Yale E360 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/ Yale Environment 360 is an online magazine offering opinion, analysis, reporting, and debate on global environmental issues. en-us Climate Change Tied to Increased Pregnancy Risks, Analysis Finds http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/climate-change-tied-to-increased-pregnancy-risks-analysis-finds More than a decade of overwhelming evidence links air pollution and heat exposure with negative pregnancy outcomes in the United States, according to a new review of dozens of studies. The investigation, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, identified 57 studies since 2007 showing a significant association between the two factors and the risk of pre-term birth, low birth weight, and stillbirth.

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New Jersey Announces $400 Million Offshore Wind Port http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/new-jersey-announces-400-million-offshore-wind-port New Jersey is taking steps to become a major hub for offshore wind in the United States, announcing a plan to build a 30-acre port along the Delaware River for assembling and deploying turbines, plus an additional 25 acres for manufacturing facilities. Officials say the new port, which is expected to cost as much as $400 million, will create up to 1,500 jobs in southern New Jersey.

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]]> Thu, 18 Jun 2020 18:28:52 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/new-jersey-announces-400-million-offshore-wind-port Parks vs. People: In Guatemala, Communities Take Best Care of the Forest http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/parks-vs-people-in-guatemala-communities-take-best-care-of-the-forest When Guatemala created a major reserve 30 years ago, environmentalists complained that too much land was entrusted to local people and not converted to parks. Now, the parks have been overrun by ranches linked to drug traffickers, while the community-run lands are well preserved.

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]]> Thu, 18 Jun 2020 09:00:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/parks-vs-people-in-guatemala-communities-take-best-care-of-the-forest Climate Models Underestimate CO2 Emissions from Permafrost by 14 Percent, Study Finds http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/climate-models-underestimate-co2-emissions-from-permafrost-by-14-percent-study-finds Climate change models have underestimated the amount of carbon dioxide that will be emitted from thawing permafrost by as much as 14 percent, according to a new study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

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]]> Tue, 16 Jun 2020 18:25:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/climate-models-underestimate-co2-emissions-from-permafrost-by-14-percent-study-finds How Global Regulators Are Selling Out the World's Largest Tuna http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/how-global-regulators-are-selling-out-the-worlds-largest-tuna The international commission responsible for managing Atlantic bluefin 鈥?prized for high-quality sushi 鈥?is failing to protect this magnificent fish. The regulators鈥?focus on fishing industry profits points up the need to change the way we view, and value, the lives of wild creatures.

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]]> Tue, 16 Jun 2020 09:00:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/how-global-regulators-are-selling-out-the-worlds-largest-tuna Elephants Are Mysteriously Dying in Botswana http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/elephants-are-mysteriously-dying-in-botswana Wildlife officials in Botswana are investigating the mysterious deaths of 154 elephants over a three-month period in the Okavango Delta, in the northwest corner of the country. Both poaching and poisoning have been ruled out as causes of the die-off, Reuters reported.

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]]> Mon, 15 Jun 2020 21:11:24 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/elephants-are-mysteriously-dying-in-botswana 90 Percent of U.S. Could Be Powered by Renewables by 2035 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/90-percent-of-us-could-be-power-by-renewables-by-2035 Despite America鈥檚 continued reliance on fossil fuels as its primary source of energy, the plummeting costs of alternative energy sources 鈥?like power harnessed from the sun or wind 鈥?is making them an increasingly viable choice on the competitive market. So much so, that a University of California, Berkeley report released on Tuesday argues that by 2035, 90 percent of the United States could be powered by renewables.

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]]> Fri, 12 Jun 2020 18:40:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/90-percent-of-us-could-be-power-by-renewables-by-2035 Environmental Activists Worldwide Face High Risk of Criminalization and Violence, Report Finds http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/environmental-activists-worldwide-face-high-risk-of-criminalization-and-violence-report-finds In one-fifth of environmental conflicts around the world, activists face criminal charges or imprisonment as a result of their work defending natural resources, according to a new analysis by researchers at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

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]]> Fri, 12 Jun 2020 01:28:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/environmental-activists-worldwide-face-high-risk-of-criminalization-and-violence-report-finds Building Back Better: Why Europe Must Lead a Global Green Recovery http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/building-back-better-why-europe-must-lead-a-global-green-recovery With the global economy reeling from the pandemic, most nations are focusing stimulus programs on reviving employment. But Europe is moving forward with a Green Deal initiative that provides a framework for decarbonizing its economy and spurring the rest of the world to follow.

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]]> Thu, 11 Jun 2020 09:00:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/building-back-better-why-europe-must-lead-a-global-green-recovery Russian Oil Spill Reaches Pristine Arctic Lake http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/russian-oil-spill-reaches-pristine-arctic-lake Diesel fuel from a 21,000-ton oil spill in the Russian Arctic has reached a freshwater lake that serves as a gateway into the Arctic Ocean, Russian officials announced. The spill, one of the largest in Russian history, has contaminated several rivers and tributaries so far, triggering a major clean-up effort and prompting Russian President Vladimir Putin to declare a state of emergency.

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]]> Tue, 09 Jun 2020 21:51:31 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/russian-oil-spill-reaches-pristine-arctic-lake Unequal Impact: The Deep Links Between Racism and Climate Change http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/unequal-impact-the-deep-links-between-inequality-and-climate-change Activist Elizabeth Yeampierre has long focused on the connections between racial injustice and the environment and climate change. In the wake of George Floyd鈥檚 killing and the outsized impact of Covid-19 on communities of color, she hopes people may finally be ready to listen.

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]]> Tue, 09 Jun 2020 09:00:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/unequal-impact-the-deep-links-between-inequality-and-climate-change President Trump Signs Executive Order Waiving Key Environmental Laws http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/president-trump-to-sign-executive-order-waiving-key-environmental-laws President Trump has signed an executive order to expedite the permitting of new infrastructure and energy projects as a way to address the economic downturn driven by the Covid-19 pandemic, several news outlets report. The order waives several long-standing environmental laws to allow for the faster approval, including the Endangered Species Act and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), according to The Washington Post.

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]]> Thu, 04 Jun 2020 21:49:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/president-trump-to-sign-executive-order-waiving-key-environmental-laws How Small Family Forests Can Help Meet the Climate Challenge http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/how-small-family-forests-can-help-meet-the-climate-challenge As efforts grow to store more CO2 emissions in forests, one sector has been overlooked 鈥?small, family-owned woodlands, which comprise 38 percent of U.S. forests. Now, a major conservation initiative is aiming to help these owners manage their lands for maximum carbon storage.

