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Volunteers clean up RiverWalk

Volunteers rolled up their sleeves today for a beautification project at a popular spot for runners and walkers. Saturday nearly two dozen people …

California Plastic Bag Ban Would Be First Of Its Kind In The Nation

By Aaron Mendelson<p>SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug 30 (Reuters) - The California state legislature enacted a ban on plastic grocery bags on Friday near the end of its two-year session, a measure that if signed into law would become the first of its kind in America.<p>A number of cities and counties in …

North Carolina Steps Closer to Offshore Wind Energy

Washington, DC—Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced the designation of over 275,000 acres off the coast of North Carolina for offshore wind on …

Fight for the Forest | VICE News

Deep in the tranquil Forest of Sivens in the south of France, eco-militant activists and French riot police are fighting a violent battle in woodlands being cut down to make way for a dam, which will spell the end for 41 acres of trees.<p>The activists are armed with Molotov cocktails and gas …

'Wrong Headed' or Sound Science? Debate Rages Over Two-Degree Global Warming Goal | VICE News

Limiting global temperature rise to no more than two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels has long been a goal of diplomats, environmentalists, and many scientists. However, two researchers are now calling that effort "wrong-headed." And, with just 15 months left …