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EPA Nominee Scott Pruitt Acknowledges Global Warming But Wants to Restrain the Agency

Environmental groups strongly oppose his nomination

Wed 18 Jan 17 from TIME

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Harvests in the U.S. to suffer from climate change, according to study

Some of the most important crops risk substantial damage from rising temperatures. To better assess how climate change caused by human greenhouse gas emissions will likely impact wheat, maize ...

18 hours ago from Phys.org

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How much drought can a forest take?

Why do some trees die in a drought and others don't? And how can we predict where trees are most likely to die in future droughts?

8 hours ago from Phys.org

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Indonesian pulp mill causing huge environmental damage: activists

Green groups said Thursday that one of the world's biggest pulp mills which started production on Indonesia's Sumatra island last month was causing enormous environmental damage.

14 hours ago from Phys.org

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Obama administration gives $500m to UN climate change fund

The payment to the UN Green Climate Fund was announced three days before Donald Trump takes office.

Wed 18 Jan 17 from BBC News

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Climate change prompts Alaska fish to change breeding behavior

One of Alaska's most abundant freshwater fish species is altering its breeding patterns in response to climate change. This could impact the ecology of northern lakes, which already acutely ...

17 hours ago from Phys.org

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Super-sensitive seal whiskers pinpoint fish breath

Even when fish lay low, they’re not safe. Evelyn Fetterplace reports.

Wed 18 Jan 17 from Cosmos Magazine

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Luxury treehouse lets you sleep under the stars

It's rare to see a top-tier firm like Snøhetta design a project as whimsical as a treehouse, but if the 7th Room treehouse is anything to go by, perhaps it should happen more often. ...

9 hours ago from Gizmag

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FDA offers guidance on fish intake for kids, pregnant women

(HealthDay)—A new U.S. government guideline classifies fish into three categories of safety to help pregnant women, breast-feeding mothers and parents of young children make healthy choices.

19 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Massive sea lion and fur seal hunting in the Patagonian coasts is altering Southern Atlantic Ocean ecosystems

Sea lion hunting by the Europeans at the Atlantic coasts of South America started in the 19th Century and continued up to the second half of the 20th century in Argentina and Uruguay. The practice ...

15 hours ago from Phys.org

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