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U.S., China top dumping of electronic waste; little recycled

OSLO (Reuters) - The United States and China contributed most to record mountains of electronic waste such as cellphones, hair dryers and fridges in 2014 and less than a sixth ended up recycled worldwide, a U.N. study said on Sunday...

The Problem With Tesla: They Make Performance Buyers Look Stupid

You sure as hell can tell the difference between a regular and high performance Mustang, Corvette, Charger, Challenger, or even Cadillac. But with Tesla you might need some coaching. Startups Tesla electric cars

Solar Power Battle Puts Hawaii at Forefront of Worldwide Changes

As homemade electricity gains popularity, it puts new pressures on old infrastructure and cuts into electric company revenue, pitting solar companies against utilities.

California revises drought plan after pressure from cities

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California water regulators on Saturday revised a still-tentative drought plan by easing cuts for Los Angeles and San Diego and bumping up reduction targets in the areas that consume the most water.

Africa's parks must be off limits for oil and gas

There are better ways to help Africa prosper than ripping up protected park borders in the hunt for oil and gas, says Curtis Abraham

Star Wars Trailer Is a Big Viral Hit

Big surprise here... Film Star Wars Star Wars The Force Awakens JJ Abrams

Don’t be fooled by Jeb Bush’s new rhetoric on climate change

Bush said some stuff about climate change that sounded "moderate," but he still doesn't actually want to do anything about the problem.

California environmental groups sue over refinery marine terminal

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Conservation groups filed a lawsuit against California on Friday, saying the state did not adequately consider environmental factors when it approved a 30-year lease last month for a marine terminal at Tesoro Corp's refinery near San Francisco Bay.

“Ex-Machina” takes on nature vs. nurture — with robo-babes

Ex Machina, the new film written and directed by Alex Garland, explores -- quite sordidly at times -- what "power" really means.

Phillips 66 says pipeline leaked diesel into Mississippi River

(Reuters) - Phillips 66 said it discovered a diesel fuel leak from a company-operated pipeline between a terminal in Hartford, Illinois, and the terminal's barge dock on the Mississippi River Friday morning.

CEOs to world leaders: Get off your asses and fix climate change

Executives from 43 major companies want real progress to come out of the U.N. climate talks in Paris this December.

Green group praises Bush on climate remarks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Billionaire activist Tom Steyer's climate change advocacy group offered unexpected praise on Friday to Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush for saying the United States should work with the world to reduce carbon emissions.

This gorgeous video will remind you what an ugly mess the BP oil spill made

It's been five years since the Deepwater Horizon blowout, and scientists are still looking for all that damn oil.

India takes 'significant step' in HFC decision: U.S. envoy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - India's surprise decision to agree to phase-down the use of a potent greenhouse gas after years of opposition is a "significant step" toward global action to address climate change, the U.S. State Department's climate change envoy said Friday.

Finally, coffee pods that aren’t the absolute worst

A Portland-based coffee company has developed a compostable pod that's compatible with Keurig 2.0 machines.

Loving earth is complicated, says this African-American pastor

The relationship between black lives, black hair, and nature is pretty kinky, and that's OK.

'Isis' among names removed from UN list of hurricane names

GENEVA (Reuters) - 'Isis' has been removed from the official list of names of future hurricanes as it was now deemed inappropriate because of the eponymous militant group, the U.N.'s World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Friday.

The Waste Biz: Material Efficiency, Circular Economy Key To Fighting Climate Change

A new study from the Club of Rome shows that material efficiency policies could have significant effects on carbon emissions: this week's Waste Biz The post The Waste Biz: Material Efficiency, Circular Economy Key To Fighting Climate Change appeared first on Sustainablog.

Swinging Between Optimism and Pessimism on Climate Change

Every day seems to bring new news about climate change, some of it encouraging and some of it so disheartening that doomsday feels around the corner.  Here’s a catalogue of recent climate news, starting with the optimistic stories: Bloomberg news reports that the end of fossil fuels is in sight. The World Bank today announced […]

Data app pushes Chinese factories to cut pollution

OXFORD, England (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When environmentalist Ma Jun set out to tackle pollution from Chinese industries, it seemed a near-impossible task.

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