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A Pittsburgher’s guide to making every day Earth Day
Thursday April 19th 2018, 4:20 PM

How to “speak up for the trees,” rid yourself of those pesky blue bags, and use electricity sustainably.

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Report says incidents of GenX, other PFAS, nearly doubled in last year
Thursday April 19th 2018, 3:57 PM

A report released Wednesday shows the number of known sites with contamination from perfluorinated chemicals nearly doubled in the last 10 months, with many familiar to residents of Southeastern North Carolina.

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The last drop: How plants survive in the desert
Thursday April 19th 2018, 1:33 PM

Deserts might be renowned for their arid and hostile characteristics, but they are home to some incredible plants that have developed strategies to find and use the last droplet of water.

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Gardening astronauts and CO2 detectives: Space exploration fights climate change
Thursday April 19th 2018, 1:30 PM

Climate change is a global threat. So where to get the best perspective on the problem? Space!

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Amazon reef is huge — and under threat from Total oil drilling
Thursday April 19th 2018, 1:27 PM

A reef at the mouth of the Amazon is almost six times larger than initial reports, scientists say — meaning the recently discovered site is threatened by proposed oil drilling.

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UK drives into e-vehicle fast lane with 11% sales rise
Thursday April 19th 2018, 1:20 PM

Electric vehicles’ share of new UK registrations rises to 2%, which still falls far short of Norway’s 48%.

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How the world made macro strides in curbing microbeads
Thursday April 19th 2018, 1:04 PM

Before a U.S. ban on the tiny plastic exfoliants, an estimated 3 trillion microbeads found their way into American waterways and other habitats each year. Britain, Canada, and New Zealand have since passed similar bans.

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Why this insurer wants to put the spotlight on growing ‘ocean
Thursday April 19th 2018, 12:39 PM

Chip Cunliffe, director for sustainable development at XL Catlin, a global insurance and reinsurance group, explains why his company is hosting the first-ever Ocean Risk Summit in May and what it hopes to accomplish.

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VT toxic pollutants bill opposed by insurance industry, real estate agents, and Gov. Scott
Thursday April 19th 2018, 12:16 PM

Bill is “a matter of justice for Vermonters who otherwise would be unable to afford protracted legal battles,” Ken Rumelt, a professor at Vermont Law School, told lawmakers.

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This is what that ‘Salmon-Safe’ label says about your wine or eggs
Thursday April 19th 2018, 12:03 PM

Farming can be hard on fish.

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Cannabis labs busy at work testing crops in California
Thursday April 19th 2018, 11:51 AM

California’s first legal 4/20 festivities kick off on Friday, but do you really know what you’re smoking?

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How South Sudan’s farmers are adapting to fight hunger
Thursday April 19th 2018, 11:48 AM

Faced with civic strife, extreme weather and an arid climate, these Africans are finding new ways to survive – and thrive.

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