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Critics pounce on NEPA streamlining tool for leasing
Tuesday March 13th 2018, 11:43 PM

The Trump administration’s latest efforts to streamline oil and gas development have drawn sharp criticism from environmentalists who say the policies shortcut federal law.

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Rain or shine: New solar cell captures energy from raindrops
Tuesday March 13th 2018, 11:42 PM

New device is designed to prevent power output plummeting when the sun isn’t shining – but practical application is still some years off.

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How climate activists failed to make clear the problem with natural gas
Tuesday March 13th 2018, 11:40 PM

The climate movement’s biggest failure has been its inability to successfully make the case that natural gas is not a clean replacement for other fossil fuels.

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Debates heat up as Indonesian palm oil moratorium is about to be signed
Tuesday March 13th 2018, 11:39 PM

Two years after he announced a freeze on new oil palm plantation permits, President Joko Widodo of Indonesia finally appears to be on the verge of putting it into effect, ahead of regional elections set to take place this June.

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Ocean sensors can track progress on climate goals
Tuesday March 13th 2018, 11:38 PM

Uncertainties around carbon emissions will make climate agreements tough to enforce. The answer floats in the seas, says Joellen Russell.

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Models assume we’ll cover Earth in trees. That’s a problem
Tuesday March 13th 2018, 11:35 PM

The farmland of central Illinois might rarely be at the forefront of controversial climate action — but its moment arrived last spring when a Decatur-based ethanol plant became one of the first of its kind to launch an ambitious strategy to combat global warming.

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Citizen science programs integral to supporting coastal research
Tuesday March 13th 2018, 11:35 PM

Citizen science is nothing new. The Audubon Society’s Christmas Day Bird Count has existed for almost 120 years, and for centuries natural observations have been recorded in resources like farmers almanacs.

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Krill fishing poses serious threat to Antarctic ecosystem, report warns
Tuesday March 13th 2018, 11:33 PM

Greenpeace finds industrial fishing taking place in the feeding grounds of whales and penguins, with vessels involved in oil spills and accidents.

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Power companies have resisted climate policy. Now it might be their only hope
Tuesday March 13th 2018, 11:32 PM

Electrification (to reduce carbon emissions) could be a lifeline for utilities.

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Greens fear climate backslide with Pompeo as top U.S. diplomat
Tuesday March 13th 2018, 11:29 PM

Several green groups criticized the Trump administration’s choice on Tuesday of CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State, saying his past skeptical comments about global warming show he is less suited to run U.S. foreign policy about climate change than the former Exxon Mobil CEO.

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Four years after declaring war on pollution, China is winning
Tuesday March 13th 2018, 6:19 PM

China is winning, at record pace. In particular, cities have cut concentrations of fine particulates in the air by 32 percent on average, in just the last four years.

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Can men pass exposure to PBBs to kids? Study seeks volunteers
Tuesday March 13th 2018, 10:55 AM

It was the worst agricultural contamination accident in U.S. history — the accidental inclusion of PBB fire retardant in cattle feed in 1973.

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