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Turkeys are twice as big as they were in 1960
Friday November 24th 2017, 1:02 PM

For decades, poultry breeders have transformed the genomes of turkeys, creating ever larger birds.

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Loss of the night: Light pollution rising rapidly on a global scale
Friday November 24th 2017, 12:48 PM

Artificial light is contributing to an alarming rise in light pollution worldwide, affecting our ecosystem and sleep patterns — as well as stopping us from seeing the stars.

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Black Friday to cause spikes in air pollution and plastic waste, warn environmentalists
Friday November 24th 2017, 12:43 PM

The shopping frenzy will see 82,000 diesel delivery vans on UK streets, with plastic toys and electronic goods among the most popular purchases

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Delhi’s off-the-charts smog, explained
Friday November 24th 2017, 12:38 PM

Breathing in Delhi this month was like smoking 50 cigarettes a day.

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Damming or damning the Amazon: Assessing Ecuador / China cooperation
Friday November 24th 2017, 12:33 PM

Under President Correa, Ecuador partnered with China, building megaprojects like the Coca Codo Sinclair dam, with negative outcomes for local communities and the environment.

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Water sources under threat from mining in Ecuador’s mountains
Friday November 24th 2017, 12:30 PM

Representatives from a mining company claim that the company won’t affect local communities and that they have permission to work.

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States prepare to shut down children’s health programs if Congress doesn’t act
Friday November 24th 2017, 12:27 PM

CHIP funding will run out soon in some states. “You can’t say ‘probably’ everything is going to be all right,” a Virginia health official said.

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A growing number of young Americans are leaving desk jobs to farm
Friday November 24th 2017, 12:26 PM

This generation of farmers is more likely to grow organically and be involved in the local food system, a survey finds.

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Lead poisoning deaths up in New Hampshire loons despite law
Friday November 24th 2017, 11:53 AM

More than year after New Hampshire passed one of the nation’s toughest bans on using lead fishing tackle, loons are still dying from ingesting fishing weights and lures.

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Asbestos and the great Aussie DIY obsession: The impending killer ‘third wave’
Friday November 24th 2017, 11:46 AM

The third wave of asbestos related disease and death, led by unwitting home renovators, might have decades to run.

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Finland: Insect-baked bread raises world hunger awareness
Friday November 24th 2017, 11:32 AM

Each loaf contains about 70 crickets

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Blood flows and rivers run dry as Honduras prepares to go to the polls – in pictures
Friday November 24th 2017, 11:13 AM

With Honduras poised for Sunday’s elections, the murder of environmentalists is being linked with water and food shortages, violence and migration

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