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Probing the unknowns of what warming does to the Earth's fertility.

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 19:30
Forests are getting drier and wildfires now rage more frequently, releasing carbon, so scientists do not know how much longer these forests will remain carbon sinks.
Categories: Ecological News

Tanzania: Changing weather patterns affect farmers' schedules.

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 19:30
For small-scale farmers in Tanzania and elsewhere in the world where rain-fed agriculture is predominant, the unreliability of rainfall has thrown their lives into jeopardy and driven them deeper into poverty.
Categories: Ecological News

King tide dampens Embarcadero.

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 19:30
People who study king tides say the occasional high water of today will be the new normal in a few decades, because of rising sea water caused by global warming.
Categories: Ecological News

Beijing's smog is increasingly toxic for China's politicians.

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 19:30
What happens if, this winter, Beijing is visited by airpocalypse II, by days and weeks of air more polluted, more injurious to public health than that found in an airport smoking lounge? Will the public be tolerant, trusting that the leadership is doing all that it can?
Categories: Ecological News

Will Obama go nuclear?

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 19:30
If Obama's going to make climate change a signature issue, he has to get serious about nuclear energy. And he has to start now.
Categories: Ecological News

Big city life may not be a key asthma risk.

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 19:30
The simple fact of growing up in a big city may not be a major factor in whether a child develops asthma, according to a new study that contradicts decades of public health assumptions about the so-called inner city asthma epidemic.
Categories: Ecological News

Washington state House looking to pass a bill banning some flame retardants.

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 19:30
A bill to ban two flame retardants from children's products and upholstered furniture is taking its third trip through the Washington Legislature.
Categories: Ecological News

Craft beer uses four times as much barley as corporate brew.

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 19:30
An environmental case for watered-down beer exists, I guess, but it's as weak and uninteresting as the resulting beer itself.
Categories: Ecological News

New Sri Lankan health minister vows to help kidney patients.

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 19:30
Sri Lanka's new health minister said a mystery kidney disease that has ravaged farmers in part of the country for two decades will be given top priority under the newly elected government.
Categories: Ecological News

Wyoming seeks reasons for demise of mule deer.

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 19:30
Wyoming Game and Fish Department strives for a population of 564,150 mule deer, but the last statewide estimate was 374,400. Studies are focusing on the impact of oil and gas and other development.
Categories: Ecological News

Years later, Perry finally spends BP spill gift.

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 19:30
Gov. Rick Perry ensured that BP will not be able to take back a $5 million grant that sat unused – and seemingly forgotten – for years after the company gave it to Texas following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill.
Categories: Ecological News

BP settlement seen as probable outcome of spill penalty trial.

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 19:30
Last week’s ruling that BP's Macondo well dumped less oil into the Gulf of Mexico than the U.S. government claimed may trigger a settlement before a decision on the amount it must pay after a trial set to begin this week.
Categories: Ecological News

Climate change threatens staple potato crop in high Andes.

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 19:30
Rising temperatures and low rainfall endanger the survival of centuries-old Quechua lifestyle in Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Categories: Ecological News

The Southwest’s most important number.

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 19:30
By mapping a key indicator of droughts, pests and wildfire in arid places, scientists offer hope for spotting - and addressing - drought before it sets in.
Categories: Ecological News

Tokyo to get $385 million hydrogen makeover for Olympics.

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 19:30
Tokyo plans to spend 45.2 billion yen ($385 million) on fuel-cell vehicle subsidies and hydrogen stations for the 2020 Olympics as part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s plan to reduce Japan’s reliance on nuclear power.
Categories: Ecological News

Defective panels threatening profit at China solar farms: Energy.

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 19:30
Flaws found in some Chinese solar panels can drastically eat into their efficiency, reducing how much power the panels will produce as the country races to meet aggressive goals to hold the line on fossil fuel emissions.
Categories: Ecological News

China cuts energy intensity by 4.8 pct in 2014.

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 19:30
China beat a key energy efficiency target in 2014, cutting its energy intensity by 4.8 percent from a year earlier, the State Council said on Tuesday, as it tries to reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
Categories: Ecological News

Saudi Arabia delays $109 billion solar plant by 8 years.

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 19:30
The project was originally intended to produce a third of the nation’s electricity from solar panels by 2032 and more power from wind, geothermal and nuclear reactors. The ambition was to save more crude oil for export.
Categories: Ecological News

Drinking water trucked into Montana city after oil spill.

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 19:30
Truckloads of drinking water were being shipped to the eastern Montana city of Glendive on Monday after traces of a major oil spill along the Yellowstone River were detected in public water supplies, raising concerns about a potential health risk.
Categories: Ecological News

Vermont farms fret over new sanctions for water pollution.

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 19:30
Environmentalists are giving Gov. Peter Shumlin early accolades for his proposal to reduce the amount of phosphorus running into Lake Champlain. But a prominent agriculture group says the plan to clean up the lake might end up hurting the farms that operate near it.
Categories: Ecological News