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]]> Thu, 04 Jun 2020 09:00:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/how-small-family-forests-can-help-meet-the-climate-challenge As Mining Continues During Coronavirus, Local Indigenous Communities at High Risk http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/as-mining-continues-during-coronavirus-local-indigenous-communities-at-high-risk Mining sites across the globe have become hot spots for coronavirus infections, threatening thousands of workers and indigenous and rural communities, according to a new report by a coalition of environmental watchdog groups. Outbreaks of the virus have occurred in and around mine sites in 18 countries, including Panama, Brazil, Russia, Canada, and Peru.

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]]> Tue, 02 Jun 2020 21:03:54 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/as-mining-continues-during-coronavirus-local-indigenous-communities-at-high-risk The Pandemic Has Taken Cars Off Urban Streets. Will It Last? http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/the-pandemic-has-taken-cars-off-urban-streets.-will-it-last With a sharp drop in auto traffic due to the coronavirus, cities around the globe have closed streets to cars and expanded pedestrian thoroughfares and bike lanes. But as life edges back to normal, will these initiatives survive, especially if virus-wary citizens shun mass transit?

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]]> Mon, 01 Jun 2020 11:46:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/the-pandemic-has-taken-cars-off-urban-streets.-will-it-last The World鈥檚 Forests Are Getting Younger and Shorter, Research Finds http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/the-worlds-forests-are-getting-younger-and-shorter-research-finds Climate change is altering the age and structure of the world鈥檚 forests, driving an increase in younger and shorter trees over the last century, according to a new study published in the journal Science. Since 1900, the world has lost more than a third of its old-growth forests.

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]]> Fri, 29 May 2020 19:23:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/the-worlds-forests-are-getting-younger-and-shorter-research-finds Mississippi River Delta Marshes Have Hit a Tipping Point, Study Finds http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/mississippi-river-delta-marshes-have-hit-a-tipping-point-study-finds New research finds that marshes in the Mississippi River Delta have hit a tipping point and will likely drown this century due to sea level rise. The study, which examined 8,500 years of marsh paleorecords, contradicts other research that suggests Louisiana鈥檚 remaining 5,800 square miles of marshes could survive climate change.

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]]> Tue, 26 May 2020 20:10:06 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/mississippi-river-delta-marshes-have-hit-a-tipping-point-study-finds Will Floating Turbines Usher in a New Wave of Offshore Wind? http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/will-floating-turbines-usher-in-a-new-wave-of-offshore-wind As locations for wind energy fill up onshore and near-shore, companies are deploying floating turbines that can be sited in deep waters, out of view from the coast. Proponents contend the new technology could boost the wind industry, but daunting challenges, including costs, remain.

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]]> Tue, 26 May 2020 09:00:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/will-floating-turbines-usher-in-a-new-wave-of-offshore-wind A Major Oil Pipeline Project Strikes Deep at the Heart of Africa http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/a-major-oil-pipeline-project-strikes-deep-at-the-heart-of-africa Despite the global plunge in oil prices, a major pipeline that would carry oil 900 miles across East Africa is moving ahead. International experts warn that the $20 billion project will displace thousands of small farmers and put key wildlife habitat and coastal waters at risk.

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]]> Thu, 21 May 2020 09:00:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/a-major-oil-pipeline-project-strikes-deep-at-the-heart-of-africa Global Emissions Fell 17 Percent Due to Coronavirus Shutdowns http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/global-emissions-fell-17-percent-due-to-coronavirus-shutdowns Daily global greenhouse gas emissions declined 17 percent by early April compared to 2019 levels due to coronavirus-related shutdowns around the world, according to new research published in the journal Nature Climate Change. Daily emissions from cars and trucks fell 36 percent, and aviation emissions declined by 60 percent.

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]]> Tue, 19 May 2020 21:00:52 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/global-emissions-fell-17-percent-due-to-coronavirus-shutdowns In California, A Push Grows to Turn Dead Trees into Biomass Energy http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/in-california-a-push-grows-to-turn-dead-trees-into-biomass-energy As forests in California and the Western U.S. are hit by rising numbers of fires and disease outbreaks related to climate change, some experts argue that using dead and diseased trees to produce biomass energy will help to restore forests and reduce CO2 emissions.

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]]> Tue, 19 May 2020 09:00:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/in-california-a-push-grows-to-turn-dead-trees-into-biomass-energy One Billion People Will Suffer From 鈥淯nliveable鈥?Heat Within 50 years, Study Finds http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/one-billion-people-will-suffer-from-unliveable-heat-within-50-years-study-finds The human cost of the climate crisis will hit harder, wider, and sooner than previously believed, according to a study that shows a billion people will either be displaced or forced to endure insufferable heat for every additional 1 degree Celsius rise in the global temperature.

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]]> Fri, 15 May 2020 21:01:47 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/one-billion-people-will-suffer-from-unliveable-heat-within-50-years-study-finds To Get Covid-19 Relief, Companies in Canada Will Have to Disclose Climate Impacts http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/to-get-covid-19-relief-companies-in-canada-will-have-to-disclose-climate-impacts Canada announced that in order for businesses to receive Covid-19 economic aid, they will be required to disclose their climate impacts and commit to making environmentally sustainable decisions, E&E News reported. The condition is part of the country鈥檚 new Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility, which has been created to provide bridge loans to Canada鈥檚 largest employers struggling during the pandemic.

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]]> Thu, 14 May 2020 21:11:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/to-get-covid-19-relief-companies-in-canada-will-have-to-disclose-climate-impacts When Social Distancing Ends, Will We Rethink the World We Want? http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/when-social-distancing-ends-will-we-rethink-the-world-we-want Long before the virus, Americans had become socially isolated, retreating into sprawling suburbs and an online world of screens. When we emerge from our pandemic-mandated separation, can we reconnect with each other and reconsider how the way we live impacts the natural world?

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]]> Thu, 14 May 2020 09:00:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/when-social-distancing-ends-will-we-rethink-the-world-we-want The Largest Solar Project in the U.S. Gets Green Light http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/the-largest-solar-project-in-the-u-s-gets-green-light The United States鈥?largest solar project to date received final approval from the Department of the Interior, clearing the way for the $1-billion, 690-megawatt array to break ground on federal land in the Mojave desert in Nevada, several news outlets reported. The project, which also includes battery storage, is expected to produce enough electricity to power 260,000 homes and offset the greenhouse gas emissions of about 83,000 cars annually, according to the Associated Press.

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]]> Tue, 12 May 2020 21:51:14 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/the-largest-solar-project-in-the-u-s-gets-green-light How Renewable Energy Could Emerge on Top After the Pandemic http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/how-renewable-energy-could-emerge-on-top-after-the-pandemic The short-term prospects for wind and solar power look rocky amid the economic upheaval of the coronavirus. But long term, renewables could emerge stronger than ever, especially if governments integrate support for clean energy into Covid-19 economic-recovery programs.

