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The elderly Kenyan women weaving their way to a more sustainable future
Thursday June 07th 2018, 10:41 PM

Women who once contributed to deforestation by harvesting trees to make charcoal have a new livelihood: sustainably harvesting fruits and weaving exquisite items from reeds.

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After spring floods, Nairobi moves to cut disaster risks
Thursday June 07th 2018, 10:34 PM

Worsening flooding is costing sub-Saharan Africa 1.4 percent of its GDP each year, the U.N. environment agency says.

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Desert city Phoenix mulls ways to quench thirst of sprawling suburbs
Thursday June 07th 2018, 10:31 PM

Phoenix’s population is set to rise to 2.2 million by 2030, a challenging prospect considering the region’s dwindling water supplies.

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Living planet: Building eco-metropolises
Thursday June 07th 2018, 10:25 PM

Ever more people in the world are living in urban areas. But how can we make our cities sustainable? From the dangers of air pollution to shrinking natural spaces and our carbon footprint in cities — it’s high time for action.

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Illegal logging persists in Borneo orangutan habitat despite government ban
Thursday June 07th 2018, 10:19 PM

At least six illegal logging camps have sprung up in a peat forest in Indonesian Borneo that the government had declared off-limits last year, a Greenpeace investigation has revealed.

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Mexico’s ejidos are finding greater sustainability by involving youth and women
Thursday June 07th 2018, 10:12 PM

Ejidos themselves face challenges that must be overcome in order to ensure their sustainability. Chief among them has been the lack of inclusion of youth and women, an issue many ejidos have begun to seriously address.

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Waste management rules threaten to derail Indonesia mine takeover
Thursday June 07th 2018, 10:10 PM

The Indonesian government expects to take a controlling stake in the operator of the world’s biggest copper and gold mine this month, even as sanctions it imposed for environmental violations threaten to hamstring the multibillion-dollar deal.

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Climate change can be reversed by turning air into gasoline
Thursday June 07th 2018, 10:06 PM

A Harvard professor says his company should be able to suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, at industrial scales, by 2021.

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Can this state finally put a price on carbon?
Thursday June 07th 2018, 10:00 PM

After a decade of failed carbon taxes, Washington state is pushing to pass the country’s first “carbon fee.” Will this time be different?

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‘Sexy plants’ on track to replace harmful pesticides to protect crops
Thursday June 07th 2018, 9:28 PM

Researchers are genetically engineering plants to produce the sex pheromones of insects, which then frustrate the pests’ attempts to mate.

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After years of green promises, automakers renege on emissions standards
Thursday June 07th 2018, 9:27 PM

For decades, government pressure has been needed to force U.S. automakers to agree to reduce pollution and CO2 emissions from their fleets. Now, with the Trump administration, the job of pushing Detroit to cut emissions falls to California and other environmentally minded states.

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The surfing scientists of Narragansett, Rhode Island
Thursday June 07th 2018, 9:26 PM

Surf’s up, but so is the sea level! Meet a couple of surfer scientists who offer a unique and personal perspective on how a warming world is affecting the Rhode Island coastline and their favorite pastime.

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