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Posted by on in Air Quality
Individuals with heart disease should avoid being outside during rush-hour traffic, and policymakers should "urgently" pass laws to lower the levels of air pollution by reducing the use of fossil fuels, declared a major European heart-disease organization, the European Society of Cardiology, in a po...
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Posted by on in Food
Can ordering a locally sourced, grass-fed steak and an expertly made cocktail in a trendy restaurant actually combat climate change? That's the goal with the Perennial, a Mid-Market restaurant experiment due in the spring that's the first of its kind in the Bay Area, if not the country. It's the b...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Most of us care about our environment and the issue of climate change and are working hard on solutions, whether technical in nature or inspirational ones to get people more engaged.   Tomorrow is the one year anniversary of the launch of the President's "Climate Action Plan" and a large ...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
If you want to protect endangered species in the wild, don’t fence them in. An article in the journal Science says fencing can actually harm both animals and ecosystems. Scientists at the Zoological Society of London and the Wildlife Conservation Society say the use of fences to protect threatened s...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
The cleaning product of the future has been around for most of human civilization and is probably already in your pantry. White distilled vinegar is simple, cheap, nontoxic and above all, convenient. It also may be the elusive, streak-free answer to dirt-caked windows. "Vinegar is such an old-scho...
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Posted by on in Transportation
finds city could support system of over 1,000 rental bikes The city of Cleveland's plan to add another 70 miles of bikeways  topped the news out of Bike Cleveland's annual meeting on Sunday. But the city and the advocacy group for cyclists also are exploring another project that would add a d...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
At the Australian Bat Clinic in Queensland, 15 baby flying foxes (bats) were lined up and ready to be fed Thursday. They were brought there to get out of the extreme heat, which has killed hundreds of thousands of bats. Temperatures across much of the U.S. are, as forecast, finally starting to get ...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
Greenpeace have staged an online protest against MP Simon Bridges after the Government yesterday awarded oil and gas exploration permits to ten more companies. The environmental organisation has created an identical website to the Energy and Resources Minister's official government page, and when e...
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Posted by on in General Environment
When he's not exploring the backstreets of Portland by bicycle with his wife and daughter, Todd Roll is busy leading tours for his bike tour company Pedal Bike Tours. Todd's new book "Pedal Portland, 25 Easy Rides For Exploring The City By Bike" comes out next April. My Darling Portland, I can't s...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Worldview talks with environmentalist and author Bill McKibben. McKibben is the founder of 350.org, an international climate change campaign that works in 188 countries around the world.
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
New video, fundraising campaign, website highlights mission to bring educational nonprofit to U.S., Asia, Africa Kids Ocean Day, a unique, nonprofit organization teaching children the importance of coastal quality issues, is expanding its youth-oriented educational program and hands-on adopt-a-beac...
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Posted by on in General Environment
New data compiled by a coalition of top scientific and medical research groups show that a large majority of scientists are receiving less federal help than they were three years ago, despite spending far more time writing grants in search of it. Nearly one-fifth of scientists are considering going ...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
Breakthrough Technology Enables Crops To Take Nitrogen From The Air — Effective Means To Replace Nitrogen Fertilizers Developed A potentially “world-changing” technology has been developed by researchers at the University of Nottingham — a means of enabling any type of crop to take nitrogen from th...
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Posted by on in Animals
In testimony of the delicate balances that combine to form an ecosystem, a new study shows how the return of the wolf to Yellowstone National Park has led to a resurgence of a key portion of grizzly bears' diet: berries. Published in the Journal of Animal Ecology, the study is one of the first...
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Posted by on in Clean Technology
Two Midwest startups in the clean-tech sector walked away with $100,000 apiece in a one-day fast-pitch event before an audience and a panel of judges. Four others were awarded cash prices too. LuminAID, a Chicago-based startup that developed a low-cost, solar-powered inflatable lighting device, won...
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Posted by on in Mining
  Over the past few weeks, Colorado's Governor John Hickenlooper has gotten a lot of negative attention. First, for telling a U.S. Senate committee that he drank Halliburton's frack fluid; second, for threatening to sue the City of Fort Collins for its ban on fracking. But Hickenlooper isn't ...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
The following is the testimony of Daniel J. Weiss before the House Oversight Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Health Care, and Entitlements (PDF), reposted from the Center for American Progress Action Fund:Chairman Lankford, Ranking Member Speier, and members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opp...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
  The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) released a proposal to reduce power plant pollution by 26 percent by 2020 and 34 percent by 2025. The plan’s key component is that the EPA, partnering with states, would set new carbon pollution standards under the Clean Air Act. The b...
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Posted by on in Arts and Entertainment
  Oscar-winning director Ang Lee's new epic "Life of Pi" showcases the relationship between a teenage Indian boy and a Bengal tiger. But in reality, the predators are under increasing threat from humans. Poaching remains a tremendous danger for the remaining feline population, with rising d...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
The expansion of European settlement in Australia triggered a massive coral collapse at the Great Barrier Reef more than 50 years ago, according to a new study. The study, published Nov. 6 in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, found that runoff from farms clouded the pristine waters off the Qu...
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