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Will the Supreme Court kill the EPA’s efforts to crack down on mercury pollution?

Greens hoped that Chief Justice Roberts would continue a recent green streak. Their hopes were just dashed.

Environmental group seeks greater protection for USDA scientists

(Reuters) - An environmental activist group has filed a legal petition with the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking new rules that would enhance job protection for government scientists whose research questions the safety of farm chemicals.

Oregon ranchers in deal with federal government to protect sage grouse

PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Oregon ranchers have reached a deal with the federal government aimed at conserving the greater sage grouse and its habitat while ensuring landowners won't face more restrictions if the bird is listed under the Endangered Species Act, officials said on Friday.

Chile desert rains sign of climate change: chief weather scientist

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - The heavy rainfall that battered Chile's usually arid north this week happened because of climate change, a senior meteorologist said, as the region gradually returns to normal after rivers broke banks and villages were cut off.

Japan builds coal plants, calls it a win for the climate

Japan has spent nearly $2 billion for coal plants -- and they're calling it all "climate finance."

California Governor Brown signs $1 billion emergency drought package

(Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown signed emergency legislation on Friday that fast-tracks over $1 billion in funding for drought relief and water infrastructure within the parched state.

Illegal Pot Farms Are Literally Sucking California Salmon Streams Dry

Outlet Creek watershed in Northern California's Mendocino County. Scott Bauer Northern California pot farmers are using up all of the water that normally supports key populations of the region's federally protected salmon and steelhead...Show More Summary

What happens when redistricting fails to recognize blacks’ green interests?

When mapping voting districts, lawmakers must take into account not just the color of people's skin, but their common interests as well.

Mexico unveils national strategy ahead of Paris climate talks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mexico on Friday said it will cap its greenhouse gas emissions by 2026, becoming one of the first countries to formally submit its national climate plan the United Nations ahead of a key climate summit in Paris in December.

Georgia passes solar-friendly legislation

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Solar electric power would become far more accessible to Georgia homeowners under a bill approved by state lawmakers on Friday, making it easier to lease solar equipment and then sell the power generated back to electric companies.

Japan Wants You to Believe That These Coal Plants Will Help the Environment

Japan is at it again. Back in December, the country got caught trying to pass off $1 billion worth of investments in coal-fired power plants in Indonesia as "climate finance"—that is, funding to fight climate change. Coal plants, ofShow More Summary

Antarctica is basically liquefying

Another day, another terrifying account of how fast polar ice is melting.

Here’s what GOP presidential hopefuls gave up after 9/11

Ted Cruz gave up rock 'n' roll after the terrorist attacks. Fellow Republicans are now trying to outdo him.

Watch stick figures explain what “probably causes cancer” even means

The active ingredient in Roundup does, but so do french fries, pickled vegetables, and aloe vera. This video from Risk Bites explains how we identify cancer risks.

The Waste Biz: How To Get That Last Bit Of Toothpaste Out

New company Liquiglide helps consumers gets all of the product, whether lotion, ketchup, or toothpaste, out of the bottle: this week's Waste Biz The post The Waste Biz: How To Get That Last Bit Of Toothpaste Out appeared first on Sustainablog.

Geology and filming in Mizoram

Humayun Akhter, my main collaborator in Bangladesh, joined me at the airport and we flew together to Kolkata. We spent the night at a nondescript hotel near the airport. The next morning, we met up with film makers Doug Prose and Diane LaMacchia in the airport and all flew together to Aizawl, the capital of [...]

A way to get power to the world’s poor without making climate change worse

A new paper argues that it's now possible to bring power to those who lack it in a way that reduces climate pollution.

Romania confirms bird flu in dead pelicans: report

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - More than 100 dead pelicans in Romania's Danube Delta were found to be infected with H5N1 bird flu virus, Romanian authorities were quoted as saying on Friday by state news agency Agerpres.

The Passive House in New York

In New York City, hundreds of new units designed to use a quarter of the energy consumed by traditional homes are in the works.

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