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January 17, 2022, 11:17 PM

Yellowstone bison species decision questioned by US judge

The FWS has not protected Yellowstone's bison as an endangered species.
January 17, 2022, 11:17 PM
January 12, 2022, 4:14 PM

Communities with large Black, Asian and Hispanic or Latino populations more likely to be exposed to air pollution, new research suggests

Marginalized communities, especially those with higher-than-average minority populations, are more likely to be exposed to air pollution in the U.S.
January 12, 2022, 4:14 PM
Marginalized communities more likely to be exposed to air pollution: Study
January 10, 2022, 7:04 PM

Deadly extreme weather year for US as carbon emissions soar

Three new reports show 2021 was a deadly year for America's struggle with climate change
January 10, 2022, 7:04 PM
Deadly extreme weather year for US as carbon emissions soar
January 7, 2022, 2:11 PM

Czech Republic to end coal use by 2033, boost nuclear power

The new Czech government says it aims to phase out coal in energy production by 2033 while increasing the country’s reliance on nuclear and renewable sources
January 7, 2022, 2:11 PM
Czech Republic to end coal use by 2033, boost nuclear power
January 2, 2022, 6:38 PM

Mexican fish extinct in wild successfully reintroduced

Species was conserved in captivity and returned to its native habitat.
January 2, 2022, 6:38 PM
December 27, 2021, 5:26 PM

Edward O. Wilson, biologist known as 'ant man,' dead at 92

E.O. Wilson advanced the theory that human behavior has a genetic basis.
December 27, 2021, 5:26 PM
December 26, 2021, 9:47 PM

Dam breaks threaten worse flooding in northeast Brazil

Thousands have already had to flee their homes in the rain-drenched region.
December 26, 2021, 9:47 PM
December 26, 2021, 5:37 PM

Louisiana researchers ID 14 new shrew species on Sulawesi

It's been 90 years since this many new species were identified in one paper.
December 26, 2021, 5:37 PM
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Conservation groups to sue EPA over manatee deaths

Three conservation groups have filed formal notice of their intent to sue the Environmental Protection Agency if it doesn't take steps to protect manatees from water pollution in Florida
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EPA releases $1B to clean up toxic waste sites in 24 states

Federal environmental officials have announced a $1 billion infusion to the Superfund program
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Rare Rocky Mountain insects will need snowfields to survive

Federal wildlife officials say two species of rare, winged insects in the Rocky Mountains will need several thousand acres of glaciers and snowfields if they are to survive a warming world that’s threatening them with extinction
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US study: Record highs, rain and beaver damage in Arctic

The Arctic continues to deteriorate as global warming increases
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California proposes reducing incentives for rooftop solar

Californians who decide to install home solar panels and storage systems would get lower discounts on their energy bills under a proposal released by state regulators that would lengthen to a decade the time it takes to recoup the costs of installation
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California may cut rooftop solar incentives as market booms
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California proposes reducing incentives for rooftop solar

Californians who decide to install home solar panels and storage systems would get lower discounts on their energy bills under a proposal released by state regulators that would lengthen to a decade the time it takes to recoup the costs of installation
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NatGeo docu-series ‘Welcome to Earth’ delivers a closer look at the force of nature

The six-part series, hosted by Will Smith, airs on Disney+ and features a handful of the world’s most daring explorers, including engineer Albert Lin, marine biologist Diva Amon and more.
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NatGeo docu-series ‘Welcome to Earth’ delivers a closer look at the force of nature
2 months ago

How your ZIP code determines your lung health

Data from air quality monitors could lead us to a more just, greener future.
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How your ZIP code determines your lung health
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Does your zip code impact your health?

Some innovators are harnessing air quality data to expose environmental racism.
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Does your zip code impact your health?
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Mexicans hope for recovery of monarch butterflies

Drought, severe weather, loss of habitat, and pesticides all pose threats.
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Feds seek to protect map turtles in 4 Gulf states, Georgia

The government is proposing threatened status for the Pearl River map turtle.
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Officials investigate California oil sheen near earlier leak

The source of the sheen was not immediately determined.
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Conservation ranger slain in Congo's Virunga National Park

100 heavily armed men, M23 rebel group ex-members, attacked a patrol post.
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Army Corps completes reservoir for Everglades restoration

The $339 million reservoir will cleanse water runoff.
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Ban on lobster fishing to save whales is back, court rules

A U.S. appeals court has reinstated a ban on lobster harvesting in hundreds of miles of productive fishing waters off the Maine coast to try to protect rare whales
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Ban on lobster fishing to save whales is back
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US national parks to offer look into green-friendly transit

Americans may soon get a better glimpse into a future of green-friendly transportation by visiting a U.S. national park
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'GMA' heads home after trip of a lifetime to Antarctica

