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New rules cutting farm emissions are kind of a big deal

The Department of Agriculture's new voluntary plan to cut U.S. carbon emissions shouldn't cause a ruckus -- and that just might make it work.

Enterprise 50M Tree Pledge Marks 10 Years & 10M Trees

(Originally published on InspiredEconomist.com) With funding from Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation, the Arbor Day Foundation is once again planting 1 million trees throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe this year. This is the...Show More Summary

Oklahoma’s Options Now That State and Federal Scientists Confirm Big Earthquake Impact from Water Disposal

Now that Oklahoma's state geologists have clearly identified water disposal as the driver of a surge in earthquakes, what should Oklahoma's citizens and politicians do?

The Waste Biz: Has Recycling Glass Gotten Too Expensive?

Recycling glass has gotten so expensive that haulers have to pay recyclers to take the material. Is single-stream recycling to blame? This week's Waste Biz The post The Waste Biz: Has Recycling Glass Gotten Too Expensive? appeared first on Sustainablog.

Culture Wars at the Supreme Court

Views on environmental issues are related to broader culture differences.  According to social scientists, environmentalists tend to be egalitarian, believe in harmony with nature, and stress responsibility over autonomy.  Their opponents,...Show More Summary

EU approves first new genetically modified crops since 2013

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union cleared the import of 10 new types of genetically modified crops and two more kinds of cut flowers on Friday, its first authorizations in more than a year after a review of its blocked approval process.

After diplomatic blitz, EU sees progress by June towards U.N. climate deal

OSLO (Reuters) - The European Union expects that countries emitting more than half of world greenhouse gases will publish plans for fighting global warming by mid-year to help build a U.N. deal due in December, according to an EU document obtained by Reuters.

Flights canceled as ash cloud pours from Chile volcano

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - An ash cloud from the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile that erupted unexpectedly on Wednesday was blowing into Chile and Argentina on Thursday, forcing the cancellation of flights from nearby cities in both countries and blanketing residents in ash.

Tokyo finds high levels of radiation in children's park

TOKYO (Reuters) - Authorities in the Japanese capital have cordoned off a playground where high levels of radiation were detected this week, reviving concerns about nuclear contamination four years after the Fukushima disaster.

First US Power-to-Gas Plants Open in California and Colorado

Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) is bringing science fiction to life, launching two demonstration projects to create and test a carbon-free, power-to-gas system for the first time ever in the U.S. The technology converts electricity...Show More Summary

Oklahoma deemed earthquake country as manmade tremors increase

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. government geologists now recognize much of Oklahoma as earthquake country, accounting for the bulk of 17 regions newly designated for seismic hazards attributed to underground disposal of wastewater from fossil fuel production.

Bill to ban fining Californians who let lawns go brown in drought

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - Californians who let their lawns go brown to save water during the state's prolonged drought would no longer face fines from municipalities for failing to maintain their properties under a bill passed Thursday in the state assembly.

Finally, a climate change game you’d actually want to play

Climate change is not a game -- but this game is way more fun than just wringing your hands about it.

Ocean Summit On Marine Debris Coming To Newport

An Ocean Summit On Marine Debris will take place in Newport, RI on May 15 as part of a 12 day stopover during the Volvo Ocean Racing around the world race Ocean Summit On Marine Debris Coming To Newport was originally posted on: PlanetSave. Show More Summary

Canada will need new regulations to meet climate targets: PM

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada, heavily criticized over its environmental record, will need to introduce new regulations to meet updated international climate change targets, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Thursday.

Introducing The Sierra Club AddUp App.

The Sierra Club AddUp app allows environmentalists to crowdsource their political, legal and environmental activism on behalf of the Earth Introducing The Sierra Club AddUp App. was originally posted on: PlanetSave. To read more from...Show More Summary

Fuel slick washes up on Canary Islands after ship sinks

MADRID (Reuters) - Around 120 kilos of shipping fuel has been scraped up off the Spanish Gran Canaria tourist beaches Veneguera, Tasarte and Taurito, the government said on Thursday, after a Russian fuel-laden ship sank off the coast last week.

Vast magma reservoir found hiding beneath Yellowstone park

The discovery of the world's largest known magma chamber reveals the plumbing beneath the Yellowstone volcano, helping solve some long-standing mysteries

Colorful macaws bring beauty to chaotic Caracas

CARACAS (Reuters) - In the 1970s, at the foot of the Caribbean mountain range flanking Caracas, a motorcycle-riding Italian immigrant turned heads for being inexplicably chased by a macaw nicknamed "Pancho."

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