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Campaigners attack proposals to allow destruction of ancient woodlands

Green campaigners have urged the government not to "gamble" with England's natural heritage after the environment secretary defended plans to allow developers to destroy ancient woodland.<p>Owen Paterson sparked anger after defending the "biodiversity offsetting" scheme that he plans to introduce …

A Green-Movement Website Shakes Up The Debate Over GMOs

A 26-part series on genetically modified food was not Nathanael Johnson's idea. And he didn't realize it would take six months, either.<p>Last year, Johnson was hired as the new food writer for Grist, a website for environmental news and opinion. Grist's editor, Scott Rosenberg, was waiting with an …

UN report urges action over rising CO2

<b>The level of greenhouse gases is rising rapidly and far greater global efforts are needed to tackle the issue, a leaked UN report has warned.</b><p>The report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says hugely expensive technology will be needed if the current situation continues.<p>It says CO2 …

US Army colonel: world is sleepwalking to a global energy crisis

A conference sponsored by a US military official convened experts in Washington DC and London warning that continued dependence on fossil fuels puts the world at risk of an unprecedented energy crunch that could inflame financial crisis and exacerbate dangerous climate change.<p>The 'Transatlantic …

U.S. presses railways to find safer alternative routes for crude-oil shipping

U.S. officials are urging the rail industry to consider alternative routes for moving crude oil after a series of fiery derailments in Canada and the United States.<p>Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said executives from North American rail companies agreed during a meeting on Thursday to assess …

Unchecked global warming 'will double extreme El Niño weather events'

The world's most devastating global weather phenomenon – the weather events associated with "El Niño" – will double in frequency to once a decade if global warming remains unchecked, according to what scientists believe is a major step forward in the understanding of such events.<p>The last extreme El …

From algae to crude oil in less than an hour

Engineers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have developed a pressure cooker-like technique that can convert algae into biofuel in less …

Biofuel

China's unwelcome export to the US: air pollution

The U.S. may have sent jobs making cellphones and big-screen TVs to Chinese factories, but the pollution from those factories is coming back onshore.<p>China's famously foul urban air is blowing across the Pacific Ocean — much of it derived from factories that make popular consumer goods sold in the …

Pollution

Beijing to spend £76bn to improve city's air quality

In an attempt to clean up the smoggy air in the Chinese capital, Beijing's authorities have introduced a new set of measures to cut emissions and allocated 760 billion yuan (£75.8 billion) to improve the city's air quality by 2017.<p>Last week, Beijing once again suffered hazardous levels of air …

Keystone Pipeline's Southern Section Begins Delivering Oil To Gulf Coast

A large section of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline went into official operation Wednesday, in a move that supporters say will help ease the flow of oil to refineries in the Gulf Coast region. The Obama administration has yet to rule on the project's northern portion.<p>The 487-mile pipeline, …

Australian Shark Slaughter Impoverishes Ocean

On Australia Day (Jan 26, 2014) a beautiful 10-foot female Tiger shark was barbarically ensnared on a baited drum line for likely 12 hours before she was brought alongside a fishing boat, shot four times in the head and died. Her body was dragged to sea and dumped.<p><i>WA Premier Colin Barnett resembles</i> …

Extinction

Infographic: Vampire Appliances That Devour Electricity While You Sleep

Did you know that the average television uses 10 watts of electricity when it’s switched off? Every night as you sleep vampire appliances are …

Black Carbon Pollution Is Two To Three Times Worse In India And China Than Previously Thought

A new study has found that global estimates of black carbon emissions in certain areas of India and China could be two to three more times …

Cats are going extinct: 12 most endangered feline species

To bring attention to the diverse and beautiful felid species around the world that are in danger of becoming extinct, we share this gallery of …

Habitats

24 House Republicans Just Voted To Deny The Reality Of Climate Change

The House Energy and Commerce Committee Tuesday voted down an amendment that would have stated conclusively that climate change is occurring.<p>E&C; …

All food politics is local: What’s next for the sustainable food movement?

A generation ago a group of countercultural organic farmers kicked off a movement that has evolved into a $31.5 billion dollar industry. Now, as …

The black/white marijuana arrest gap, in nine charts

As you're probably aware, black Americans are arrested for marijuana possession far more frequently than whites. You may also know that there's not much evidence that black people consume marijuana with greater regularity than whites do.<p>But the extent of the disparity between the rate of arrest and …

Marijuana legalization: Colorado hemp farm has first crop

<i>The New York Times</i> wrote Thursday about Colorado’s “marijuana refugees”: Families who uprooted their lives to the move to the state when it legalized …

Cannabis

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

College Textbooks Are Ridiculously Expensive. Two Senators Are Trying to Change That.

Every­one knows that col­lege tu­ition costs have been skyrock­et­ing. But, it turns out, it’s noth­ing com­pared to the growth in col­lege text­book …

College & University

NC Gov. Charges for Public Records

Kenya appeals to UK not to ban khat

<b>Kenyan MPs have appealed to the UK not to "condemn people" by banning the herbal stimulant khat.</b><p>The leafy substance, grown by many Kenyan farmers, was of economic and cultural significance to many Africans, MP Florence Kajuju told the BBC.<p>The UK government has decided, against the advice of its own …

How Republicans And Democrats Ended Up Living Apart

These are politically segregated times.<p>Secession movements are active in several states, generally consisting of residents of rural red counties seeking to separate themselves from the more liberal and urban-centered policies of blue-state leaders.<p>And Democrats and Republicans are much less likely …

Philippines farmers face “double tragedy” in typhoon’s aftermath

The United Nations’ food agency is calling for urgent assistance to help clean and clear agricultural land<p>It will be a long time before Tacloban City recovers from the devastating effects of Typhoon Haiyan. But for rural farmers, the storm's true impact has yet to be seen. Without immediate and …