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Prince Charles's attack on grey squirrels is nostalgia posing as environmentalism

Charles may not be king, but he is the reigning monarch of nostalgia. The Prince of Wales is the champion of a time that never was, and which passed before he was born. Signing a "squirrel accord" after meetings at one of his stately homes, the prince reaffirmed his desire to drive grey squirrels …

How Obama’s Landmark Environmental Achievement Was Eclipsed by the Scandal du Jour

When Pres­id­ent Obama an­nounced he’d be us­ing his ex­ec­ut­ive au­thor­ity to cut car­bon emis­sions from the na­tion’s coal-fired power plants …

Scientists Develop a Long-Lasting and Environmentally Friendly Battery Made from Wood

<i>Photo via Shutterstock</i><p>When searching for inspiration to create an environmentally friendly battery, University of Maryland researchers Liangbing Hu, …

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 …

California Considers Waiving Environmental Laws to Win Tesla Gigafactory

The office of California Governor Jerry Brown has revealed it is considering legislation to ease environmental compliance laws for Tesla Motors in an …

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Genetic diversity of Mexico's corn crops is 'eroding' - Futurity

The genetic diversity of maize, or corn, is declining in Mexico, where the world's largest food crop originated.