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]]> Tue, 12 May 2020 11:21:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/how-renewable-energy-could-emerge-on-top-after-the-pandemic Amid Coronavirus Lockdown, a Spike in Illegal Logging in Tunisia http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/amid-coronavirus-lockdown-a-spike-in-illegal-logging-in-tunisia Loggers in Tunisia are taking advantage of the country鈥檚 coronavirus restrictions, increasingly entering forests after a national curfew to illegally fell thousands of trees in the darkness of night. In early April, loggers in the northwest region of Ain Draham cut down 400 endangered Algerian oak trees, some more than 300 years old, to make charcoal, the Thomson Reuters Foundation reported.

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]]> Thu, 07 May 2020 21:09:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/amid-coronavirus-lockdown-a-spike-in-illegal-logging-in-tunisia Connecting the Dots Between Environmental Injustice and the Coronavirus http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/connecting-the-dots-between-environmental-injustice-and-the-coronavirus Scientist Sacoby Wilson has long focused on health issues related to environmental injustice. In an e360 interview, he discusses how social and environmental inequality have contributed to the outsized impact of Covid-19 on low-income neighborhoods and communities of color.

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]]> Thu, 07 May 2020 13:27:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/connecting-the-dots-between-environmental-injustice-and-the-coronavirus Scientists Find Plastic Hotspots in the Deep Ocean http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/scientists-find-plastic-hotspots-in-the-deep-ocean Scientists have discovered microplastic hotspots on the ocean floor, formed by deep-sea currents that act as conveyor belts moving tiny plastic fragments around. One such hotspot, in the Tyrrhenian Sea, part of the Mediterranean Sea, had 1.9 million microplastic pieces on just one square meter, according to a new study published in the journal Science.

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]]> Tue, 05 May 2020 21:22:14 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/scientists-find-plastic-hotspots-in-the-deep-ocean Fortress Charleston: Will Walling Off the City Hold Back the Waters? http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/fortress-charleston-will-walling-off-the-city-hold-back-the-waters Officials in Charleston, South Carolina have endorsed a $2 billion plan to wall off the historic downtown from rising seas and surging storms. It is the latest in a growing number of extravagantly expensive seawalls and barriers being proposed to defend U.S. coastal cities.

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]]> Tue, 05 May 2020 09:00:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/fortress-charleston-will-walling-off-the-city-hold-back-the-waters Nearly 15,000 Miles of New Roads Will Be Built in Tiger Habitat by 2050, Study Finds http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/nearly-15-000-miles-of-new-roads-will-be-built-in-tiger-habitat-by-2050-study-finds Nations are expected to build nearly 15,000 miles of new roads through tiger habitat by mid-century, driven by major infrastructure projects such as China鈥檚 Belt and Road Initiative, according to a new analysis published in the journal Science Advances. The study also found that the 83,300 miles of roads that already cross through tiger habitat are decreasing the population and its prey by as much as 20 percent.

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]]> Thu, 30 Apr 2020 21:02:31 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/nearly-15-000-miles-of-new-roads-will-be-built-in-tiger-habitat-by-2050-study-finds As Oil Industry Swoons, Tar Sands Workers Look to Renewables for Jobs http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/as-oil-industry-swoons-tar-sands-workers-look-to-renewables-for-jobs Long reliant on the vast oil reserves of its tar sands, Alberta is now facing a reckoning as its oil industry is clobbered by the coronavirus downturn. With tar sands operations shedding jobs, a movement is growing to retrain oil workers for the emerging renewables sector.

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]]> Thu, 30 Apr 2020 09:00:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/as-oil-industry-swoons-tar-sands-workers-look-to-renewables-for-jobs Indigenous Group in Brazil Wins Decades-Long Battle Over Illegal Logging http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/indigenous-group-in-brazil-wins-decades-long-battle-over-illegal-logging The Ashaninka indigenous community in Brazil has won a two-decade federal court dispute against illegal logging interests, receiving $3 million in compensation and an official apology from companies for cutting down thousands of mahogany, cedar, and other tree species in the Kampa do Rio Am么nia Indigenous Reserve.

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]]> Tue, 28 Apr 2020 21:51:48 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/indigenous-group-in-brazil-wins-decades-long-battle-over-illegal-logging Why 'Carbon-Cycle Feedbacks' Could Drive Temperatures Even Higher http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/why-carbon-cycle-feedbacks-could-drive-temperatures-even-higher New research indicates that parts of the Amazon and other tropical forests are now emitting more CO2 than they absorb. Some scientists are concerned this development, which is not yet incorporated into climate models, could put the temperature goals set by the Paris Agreement out of reach.

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]]> Tue, 28 Apr 2020 09:00:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/why-carbon-cycle-feedbacks-could-drive-temperatures-even-higher As Coronavirus Shutdowns Reduce Air Pollution, European Solar Generation Breaks Records http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/as-coronavirus-shutdowns-reduce-air-pollution-european-solar-generation-breaks-records Three of Europe鈥檚 biggest economies 鈥?Germany, Spain, and the United Kingdom 鈥?have recently achieved new records in solar generation, due in part to a drop in air pollution from coronavirus-related shutdowns, which has cleared skies and boosted production of photovoltaic cells, Greentech Media reported.

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]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2020 21:30:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/as-coronavirus-shutdowns-reduce-air-pollution-european-solar-generation-breaks-records As Sea Levels Rise, Will Drinking Water Supplies Be at Risk? http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/as-sea-levels-rise-will-drinking-water-supplies-be-at-risk The Delaware River, a major source of drinking water for Philadelphia, is facing an emerging threat as rising seas push saltwater farther upstream. It鈥檚 a problem that other places, from Miami to Shanghai, will also confront, especially as increasing drought lowers river flows.

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]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2020 09:00:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/as-sea-levels-rise-will-drinking-water-supplies-be-at-risk Before the Next Pandemic, an Ambitious Push to Catalog Viruses in Wildlife http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/before-the-next-pandemic-an-ambitious-push-to-catalog-viruses-in-wildlife To avert future pandemics, the Global Virome Project aims to track down and identify hundreds of thousands of viruses in wildlife around the world. But some experts say a better use of limited resources is to focus on detecting emerging viruses that pose imminent threats to humans.

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]]> Wed, 22 Apr 2020 09:00:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/before-the-next-pandemic-an-ambitious-push-to-catalog-viruses-in-wildlife As Snowmelt Declines, Farmers in Western U.S. Could Be Among the Hardest Hit http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/as-snowmelt-disappears-farmers-in-western-u-s-could-be-among-the-hardest-hit As global temperatures continue to rise, farmers in the western United States who rely on snowmelt to water their crops could be one of the most severely affected agricultural communities in the world, according to a new study in the journal Nature Climate Change. Two of the most vulnerable regions to climate change will be the San Joaquin and Colorado river basins, both major producers of crops and livestock.

