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143 million gallons of sewage spill into Tijuana River

About 143 million gallons of sewage spilled into the Tijuana River during a period of more than two weeks, said a report released Friday.<p>No other …

Snorkeling

Republicans Vote to Allow Killing of Wolves and Bears on Refuges in Alaska

The US Fish and Wildlife Service rule prohibits controversial methods like gassing dens and shooting cubs.<p>If Congressional Republicans get their way, it could once again be legal to kill wolves and bears in Alaska's wildlife refuges. The latest casualty of the Congressional Review Act could be a US …

Tiny plastic pellets found on 73% of UK beaches

Great Winter Nurdle Hunt finds thousands of pellets used in plastic production washed up on shorelines around country<p>A search of hundreds of beaches across the UK has found almost three-quarters of them are littered with tiny plastic pellets.<p>The lentil-size pellets known as “nurdles” are used as a …

Plastic

Deforestation in Brazil increased 30% in 12 months, agency says

In the 12-month period that ended last August, deforestation in Brazil increased in almost 30 percent.<p>It is an all-time record that has set off a loud alarm among scientists, environmentalists and everyone who knows that the region is not only the so-called “lung of the planet” but also home to …

Scientists study ocean absorption of human carbon pollution | John Abraham

Knowing the rate at which the oceans absorb carbon pollution is a key to understanding how fast climate change will occur<p>As humans burn fossil fuels and release greenhouse gases, those gases enter the atmosphere where they cause increases in global temperatures and climate consequences such as more …

Homemade dumplings in 5 simple steps

Dumplings are as fun to make as they are to eat, which is a good thing for those of us not satisfied with the usual six or eight pieces served at restaurants and takeout joints. Making dumplings at home means you can eat as many as you can make.<p>That's cause for a celebration. A dumpling party can …

Hawaii wants to ban chemical sunscreens to save its coral reefs

<b>When sunscreen chemicals wash off beach-goers, they bleach coral, stunt its growth, and sometimes kill it outright.</b><p>If you’re heading to Hawaii, or …

A Wind Turbine With Flapping Wings Might Be Quieter and Safer For Birds

Unless they’ve got stake in a big oil company, the most common reasons people have for opposing the installation of wind turbines is the noise …

Renewable Energy

Nitrogen pollution: the forgotten element of climate change

While carbon pollution gets all the headlines for its role in climate change, nitrogen pollution is arguably a more challenging problem. Somehow we …

Farming

Satellite Captures a Surprising Impact of Offshore Wind Farms

Offshore wind power is taking off in Europe, but we’re still coming to grips with the environmental impacts of sticking gigantic steel towers in the …

Wind Power

Huge Puffin Die-Off May Be Linked to Hotter Seas

Hundreds of birds are washing up dead in the Bering Sea, causing alarm among scientists. It may be linked to climate change.<p>The tufted puffins started washing ashore on St. Paul Island in mid-October—first a handful, then dozens, then so many that volunteers patrolling to collect dead birds began …

Fracking is harmful to health, Scottish Government report says

A series of new reports published by the Scottish Government have revealed damning evidence of the impacts of shale gas fracking in Scotland.<p>The …