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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...

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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.

Scientists may have found a way to eliminate antibiotic-resistant infections

New gene-editing technologies may take down antibiotic-resistant bacteria once and for all.

The developing world is beating the U.S. at clean energy

Developing countries are poised to lead the world on clean energy investment.

The 85-Year-Old Nun Who Went to Prison for Embarrassing the Feds Is Finally Free

Sister Megan Rice, the 85-year-old activist nun who two years ago humiliated government officials by penetrating and vandalizing a supposedly ultra-high-security uranium storage facility, has finally been released from prison. A federal...Show More Summary

Seattle’s tunneling megamachine is more effed than we thought

Bertha, the tunneling machine drilling beneath downtown, is falling apart.

Look forward to a sweaty future, America, thanks to climate change

There's a lot of bodily moisture in the cards as parts of the U.S. get warmer, and more people choose to move to those parts of the country.

7 reasons why America needs to get tough on smog

Big Oil has launched a multimillion-dollar ad campaign arguing we don't need and can’t afford strong limits on ozone pollution. They're wrong.

Time To Get Plastic Microbeads Out Of Personal Care Products?

Plastic microbeads are polluting waterways, and legislatures around the US, as well as some companies making these additives, are responding The post Time To Get Plastic Microbeads Out Of Personal Care Products? appeared first on Sustainablog.

2 ºC warming goal shaky as governments throw cash at fossil fuel

Shell is said to be preparing for a 4ºC warmer world future, while governments keep subsidising fossil fuels with $5.3 trillion a year globally

Germany-California Climate Cooperation?

Germany and California represent two global leaders when it comes to addressing climate change. For example, Germany has been on a renewable energy spree, despite its relatively minimal solar insolation, while California has committed...Show More Summary

Shell vows to explore Arctic despite Seattle protests

LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell will press on with a campaign to explore the Arctic for oil this summer despite protests in the port city of Seattle, chief executive officer Ben van Beurden said on Tuesday.

Do more, more urgently on global warming, say Merkel, Hollande

BERLIN (Reuters) - More urgent and ambitious action is needed if the world wants to meet its commitment of limiting the rise in average global temperatures to two degrees Celsius, the leaders of Germany and France said on Tuesday.

Out of Africa? Texans offer sanctuary to endangered rhinos

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - In the Texas grassland, home to white-tailed deer and rattlesnakes, outdoorsman Charly Seale sees a vast sanctuary of open spaces that could be used to protect the wild African rhino from its biggest enemy - poachers in search of the animals' valuable horns.

Ice hunters lasso an iceberg to turn it into vodka

Floating off the coast of Newfoundland, this massive chunk of ice is big business and will be sold to prestige mineral water and high-end vodka makers

Coal row takes shine off Germany's green image before G7 summit

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's clean energy drive earned it a reputation as a green leader but a domestic row over coal has highlighted the challenge of balancing economic and environmental demands and threatens its ability to lead by example.

More than 50 dead, dozens injured in Colombia landslide

BOGOTA (Reuters) - A landslide sent mud and water crashing onto homes in a town in Colombia's northwest mountains on Monday, killing more than 50 people and injuring dozens, officials said.

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