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]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2020 22:18:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/as-snowmelt-disappears-farmers-in-western-u-s-could-be-among-the-hardest-hit Trump Administration to Weaken Limits on Mercury and Other Toxic Pollutants http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/trump-administration-to-weaken-limits-on-mercury-and-other-toxic-pollutants The Trump administration is expected to weaken regulations on mercury pollution from oil- and coal-fired power plants this week, several news outlets reported. The new rule will change how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency calculates the costs and benefits of reducing releases of mercury and other toxic metals, undermining the legal justifications for limiting the pollutants.

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]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2020 21:06:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/trump-administration-to-weaken-limits-on-mercury-and-other-toxic-pollutants How the Laws That Earth Day Inspired Have Benefited Us All http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/how-the-laws-that-earth-day-inspired-have-benefited-us-all Fifty years after the first Earth Day helped create the nation鈥檚 most important environmental laws, the Trump administration is pushing for a sweeping rollback of regulations. But the rules the administration loves to criticize have made life better and healthier for millions of Americans.

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]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2020 09:00:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/how-the-laws-that-earth-day-inspired-have-benefited-us-all Countries Must Act on Climate or Risk Up to $792 Trillion in Economic Damage http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/countries-must-act-on-climate-or-risk-up-to-792-trillion-in-economic-damage The global economy could lose between $150 trillion to $792 trillion by 2100 if nations fail to meet their current targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new analysis in the journal Nature Communications. In contrast, it would cost G20 countries just $16 trillion to $103 trillion to limit warming to 1.5 or 2 degrees Celsius, the analysis said.

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]]> Tue, 14 Apr 2020 19:35:14 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/countries-must-act-on-climate-or-risk-up-to-792-trillion-in-economic-damage To Cut Carbon Emissions, a Movement Grows to 鈥楨lectrify Everything鈥?/title> <link>http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/to-cut-carbon-emissions-a-movement-grows-to-electrify-everything</link> <description> <![CDATA[ <p>In an effort to move away from fossil fuels, U.S. communities from California to Massachusetts are instituting bans on natural gas in new construction. Proponents say the measures are critical for speeding the transition to an all-electric future powered by renewable energy. </p><p><a href="http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/to-cut-carbon-emissions-a-movement-grows-to-electrify-everything">Read more on E360 鈫?/a></p> ]]></description> <pubDate>Tue, 14 Apr 2020 09:00:00 +0000</pubDate> <guid>http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/to-cut-carbon-emissions-a-movement-grows-to-electrify-everything</guid> </item> <item> <title>New Jersey Confers Strict Water Protections on 600 Miles of Waterways http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/new-jersey-confers-strict-water-protections-on-600-miles-of-waterways At a time when the Trump administration is rolling back U.S. clean water regulations, New Jersey has stepped up protections on 600 miles of rivers and streams throughout the state.

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]]> Thu, 09 Apr 2020 17:44:41 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/new-jersey-confers-strict-water-protections-on-600-miles-of-waterways Spillover Warning: How We Can Prevent the Next Pandemic http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/spillover-warning-how-we-can-prevent-the-next-pandemic-david-quammen Author David Quammen has tracked the spillover of viruses from animals to humans for more than a decade. To avoid future pandemics, he says, we must rethink our relationship with nature and recognize how our choices can lead to dangerous disruptions of the natural world.

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]]> Thu, 09 Apr 2020 09:00:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/spillover-warning-how-we-can-prevent-the-next-pandemic-david-quammen UN Biodiversity Chief Argues for a Permanent Ban on Wildlife Markets http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/un-biodiversity-chief-argues-for-a-permanent-ban-on-wildlife-markets The United Nations鈥?biodiversity chief has called for a global ban on wildlife markets 鈥?such as the one in Wuhan, China, believed to be the starting point of the coronavirus outbreak 鈥?to prevent future pandemics.

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]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2020 18:38:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/un-biodiversity-chief-argues-for-a-permanent-ban-on-wildlife-markets After the Coronavirus, Two Sharply Divergent Paths on Climate http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/after-the-coronavirus-two-sharply-divergent-paths-on-climate Some policy experts are optimistic that victory over the coronavirus will instill greater appreciation for what government, science, and business can do to tackle climate change. But others believe the economic damage caused by the virus will set back climate efforts for years to come.

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]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2020 09:00:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/after-the-coronavirus-two-sharply-divergent-paths-on-climate Entries Invited for the Seventh Annual Yale Environment 360 Video Contest http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/entries-invited-for-the-seventh-annual-yale-environment-360-video-contest The seventh annual Yale Environment 360 Video Contest is now accepting entries. The contest honors the year鈥檚 best environmental videos. Submissions must focus on an environmental issue or theme and be a maximum of 20 minutes in length. The contest aims to honor work that has not previously been widely seen. Videos that are funded by an organization or company and are primarily about that organization or company are not eligible.

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]]> Mon, 06 Apr 2020 17:12:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/entries-invited-for-the-seventh-annual-yale-environment-360-video-contest Marine Life Could Recover By 2050 With the Right Policies, Study Finds http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/marine-life-could-recover-by-2050-with-the-right-policies-study-finds Despite centuries of rampant overfishing and pollution, marine life in the world鈥檚 oceans could be fully restored in as little as 30 years with aggressive conservation policies, according to a new scientific review published in the journal Nature. The research pointed to ocean animals鈥?strong resiliency and the successful recovery of several species, including humpback whales.

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]]> Thu, 02 Apr 2020 20:45:21 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/marine-life-could-recover-by-2050-with-the-right-policies-study-finds In an Era of Pandemics and Fires, Global Action Is the Only Hope http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/in-an-era-of-pandemics-and-fires-global-action-is-the-only-hope In the San Francisco Bay Area, where the coronavirus is now eclipsing the dangers of drought and fire, the new pandemic is the starkest reminder yet of how connected we all are. To tackle both the virus and climate change, there is no option but global collaboration.

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]]> Thu, 02 Apr 2020 09:00:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/in-an-era-of-pandemics-and-fires-global-action-is-the-only-hope Methane-Eating Bacteria Could Help Decrease Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Thawing Arctic Tundra http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/methane-eating-bacteria-could-help-decrease-greenhouse-gas-emissions-from-thawing-arctic-tundra As global temperatures rise, scientists warn that thawing Arctic permafrost is releasing an alarming amount of methane 鈥?a greenhouse gas 25 percent more potent than carbon dioxide 鈥?into the atmosphere. Now, a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change has discovered a type of methane-oxidizing bacteria living in upland Arctic soils that could potentially offset some of these emissions.

