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Saved from Sandy: Shorebird efforts are declared a success

A crash program to restore New Jersey bay and ocean beaches wrecked by Superstorm Sandy appears to have succeeded in saving tens of thousands of shorebirds that otherwise might have died after ...

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China readies national carbon market to fight climate change

At first, the numbers and company names flashing on a big board in Beijing's financial district suggest a booming market.

14 hours ago from Phys.org

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Pipeline that leaked wasn't equipped with auto shut-off

The pipeline that leaked thousands of gallons of oil on the California coast was the only pipe of its kind in the county not required to have an automatic shut-off valve because of a court fight ...

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Breastfeeding protects against environmental pollution

Living in a city with a high level of vehicle traffic or close to a steel works means living with two intense sources of environmental pollution. However, a study conducted by the UPV/EHU researcher ...

Fri 22 May 15 from Medical Xpress

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Ecologists develop new method for mapping poaching threats

Ecologists from the University of York, together with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), have developed a new method to better identify where poachers ...

Fri 22 May 15 from Phys.org

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US House Republicans vote to restrict research funding

US House Republicans voted Wednesday to place limits on funding for scientific research, including climate change studies, as they passed legislation that more narrowly defines their priorities.

Thu 21 May 15 from Phys.org

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California farmers agree to drastically cut water use

California farmers who hold some of the state's strongest water rights avoided the threat of deep mandatory cuts when the state accepted their proposal to voluntarily reduce consumption by 25 ...

Sat 23 May 15 from Phys.org

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The winners and the losers of the California water crisis

A recent article published in Local Environment highlights the widening gap of inequality between the wealthy and the poor of California, specifically in relation to the State's current drought.

Fri 22 May 15 from Phys.org

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Serengeti Park disappearing

A huge wildebeest herd migrates across the open, parched plains. Dust swirls up from the many hooves pounding the ground, and forms a haze over the landscape. The setting sun gives the scene ...

Fri 22 May 15 from Phys.org

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The Skyscrapers of the Future Will Be Made of Wood

Vancouver-based architect Michael Green was unequivocal at a conference at which I heard him speak a while ago: "We grow trees in British Columbia that are 35 stories tall, so why do our building ...

Fri 22 May 15 from Discover Magazine

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