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A Cave in China Is Filled with Exotic Plants that Shouldn’t Be There—But Researchers May Have Figured Out Why 19.2.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Atlas Obscura and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  From Plato to Polyphemus, caves have long been literary symbols of the mysterious and the unknown. And in the real world, they often live up to that reputation: underground rivers, weirdly preserved skeletons, rare bacteria that make them shine like gold. Now, […]
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How Did an All-Female Species Survive Sans Sexual Reproduction for Millennia? 19.2.2018 The Wire

By all means, the Amazon molly should have gone extinct by now. Except it has not.

The post How Did an All-Female Species Survive Sans Sexual Reproduction for Millennia? appeared first on The Wire.

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What we feed animals is key to a sustainable future for food 16.2.2018 GreenBiz.com
The implications for environmental health, including biodiversity and deforestation, are significant.
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Purposeful packaging for the circular products revolution requires out-of-the-box thinking 16.2.2018 GreenBiz.com
Updating international standards can take things only so far. We need a more holistic and dynamic approach to innovation.
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The road to building a border wall will be long and difficult, and go through the courts 11.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

It’s not long — just two pages — but a notice recently issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is a reminder of the challenges, legal and otherwise, facing President Trump’s promised border wall.

The corps issued a notice to contractors Friday saying it might soon accept bids to construct a...

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Why the private sector must protect tourist destinations 10.2.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Businesses, resident and authorities must recognize the cycles of tourism that can lead to the destruction of the most beautiful places on Earth.
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Trump faces legal challenge on border wall with Mexico 9.2.2018 AP Politics
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- An Indiana-born federal judge, whose Mexican heritage Donald Trump used to paint him as biased against him in a 2016 court case because of his immigration stance, will hear arguments in a lawsuit that could block construction of a border wall with Mexico....
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Amazon's Spheres open in Seattle 31.1.2018 TreeHugger
Jeff Bezos said “Alexa, open The Spheres” and it evidently worked.
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To Save Indonesia’s Carbon-Rich Peatlands, Start by Mapping Them 30.1.2018 WRI Stories
To Save Indonesia’s Carbon-Rich Peatlands, Start by Mapping Them Comments|Add Comment|PrintPeat swamp forest in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Photo by James Anderson/WRI On World Wetlands Day on February 2nd, Indonesia’s Geospatial Information Agency (BIG) will announce the winner of a competition to come up with the best method for mapping the nation’s peatlands. The winning team will be awarded a $1 million prize from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. For the rest of us, the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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To understand crocodile habitat in Powai lake, experts propose survey 29.1.2018 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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2018 Environmental Performance Index: Air quality top public health threat 26.1.2018 Environmental News Network
The 2018 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) finds that air quality is the leading environmental threat to public health. Now in its twentieth year, the biennial report is produced by researchers at Yale and Columbia Universities in collaboration with the World Economic Forum. The tenth EPI report ranks 180 countries on 24 performance indicators across 10 issue categories covering environmental health and ecosystem vitality. Switzerland leads the world in sustainability, followed by France, Denmark, Malta, and Sweden.Switzerland’s top ranking reflects strong performance across most issues, especially air quality and climate protection. In general, high scorers exhibit long-standing commitments to protecting public health, preserving natural resources, and decoupling greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from economic activity.
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Cliven Bundy Is a Free Man. His Cows Are Still a Nuisance. 26.1.2018 Mother Jones
Cliven Bundy is a free man. His cattle are still wreaking havoc across the Mojave Desert. Earlier this month, a federal judge dismissed all charges against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and two of his sons for allegedly organizing an armed standoff against the Bureau of Land Management in 2014. That’s when federal agents attempted to […]
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Think Of Honeybees As 'Livestock' Not Wildlife, Argue Experts 26.1.2018 Environmental News Network
The ‘die-off’ events occurring in honeybee colonies that are bred and farmed like livestock must not be confused with the conservation crisis of dramatic declines in thousands of wild pollinator species, say Cambridge researchers.
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These 14 businesses are growing money on trees 25.1.2018 GreenBiz.com
Restoring degraded and deforested land is becoming a thriving economic opportunity, in the U.S and beyond.
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Birds of Louisiana’s Coast: A Landscape of Vital Habitats 24.1.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Birds of Louisiana’s Coast: A Landscape of Vital Habitats
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Seabed mining could destroy ecosystems 23.1.2018 Environmental News Network
Mining on the ocean floor could do irreversible damage to deep-sea ecosystems, says a new study of seabed mining proposals around the world.
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Climate Engineering, Once Started, Would Have Severe Impacts If Stopped 22.1.2018 Environmental News Network
Facing a climate crisis, we may someday spray sulfur dioxide into the upper atmosphere to form a cloud that cools the Earth, but suddenly stopping the spraying would have a severe global impact on animals and plants, according to the first study on the potential biological impacts of geoengineering, or climate intervention.
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Native plants in more yards could go a long way toward supporting local wildlife 21.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Urban wildlife populations are maintained not only by open space and wildlife corridors, but also by native plant habitat in our yards. (“Los Angeles needs open space for wildlife and for our sanity,” editorial, Jan. 16)

Native landscaping is one of the “less dramatic and less costly...

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How Monsoons Shaped the Evolution of the Biodiversity of Fan-Throated Lizards 21.1.2018 The Wire

Scientists have searched almost all the likely habitats of fan-throated lizards and concluded that there are at least 15 different species in India.

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Global Environmental Risks Are Keeping Davos Leaders Awake at Night 20.1.2018 WRI Stories
Global Environmental Risks Are Keeping Davos Leaders Awake at Night Comments|Add Comment|PrintElites will gather at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland next week. Photo by Ministério da Indústria, Comércio Exterior e Serviços/Flickr As movers and shakers -- reportedly including President Trump – fire up their private jets to travel to Switzerland for the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, the Forum issued its annual Global Risks Report. For more than a decade, the report has... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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