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]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2020 21:03:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/methane-eating-bacteria-could-help-decrease-greenhouse-gas-emissions-from-thawing-arctic-tundra Can 鈥楥arbon Smart鈥?Farming Play a Key Role in the Climate Fight? http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/can-carbon-smart-farming-play-a-key-role-in-the-climate-fight Markets are emerging to pay farmers to store more carbon in the soil by using improved agricultural practices. But flows of greenhouse gases into and out of soil are complex, and some scientists are questioning whether these efforts will actually help slow global warming.

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]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2020 09:00:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/can-carbon-smart-farming-play-a-key-role-in-the-climate-fight Seychelles Creates a Marine Reserve Twice the Size of Great Britain http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/seychelles-creates-a-marine-reserve-twice-the-size-of-great-britain The Seychelles, an archipelago in the Indian Ocean, has established 154,000 square miles of marine protected areas, fulfilling a pledge to protect nearly a third of its vast territorial waters. About half of the newly protected areas will be 鈥渘o-take zones,鈥?where economic activity such as fishing and mining will be prohibited. Limited economic activities will be permitted in the other half of the protected areas.

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]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2020 19:24:21 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/seychelles-creates-a-marine-reserve-twice-the-size-of-great-britain The Great Barrier Reef is Experiencing Its Third Mass Bleaching Event in Five Years http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/the-great-barrier-reef-is-experiencing-its-third-mass-bleaching-event-in-five-years Australian officials have confirmed that the Great Barrier Reef is experiencing 鈥渧ery widespread鈥?coral bleaching 鈥?the reef鈥檚 third mass-bleaching event in five years. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority said the damage is the result of 鈥減rolonged thermal stress鈥?due to high ocean temperatures in February and March.

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]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2020 20:22:38 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/the-great-barrier-reef-is-experiencing-its-third-mass-bleaching-event-in-five-years Shifting Gears: The Climate Protest Movement in the Age of Coronavirus http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/shifting-gears-the-climate-protest-movement-in-the-age-of-coronavirus Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, Fridays for Future, the youth climate campaign, was seeing numbers of protesters decline and its calls for action falling short of its goals. Now, the movement is recalibrating its strategies to try to usher in the next phase of a global campaign.

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]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2020 09:00:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/shifting-gears-the-climate-protest-movement-in-the-age-of-coronavirus A Massive Glacier in East Antarctica Has Retreated 3 Miles in 22 Years http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/a-massive-glacier-in-east-antarctica-has-retreated-3-miles-in-22-years East Antarctica鈥檚 Denman Glacier has retreated nearly 3 miles over the past two decades, losing 268 billion tons of ice between 1979 and 2017, according to a new study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. If the glacier were to melt completely, it holds enough water to raise global sea levels by about 5 feet.

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]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2020 21:04:09 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/a-massive-glacier-in-east-antarctica-has-retreated-3-miles-in-22-years Coronavirus Holds Key Lessons on How to Fight Climate Change http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/coronavirus-holds-key-lessons-on-how-to-fight-climate-change When the Covid-19 pandemic is past, societies may adopt some important measures that would lower emissions, from more teleconferencing to shortening global supply chains. But the most lasting lesson may be what the coronavirus teaches us about the urgency of taking swift action.

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]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2020 09:00:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/coronavirus-holds-key-lessons-on-how-to-fight-climate-change Coronavirus Stimulus Plans Are An Opportunity for Bold Climate Action, Expert Says http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/coronavirus-stimulus-plans-are-an-opportunity-for-bold-climate-action-expert-says Governments and financial institutions should incorporate climate change action into their Covid-19 economic recovery plans, the head of the International Energy Agency (IEA), Fatih Birol, told Climate Home News. Stimulus packages, he argues, should focus on large-scale investments in things like clean energy, battery storage, and carbon capture-and-storage technologies.

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]]> Thu, 19 Mar 2020 17:26:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/coronavirus-stimulus-plans-are-an-opportunity-for-bold-climate-action-expert-says With Temperatures Rising, Can Animals Survive the Heat Stress? http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/with-temperatures-rising-can-animals-survive-the-heat-stress A growing number of studies show that warming temperatures are increasing mortality in creatures ranging from birds in the Mojave Desert, to mammals in Australia, to bumblebees in North America. Researchers warn that heat stress could become a major factor in future extinctions.

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]]> Thu, 19 Mar 2020 09:00:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/with-temperatures-rising-can-animals-survive-the-heat-stress Green Violence: 鈥楨co-Guards鈥?Are Abusing Indigenous Groups in Africa http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/green-violence-eco-guards-are-abusing-indigenous-groups-in-africa A new UN report says park guards funded by conservation organizations are hounding African forest dwellers. In an interview with Yale e360, a noted anthropologist describes the mistreatment and says the solution lies in giving indigenous people greater control over their traditional lands.

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]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2020 09:00:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/green-violence-eco-guards-are-abusing-indigenous-groups-in-africa LEGO Bricks Could Linger in the Ocean for 1,300 Years, Study Finds http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/lego-bricks-could-linger-in-the-ocean-for-1-300-years-study-finds It can take up to 1,300 years for LEGO bricks to break down in the ocean, according to new research published in the journal Environmental Pollution. The pieces of the iconic children鈥檚 toy, which is made from a strong plastic material called acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), are commonly found in ocean trash hotspots and wash up on shores across the globe by the thousands. Scientists say the findings are another reminder for people to be careful of how they dispose of everyday household items.

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]]> Mon, 16 Mar 2020 22:19:02 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/lego-bricks-could-linger-in-the-ocean-for-1-300-years-study-finds There鈥檚 Been a Six-Fold Increase in Polar Ice Cap Melting Since the 1990s http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/theres-been-a-six-fold-increase-in-polar-ice-cap-melting-since-the-1990s The polar ice caps are melting six times faster than in the 1990s, according to the most complete analysis to date. The ice loss from Greenland and Antarctica is tracking the worst-case climate warming scenario set out by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), scientists say.

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]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2020 18:18:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/theres-been-a-six-fold-increase-in-polar-ice-cap-melting-since-the-1990s A Movement Grows to Help Farmers Reduce Pollution and Turn a Profit http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/a-movement-grows-to-help-farmers-reduce-pollution-and-turn-a-profit More than 100,000 miles of U.S. rivers and streams are polluted by nitrogen and phosphorus, much of it from agricultural runoff. In Pennsylvania, an innovative program is showing farmers how to plant cash crops in buffer zones to help stabilize stream banks and clean up waterways.

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]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2020 11:42:13 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/a-movement-grows-to-help-farmers-reduce-pollution-and-turn-a-profit New European Rules Aim to End Throwaway Culture http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/new-european-rules-aim-to-end-throwaway-culture The European Commission has announced a plan to require manufacturers to make products that last longer and are easier to repair and reuse 鈥?an attempt to curb the 鈥渢hrowaway culture鈥?that has fueled greenhouse gas emissions, resource extraction, and pollution. The new rules would take effect by 2021.

