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ChemChina plants fined over emissions violations: Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - Two small refineries under state-run China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina) have been fined by the environmental watchdog for emissions violations and ordered to halt production, state media reported on Friday.

Zimbabwe capital turns to solar streetlights to cut costs, crime: TRFN

HARARE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Big cities across the world struggle with crime, and Zimbabwe’s Harare is no exception.

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Wrong kitty litter led to radiation leak at New Mexico nuke waste dump

(Reuters) - A radiation leak at an underground nuclear waste dump in New Mexico was caused by "chemically incompatible" contents, including kitty litter, that reacted inside a barrel of waste causing it to rupture, scientists said on Thursday.

Japan makes a start on sharing lessons from nuclear crisis

SENDAI, Japan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When professional boxer and model Tomomi Takano heard that children in Japan's Fukushima prefecture were becoming unfit and overweight as the 2011 nuclear crisis there limited the time they could play outside, she decided to use her skills to help.

Earth Hour: Join Basketball Legend Bill Walton & NRG Home Solar To Fight Climate Change

As a website dedicated, in part, to sharing news and views on climate change and other environmental issues, when it comes to recommending ways to make positive changes in our personal lives it is difficult to pick a one-size-fits-all solution. Show More Summary

Climate change is spreading diseases you haven’t even heard of yet

Ebola and West Nile are just the beginning -- climate change will bring brand new diseases to every species.

India turns to 'satellite god' for crop mapping

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Sher Singh, a farmer from India's desert state of Rajasthan, prays to Varuna, the Hindu god of water, for a bountiful harvest. Now, he is also looking to the heavens for satellite imaging to boost his crop.

U.S. gives approval for $350,000 rhino hunt sold at Texas auction

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A hunter who paid $350,000 last year at a Dallas auction for a license to hunt an endangered black rhino in Namibia will be able to bring home a trophy despite protests from animal rights groups that said the sale was immoral.

New Jersey lawmakers send post-Exxon pollution bill to governor

(Reuters) - New Jersey lawmakers sent a bill to Governor Chris Christie on Thursday that calls for more money from environmental settlements to fund cleanups.

Watch Florida foodies catch venomous fish and make goat cheese

Meet divers with a mission, get great gardening tips, and salivate over a recipe for invasive lionfish.

“Climate change” vs. “global warming”? It really doesn’t matter

Quit with the linguistic navel-gazing. What actually counts is power. (As explained in a dozen tweets.)

Study shows acceleration in decline of Antarctic ice shelves

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Satellite data from 1994 to 2012 reveals an accelerating decline in Antarctica's massive floating ice shelves, with some shrinking 18 percent, in a development that could hasten the rise in global sea levels, scientists say.

EU regulators take Germany to court over Hamburg coal plant

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - EU regulators have referred Germany to the EU Court of Justice over a failure to look into alternative cooling processes at a coal-fired plant in Hamburg, operated by Vattenfall [VATN.UL], in order to protect wildlife, the European Commission said.

What’s scarier, suburban sprawl or a shape-shifting sexually transmitted demon?

If you're as terrified of inefficient suburban development as you are of supernaturally persistent sexual ghosts, you will find "It Follows" very disturbing indeed.

The Futility Of An International Climate Treaty

Call it Kyoto Syndrome, but each year for the past few decades we hear hopeful things about the upcoming negotiations for the “United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.” These discussions usually take place in some far-flung world capital, but they seem to always result in a nothing sandwich. In 2009, President Obama embarrassed himself […]

The Politics Of Chicken Poop: Should Maryland Build A $200 Million Methane Digester?

Chicken poop is polluting the Chesapeake Bay, so businesses in Maryland want the state to build a methane digester. Is their approach the most sensible The post The Politics Of Chicken Poop: Should Maryland Build A $200 Million Methane Digester? appeared first on Sustainablog.

Bulgaria detects bird flu in dead pelicans

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria's authorities said on Friday they had discovered the highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu virus in two dead pelicans in a nature reserve in northeastern part of the Balkan country, close to neighboring Romania.

Stronger thunderstorms driving rise in tropical rainfall: study

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An increase in strong thunderstorms could be responsible for greater rainfall in the tropics as a result of climate change, new research says.

Annual greenhouse gas emissions from forests drop by a quarter, U.N. says

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Yearly carbon emissions from the world's forests have dropped by more than 25 percent in the last 15 years, a U.N. agency said on Friday....

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