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Fish and Wildlife retracts opposition to Arizona project 17.11.2017 High Country News Most Recent
As Trump sidelines science, the agency flips on San Pedro River development.
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Modern Air is a Little Too clean: The Rise of Air Pollution Denial 16.11.2017 Global Pollution and Prevention News - ENN
Despite report after report linking air pollution to deterioration of the lungs, heart and brain, Professor Robert Phalen believes the air is “too clean” for children.After all, everybody needs a bit of immune-system-boosting dirt in their lungs.“Modern air is a little too clean for optimum health,” he told the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), one of the world’s largest scientific societies, in 2012.
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Groundwater Depletion Could be Significant Source of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide 16.11.2017 Environmental News Network
Humans may be adding large amounts of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere by using groundwater faster than it is replenished, according to new research. This process, known as groundwater depletion, releases a significant amount of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere that has until now been overlooked by scientists in calculating carbon sources, according to the new study.
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After 139 years, General Electric stops making light bulbs 14.11.2017 TreeHugger
There will be indignation, but this is the result of one of the most successful transformations of a market in our lifetime
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Zinke’s new sage grouse plans ignores years of work 10.11.2017 High Country News Most Recent
The changes adhere with Trump’s goals of energy dominance on public lands.
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Climate-influenced changes in flowering, fruiting also affect bird abundance, activities 9.11.2017 Environmental News Network
"You are what you eat" might give way to "you are when you eat," based on a new study tracking shifts in Hawaiian bird abundance, breeding and molting based on climate-related changes to native vegetation. 
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Bundy trial delayed as the defense hammers on feds 9.11.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Defense wants more transparency on surveillance footage and shredded documents.
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U.S. climate report leaves little room for doubt 8.11.2017 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
David Suzuki It seems odd that a major U.S. government climate report released November 3 didn't receive more media attention. But then, the main thing newsworthy about the Climate Science Special Report is that it was released at all, apparently without political interference. Although the U.S. government is required by law (enacted by President George H.W. Bush in 1989) to report to the public about "climate change and its physical impacts" every four years, the current administration is openly hostile to climate science and scientists. According to White House sources quoted in the New York Times , President Donald Trump was "barely aware of the report's existence." The report, released by 13 federal agencies under the direction of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, examines the available science. It was written by dozens of government and non-government scientists, reviewed by the independent National Academy of Sciences and approved by the National Economic Council. It concludes we ...
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Relocating bus stops would cut riders' pollution exposure, UCLA study finds 7.11.2017 Global Pollution and Prevention News - ENN
oving bus stops away from intersections would substantially reduce the amount of pollution bus riders are exposed to, UCLA scientists report today in the journal Environmental Pollution.Research has shown that in many cities in the United States and internationally, bus riders frequently spend 15 to 25 minutes or more each way waiting for a bus.
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Advisor to EPA says a little air pollution is good for kids 6.11.2017 TreeHugger
We wrote earlier: "Lick that dirty pacifier!" Now we say "Breathe that dirty air!"
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Return of the Comet: 96P Spotted by ESA, NASA Satellites 3.11.2017 Green Technology and Environmental Science News - ENN
The ESA (European Space Agency) and NASA mission SOHO — short for Solar and Heliospheric Observatory — got a visit from an old friend this week when comet 96P entered its field of view on Oct. 25, 2017. The comet entered the lower right corner of SOHO’s view, and skirted up and around the right edge before leaving on Oct. 30. SOHO also spotted comet 96P in 1996, 2002, 2007 and 2012, making it the spacecraft’s most frequent cometary visitor.
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Anthony Bourdain's new film explores problem of food waste 3.11.2017 TreeHugger
The problem may seem immense, but there are many good solutions.
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See all the seasons at Rocky Mountain National Park in 4 breathtaking minutes 3.11.2017 TreeHugger
As part of their More Than Just Parks project, Will and Jim Pattiz spent two years filming in the majestic Colorado mountains.
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Jury selection begins as key Bundy trial opens in Las Vegas 2.11.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Prospective jurors faced questions on mass shootings, conspiracy theories and more.
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The Park Service needs to do more to connect 1.11.2017 High Country News Most Recent
The agency has worked so hard to attract white, outdoorsy men that it has trouble going further.
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The Forest Service’s battle against illegal marijuana farms 31.10.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Drug cartels on federal land pose enormous environmental and financial costs.
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Where is the forest-restoration economy? 30.10.2017 High Country News Most Recent
The budget-starved Forest Service gives jobs to the lowest bidder instead of local communities.
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How the outsourcing of forestry jobs seeps into our public lands debates 30.10.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Cash-strapped agencies use private contractors to the detriment of local communities.
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Cost to enter National Parks will more then double, as land around them gets leased for oil and gas 27.10.2017 TreeHugger
Teddy Roosevelt would not approve.
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A national parks entrance fee hike would erode equity 27.10.2017 High Country News Most Recent
The proposal could deter people from public lands and wouldn’t fix funding issues.
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