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]]> Wed, 11 Mar 2020 20:34:45 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/new-european-rules-aim-to-end-throwaway-culture Brazil Issues Fewest Number of Environment Fines in 24 Years http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/brazil-issues-fewest-number-of-environment-fines-in-24-years Brazil鈥檚 environment agency last year gave out its lowest number of fines for breaking environmental laws since 1995, Reuters reported. This is despite a devastating surge in deforestation and fires in the Amazon, with nearly 90,000 blazes detected from January to October and more than 2.2 million acres of forest burned.

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]]> Tue, 10 Mar 2020 19:02:41 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/brazil-issues-fewest-number-of-environment-fines-in-24-years As Investors and Insurers Back Away, the Economics of Coal Turn Toxic http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/as-investors-and-insurers-back-away-the-economics-of-coal-turn-toxic Coal is declining sharply, as financiers and insurance companies abandon the industry in the face of shrinking demand, pressure from climate campaigners, and competition from cleaner fuels. After years of its predicted demise, the world鈥檚 dirtiest fossil fuel may finally be on the way out.

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]]> Tue, 10 Mar 2020 13:09:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/as-investors-and-insurers-back-away-the-economics-of-coal-turn-toxic Developers Ordered a Record-Breaking 100 GW of New Wind Capacity in 2019 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/developers-ordered-a-record-breaking-100-gw-of-new-wind-capacity-in-2019 Wind developers around the globe ordered nearly 100 gigawatts (GW) of new turbine capacity in 2019, a new record and a 65 percent increase over the previous year, according to data from the market research firm Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables. Nearly half of this new capacity was ordered in China, Greentech Media reported.

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]]> Fri, 06 Mar 2020 19:47:20 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/developers-ordered-a-record-breaking-100-gw-of-new-wind-capacity-in-2019 Europe Just Had Its Warmest Winter on Record http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/europe-just-had-its-warmest-winter-on-record Europe has experienced its warmest winter on record, with temperatures 3.4 degrees Celsius (6 degrees Fahrenheit) above the 1981-2010 average, according to new data from the European Union鈥檚 Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S). December, January, and February were 1.4 degrees C higher than the previous record, established in the winter of 2015-2016.

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]]> Thu, 05 Mar 2020 19:50:47 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/europe-just-had-its-warmest-winter-on-record As Warming Alters Alaska, Can a Key Wildlife Refuge Adapt? http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/as-warming-alters-alaska-can-a-key-wildlife-refuge-adapt The vast Kenai National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska is undergoing sweeping climatic changes, as forest is wiped out and grasslands emerge. Refuge managers are considering proactive measures to adapt, including introducing bison and other species well-suited to the new ecosystems.

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]]> Thu, 05 Mar 2020 10:00:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/as-warming-alters-alaska-can-a-key-wildlife-refuge-adapt Half of the World鈥檚 Sandy Beaches Could Be Lost By 2100, Study Finds http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/half-of-the-worlds-sandy-beaches-could-be-lost-by-2100-study-finds Sandy beaches line more than 30 percent of the world鈥檚 coastlines, playing critical roles in local economies, cultures, and as natural buffers to coastal storms. Now, scientists are projecting that more than half of the world鈥檚 sandy beaches could vanish by the end of the century due to worsening erosion and sea level rise, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change.

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]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2020 17:46:34 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/half-of-the-worlds-sandy-beaches-could-be-lost-by-2100-study-finds How Hip Hop Can Bring Green Issues to Communities of Color http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/how-hip-hop-can-bring-green-issues-to-communities-of-color The environmental movement has largely failed to connect with people of color and marginalized urban communities. By confronting issues from contaminated water to climate change, hip hop music can help bridge that divide and bring home the realities of environmental injustice.

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]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2020 10:00:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/how-hip-hop-can-bring-green-issues-to-communities-of-color Major Midwest Utility to Invest $7.6 Billion in Smart Grid Technology and Renewables http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/major-midwest-utility-to-invest-7-6-billion-in-smart-grid-technology-and-renewables One of the largest utility companies in the U.S. Midwest, Ameren, has announced that it will spend $7.6 billion on a five-year grid modernization plan that includes installing smart meters for its more than 1.2 million customers, adding solar energy and battery storage in rural areas, switching to storm-resilient utility poles and wires, and purchasing 700 megawatts (MW) of wind power, Utility Drive reported.

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]]> Fri, 28 Feb 2020 17:38:28 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/major-midwest-utility-to-invest-7-6-billion-in-smart-grid-technology-and-renewables BP Cutting Ties With Three U.S. Lobby Groups Over Climate Policies http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/bp-cutting-ties-with-three-u-s-lobby-groups-over-climate-policies Oil giant BP said it will sever links with three United States-based trade associations, including the country鈥檚 main refining lobby, because of disagreements over their climate-related policies and activities. The decision comes after the United Kingdom oil corporation鈥檚 new chief executive, Bernard Looney, set an ambitious target to shrink its carbon footprint to net zero by 2050. To achieve this, BP will have to cut more greenhouse gas emissions every year than the amount produced by the whole of the UK.

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]]> Thu, 27 Feb 2020 20:14:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/bp-cutting-ties-with-three-u-s-lobby-groups-over-climate-policies Natural Disasters Could Cost 20 Percent More By 2040 Due to Climate Change http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/natural-disasters-could-cost-20-percent-more-by-2040-due-to-climate-change Climate change could add more than 20 percent, or $100 billion annually, to the cost of extreme weather events around the world by 2040, according to a new analysis by researchers at Cambridge University. The new report measures direct costs, such as damage to buildings and infrastructure, as well as indirect costs, including disruptions to supply chains and business operations.

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]]> Thu, 27 Feb 2020 16:40:59 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/natural-disasters-could-cost-20-percent-more-by-2040-due-to-climate-change Fire Fallout: How Ash and Debris Are Choking Australia鈥檚 Rivers http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/fire-fallout-how-ash-and-debris-are-choking-australias-rivers The devastating bushfires that raged through southeastern Australia for months burned millions of acres. In the wake of the fires, a new threat has emerged 鈥?massive amounts of ash and debris being washed into rivers and waterways, killing fish and polluting water supplies.

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]]> Thu, 27 Feb 2020 08:00:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/fire-fallout-how-ash-and-debris-are-choking-australias-rivers Psychic Numbing: Keeping Hope Alive in a World of Extinctions http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/psychic-numbing-keeping-hope-alive-in-a-world-of-extinctions The litany of lost species can be overwhelming, leading to what has been called 鈥減sychic numbing.鈥?But as the recovery of species from bald eagles to humpback whales shows, our actions do matter in saving species and the aliveness and beauty they bring to the world.

