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Scientists call for urgent action on bee-killing insecticides
Thursday May 31st 2018, 9:28 PM

Continued applications of the most widely used insecticides in the world must be urgently restricted, say 233 scientists in a tightly argued letter published in the journal



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How the world is coping with Trump’s exit
Thursday May 31st 2018, 9:26 PM

Nations around the world have responded to President Trump’s decision last year to leave the Paris Agreement by upping their ante on climate action, but the U.S. decision still casts a shadow over long-range efforts to address the problem.

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Avoiding meat and dairy is ‘single biggest way’ to reduce your impact on Earth
Thursday May 31st 2018, 9:26 PM

Biggest analysis to date reveals huge footprint of livestock – it provides just 18% of calories but takes up 83% of farmland.

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New device produces water from thin air – no electricity required
Thursday May 31st 2018, 9:23 PM

Omar Yaghi of the University of California, Berkeley, helped invent a sponge-like metal compound that harvests water molecules out of the atmosphere at night and then releases it as a liquid upon exposure to sunlight.

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After 60 years of nuclear power, what about the cleanup?
Monday May 28th 2018, 7:16 PM

The demand for atomic energy is in decline. But before the country can abandon its plants, there’s six decades of waste to deal with.

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EU Commission plans ban on plastic waste
Monday May 28th 2018, 6:56 PM

Plastic utensils, straws, coffee stirrers and cotton swabs may soon be a lot harder to come by in Europe. The EU Commission presented a draft directive to ban the single-use products in the fight against plastic waste.

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Days before Trans Mountain deadline, emergency crews clean up oil spill at Kinder Morgan facility near Kamloops
Monday May 28th 2018, 6:47 AM

Crews using an emergency response trailer and vacuum trucks are working to clean up a crude oil spill at a Kinder Morgan station north of Kamloops, B.C.

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San Francisco mulls ban on flavored vaping liquids, menthols
Monday May 28th 2018, 6:24 AM

A major tobacco company is pumping millions of dollars into a campaign to persuade San Francisco voters to reject a ban on selling flavored tobacco products.

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Toxic foam: Discrepancy in Defence Force reports
Monday May 28th 2018, 5:50 AM

Documents about the nationwide firefighting foam contamination investigation show the Defence Force told the public one thing, but said something different in internal reports.

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Flint representative: ‘This administration operates in the dark’
Monday May 28th 2018, 5:36 AM


Dan Kildee

(D-Mich.), whose district includes Flint, criticized the Trump administration on Saturday for barring journalists and congressional staffers from parts of an EPA summit.

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Conservation emergency as endangered hornbills’ numbers plummet
Monday May 28th 2018, 5:18 AM

If reincarnation is a thing, one of the worst life forms in which to return must be the chick in the second egg laid by a southern ground hornbill.

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Flint estimates 14,000 lead water service lines still in the ground
Monday May 28th 2018, 5:05 AM

The city estimates 14,000 damaged lead and galvanized water service lines remain buried, about 15 percent more than past projections.

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