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How an Interoffice Spat Erupted Into a Climate-Change Furor

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 23:29:14 GMT

A coal mound in Kentucky. A blog post by a former federal climate scientist fed disagreement over the existence of climate change.A retired scientist became a hero to some climate-change deniers after he criticized his former boss at NOAA over data handling.

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Matter: Disappearing Seagrass Protects Against Pathogens, Even Climate Change, Scientists Find

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:00:58 GMT

A school of fusiliers swimming over seagrass in the Indian Ocean.An ecological cornerstone is vanishing rapidly from the oceans, and scientists fear the consequences for climate change, fisheries and disease.

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A Push for Diesel Leaves London Gasping Amid Record Pollution

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:55:25 GMT

Pollution haze over southeast London in January. The city was put on a “very high” pollution alert for the first time, as cold and stationary weather failed to clear the toxic air caused by diesel road traffic and high use of open fires, which contribute to about 10 percent of pollutants in winter months.Britain’s efforts to aid the environment have inadvertently led to a spike in an even more insidious form of air pollution than the deadly smog of 1952.

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A Race to Document Rare Plants Before These Cliffs Are Ground to Dust

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 17:44:22 GMT

A small lake has formed at the bottom of one of the Kampot karsts in Phnom Kampong Trach, a mountain in Cambodia.The species native to Cambodia’s limestone karsts exist nowhere else. Now these unique environments are being pulverized for cement.

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By Degrees: Republicans Try a New Tack on Climate Change

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 22:17:19 GMT

Trump cabinet nominees offer a more nuanced view of climate change: The Earth is warming, but the impact of human activities remains uncertain.

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In America’s Heartland, Discussing Climate Change Without Saying ‘Climate Change’

Sat, 28 Jan 2017 10:00:28 GMT

Doug Palen, a fourth-generation grain farmer in Glen Elder, Kan., uses a no-till farming method that prevents erosion and keeps carbon in the soil.Even as conversations about the subject remain contentious, the environment is becoming a concern no one there can ignore.

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Amazon Deforestation, Once Tamed, Comes Roaring Back

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 02:45:48 GMT

A fire smolders on land cleared for soy farming in Propiedad Valle Verde, near Santa Cruz, Bolivia.A decade after the “Save the Rainforest” movement captured the world’s imagination, Cargill and other food giants are pushing deeper into the wilderness.

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Trilobites: How Far to the Next Forest? A New Way to Measure Deforestation

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:29:42 GMT

A forest in Oregon, part of which has been clear-cut. Researchers say the average distance to the nearest forest from any point in the continental United States widened in the 1990s.Researchers develop a new metric on deforestation, hoping the information will guide conservation and educate the public.

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Trending: New Priority for Ocean Resorts: Restoring Reefs

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:00:01 GMT

At the Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort, coral has suffered from bleaching.Resorts in places like the Maldives, Bali and Malaysia are working to rebuild damaged coral reefs, and guests can help.

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Xochimilco Journal: An Aquatic Paradise in Mexico, Pushed to the Edge of Extinction

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:30:29 GMT

A local on his boat in Xochimilco at dawn.Experts say that the exploitation of wetlands in southern Mexico City could lead to the destruction of the area’s bucolic canals within a few years.

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