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]]> Wed, 26 Feb 2020 10:00:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/psychic-numbing-keeping-hope-alive-in-a-world-of-extinctions Global Seed Bank Receives Its One-Millionth Variety http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/global-seed-bank-receives-its-one-millionth-variety The Svalbard Global Seed Vault in the Arctic, also known as the 鈥渄oomsday vault,鈥?has added its one millionth seed variety. Built in Norway in 2008, the vault is meant to protect crop diversity and safeguard global food supplies in case of a catastrophe, from natural disasters and climate change to war.

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]]> Tue, 25 Feb 2020 18:59:37 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/global-seed-bank-receives-its-one-millionth-variety Great Barrier Reef Shows Early Signs of Another Major Bleaching Event http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/great-barrier-reef-shows-early-signs-of-another-major-bleaching-event Parts of the Great Barrier Reef are showing signs of heat stress, raising the risk of another major coral bleaching event, scientists from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority have announced. Eastern Australia has experienced a long period of warmer than usual ocean currents, which has increased water temperatures across two-thirds of the reef 2 to 3 degrees Celsius above average for February, Reuters reported.

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]]> Fri, 21 Feb 2020 21:00:46 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/great-barrier-reef-shows-early-signs-of-another-major-bleaching-event Sub-Antarctic Blue Whales Are Making a Comeback http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/sub-antarctic-blue-whales-are-making-a-comeback Scientists have documented an 鈥渁stonishing鈥?number of blue whales off the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia 鈥?a region where they had been almost wiped out by commercial whaling in the early 20th century, the BBC reported. The international team of researchers counted 55 blue whales during a 25-day survey period. In contrast, a 2018 survey sighted just one blue whale.

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]]> Thu, 20 Feb 2020 20:13:42 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/sub-antarctic-blue-whales-are-making-a-comeback How a Trump Administration Rule Could Kill Millions of Birds http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/how-a-trump-administration-rule-could-kill-millions-of-birds A century-old law has made it illegal to kill migratory birds either purposely or accidentally. But a new proposal by the Trump administration and supported by the fossil fuel and other industries would relax regulation, legalizing unintentional killing and putting millions of birds in danger.

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]]> Thu, 20 Feb 2020 13:55:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/how-a-trump-administration-rule-could-kill-millions-of-birds When It Comes to Nuclear Power, Could Smaller Be Better? http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/when-it-comes-to-nuclear-power-could-smaller-be-better A handful of companies and governments are working to develop small-scale nuclear reactors that proponents say are safer, cheaper, and more compatible with renewables than traditional nuclear power. But critics contend the new technology doesn鈥檛 address concerns about safety and radioactive waste.

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]]> Wed, 19 Feb 2020 14:33:25 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/when-it-comes-to-nuclear-power-could-smaller-be-better Just a Tiny Fraction of America鈥檚 Plastic Can Actually Be Recycled, Report Finds http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/just-a-tiny-fraction-of-americas-plastic-can-actually-be-recycled-report-finds Many of the plastic containers labeled as recyclable in the United States may not actually be recyclable, according to a new report from Greenpeace. The report, which analyzed waste processing data at the country鈥檚 367 material recovery facilities, found that only PET #1 and HDPE #2 plastic bottles and jugs are being recycled with regularity. Plastics #3 through #7, while collected by municipal recycling programs, most often are 鈥渂eing sent to landfills or incinerated.鈥?/p>

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]]> Tue, 18 Feb 2020 22:25:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/just-a-tiny-fraction-of-americas-plastic-can-actually-be-recycled-report-finds After Massive Beetle Outbreaks, Some Western Forests Show Signs of Recovery http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/after-massive-beetle-outbreaks-some-western-forests-show-signs-of-recovery Just a few years after simultaneous bark beetle outbreaks decimated trees in the Rocky Mountains, scientists have found that large portions of these high-elevation forests are already showing signs of recovery, according to a new study of 14,000 trees published in the journal Ecology.

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]]> Fri, 14 Feb 2020 19:59:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/after-massive-beetle-outbreaks-some-western-forests-show-signs-of-recovery Salvation or Pipe Dream? A Movement Grows to Protect Up to Half the Planet http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/salvation-or-pipe-dream-a-movement-grows-to-protect-up-to-half-the-planet Leading scientists and conservationists are proposing that up to 50 percent of the earth鈥檚 land and oceans be protected in the coming decades. While some view the goal as unrealistic, proponents say it is essential for preserving the natural systems on which life itself depends.

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]]> Thu, 13 Feb 2020 10:00:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/salvation-or-pipe-dream-a-movement-grows-to-protect-up-to-half-the-planet Air Pollution from Fossil Fuels Costs $8 Billion Per Day, New Research Finds http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/air-pollution-from-fossil-fuels-costs-8-billion-per-day-new-research-finds The economic and health costs of air pollution from burning fossil fuels totaled $2.9 trillion in 2018, calculated in the form of work absences, years of life lost, and premature deaths, according to a new report by the Center for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA). The cost represents 3.3 percent of global GDP, or about $8 billion per day.

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]]> Wed, 12 Feb 2020 21:56:10 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/air-pollution-from-fossil-fuels-costs-8-billion-per-day-new-research-finds How Native Tribes Are Taking the Lead on Planning for Climate Change http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/how-native-tribes-are-taking-the-lead-on-planning-for-climate-change With their deep ties to the land and reliance on fishing, hunting, and gathering, indigenous tribes are especially vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Now, native communities across North America are stepping up to adopt climate action plans to protect their way of life.

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]]> Tue, 11 Feb 2020 10:00:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/how-native-tribes-are-taking-the-lead-on-planning-for-climate-change Hotter, Drier El Ni帽os Linked to Insect Decline in the Amazon, Study Finds http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/hotter-drier-el-ninos-linked-to-insect-decline-in-the-amazon-study-finds Scientists have found that hotter and drier El Ni帽o events are having major impacts on biodiversity in the Amazon rainforest, including causing the collapse of dung beetle populations, an important indicator species used to gauge the health of a larger ecosystem. According to a new study, dung beetle numbers in the Brazilian state of Par谩 fell by half following the 2015-2016 El Ni帽o event, and stayed low for at least two years afterwards.

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]]> Mon, 10 Feb 2020 19:47:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/hotter-drier-el-ninos-linked-to-insect-decline-in-the-amazon-study-finds Ten U.S. Refineries Emit Cancer-Causing Chemical Above EPA Limits http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/ten-u-s-refineries-emit-cancer-causing-chemical-above-epa-limits Ten oil refineries in the United States are emitting levels of the pollutant benzene well above the federal government鈥檚 鈥渁ction level鈥?limit, according to a new report from the Environmental Integrity Project, an environmental watchdog group. Long-term exposure to benzene can cause blood disorders and leukemia, Reuters reported.

