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Sunday, November 15, 2015
Boats sit idle as algae threatens Dungeness crab season
San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf typically bustles this time of year as workers prepare to haul millions of pounds of Dungeness crab that are a tradition at Thanksgiving and other holiday meals.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Clean cooking: a green lifesaver
Kamlesh feeds the flames of a crude clay cookstove with kindling, kerosene and sunbaked discs of cow dung. She breathes in the billowing smoke, as she does for hours every day. Her eyes water and sting. Her throat feels scratchy and sore.
Indonesia uses elephants to control forest fires
Officials in Indonesia are using trained elephants outfitted with water pumps and hoses to help patrol forests and control fires.
Peru's ancient city Caral inspires architects seeking sustainable urban planning ideas
Architects seeking solutions for sustainable living in the 21st century are taking notes from the ancient city of Caral in Peru, an engineering marvel built some 5,000 years ago.
The bipedal bear named Pedals can clearly stand on its own two feet -- but activists in his northern New Jersey terrain wonder for how long.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Canada's new environment minister on Monday approved Montreal's plan to discharge 8 billion liters (2.1 billion gallons) of untreated sewage into the St. Lawrence River.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Climate change 'may result in 100 million poor'
Climate change could push more than 100 million people into extreme poverty by 2030 by disrupting agriculture and fueling the spread of malaria and other diseases, the World Bank said in a report Sunday.
France's top diplomat, who will preside over a year-end Paris summit tasked with inking a climate rescue pact, warned Sunday of looming planetary "catastrophe" if negotiations fail.
Large swaths of Shanghai, Mumbai, New York and other cities will slip under the waves even if an upcoming climate summit limits global warming to 2 degrees Celsius, scientists reported Sunday.
Monday, November 9, 2015
Scientists tinker with evolution to save coral reefs
Scientists at a research center on Hawaii's Coconut Island have embarked on an experiment to grow "super coral" that they hope can withstand the hotter and more acidic oceans that are expected with global warming.
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