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Pay for your subway ride in Beijing by recycling a plastic bottle

<b>Recycling becomes fun when there are rewards involved. It's just unfortunate that that's what it takes to get people to care.</b><p>The city of Beijing has …

Pollution

China just got serious about global warming. Now we’re really out of excuses.

Over the weekend, China announced it was moving forward with plans for a massive, nationwide cap-and-trade program intended to help combat global …

India's Smog Destroyed Enough Crops In A Year To Feed 94 Million People: Study

India's smog problem could be preventing tens of millions of the country's poorest people from getting the food they desperately need.<p>According to a new study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, ground-level ozone, the main component of smog, damages about 6.7 million tons of …

Humanity Could Face Global Famine by 2050 Due to Plague of Pests

A new U.K study warns that humanity could face a famine of biblical proportions by 2050 due to a plague of pests brought on by climate change. …

Physical Geography

BP Faces up to $18 Billion in Fines for Gross Negligence Over Deepwater Horizon

BP was yesterday found guilty of being “grossly negligent” and “reckless” in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig blowout. The blowout killed 11 …

Oil & Gas Industry

California Lawmakers Pass Nation's First Statewide Plastic Bag Ban

California just scored a major potential win for the environment last Friday, when the State Senate approved the nation’s first statewide ban on …