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Hawaii just passed a law to make the state carbon neutral by 2045
Monday June 04th 2018, 11:04 PM

The plan is the most ambitious emissions reduction and renewable energy plan of any state in the country.

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Amid high-tech alternatives, a reckoning for Iceland’s glacier keepers
Monday June 04th 2018, 11:03 PM

Citizen scientists have served as glacier trackers in Iceland – and witnesses to the ravages of climate change – for generations. Will they continue?

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Reducing plastic use as a family is easy. Here’s how.
Monday June 04th 2018, 11:02 PM

Choosing a cone, instead of a cup, for your ice cream is one fun tip.

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How a global crusade is working to save the improbable reef of Cartagena
Monday June 04th 2018, 11:01 PM

A coral reef is thriving mysteriously beneath a busy shipping zone in Colombia. The secrets of its resilience could help protect other vulnerable reefs, scientists say.

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Drastic plastic: Vietnam beach awash with tide of blue waste
Monday June 04th 2018, 11:00 PM

There’s almost more plastic than sand on this long, tree-lined beach: Plastic helmets, plastic furniture and the plastic leg of a shop mannequin all jut out of an ocean of blue plastic bags.

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If you stain this shirt, you can have it recycled into a new one
Monday June 04th 2018, 10:57 PM

For Days knows that our fashion has become disposable, so they’re offering a different option to just throwing it away–send it back and get a new one, while the fibers from the first are reused.

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Whale’s death in Thailand points to global scourge: Plastic in oceans
Monday June 04th 2018, 10:56 PM

The death of a whale with a belly full of bags is prompting calls for the Southeast Asian nation to take action against throwaway plastics, just as Europe is considering.

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​How land under solar panels can contribute to food security
Monday June 04th 2018, 10:55 PM

Beneath some solar arrays, pollinator-friendly plants, fruits, vegetables and forage are cropping up in place of turfgrass or gravel.

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In USAID redesign, water is grouped with food and climate
Monday June 04th 2018, 10:51 PM

A plan to reshape the administrative structure of the federal agency responsible for foreign aid is prompting questions about how to embed U.S. goals for water access, sanitation, and ecosystems into the bureaucracy’s new hierarchy.

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China summons officials to pollution ‘name and shame’ meeting
Monday June 04th 2018, 10:50 PM

China’s environment ministry has criticized senior officials from three cities for failing to fix serious pollution problems, in Beijing’s latest attempt to name and shame regional governments for persistent environmental violations.

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‘No doubt our climate is getting warmer,’ Malcolm Turnbull says
Monday June 04th 2018, 10:49 PM

Despite the PM’s declaration, it is unclear how current climate policy will ensure Australia reaches its Paris commitment.

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Do conservation strategies need to be more compassionate?
Monday June 04th 2018, 10:48 PM

Some scientists and ethicists are criticizing traditional conservation strategies, which they say focus on saving valued species while discounting the lives of less charismatic animals. Will these advocates of “compassionate conservation” point the way to new approaches, or are they simply being naïve?

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