The "GMA" crew has spent days taking in the jaw-dropping sights so few get to see in person, but there's one more stop to make along the way.
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'GMA' heads home after trip of a lifetime to Antarctica
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Fight over US wolf protections heads to federal courtroom

U.S. government attorneys are set to appear before a federal judge to defend a decision from the waning days of the Trump administration that lifted protections for gray wolves across most of the country
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Deforestation up in Brazil Amazon amid COP26 climate debate

Detected deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has risen for a second straight month compared to last year, ending a streak of encouraging data at a moment when the government has promised to curb illegal logging
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Battle rages over conservation and local economy in Alaska

Tongass National Forest covers more than 80% of southeast Alaska.
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Battle rages over conservation and local economy in Alaska
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Fjord Oslo Light Festival focuses on environmental issues

The Fjord Oslo Light Festival illuminated the streets of Oslo, as this year's outdoor installations highlighted the environment.
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Fjord Oslo Light Festival focuses on environmental issues
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Drones, viral videos help 'Nature' thrive after 40 years

Forty years ago, the programmers at PBS were eager to experiment, so they started a new series on animal behavior in the wild called “Nature.”
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How robots could help solve the US recycling problem

New technology made to streamline the process may help the U.S. make strides in eliminating the amount of plastic that ends up in landfills.
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How robots could help solve the US recycling problem
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Could robots save recycling?

Meet the young innovator who thinks there's an answer for the nearly 300 million tons of waste America produces every year.
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Could robots save recycling?
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How 'wish-cycling' can negatively affect recycling

Wish-cycling is the process of placing items in the recycling bin the hopes that they are recyclable, but it may cause more harm than good.
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How 'wish-cycling' can negatively affect recycling
3 months ago

COP26: This is how mass deforestation is wiping out species around the world

Deforestation continues to threaten species around the world.
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How mass deforestation is wiping out species around the world
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Easy home upgrades to help the planet and save money on energy bills

Be informed and ready to make a smart choice before you replace your home appliances.
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Easy home upgrades to help the planet and save money on energy bills
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Wildlife agencies to cancel Trump endangered species rules

President Joe Biden’s administration is canceling two environmental rollbacks under former President Donald Trump that limited habitat protections for imperiled plants and wildlife
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Endangered whale population sinks close to 20-year low

A group of scientists and ocean life advocates says a type of whale that is one of the rarest marine mammals in the world lost nearly 10% of its population last year
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Criminal investigation launched after California oil spill

Prosecutors in Orange County have opened a criminal investigation into the energy company that operates the pipeline that leaked up to 144,000 gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean.
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Criminal investigation launched after California oil spill
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Benton Harbor residents urged to use bottled water due to elevated lead levels in water

Testing, beginning in 2018, showed continued elevation of lead levels in the water despite corrosion control measures being implemented.
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Benton Harbor residents urged to use bottled water due to high lead levels in water
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Manatee deaths rise in Florida as pollutants kill seagrass

Manatees are starving to death because algae blooms and contaminants are killing the seagrass the beloved sea mammals eat
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Coast Guard investigates vessel owner, operator following California oil spill

The operator of the ship that allegedly caused a pipeline to leak thousands of gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean will be questioned as part of another investigation.
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Coast Guard investigates vessel following California oil spill
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This is what conservationists need to do to prevent further loss of species in the US
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California law to eventually ban gas-powered lawn equipment

Regulators are directed to ban the sale of new gas-powered lawn equipment.
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EXPLAINER: What's happening with the California oil spill?

Oil has been washing up on Southern California beaches and wetlands all week.
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California spill not the environmental disaster first feared

After a crude oil sheen was detected on the waters off the Southern California coast, environmentalists feared the worst
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California pipeline likely damaged up to a year before spill

Coast Guard investigators say an underwater Southern California oil pipeline was likely struck by an anchor several months to a year before a leak spilled tens of thousands of gallons of crude
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EXPLAINER: What's happening with the California oil spill?

Oil has been washing up on Southern California beaches and wetlands all week since a leak in an underwater pipeline from an offshore platform sent tens of thousands of gallons of heavy crude into the ocean waters
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New video shows pipeline damage involved in oil spill

Recently released images show the 13-inch crack along the underwater pipeline that was responsible for leaking tens of thousands of gallons of crude into the Pacific Ocean.
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 New video shows pipeline damage involved in oil spill
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California oil spill renews calls to ban offshore drilling

“Banning new drilling is not complicated.”
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Officials say massive California oil spill was preventable

According to federal officials’ preliminary findings, Amplify Energy was warned of the pipeline's potential failure more than three hours before it was shut off.
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Officials say massive California oil spill was preventable