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20/12/2014
The death toll from the worst ever outbreak of Ebola has reached nearly 7,400, with just over 19,000 people infected across west Africa, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Sierra Leone reported 400 new fatalities this ...   
20/12/2014
There could be no more eloquent epitaph on the destruction of Britain's once-proud fishing industry than the recent revelation that 23 per cent of the entire fishing quota Brussels allows Britain now goes to a single giant Dutch trawler, the ...   
20/12/2014
The nuclear industry and its supporters have contrived a variety of narratives to justify and explain away nuclear catastrophes, writes John Downer. None of them actually hold water, yet they serve their purpose - to command political and media ...   
20/12/2014
Radical environmentalists who threw acid and smoke bombs at Japanese whalers were found in contempt of court for continuing their relentless campaign to disrupt the annual whale hunt off the waters of Antarctica. The ninth US circuit ...   
20/12/2014
Behind New York's fracking ban | Photo, US News and World Report
New York is set to become the second state in the nation to ban fracking.Hundreds of studies have linked the controversial oil and gas extraction process – and the chemicals leaked from fracking sites – to air and water contamination, as ...   
20/12/2014
President Barack Obama poured cold water once again on the alleged economic benefits of the Keystone XL oil pipeline on Friday -- a theme he has sounded frequently in the past few months, increasing speculation that he will eventually kill the ...   
20/12/2014
I have a theory as to why Americans don't worry all that much about global warming: High-profile purveyors of climate change don't push for reductions in greenhouse gases so much as focus on berating people who do not agree with their opinions. ...   
20/12/2014
The National Hockey League will significantly reduce its carbon footprint -- as well as the greenhouse gas emissions of its 30 franchise teams -- through improved energy conservation, detailed efficiency analyses and the purchase of renewable ...   
20/12/2014
The release of a long-delayed update on Alberta’s climate-change framework has been postponed again, this time until the new year, but Premier Jim Prentice says the province is working hard on a long-term strategy rather than a short-term ...   
20/12/2014
Aerial photos from the 1940s and 1950s are being used to probe the climate history of the Antarctic Peninsula. UK scientists are comparing the images with newly acquired data sets to assess the changes that have occurred in some of the ...   
20/12/2014
It's just past sunset and the strip at South Beach, Miami, is pumping. It is the biggest weekend of the year in America's glitziest city. The Art Basel is on, an annual fine art festival that has been overwhelmed by the world's thrillingly ...   
20/12/2014
The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday announced the first federal guidelines for disposing of coal ash, instructing power plants to implement safeguards against contaminating nearby water supplies.But the agency did not require ...   
19/12/2014
In a disappointment to environmentalists, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued rules on Friday labeling coal ash, a byproduct of coal-based power production containing toxic materials such as arsenic and lead, as non-hazardous ...   
19/12/2014
Speaking at his end-of-the-year press conference on Friday afternoon, President Obama sounded very much like he’s poised to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. He gave his sharpest assessment to date of its potential costs and benefits - lots of ...   
19/12/2014
A federal judge on Friday threw out an Obama administration decision to remove the gray wolf population in the western Great Lakes region from the endangered species list – a decision that will ban further wolf hunting and trapping in three ...   
19/12/2014
Ecuador halted environmental cooperation deals with Germany worth some 43 million euros to the Latin American country after German lawmakers tried to visit an Amazon rainforest recently opened for oil production, the foreign minister said on ...   
19/12/2014
The Environmental Protection Agency has issued new national standards designating coal ash - a nearly ubiquitous byproduct of coal-fired power plants that contains arsenic and lead - as non-hazardous waste. NPR's Christopher Joyce ...   
19/12/2014
A team of researchers has identified 125 million hectares (309 million acres) of land suitable for agricultural expansion that won't come at the expense of tropical forests. The study, published in Conservation Letters, argues that ...   
19/12/2014
U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday that construction of the Keystone XL pipeline to transport crude oil from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast would only nominally benefit American consumers and workers in perhaps his strongest comments on ...   
19/12/2014
Has humanity's history of burning fossil fuels changed the atmosphere so much that it is causing the earth to warm? We can't be absolutely certain that the core conclusions drawn by the vast majority of the world's climate scientists are correct ...   
19/12/2014
As a credentialed observer inside the COP20 in Lima last week, I was bored to tears. Endless speeches. Panel discussions in dark rooms. Men in expensive suits. My colleague Nnimmo Bassey, a leading Nigerian environmental justice activist and ...   
19/12/2014
More than 125 million Europeans could be exposed to levels of road traffic noise above legal guidelines, causing up to 10,000 premature deaths each year, finds a new assessment published today by the European Environment Agency ...   
19/12/2014
It should come as no surprise that if an expecting mother breathes air of poor quality, her child might suffer for it. Lung development trouble, premature births, and other complications have all been associated with severe air pollution. ...   
19/12/2014
Large carnivores like the gray wolf, brown bear, lynx and wolverine are swiftly gaining ground in Europe, after the densely populated continent hunted and displaced them to near extinction a century ago, a new study says. "The total area ...   
19/12/2014
By 2050, most U.S. coastal areas are likely to be threatened by 30 or more days of flooding each year due sea level rise, according to a new report the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The researchers looked at the ...   

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