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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Gland, Switzerland -- Contracting governments to the International Whaling Commission (IWC) should reject any new proposal from Japan to resume whaling in the Southern Ocean Sanctuary near Antarctica, according to WWF, the global conservation organization.Japan officially announced its intention to ...
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The nutritional quality of food crops may be at risk if climate change intensifies, according to a recent study. In a wheat field test, scientists found that elevated carbon dioxide may inhibit plants' assimilation of nitrate into proteins. The findings were published online in the journal Nature C...
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RALEIGH, N.C. - In June, state employees in charge of stopping water pollution were given updated marching orders on behalf of North Carolina’s new Republican governor and conservative lawmakers. “The General Assembly doesn’t like you,” an official in the Department of Environment and Natural Resou...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
How do you fight global warming? Call in the Terminator. Action-film star and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is one of several A-list celebrities who will serve as roving "correspondents" in "Years of Living Dangerously," a forthcoming Showtime documentary series about climate cha...
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Posted by on in Food
New York City will reduce the amount of food waste sent to landfills by converting it into energy. Last week, Deputy Mayor Cas Calloway announced that the city will partner with Waste Management to deliver pre-processed organic waste food to Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant where it will be ...
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Posted by on in Forestry
Iroko trees are native to the west coast of Africa. Sometimes called Nigerian teak, their wood is tough, dense, and very durable. Their hardwood is so sought after that the trees are often poached and are now endangered in many regions of Africa. But a new scientific discovery may aid in refore...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
Despite some particularly unexplainable losses if you care about protecting the environment, the California Legislature made progress in 2013. The range of bills on the governor's desk awaiting his signature confirms that California remains the stalwart energy and climate leader in the country. Thi...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
WHAT IS COASTAL CLEANUP DAY?Every year, on the third Saturday in September, people join together at sites all over California to take part in the State's largest volunteer event, California Coastal Cleanup Day. In 2012, over 65,000 volunteers removed almost 770,000 pounds of trash and recyclables fr...
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Posted by on in Animals
Two researchers have provided the first video-based observation of swimming and diving apes. Instead of the usual dog-paddle stroke used by most terrestrial mammals, these animals use a kind of breaststroke. The swimming strokes peculiar to humans and apes might be the result of an earlier adaptatio...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By early August, scientists will have pumped 1,000 tonnes of pure carbon dioxide into porous rock far below the northwestern United States. The goal is to find a permanent home for the carbon dioxide generated by human activities. Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest Natio...
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Posted by on in Clean Technology
Colorado Cleantech Industry Association (CCIA) announced the passing of House Bill 13 – 1001, the Advanced Industries Acceleration Act by the General Assembly and awaits the Governor’s signature. The bill provides for annual allocations of several million per year for the next decade including over ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
A Harvard researcher is pointing toward a new reason to worry about the effects of climate change — national security. A new report co-authored by Michael McElroy, the Gilbert Butler Professor of Environmental Studies, and D. James Baker, a former administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospher...
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Federal and state wildlife officials have reached an agreement that could lead to the reintroduction of wood bison, a species that inhabited Alaska before the 1900s. Wood bison are listed as a U.S. endangered species and are found in the wild only in Canada. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://...
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