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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
By DAN FROSCH It has been more than four decades since the first well was drilled in the natural gas field beneath this stretch of slow rolling alfalfa and sugar beet farms. But for some who live here, in the shadows of the Wind River Mountains, the drilling rigs have brought more than jobs and ind...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
The United Mexican States are characterized by their diverse ecosystems, and are very rich in terms of their flora and fauna, while many of the organisms are endemic and exclusive to that zone. However, the inhabitants of these ecosystems are sometimes subject to neglect, excessive hunting and threa...
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Posted by on in General Environment
A Canadian senator has launched a campaign to replace the industrious beaver with the indomitable polar bear as Canada's national emblem, saying the incumbent is "a dentally defective rat."   Conservative Senator Nicole Eaton delivered her damning criticism in the Senate on Thursday, noting t...
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The government has undertaken an action plan for saving the Royal Bengal Tigers of the Sundarbans, the world's largest mangrove forests, a top forest official said on Friday.   "The Tk 276 crore Tiger Action Plan would be implemented as part of strengthening regional co-operation for wildli...
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Well-known authors and artists publish an open letter demanding the council rethink its 'extraordinary' move A group of some of Britain's best-known authors and artists has condemned the British Council's "extraordinary" decision to all but end its groundbreaking international work on climate chang...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
A Kansas State University geographer is part of a research team out to prove what environmental scientists have suspected for years: Increasing the production of soybean and biofuel crops in Brazil increases deforestation in the Amazon. Although this cause-and-effect finding seems fairly straightfo...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
Known by some as "America's Nile," the Colorado River stretches about 1,450 miles across seven states and two countries — and photographer Peter McBride has traveled the entire thing, shooting photos for his new book, The Colorado River: Flowing Through Conflict. McBride explains the conflict in an...
Pete McBride next to an abandoned fishing boat on the dried up Colorado River delta in Mexico.
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Posted by on in Transportation
To get citizens out of their cars and onto a newly-opened public trolley system, the city of Murcia, Spain recently embarked on a rather radical campaign: it offered people lifetime trolley passes in exchange for permanently relinquishing their cars. Despite the growing popularity of hybrid and ele...
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BY Ariel Schwartz Many major cities have seen a decline in driving over the past few years. The reasons for this are varied, but if it's a continuing trend, it's going to mean drastic changes for the way we shape our cities. Even major oil companies admit that we are reaching peak oil--the point w...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
Air Pollution: Tailpipe controls on buses don't clear the air inside bus cabins As iconic yellow buses transport children to and from school, their diesel engines deliver big doses of air pollutants. In response, school districts have started retrofitting their buses to cut tailpipe emissions. But ...
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Posted by on in General Environment
A decade and a half before it blew apart in a hydrogen blast that punctuated the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl, the No. 3 reactor at the Fukushima nuclear power plant was the scene of an earlier safety crisis. Then, as now, a small army of transient workers was put to work to try to stem t...
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Support for Conservation Programs in the Western U.S. and Canada The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation: Environmental Program The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation works to resolve social and environmental problems in the U.S. and around the world. One of the focus areas of the Foundation’s En...
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Grants Promote a Just and Sustainable World The Glaser Progress Foundation The Glaser Progress Foundation aims to build a more just, sustainable, and humane world by supporting nonprofit organizations with a national focus and a strong history of success in targeted program areas. The mission of th...
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Posted by on in General Environment
The Japanese nuclear disaster has focused attention on global energy resources and nuclear power's role as a source of electricity. Now is an opportune moment for Japan and the United States, in particular, to undertake a thorough re-examination of their current energy environments and to develop r...
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