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Saturday, April 26, 2014
While researchers have sometimes connected weather extremes to man-made global warming, usually it is not done in real time. Now a study is asserting a link between climate change and both the intensifying California drought and the polar vortex blamed for a harsh winter that mercifully has just ended in many places in the U.S. and Canada.
2014/4/26
China has changed its environment law for the first time in 25 years, instituting public oversight of companies and allowing unlimited fines against persistent polluters, a response to the country's environmental challenges and demands from the public for action.
2014/4/26
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Seven-year Czech research shows former Iron Curtain deters red deer from crossing
The Iron Curtain was traced by an electrified barbed-wire fence that isolated the communist world from the West.
2014/4/24
Three-toed sloths have a unique abdominal design — their innards fixed to their lower ribs to avoid squashing the lungs while hanging upside down, a study said Wednesday.
2014/4/24
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Murders of environmental activists rise around globe
As head of his village, Prajob Naowa-opas battled to save his community in central Thailand from the illegal dumping of toxic waste by filing petitions and leading villagers to block trucks carrying the stuff — until a gunman in broad daylight fired four shots into him.
2014/4/16
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Fish are losing their survival instinct — even becoming attracted to the smell of their predators — as the world's oceans become more acidic because of climate change, new research said Monday.
2014/4/15
Friday, April 11, 2014
In China, a glass jar of French mountain air fetches US$860
Beijing artist Liang Kegang returned from a business trip in southern France with well-rested lungs and a small item of protest against his home city's choking pollution: a glass jar of clean, Provence air.
2014/4/11
Monday, April 7, 2014
Myanmar ecosystems protected only on paper
Off a remote, glimmering beach backed by a lush tropical forest, Julia Tedesco skims the crystalline waters with mask and fins, looking for coral and fish life.
2014/4/7
Canada -- Beyond a clear-cut in Quebec's far north — marked by a sign that reads “the road of destruction ends here” — aboriginal Canadians are fighting for an ancient forest and their traditional hunting rights.
2014/4/7
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Oil-rich Norway moved Friday to target its huge sovereign wealth fund's investments more closely at boosting green businesses, but environmentalists said the proposals were not strong enough.
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