Alec Chi Lau

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U.S. Issues Keystone XL Pipeline Environmental Review

The State Department says that production of Canadian tar-sand crude, which has a bigger greenhouse gas footprint than other types of oil, is unlikely to be increased if the Keystone XL pipeline goes ahead — and therefore would do little to contribute to climate change.<p>In the Final Supplemental …

Florida Keys turns to drones in battle against mosquitos

'Maveric' drone made by company which supplies Canadian troops in Afghanistan will seek out mosquito breeding grounds<p>To the casual observer, it will look like a group of grown men and women playing with model aeroplanes. But in a carefully planned mission next week, a small airshow in the Florida …

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Extinction By Traditional Chinese Medicine - An Environmental Disaster

As China’s massive energy and economic development spawns the largest middle class in history, it’s also creating the largest upper and middle class population on the planet. And they are causing another type of environmental disaster – extinction of endangered species through poaching.<p>An epidemic …

Tailings Ponds are the Biggest Environmental Disaster You've Never Heard Of | VICE News

<i>This article originally appeared on VICE.</i><p>The scale is hard to imagine: gray sludge, several feet deep, gushing with the force of a fire hose through streams and forest—coating everything in its path with ashy gunk. What happened on Monday might have been one of North America’s worst environmental …

China's environmental woes inspire art

Exhibition by one of China’s most well-known artists uses stark imagery to shed light on environment issues<p>A dilapidated wooden fishing boat laden down with animals who are just skin and bone, a sort of dystopian Noah’s ark trying to escape the end of the earth and an empty city devoid of human …

Shark cull rejected by Western Australia Environmental Protection Authority

No baited drumlines will be set this summer after concerns over program’s impact on great whites leads to EPA recommendation<p>Baited drumlines will not be deployed in Western Australia this summer after the Environmental Protection Authority recommended that the state’s controversial shark culling …

Ebola death toll tops 1,000 amid drug debate

The first two doses of an experimental serum created to treat Ebola went to American missionaries.<p>Then the drug was sent to treat a Spanish priest.<p>The two Americans, Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, appear to be recovering. The priest, Miguel Pajares, died Tuesday morning.<p>That's the problem …

The Climate March Will Break Records But Will It Encourage More Environmental Media Coverage?

As someone who has spent too many years trying to break through what I call "The Green Ceiling" in mainstream media -- a steadfast wall of refusal on the part of programming executives to dedicate regular airtime to the then-emerging (and now fully arrived) environmental crises, I am committed to …

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