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Climate science-disputing EPA head also disputes evolution
Sunday March 04th 2018, 11:24 PM

The good news is that Scott Pruitt doesn’t only hate scientific theories that are bad for oil companies.

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Colossal Alaska gold project quietly winning approval
Sunday March 04th 2018, 11:21 PM

In the heart of Alaska’s remote southwestern Kuskokwim Mountains, two Canadian mining companies could soon get the green light to dig a massive open-pit mine to access what they describe as one of the largest undeveloped gold deposits in the world.

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Why cities are starting to shun sewers
Sunday March 04th 2018, 11:20 PM

Developing countries can’t afford Western-style sewer networks, but their work-arounds may be even better.

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Tiny Canada town defeats oil firm in court fight over drinking water
Sunday March 04th 2018, 11:17 PM

A small municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec that was facing a million-dollar lawsuit from an oil and gas exploration company has won its court battle, bringing an end to a four-year ordeal that began when residents took steps to protect their water supply.

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This startup grows diamonds in a lab that are just like the real thing
Sunday March 04th 2018, 11:15 PM

Diamond Foundry’s raw diamonds are clear, high-quality, and ethically and sustainably sourced.

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‘Global deforestation hotspot’: 3m hectares of Australian forest to be lost in 15 years
Sunday March 04th 2018, 11:11 PM

Threatened species, pressure on Great Barrier Reef and climate change all worsened by full-blown land-clearing crisis.

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Zero for effort: Environmental scorecard flunks California congressmembers
Sunday March 04th 2018, 11:09 PM

Figures compiled from campaign contribution records show that fossil fuel industries donate almost exclusively to Republican candidates. “They’ve gone out of their way to help oil and gas and coal,” says one environmentalist.

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In doomed Alaska town, hunters turn to drones and caribou as sea ice melts
Sunday March 04th 2018, 11:04 PM

Climate change is forcing indigenous people to find new ways to survive as a remote village of 600 grapples with rapid erosion.

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Minnesota settlement with 3M may fix drinking water but not the environment
Sunday March 04th 2018, 11:03 PM

The $850 million might address drinking water, but damage to the environment “is forever.”

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We’ve radically underestimated how vulnerable Americans are to flooding
Sunday March 04th 2018, 11:01 PM

New research claims that official estimates lowballed the risk by, uh, about a factor of three.

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Jaguars killed for fangs to supply growing Chinese medicine trade
Sunday March 04th 2018, 11:00 PM

Demand from Chinese workers raises demand for skin and body parts of endangered species.

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Unusually high temperatures in Arctic rise in frequency
Sunday March 04th 2018, 10:59 PM

Weather patterns in the Arctic have been described as “freakishly warm.” NPR’s Michel Martin talks with climate science professor Katharine Hayhoe of Texas Tech University about what’s behind it.

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