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Environmentalist flees Russia, citing fears for children.

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 19:30
Russia's leading environmentalist, whose fierce campaigning once threatened the interests of some of the country's richest men, has moved to Estonia to ensure she is not separated from her children.
Categories: Ecological News

Desert oasis collides with drought.

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 19:30
California's drought presents big challenges for a desert region built on a lush image.
Categories: Ecological News

France looks abroad to find blame for smog.

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 19:30
After France recorded more spikes in air pollution in recent months, the minister of ecology has turned her sights on France's neighbours, suggesting that they may be contributing to the dirty air that settles some cities, notably Paris.
Categories: Ecological News

Unchecked growth, questions about California water.

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 19:30
Some question water supplies for development in the California desert.
Categories: Ecological News

Marco Rubio doubts manmade global warming, says 'climate is always changing.'

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 19:30
Presidential candidate Marco Rubio says he recognizes the climate is changing, but that scientists have not determined what percentage of such changes are due to human activities, such as burning coal, oil and gas for energy, compared to natural climate variability.
Categories: Ecological News

Here’s what China closing coal-power plants means for emissions.

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 19:30
China’s recent scrapping of small coal plants will avoid the release of as much as 11.4 million metric tons annually of climate-warming carbon dioxide, helping the country cut emissions for the first time in more than a decade.
Categories: Ecological News

Tesla struggling to electrify car market in China.

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 19:30
Serial entrepreneur Elon Musk has launched spacecraft into orbit, but popularising his Tesla electric cars in China is proving to be tougher than rocket science.
Categories: Ecological News

Oil companies' sponsorship of the arts 'is cynical PR strategy.'

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 19:30
Campaigner says attempts by oil companies such as BP and Shell to ‘artwash’ their image are done simply to gain prestige and nullify local protests.
Categories: Ecological News

Carbon reserves held by top fossil fuel companies soar.

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 19:30
The carbon locked up in coal, oil and gas reserves owned by the world’s biggest fossil fuel companies has swollen by 10 percent in the last five years, despite warnings from the World Bank and others that most existing reserves cannot safely be burned.
Categories: Ecological News

5 years after BP spill, drillers push into riskier depths.

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 19:30
Five years after the nation's worst offshore oil spill, the industry is working on drilling even further into the risky depths beneath the Gulf of Mexico to tap massive deposits once thought unreachable.
Categories: Ecological News

Trustees, BP announce $134 million in proposed early restoration projects on oil spill anniversary.

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 19:30
Federal and state trustees and BP announced the tentative approval of 10 more natural resource early restoration projects, totaling $134 million, on the 5th anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon accident that killed 11 workers and resulted in the release of 3.19 million barrels of oil in the Gulf of Mexico.
Categories: Ecological News

Five years after the BP/Deepwater Horizon disaster, oil spills are on the rise.

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 19:30
Offshore and onshore, oil and gas operations and transportation appear no safer than before.
Categories: Ecological News

Five years after BP oil spill, some Gulf oystermen are losing hope.

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 19:30
Five years after the largest oil spill in U.S. history spewed millions of gallons of crude into the Gulf of Mexico, many Louisiana oystermen are fearful that a once-bountiful population of the mollusks may never recover.
Categories: Ecological News

It’s not just the Taj Mahal—pollution is ruining many other iconic monuments in India.

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 19:30
Toxic air spouting out from burning trash and exhaust pipes has taken its toll on the facades of some of the country’s sacred heritage sites.
Categories: Ecological News

Israeli port city closes 5 factories over cancer fears.

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 19:30
The mayor of Haifa, Israel's third largest city, ordered Sunday the closure of five petrochemical plants following a health ministry warning linking high cancer rates to air pollution.
Categories: Ecological News

Adidas to use marine plastic waste in products from 2016.

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 19:30
German sportswear firm Adidas is teaming up with a group trying to clean up the world's oceans with a plan to develop materials made from marine plastic waste that can be used in its products.
Categories: Ecological News

A remote tribe’s antibiotic resistance worries experts.

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 19:30
A remote tribe in the Venezuelan Amazon appears to be resistant to modern antibiotics even though its members have had barely any contact with the outside world, researchers said on Friday.
Categories: Ecological News

Buying better: The impossible challenge of ethical shopping.

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 19:30
Many consumers are intimidated by calls to buy smartly and sustainably. Now a handful of activists and big companies are trying to make ethical purchasing go mainstream -- but they'll have to change the way we think.
Categories: Ecological News

Stench of dead fish in Rio lake won't spoil Olympic Games, officials hope.

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 19:30
Fish keep washing up in area set to host rowing events for 2016 but while many cite lack of environmental management, others insist water will pose no risk.
Categories: Ecological News

Fishable? Swimmable? South Carolina waters in trouble.

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 19:30
The water quality in the Charleston Harbor estuaries has been deteriorating for years, while the monitoring has fallen off and efforts to maintain it for fishing or swimming aren’t stopping the degradation.
Categories: Ecological News