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Nobel winners to help Asian cities tackle climate change

OSLO (Reuters) - Nine Nobel prize winners in fields ranging from economics to medicine will try to come up with ideas this week to help fast-growing cities in Asia cope with global warming.

How To Make Biodiesel (And A Few Other Things) From Food Waste

Environmental engineers at the University of Cincinnati have figured out how to make biodiesel, plus other fuels & products, from inedible food waste The post How To Make Biodiesel (And A Few Other Things) From Food Waste appeared first on Sustainablog.

Japan nuclear ruling to show whether legal fight emboldened

KAGOSHIMA, Japan (Reuters) - A Japanese court will rule on Wednesday on an injunction to block the restart of two more nuclear reactors, a decision that could determine whether a legal drive by citizens to prevent the reopening of the sector on safety grounds will gather steam.

Augmented Reality Is Coming To Your Car and James Bond Would Love It

James Bond type driving may become a reality for all of us. Enterprise flir jaguar mini bmw augmented reality qualcomm

Obama administration sets agenda to modernize energy infrastructure

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Tuesday announced plans to modernize the country's aging energy infrastructure and make it more resilient to challenges ranging from extreme weather to changing domestic energy production.

Hundreds of Chinese Cities Don’t Meet Air Standards, Report Finds

Interior provinces had the most polluted cities during those months, according to a study released by Greenpeace East Asia.

Norway jails five wolf hunters in environmental crackdown

OSLO (Reuters) - Five wolf hunters were sentenced to jail in Norway on Tuesday in an unprecedented environmental crackdown to protect a tiny stock of about 35 of the predators living in eastern pine forests despite widespread local opposition.

You May Be Consuming Way More Water Than You Think

If you live in the West, particularly in California, where Gov. Jerry Brown has ordered a 25 percent mandatory reduction in household water use, you may have started taking shorter showers. Perhaps a spiky array of cacti now dwells where your lawn used to be. Show More Summary

EU warns Thailand on illegal fishing, clears South Korea, Philippines

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission on Tuesday warned Thailand, the third-largest seafood exporter in the world, for failing to crack down on illegal fishing, and threatened it with a trade ban if it did not take action.

Free home heating offered by e-Radiators

A Dutch energy firm is trailing a scheme that offers both the promise of free energy to home-owners and a cheap alternative to large data centers for computing firms.

What one farmer learned from surviving the ’80s farm crisis

Farming changes may be inevitable, but that doesn't make their human cost any easier to bear. You can hear it in this farmer's voice.

California judge rejects city's tiered water rates

(Reuters) - A state appeals court ruled on Monday that a southern California city's tiered water rates, developed in an effort to combat overuse during the state's ongoing drought, violated the state's Constitution.

Here are 4 big pollution problems EPA has (mostly) fixed already

For Earth Day, here's a look back at EPA successes, and a look ahead to the next big challenge: climate change.

Bighorn sheep die-off prompts another hunting closure in Montana

(Reuters) - Montana has closed the hunting season on a wild herd of bighorn sheep, with pneumonia suspected of killing dozens of the animals whose seasonal mating rituals attract scores of wildlife watchers.

U.S. proposes lifting protections for most humpback whales

(Reuters) - U.S. fisheries managers on Monday proposed lifting protections for most humpback whales around the globe, including in American waters, based on evidence the mammals have made a strong comeback since commercial whaling drove them near extinction.

Australia's east coast battered by cyclone-like storm

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Cyclone-strength winds, huge seas, torrential rain and flash flooding battered Australia's east coast on Tuesday, leaving one woman critically injured and more than 100,000 homes without power.

Police hunt for baby sea lion snatched from Los Angeles beach

(Reuters) - Police were searching on Monday for a baby sea lion snatched from a Los Angeles beach over the weekend, as well as four suspects in their twenties seen harassing and taunting two pups, authorities said.

Watch John Oliver introduce our obscene new Earth Day mascot

John Oliver proposes a new mascot for Earth Day we can all get behind: Marshmallow, the polar bear with a broken penis.

Fog blamed for fiery Wyoming traffic pileup that killed one

(Reuters) - Dense fog and slush are blamed for a massive Wyoming traffic pileup on Monday that killed one person and injured dozens, ignited a 22,000-gallon tanker containing a hazardous chemical, and closed part of a federal highway, authorities said.

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