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Published: 2017-06-23

 



Eyes on nature: How satellite imagery is transforming conservation science.

2017-06-22T09:00-05:00

High-resolution earth imagery has provided ecologists and conservationists with a dynamic new tool that is enabling everything from more accurate counting of wildlife populations to rapid detection of changes in the landscape.



Navassa residents demand health answers.

2017-06-22T09:00-05:00

Folks living near the site of a former wood-treatment operation in Navassa in Brunswick County say their questions about its health risks have gone unanswered for too long.



Precedent-setting cap on oil refinery emissions delayed.

2017-06-22T09:00-05:00

Bay Area air regulators on Wednesday postponed adopting the nation’s first limits on greenhouses gases from oil refineries because of complaints that the public wasn’t given enough time to review 11th-hour changes.



Trump’s ‘puddle and ditch’ order will have destructive ripple effect.

2017-06-22T09:00-05:00

These so-called puddles and ditches, according to scientists across the country, are fundamental to the nation’s drinking water supplies.



'We don't want to be dug out': The Indigenous art helping to protect the land from mining.

2017-06-22T09:00-05:00

“It’s some sort of a hole they’ve got to dig in and get the oil and the gas, you know – but there’s spirits of Yolngu people in the ground,” says artist Nawurupu Wunungmurra.



The precarious state of Earth’s national animal symbols.

2017-06-22T09:00-05:00

What does it mean for a country’s national identity,” write ecologists Neil Hammerschlag and Austin Gallagher, “if the symbol chosen to represent its people becomes extinct because of human threats?”, "What does it mean for a country’s national identity," write ecologists Neil Hammerschlag and Austin Gallagher, "if the symbol chosen to represent its people becomes extinct because of human threats?"



Govt plans to burn millions of waste tyres every year.

2017-06-22T09:00-05:00

The government plans to burn millions of tyres each year as a heat source to make cement, in a bid to deal with the "long-standing" problem of waste tyres.



Major publishers move to defend Greenpeace in dispute with logging firm.

2017-06-22T09:00-05:00

The world’s biggest book publishers have been dragged into a bitter dispute between a US logging company and environmental campaigners Greenpeace.



Water quality under threat from pollution, says watchdog.

2017-06-22T09:00-05:00

Water quality in one in three rivers and lakes is at risk of deteriorating due to pressures from agriculture, urban wastewater and other pollution sources.



John Oliver, a giant squirrel and a defamation lawsuit by a coal industry titan.

2017-06-22T09:00-05:00

The HBO host railed against Murray Energy and its chief executive in a segment on the coal industry.



Md., Va. restoration of Chesapeake Bay 'largely on track.'

2017-06-22T09:00-05:00

Maryland is slipping behind schedule on removing pollutants from its stormwater runoff and septic system discharges but is otherwise largely on pace in its cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay, according to a top environmental group.



Abortion adds obstacle as Republicans plan to unveil health bill.

2017-06-22T09:00-05:00

The Republican leadership in the Senate plans to unveil a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but senators remain divided over issues from abortion to Medicaid.



Critics say pipeline would excavate 38 miles of ridgetops.

2017-06-22T09:00-05:00

Dominion vows to restore affected slopes, but groups fear erosion, pollution, habitat loss.



Lyme disease: Inside America's mysterious epidemic.

2017-06-22T09:00-05:00

Celebrities from Kathleen Hanna to Kris Kristofferson have revealed their diagnoses – and an unprecedented outbreak is expected this summer.



Urban farming won't save us from climate change.

2017-06-22T09:00-05:00

Community gardens serve many purposes. A new study says that slowing climate change in colder climates such as the Northeast's isn't one of them.



Australian health groups urge coal phase-out and strong emissions reduction.

2017-06-22T09:00-05:00

World-first climate and health framework from 30 health and medical groups calls for recognition of citizens’ ‘right to health.'



Biofuel options for aviation running low.

2017-06-22T09:00-05:00

The choice of green fuels for aviation is limited to bioenergy, but industry wants policies to sweeten the deal.



'Ocean Elders' urge Malcolm Turnbull to reject Adani coalmine.

2017-06-22T09:00-05:00

A group of prominent oceanographers and global leaders has written to Malcolm Turnbull urging him to reject the proposed Adani Carmichael coalmine, which it says will have a devastating impact on the Great Barrier Reef.



Dissonance and divestment: Profile of an activist.

2017-06-22T09:00-05:00

“Why should people divest from the fossil fuel sector?” Lisa Renstrom pauses and thinks. “Let me count the ways.”



As Standing Rock camps cleared out, TigerSwan expanded surveillance to array of progressive causes.

2017-06-22T09:00-05:00

Leaked documents and public records reveal a troubling fusion of private security, public law enforcement, and corporate money in the fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline.



Oil to keep flowing in Dakota line while legal battle continues.

2017-06-22T09:00-05:00

Oil will continue to flow through the Dakota Access Pipeline through the summer while authorities conduct additional review of the environmental impact, after a judge on Wednesday ordered more hearings in coming months.



Stephen Hawking calls for a return to the moon as Earth’s clock runs out.

2017-06-22T09:00-05:00

The astrophysicist thinks we should prepare for a cosmic exodus in the next 200 to 500 years.



These yoga pants are reincarnated from coffee grounds and crab shells.

2017-06-22T09:00-05:00

The yogawear company RumiX makes every piece of clothing it sells from materials that would otherwise end up in a landfill or the ocean.



Dakota Access-style policing moves to Pennsylvania's Mariner East 2 pipeline.

2017-06-22T09:00-05:00

After months of employing military-style counterinsurgency tactics to subvert opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline, the private security firm TigerSwan is monitoring resistance to another project — the controversial Mariner East 2 pipeline.



Top global banks still lend billions to extract fossil fuels.

2017-06-22T09:00-05:00

Some of the world’s top banks are continuing to lend tens of billions for extracting the most carbon-intensive fossil fuels, according to a report of top lenders.



The UK wants to lead world in driverless and electric vehicles.

2017-06-22T09:00-05:00

Investment in research and new recharging infrastructure is intended to make Britain a “leader” in electric and autonomous vehicles, Queen Elizabeth II said in a speech marking the state opening of Parliament in London on Wednesday.



Branson: The world is 'baffled' by Trump's climate stance.

2017-06-22T09:00-05:00

British billionaire Richard Branson said business leaders were left dumbfounded by President Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement.



Moniz's next act: Going to bat for a low-carbon economy.

2017-06-22T09:00-05:00

Former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, who won rare bipartisan support in Congress for some of the Obama administration's energy agenda, is headed back into Washington's policy and persuasion arena to battle for the rest of it.



Scientists rescue ice from melting Bolivian glacier - before it disappears.

2017-06-22T09:00-05:00

A team of international scientists are transporting samples of ice from a melting glacier in Bolivia to Antarctica, for study and preservation before the glacier disappears.



How climate change could be making polar bears healthier and more dangerous.

2017-06-22T09:00-05:00

A new study found climate change is having an unlikely effect on polar bears: it’s making them healthier, stronger and, in turn, more dangerous.