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]]> Thu, 06 Feb 2020 19:05:02 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/ten-u-s-refineries-emit-cancer-causing-chemical-above-epa-limits As Sea Ice Declines, Polar Bears Are Spending An Extra Month on Land, Study Finds http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/as-sea-ice-declines-polar-bears-are-spending-an-extra-month-on-land-study-finds Rapidly declining sea ice in the Arctic is causing polar bears to spend an additional 30 days on land, fast for longer periods of time, and produce smaller litters, according to a new study published in the journal Ecological Applications that analyzed two decades of tracking data on polar bears.

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]]> Wed, 05 Feb 2020 18:40:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/as-sea-ice-declines-polar-bears-are-spending-an-extra-month-on-land-study-finds Why Clouds Are the Key to New Troubling Projections on Warming http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/why-clouds-are-the-key-to-new-troubling-projections-on-warming Recent climate models project that a doubling of atmospheric CO2 above pre-industrial levels could cause temperatures to soar far above previous estimates. A warming earth, researchers now say, will lead to a loss of clouds, allowing more solar energy to strike the planet.

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]]> Wed, 05 Feb 2020 10:00:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/why-clouds-are-the-key-to-new-troubling-projections-on-warming Study Finds Link Between Flu Risk and Wild Weather Swings http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/study-finds-link-between-flu-risk-and-wild-weather-swings Scientists have found a link between a heightened risk of flu and rapid weather swings that have become increasingly common in recent years due to climate change. The study, published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, examined more than a decade of health and weather data in the United States, mainland China, Italy, and France.

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]]> Mon, 03 Feb 2020 17:43:42 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/study-finds-link-between-flu-risk-and-wild-weather-swings Scientists Capture Images of the Bottom of the Thwaites Glacier http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/scientists-capture-images-of-the-bottom-of-the-thwaites-glacier Scientists have captured the first-ever photos and video of the ocean-floor foundations of the Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica, a major contributor to global sea level rise. The researchers used an underwater robotic vehicle to document where the bottom of the ice meets the seafloor, an area known as the grounding line that is critical to the stability of the glacier.

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]]> Fri, 31 Jan 2020 17:39:48 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/scientists-capture-images-of-the-bottom-of-the-thwaites-glacier Andes Meltdown: New Insights Into Rapidly Retreating Glaciers http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/andes-meltdown-new-insights-into-rapidly-retreating-glaciers Using satellite data, scientists are documenting the inexorable melting of South America鈥檚 glaciers and ice fields, with Andean glaciers thinning by nearly three feet a year since 2000. The loss of ice poses a threat to water supplies and agriculture from Bolivia to Chile.

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]]> Thu, 30 Jan 2020 10:00:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/andes-meltdown-new-insights-into-rapidly-retreating-glaciers Germany Aims to Phase Out Coal-Fired Power by 2038 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/germany-aims-to-phase-out-coal-fired-power-by-2038 The German government has introduced a plan to phase out coal-fired power entirely by 2038 鈥?a target that could cut the country鈥檚 carbon dioxide emissions by a quarter, Reuters reported. The agreement includes a $44 billion fund to compensate workers, companies, and regional governments impacted by the transition off of coal.

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]]> Wed, 29 Jan 2020 19:19:26 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/germany-aims-to-phase-out-coal-fired-power-by-2038 Marine Heat Wave Linked to Sharp Increase in Whale Entanglements http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/marine-heat-wave-linked-to-sharp-increase-in-whale-entanglements An ocean heat wave off the U.S. West Coast from 2014 to 2016 drove humpback whales into a narrow band of cooler water, leading to a dramatic increase in whale entanglements with crab-fishing gear, according to a new study.

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]]> Tue, 28 Jan 2020 19:39:33 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/marine-heat-wave-linked-to-sharp-increase-in-whale-entanglements Deep Decarbonization: A Realistic Way Forward on Climate Change http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/deep-decarbonization-a-realistic-way-forward-on-climate-change Global emissions have soared by two-thirds in the three decades since international climate talks began. To make the reductions required, what鈥檚 needed is a new approach that creates incentives for leading countries and industries to spark transformative technological revolutions.

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]]> Tue, 28 Jan 2020 10:00:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/deep-decarbonization-a-realistic-way-forward-on-climate-change World Consumes 100 Billion Tons of Materials Every Year, Report Finds http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/world-consumes-100-billion-tons-of-materials-every-year-report-finds The amount of material consumed by humanity has passed 100 billion tons every year, a report has revealed, but the proportion being recycled is falling.

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]]> Fri, 24 Jan 2020 22:17:40 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/world-consumes-100-billion-tons-of-materials-every-year-report-finds Scientists Pinpoint Sites Key for the Protection of Loggerhead Turtles http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/scientists-pinpoint-sites-key-for-the-protection-of-loggerhead-turtles Loggerhead sea turtles tend to visit the same three feeding grounds year after year, traveling to the Adriatic region, Tunisian Plateau, and the eastern Mediterranean, according to a new study that examined 25 years of satellite tracking data. As threats to the species increase, scientists say the findings offer policymakers and conservation groups much-needed guidance as to which marine sites should be prioritized for protection.

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]]> Fri, 24 Jan 2020 15:01:29 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/scientists-pinpoint-sites-key-for-the-protection-of-loggerhead-turtles As Climate Risks Worsen, U.S. Flood Buyouts Fail to Meet the Need http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/as-climate-risks-worsen-u.s.-flood-buyouts-fail-to-meet-the-need The U.S. approach to buying out properties vulnerable to flooding is rife with uncertainty and delays. Now, as climate change drives more extreme coastal storms and precipitation events, the system must undergo a drastic overhaul or risk stranding millions in flood-prone homes.

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]]> Thu, 23 Jan 2020 13:55:00 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/as-climate-risks-worsen-u.s.-flood-buyouts-fail-to-meet-the-need Climate Refugees In Imminent Danger Cannot Be Deported Home, Rights Committee Rules http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/climate-refugees-in-imminent-danger-cannot-be-deported-home-rights-committee-rules Governments must take into account the risks of climate change when considering a refugee鈥檚 claim for asylum, the United Nations Human Rights Committee has ruled in a landmark case. The decision could protect refugees from climate change-stricken nations from being deported back to their home countries.

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]]> Tue, 21 Jan 2020 16:56:46 +0000 http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/digest/climate-refugees-in-imminent-danger-cannot-be-deported-home-rights-committee-rules How Thawing Permafrost Is Beginning to Transform the Arctic http://www.replicas-derelogios.com/features/how-melting-permafrost-is-beginning-to-transform-the-arctic The frozen layer of soil that has underlain the Arctic tundra for millennia is now starting to thaw. This thawing, which could release vast amounts of greenhouse gases, is already changing the Arctic landscape by causing landslides, draining lakes, and altering vegetation.

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