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When bogs burn, the environment takes a hit
Tuesday March 06th 2018, 11:20 PM

Bogs and other peatlands around the world store outsized amounts of carbon. Climate change and agriculture are putting them at risk.

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The green movement lacks diversity. Nellis Kennedy-Howard is here to help
Tuesday March 06th 2018, 10:33 PM

At the Sierra Club, the nation’s oldest environmental organization, the senior staff is around 92 percent white.

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Environmental racism case: EPA rejects Alabama town’s claim over toxic landfill
Tuesday March 06th 2018, 10:32 PM

The EPA reports ‘insufficient evidence’ that the Civil Rights Act was breached in the case of a huge landfill near a mostly African American town.

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This macaroni and cheese helps fight climate change
Tuesday March 06th 2018, 10:30 PM

It’s made using ingredients farmed with a technique called regenerative agriculture, that can help sequester carbon.

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Can we refreeze the Arctic? Scientists are beginning to ask
Tuesday March 06th 2018, 10:29 PM

Each summer, residents of the Swiss Alps make their way through the mountains to the edge of the famous Rhône Glacier. There, fleecy white blankets in hand, they cover up the ice. They’re trying to reflect the sun and prevent the glacier from melting.

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Genetic tweak makes plants use 25% less water
Tuesday March 06th 2018, 10:28 PM

Researchers on Tuesday unveiled a genetic modification that enables plants to use a quarter less water with scant reduction in yield.

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Democrats turn up heat on EPA chief over contracts, moonlighting
Tuesday March 06th 2018, 10:26 PM

U.S. Senate Democrats on Tuesday pressed Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt to explain how an agency contract was awarded last year to the business associate of a member of his personal security detail.

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Ghana’s illegal galamsey gold mining affecting cocoa farmers, chocolate supply
Tuesday March 06th 2018, 10:23 PM

Ghana, one of the world’s biggest producers of cocoa beans, is facing a crisis around dangerous and dirty galamsey, or informal, mining – which experts warn could derail its agriculture sector.

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Diesel collapse gives automakers carbon headache
Tuesday March 06th 2018, 10:22 PM

The accelerating demise of diesel, long used by carmakers to boost fuel-efficiency, is undermining their plans to meet looming European Union CO2 goals and avoid big annual fines.

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Exxon thinks it can create biofuel from algae at massive scale
Tuesday March 06th 2018, 10:18 PM

The oil and gas giant says it could be making 10,000 barrels a day within a few years–a small drop in the amount of oil it produces, but a huge boost in the amount of algae-based biofuel.

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French hydro firm builds wind turbines as Swiss glaciers melt
Tuesday March 06th 2018, 10:16 PM

French hydropower firm CNR, anticipating the impact of climate change and the possible disappearance of glaciers in the Swiss Alps, plans to sharply increase its solar and wind capacity to compensate for lower water levels on the Rhone river.

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Scorched country: The destruction of Australia’s native landscape
Tuesday March 06th 2018, 10:14 PM

Less than 50% of Australia’s original wilderness still exists, thanks to the colonialist view that development of land means eliminating native vegetation.

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