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ENN.com: Environmental News Network -- Know Your Environment. Lithium-air batteries are considered highly promising technologies for electric cars and portable electronic devices because of their potential for delivering a high energy output in proportion to their weight. But such batteries have some pretty serious drawbacks: They waste much of the injected energy as heat and degrade relatively...
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As legislation to limit North Carolina residents' ability to collect damages in civil lawsuits against factory farms makes its way through the General Assembly, a new mapping initiative offers a clearer picture of how many people could be affected by the controversial proposal and where they live. With its burgeoning economy producing vast quantities of garbage, China is turning to new...
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News and blog articles about the environment and information on current environmental issues and topics affecting planet earth. The Earth Times aims to provide you with current environmental news coverage and green blogs to give you the background information needed to better understand what can...
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Mother Nature Network is the world's leading source for environmental news, advice on sustainable living, conservation and social responsibility. August 8, 2017, 10:24 a.m. by Jenn Savedge If the Quirin family's attempt is successful, baby Ellie will become the youngest person to ever thru-hike...
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Government regulations forced the Yup’ik to give up their semi-nomadic existence. Now, the land where they settled is vanishing. A flawed tribal court structure, little local law enforcement and a lack of funding fail to protect women from violence. USGS now says the region has the nation’s...
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We don't have to see this moment as a crisis. It's an opportunity to start building a diverse, national movement to defend our environment. Portland-based Shepherd’s Grain sells not only high-quality flour. It also sells the story of no-till farming. Across the country, kids attend schools so close to busy roads that traffic exhaust poses a health risk. People are calling out Trump and his...
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Algae that live in and under the sea ice play a much greater role for the Arctic food web than previously assumed. In a new study, biologists of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) showed that not only animals that live directly under the ice thrive on carbon produced by so-called ice algae. Even species that mostly live at greater depth depend to...
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U.S. Sen. Angus King held a public meeting in May in Orono that more than 1,200 supporters of the proposed national monument in the Katahdin region attended. I was there and saw many of my friends, neighbors and relatives join in the standing ovations for King and the director of the National Park Service. That was nearly two months ago, and King has yet to make any public statement of support...
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West Virginia University researchers studying drilling wastes produced at a pair of research wells near Morgantown say they are well […]. Arch Coal subsidiary Mingo Logan Coal has lost another legal round with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in federal appeals […]. Ryman Hospitality Properties Inc. (NYSE:RHP) (0.2%) (RHP – $50.65 – NYSE) is a Nashville, Tennessee based REIT that owns...
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This report documents 17 fossil fuel backed groups and electric utilities running some of the most aggressive campaigns to slow the growth of solar energy in 12 states, including eight attempts to reduce net metering benefits, seven attempts to create demand charges for customers with solar power, and five efforts to roll back renewable energy standards. Citizens and policy-makers must be aware...
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Under the newly announced Clean Power Plan, gas and coal power plants will pollute 32 percent less and clean energy sources such as wind and solar will meet much more of the nation’s electricity needs. Environment America is proud of the role we’ve played to galvanize public support for this historic plan. With continued commitment from President Obama and state leaders, and strong backing from...
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ELI makes law work for people, places and the planet. A settling CWA and OPA defendant must pay $62 million in civil penalties and over $5.4 million in unreimbursed federal removal costs in connection with two separate oil transmission pipeline failures -- one in Michigan and one in Illinois -- that resulted in discharges of oil to waters of the United States; the proposed consent decree also...
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Pollution from agribusiness is responsible for some of America’s most intractable water quality problems – including the “dead zones” in the Chesapeake Bay, the Gulf of Mexico and Lake Erie, and the pollution of countless streams and lakes with nutrients, bacteria, sediment and pesticides. Today’s agribusiness practices – from the concentration of thousands of animals and their waste in small...
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Market-leading information resource driving sustainability in business. Business news and commentary, daily and weekly newsletters, expert advice, industry reports, white papers, suppliers directory, conferences, seminars and annual exhibition for UK Sustainability professionals to help make businesses more sustainable. Despite successfully expanding renewable energy capacity, Scotland's...
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Houston-Galveston Citizens\' Environmental Coalition - The Citizens’ Environmental Coalition is an alliance of diverse nonprofit, governmental, and. 1. Hot-weather records keep being set – and more look to be in the making ( Bill Davidson – Texas Climate News, 24/7/2016) “With the National Weather Service warning of ‘dangerous heat and humidity’ across a huge swath of the country this weekend...
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The Atlantic Coast won a major victory when the Obama administration abandoned its plans to open the southern Atlantic to offshore oil and gas drilling for the first time in decades. Leading up to the announcement, Environment America and colleagues presented Obama officials with letters signed by more than 1,000 East Coast businesses opposed to the drilling proposal. Today, on the one-year...
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According to press reports, President-elect Trump has chosen Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the EPA. Environment Texas Director, Luke Metzger, issued the following statement in response: “We need an Environmental Protection Agency Administrator who protects our environmental laws, is guided by science when crafting and implementing policy, puts public health ahead of dirty...
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Tyson Foods, one of the world’s largest meat and poultry producers, dumps more toxic pollution into the nation’s waters than any other agribusiness, and produces the most animal manure of five major companies assessed nationwide, a new report said today. The Environment New York Research & Policy Center study documented pollution from Tyson and four other major agriculture conglomerates,...
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Nuverra protects the environment and our clients’ interests through responsible implementation of full-cycle environmental solutions. By leveraging our ability to adapt to rapidly changing environmental issues, we engage our client partners through ideas, analysis and solutions to provide safe, effective and reliable environmental solutions. Nuverra enhances our partners’ operations by...
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Environmental News Articles. Delivering environmental news and issues from around the planet. Today we celebrated “International March Against Monsanto”. In the city of Brisbane, Australia, over 2000 people felt the moral duty to attend the peaceful protest. A number of guest speakers gave inspiring and informative presentations. The peaceful, yet spirited crowd united against Monsanto by...
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