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3 disturbing facts prove sexual harassment is a big freaking deal

Researchers surveyed over 4,000 American women on their experience of sexual harassment in public spaces.

Plane creates vibrant landscape painting by firing laser pulses

Europe's nature reserves can now be monitored from above using lasers to build up intricate watercolour-like maps

New Paris Eco-District Uses Pneumatic Waste Collection System

Clichy-Batignolles, a new eco-district in Paris, has implemented a pneumatic waste collection system, an old-school technology that's remarkably efficient The post New Paris Eco-District Uses Pneumatic Waste Collection System appeared first on Sustainablog.

Obama carbon rules to cut coal-related jobs: conservative group

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. rules to cut carbon emissions could close more than 90 coal plants and eliminate jobs that support mining and power stations that the federal government has not fully considered, a report by the conservative American Action Forum research group said on Thursday.

How can we stop farmer suicides?

Even decades after the farm crisis, the profession still has one of the highest suicide rates.

Following Major Solar Development in Egypt

With major solar development and deployment getting underway in the country, Egypt is ramping up to full-speed-ahead. The swell of international finance, development, and construction firms inundating the nation is riding on a high tide of good will and warm welcome. Show More Summary

SunPower, Apple to build solar projects in China

(Reuters) - Solar panel maker SunPower Corp said it would partner with Apple Inc to build two solar power projects in China's Sichuan province with total capacity of 40 megawatts.

Mystery blob in the Pacific messes up US weather and ecosystems

Tropical fish in Alaska, stranded sea lions and more thunderstorms across the US Pacific coast have all been linked to an unusual blob of warm water

Hazardous air particles in Beijing exceed national target: state media

BEIJING (Reuters) - Hazardous air particles blamed for asthma and breathing problems show up in the Chinese capital at a rate of more than double the national target, an environmental watchdog said on Thursday, according to state me...

Wind energy blows US emissions onto right track for 2025 target

Carbon emissions from US power stations in 2015 are set to drop to their lowest level for 20 years, as wind, solar and gas replace coal

EU approves German aid to support construction of 20 offshore wind farms

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission on Thursday gave Germany the green light to support the construction of 20 offshore wind farms by paying operators a premium on top of the market price for electricity, it said in a statement.

Young, single farmer seeks same — and it’s not easy

To get a real idea of what a farmer's search for love looks like, we had some very candid conversations with six farmers across the country.

Legal Battle Begins Over Obama Bid to Curb Greenhouse Gases

Coal companies and 14 states team up to try to block an E.P.A. rule that would shutter hundreds of coal plants and expand renewable energy.

Green Column: Experimenting at Home With Air Quality Monitors

More people are tinkering with personal devices to measure pollution, but experts caution that the technology is not always reliable or user-friendly.

China to ban water-polluting paper mills, oil refineries

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will ban water-polluting paper mills, oil refineries, pesticide producers and other industrial plants by the end of 2016, as it moves to tackle severe pollution of the country's water supply.

Conservationists praise U.S. regulators vote to end sardine season

PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Federal regulators voted on Wednesday to end the current U.S. sardine season immediately in an effort to restore depleted populations of the small, oily fish.

McDonald's Franchisees: "We Will Continue to Fall and Fail"

McDonald's opened its first franchise in Des Plaines, Ill., 60 years ago today, but its franchisees aren't exactly celebrating. "The future looks very bleak. I'm selling my McDonald's stock," one operator wrote in response to a recent survey of McDonald's franchises across the country, as quoted by Business Insider. Show More Summary

U.S. sued to curb deaths of sea turtles by shrimping industry

(Reuters) - Environmentalists seeking to curb the deaths of an estimated 53,000 sea turtles each year from getting caught in commercial shrimp nets off the southeastern United States sued federal regulators on Wednesday for stronger protections.

Modi's coal turnaround to ease India's chronic power cuts

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Fewer power cuts are likely in India this summer after a surge in output at Coal India helped generators amass record stocks, a turnaround for Narendra Modi who had to battle a power crisis within months of becoming prime minister last May.

Angry Birds wants to get you mad about climate change

The makers of the highly addictive game will announce on Earth Day that it is has a new mission: raising awareness about climate change.

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