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‘I don’t know how you survive this one,’ Christie says of Pruitt
Sunday April 01st 2018, 10:46 PM

The former New Jersey governor blames the “brutally unprofessional” presidential transition for creating a raft of issues.

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When nature says ‘Enough!’: The river that appeared overnight in Argentina
Sunday April 01st 2018, 10:45 PM

A new watercourse is playing havoc with farmland and roads and even threatening a city – but also highlights the potential cost of the country’s dependence on soya beans.

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Skyline farms in Hong Kong reap happiness along with food
Sunday April 01st 2018, 10:44 PM

Tapping into the growing interest in organic food, a number of rooftop farms are popping up on Hong Kong’s skyscrapers. The farms help overworked Hong Kongers relieve stress through interacting with friends and nature.

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Climate change creates septic tank headaches for homeowners
Sunday April 01st 2018, 10:43 PM

Frozen septic systems are emerging as an unexpected consequence of climate change in Minnesota – one that is bedeviling homeowners across the state.

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Faced with drought, the pharaohs tried (and failed) to adapt
Sunday April 01st 2018, 10:40 PM

Ancient Egyptian leaders increased their empire’s grain production and crossbred cattle for resilience in an early effort to ward off climate disaster, a study shows.

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California bans climate-warming HFCs in new air-conditioning and refrigeration
Sunday April 01st 2018, 10:40 PM

The state’s move follows a court ruling that EPA lacks authority to regulate the potent greenhouse gases. Industry leaders had supported an HFCs phase-out.

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Environment chief Pruitt under more pressure after condo reports: Lawmakers
Sunday April 01st 2018, 10:38 PM

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt may not survive long in his job after reports that he paid below market rate to live in a condo owned by a lobbyist who deals with issues overseen by his agency, lawmakers and a former Trump official said in television interviews on Sunday.

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Madagascar’s vanilla wars: Prized spice drives death and deforestation
Sunday April 01st 2018, 10:37 PM

As the price of pods has soared so has violence – and forest defenders are increasingly risking their lives to protect precious wildlife habitat from being felled for profit.

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CRISPR-altered plants are not going to be regulated (for now)
Sunday April 01st 2018, 10:34 PM

Good news for people who like genetically altered tomatoes and other plants. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it will no longer regulate them.

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20% of American diets have the highest carbon footprint
Sunday April 01st 2018, 10:34 PM

Just 20% of Americans are responsible for 46% of the food-related greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S.

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What’s up with water
Sunday April 01st 2018, 10:32 PM

More and more people are asking a question once thought preposterous in the United States. That question: do I trust my tap water? It turns out that the answer is very different for different groups of people.

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China ‘environment census’ reveals 50% rise in pollution sources
Sunday April 01st 2018, 10:31 PM

Ministry says country has 9 million sources of pollution, with factories breaking emissions rules the big problem.

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