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Top energy firms tied to almost a third of greenhouse gases: study

PARIS (Reuters) - Thirty-two energy companies led by Russia's Gazprom account for almost a third of all man-made greenhouse gas emissions if the burning of all the coal, oil and gas they produce is taken into account, a study said on Wednesday.

France's Hollande concerned about slow progress in climate talks

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande said he was worried about a lack of progress towards a United Nations climate deal in Paris in December and called on the financial sector to decarbonize its investment portfolios...

Immanuel Kant and the California Water Crisis

Last week’s rain in southern California will hardly make a dent in the state’s devastating drought, and it raises an important question for individual consumers: exactly how should we decide how much water to use? There are obvious things: don’t hose down your driveway, take shorter showers, do full loads in the washer. But there […]

Pope's climate change aide urges business to favor planet over profit

ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis' top aide on climate change urged businesses on Wednesday not to let the pursuit of profit get in the way of protecting the planet.

The Rise of Solar Power in Muslim Bashkortostan

Originally published on From deep down in the Earth, 300,000 barrels of oil a day are filled in the Autonomous Republic of Bashkortostan. Nevertheless, this oil-wealthy majority Muslim nation is expanding its economic energy in the direction of up. Show More Summary

Japan zoos, under pressure, give up buying dolphins from grisly hunt

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's association of zoos and aquariums said on Wednesday it will stop buying dolphins taken in a controversial hunt made famous in an Oscar-winning documentary, possibly raising pressure to halt the annual event Japan says is a tradition.

EU concerned about farming impact on its wildlife

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Around half of wild birds have a secure status as EU programs to protect endangered species have boosted numbers, but some of their habitats are cause for major concern largely because of intensive farming, an EU report found on Wednesday.

EU says Europe's bathing waters have become cleaner

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe's inland and coastal waters have become cleaner and nations such as heavily-indebted Greece and Cyprus boast some of the most pristine bathing spots, according to this year's EU report on water quality, published on Wednesday.

Obama Recasts Climate Change as a More Far-Reaching Peril

In planned remarks to graduating Coast Guard cadets, the president describes climate change as an environmental issue with large economic and security implications.

Zambia lifts ban on big cat trophy hunting

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia has lifted the ban on the hunting of leopards and will allow lion hunting next year after it established that the population of the big cats was higher than previously thought, its tourism minister said on Wednesday.

This Woman Crush Wednesday, don’t be too hard on your bad self

This Woman Crush Wednesday, we have a little reminder for all the ladies out there: You don't have to kill yourself to kill it.

New Ink-Coated Window Shades Save Energy

A New Jersey firm has found a way to provide electronic energy-saving shading for windows at very little additional cost. Elliott Schlam, the principal of New Visual Media Group, says his firm has come up with a new take on the traditional...Show More Summary

Tornadoes hit Texas and Oklahoma, at least one person hurt

(Reuters) - Tornadoes spun through parts of northern Texas and southern Oklahoma on Tuesday, damaging buildings and injuring at least one person, officials said.

Colombia rescuers search for landslide victims; 78 dead

SALGAR, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombian rescuers on Tuesday continued searching for victims of a landslide that sent torrents of water and mud crashing onto a neighborhood in the town of Salgar, killing 78 people and injuring dozens in the worst disaster of its kind for a decade.

Ruptured pipeline spills 21,000 gallons of oil on California coast

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A pipeline ruptured along the scenic California coastline on Tuesday, spilling some 21,000 gallons (79,000 liters) of oil into the ocean and on beaches before it could be secured, a U.S. Coast Guard spokeswoman said.

The White House is buzzing with plans to save the bees

The Obama administration just released a 10-year plan to grow monarch butterfly and bee populations.

U.S. Details New Efforts to Support Ailing Bees

The White House outlined its strategy to restore the nation’s struggling honeybee and monarch butterfly populations to some semblance of health, mostly by expanding the acreage devoted to the plants that are crucial to their surviva...

Styrofoam and recycling explained in less than 4 minutes!

Plus, meet the McDonald's mascot you wish would come back and dethrone Ronald.

Hey, guys: Mountains aren’t necessarily pyramids

If you have a small child at home who likes to draw pretty little pictures of mountains, do that kid a favor and rip those pictures …

California, international leaders sign climate change agreement

SAN FRANCISCO/OTTAWA (Reuters) - California and leaders of 11 states and provinces signed an agreement on Tuesday to limit their output of heat-trapping greenhouse gases 80 to 95 percent by 2050, a goal they hope will help prevent runaway climate change.

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