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Engineering yeast to make hoppy beer
Tuesday March 20th 2018, 10:00 PM

The bad news for environmentally conscious beer lovers is that hops, a prized floral flavoring of ales, has an oversized water bill. The good news: Scientists in California may have found a way to genetically engineer yeast to produce flavors similar to those in naturally hopped beers.

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McDonald’s says it will cut its carbon footprint enough to actually make a difference
Tuesday March 20th 2018, 9:35 PM

By signing on to hit science-based targets designed to keep the planet from warming more than two degrees Celsius, the burger giant wants to take more ambitious steps to reduce emissions in its supply chain and waste at its stores.

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Subsidy-free renewable energy projects set to soar in UK, analysts say
Tuesday March 20th 2018, 9:33 PM

The UK is well on the way to a new era of subsidy-free renewable energy projects that will largely kill off prospects for new gas power stations, according to industry analysts.

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8 answers to the judge’s climate change questions in cities vs. fossil fuels case
Tuesday March 20th 2018, 9:32 PM

San Francisco and Oakland want to hold fossil fuel companies liable for sea level rise costs. In an unusual move, the judge ordered a climate tutorial for the court.

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Solar power’s greatest challenge was discovered 10 years ago. It looks like a duck
Tuesday March 20th 2018, 9:30 PM

A researcher discusses the “duck curve” he helped discover.

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Fish and chips to curry: UK’s favourite dishes at risk from climate change, research shows
Tuesday March 20th 2018, 9:28 PM

Earth Hour campaign aims to raise awareness of the impact global warming could have on food supplies, from cod stocks to the rice and tomatoes used to make chicken tikka masala.

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Faced with Delhi’s pollution, India’s federal agencies bought air purifiers
Tuesday March 20th 2018, 9:28 PM

As pollution choked India’s capital Delhi in recent years, a total of 140 air purifiers were purchased for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s offices and at least six other government agencies, according to previously unpublished government data.

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Climate contrarians try to slip their views into U.S. Court’s science tutorial
Tuesday March 20th 2018, 9:27 PM

The judge in the cities’ lawsuit against fossil fuel companies has ordered the contrarians to reveal who paid for their research and any connections to the case.

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We’re cooling Earth by accident. Now we might try on purpose
Tuesday March 20th 2018, 9:25 PM

Even as the world tries to lower its greenhouse gas emissions, some scientists have begun to explore ideas to combat climate change by manipulating various aspects of the planet.

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New deterrent system may help prevent eagle deaths caused by wind turbines
Tuesday March 20th 2018, 9:01 PM

Wind turbines are thought to cause more than 500,000 bird deaths per year.

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Birds in rural France wiped out at “dizzying” rate
Tuesday March 20th 2018, 9:00 PM

Bird populations are collapsing in rural France at a catastrophic rate, according to two studies published on Tuesday which drew a link to the intense use of pesticides in farming.

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To move Paris Accord forward, bring cities and companies on board
Tuesday March 20th 2018, 8:59 PM

Much of the progress in reducing CO2 emissions is being driven by mayors, governors, premiers, and corporate executives. It’s time to acknowledge that reality and move beyond traditional diplomacy by allowing cities, states, and companies to officially sign on to the Paris Agreement.

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