electric, to Hybrid, to Diesel With a Button

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Volvo’s New Car Turns from Plug-In Electric, to Hybrid, to Diesel With a Button

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How does a car maker settle the problem of deciding to make an all-electric car, a hybrid electric car, or a diesel engine car? They can only make one vehicle so which will it be? Volvo has decided... all three! Ye...

From Gangs to Gardens: How Community Agriculture Transformed Quesada Avenue

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From Gangs to Gardens: How Community Agriculture Transformed Quesada Avenue

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In 2002, two neighbors armed with spades and seeds changed everything for crime-addled Quesada Avenue in San Francisco's Bayview-Hunters Point area. The street had been ground zero for the area's drug trade and its...

Senate rejects measure to stop EPA on climate

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Senate rejects measure to stop EPA on climate

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(Reuters) - The Senate rejected a measure on Wednesday to kill the Environmental Protection Agency's regulation of greenhouse gas emissions, handing President Barack Obama a victory in his effort to quicken the mov...

Guardian Media Group to divest its £800m fund from fossil fuels

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Guardian Media Group to divest its £800m fund from fossil fuels

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GMG becomes largest fund yet known to pull out of coal, oil and gas companies in a move chair Neil Berkett calls a ‘hard-nosed business decision’ justified on ethical and financial grounds. The Guardian Media Group...

Standing in Solidarity to End Fracking

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Standing in Solidarity to End Fracking

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What does my 14,000-person rural town in upstate New York have in common with Los Angeles, one of the country's largest metropolitan areas? We're both standing up to the oil and gas industry. And we're winning. ...

World’s largest preserve forming in Africa

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World’s largest preserve forming in Africa

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Five nations in Africa have come together to create the world’s largest conservation area for wildlife. Elephants have no respect for lines on a map, especially the artificial national boundaries established by E...

UN Climate Talks End With Limited Agreements

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UN Climate Talks End With Limited Agreements

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Which includes a multibillion-dollar Green Climate Fund to help poor countries deal with climate change. After two weeks of deliberations and negotiations, representatives of more than 190 nations have concluded t...

Soft Jeans → Water Waste?

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Soft Jeans → Water Waste?

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All of the products we use have environmental costs that we take for granted. Consider the manufacture of a pair of blue jeans. The average pair uses 11 gallons of water in the finishing process, where it undergoe...

Worlds First “negative emissions” plant opens in Iceland

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Worlds First “negative emissions” plant opens in Iceland

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On Wednesday Iceland flipped the switch on the world’s first power plant that eliminates more CO2 than it produces. The pilot program, which is operated by Climeworks, can remove an estimated 50 metric tons of CO2 fro...

10.12.2018 :70th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights – British Barrister calls for new Criminal Law  to protect People and Planet

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10.12.2018 :70th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights – British Barrister calls for new Criminal Law to protect People and Planet

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British Barrister calls for new Criminal Law to protect People and Planet “COP negotiations cannot address climate breakdown until Ecocide is recognized as an international crime." On the 70th Anniversary of the...

Scott Brusaw’s solution to hot roadways and wasted energy is to create roads from solar panels.

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Scott Brusaw’s solution to hot roadways and wasted energy is to create roads from solar panels.

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Solar Roadways is the brain child of Scott Brusaw of Sacramento, CA. Replacing traditional petroleum-based asphalt roads, parking lots and driveways with structurally-engineered solar panels that can withstand the w...

GE To Build Largest Solar Factory In The U.S.

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GE To Build Largest Solar Factory In The U.S.

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GE announced Thursday that it’s planning to go big in solar panel manufacturing and will build the largest solar panel factory in the U.S., with an annual capacity of 400 megawatts of production of thin-film solar ...

World Bank proposes road to save Serengeti migration

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World Bank proposes road to save Serengeti migration

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(Reuters) - The World Bank has offered Tanzania an alternative to stop a major road project across the Serengeti national park that conservationists say threatens one of Africa's biggest wildlife spectacles. Con...

If We Eat Less Meat, Perhaps We Can Eat Better Meat

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If We Eat Less Meat, Perhaps We Can Eat Better Meat

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Americans love meat. Meat is not so great for the environment. But perhaps there is a middle ground: As meat consumption decreases, we’re seeing Americans buying the more expensive, humanely raised stuff. America...