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18/4/2014
How much global warming will we get in the future? That largely depends on how much extra carbon-dioxide humans put in the atmosphere. And that -- in large part -- hinges on how much coal China ends up burning in the years ahead. China ...   
18/4/2014
As much as 16% of China’s soil is contaminated by dangerous pollutants, according to newly released information from the national environment ministry. The report, based on a seven-year survey covering 2.4 million square miles, found ...   
18/4/2014
The European Parliament has backed draft rules that would see EU countries forced to reduce the use of the most common and most polluting plastic bags.MEPs argue that plastic carrier bag litter is a major environmental problem that is ...   
18/4/2014
Human-caused climate change may already be out of control, as suggested in recent reports by the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), confirming that a “tipping point” may already have arrived (1) with warming of the Arctic and (2) ...   
18/4/2014
Four years after the Deepwater Horizon spill, oil is still washing up on the long sandy beaches of Grand Isle, Louisiana, and some islanders are fed up with hearing from BP that the crisis is over. Jules Melancon, the last remaining ...   
18/4/2014
Whether you live in Seattle, Baltimore, or Schenectady, N.Y., if you’ve had an oyster dish, chances are the shelled delicacies came from the Gulf of Mexico, most likely off the Louisiana coast, which produces a third of the nation’s oysters. ...   
18/4/2014
Former US president Jimmy Carter has urged current president Barack Obama and secretary of state John Kerry to reject the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. The proposed project would link Canada’s tar sands to ...   
18/4/2014
Japan said on Friday it would conduct its annual Northwest Pacific whaling campaign this year despite an international court ruling against the program last month, but in a sharply scaled down form. The decision to proceed with the hunt ...   
18/4/2014
The world's predicament on climate change reminds me of an old saying: "The hurrier I go, the behinder I get.' Despite mounting evidence that global warming is an urgent crisis, emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases grew faster ...   
18/4/2014
Total greenhouse gas emissions in the US fell by 3.4% over the course of 2012, taking the country more than halfway towards its reduction target for 2020, according to newly released figures. The 19th edition of the US Environmental ...   
18/4/2014
New report confirms scale of China's soil pollution problem with 20% of farmland contaminated Share Tweet this Email A new government report estimates that a fifth of China's farmland is polluted. Photograph: Stringer/Reuters A fifth of ...   
18/4/2014
One-fifth of China’s agricultural land is polluted, particularly in the country’s southern rice baskets, according to a sobering government report previously classified as a “state secret”.Soil pollution, including hazardous levels of ...   
18/4/2014
Prolonged droughts. Melting ice caps. Heat waves and deep freezes. Rising oceans. Increased flooding. Endangered species going extinct. Expect more of this and then some -- a threatened global food supply, for example -- if climate ...   
18/4/2014
Small underground nuclear power plants that could be cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts may herald the future for an energy industry under intense scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster started, the incoming head of the Nuclear ...   
18/4/2014
Bluebells are flowering much earlier than in last year's cold spring, with peak displays expected in time for Easter, according to the Woodland Trust. The charity said nearly 200 sightings of native bluebells had been recorded on its ...   
18/4/2014
Clouds hung heavy over the rice fields at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in Laguna last April 15, seemingly auguring dark times ahead for the world’s longest-running rice experiment, which turned 52 on that day."Mukhang ...   
17/4/2014
It's like watching 'Manhattan breaking apart in front of your eyes', says one of the researchers for filmmaker James Balog. He's describing the largest iceberg calving ever filmed, as featured in his movie, Chasing Ice. After weeks of waiting, ...   
17/4/2014
It costs £500 a night to stay in a luxury safari camp in the Kalahari desert in Botswana. For that price, wealthy tourists get drinks, game drives and, says one tour company, an "interpretive Bushman walk with staff members who hail from the ...   
17/4/2014
A new study is helping astrobiologists understand how climate change may shape the future of life on Earth. As we approach the end of the next century, many scientists believe that we could be facing increasingly severe droughts due to ...   
17/4/2014
Wildfires are getting bigger and more frequent in the American West. It`s not your imagination. And the summers ahead will bring more of them, even larger than the ones that came before. That`s the conclusion of a new study for ...   
17/4/2014
Emmanuel de Merode, an internationally recognized Belgian conservationist who has been working to protect rare mountain gorillas in the Democratic Republic of Congo, is recovering from gunshot wounds after being attacked Tuesday by unknown ...   
17/4/2014
Long before the Energy Department lost $68 million on Abound Solar, a manufacturer that went bankrupt two years ago, it should have known that the company’s chance of repaying the loan it had guaranteed was deteriorating, according to a report by ...   
17/4/2014
At a recent rally in Fresno County, Calif., farmers in plaid shirts stood side by side with migrant farmworkers in ball caps, holding signs that read "sin agua, no futuro" and "no water, no food." Fresno is the top agriculture-producing county in ...   
17/4/2014
A new method of establishing deep-sea and surface temperatures across the last 5 million years provides "crucial" information about how the ice ages came about, according to scientists. The study, published in the journal Nature, offers ...   
17/4/2014
The Chinese government released a report on Thursday that said nearly one-fifth of its arable land was polluted, a finding certain to raise questions about the toxic results of China's rapid industrialization, its lack of regulations over ...   

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