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Canada Approves Sale of Genetically Modified Salmon

Move could make it the first country to have GM salmon on grocery shelves

Health authorities in Canada have approved a fast-growing, genetically altered salmon as safe for consumption, paving the way for it to become the first genetically modified animal to be allowed on Canadian dinner plates. photo by Jake Khuon, on FlickrThe modified salmon…
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by: The Guardian – May 20, 2016

Portugal Runs for Four Days Straight on Renewable Energy Alone

Zero emission milestone reached as Iberian country is powered by just wind, solar and hydro-generated electricity for 107 hours

Portugal kept its lights on with renewable energy alone for four consecutive days last week in a clean energy milestone revealed by data analysis of national energy network figures. Electricity consumption in the Iberian country was fully covered by solar, wind and…
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by: The Guardian – May 18, 2016

One in Five of World’s Plant Species at Risk of Extinction

But 2,000 new plant species are discovered every year, report reveals

One in five of the world’s plant species is threatened with extinction, according to the first global assessment of flora, putting supplies of food and medicines at risk. Photo by CIFOR Agricultural land pushing up against the forest near Rio Branco, Acre,…
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by: The Guardian – May 10, 2016

Celebrity Selfies with Apes Damaging Efforts to Curb Wildlife Trafficking, Warns UN body

Instagram snaps of celebs like Khloe Kardashian posing with orangutans and chimpanzees put survival of these endangered species at risk

Instagram snaps of celebrities including Paris Hilton and James Rodriguez posing with apes in the Gulf are damaging efforts to clamp down on wildlife trafficking and endangering the survival of some species, a UN body has warned. Photo by Khloe Kardashian InstagramKhloe…
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by: The Guardian – May 4, 2016

Why Limits to Growth’s Forecasts Are Still Relevant Today

The 1970s study which predicted civilization would collapse some time this century was wrong on resources, but right on pollution

Forty-four years ago, the size of the global economy was $29 trillion in today’s prices. In 2014 it was $79.4 trillion. It’s certainly been a rocky road at times, but the trend of economic growth has been robust. Only four years over…
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by: The Guardian – April 19, 2016

Mass Coral Bleaching Now Affecting Half of Great Barrier Reef

Climate change and strong El Niño cause hundreds of kilometres of reef to bleach, as higher temperatures stress the coral

The mass coral bleaching event smashing the Great Barrier Reef has severely affected more than half its length and caused patches of bleaching in most areas, according to scientists conducting an extensive aerial survey of the damage. Photo by By Steve Parish/Courtesy…
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by: The Guardian – April 11, 2016

Obama Expected to Severely Limit Oil Drilling in Arctic and Atlantic

Environmental advocates call president’s reversal an outsize victory for reducing climate change

The Obama administration promised to protect Atlantic waters for future generations on Tuesday, raising expectations that waters off the US east coast and Alaska would be protected from oil and gas drilling. Photo by Coast Guard News The Polar Pioneer drilling rig. Shell intended…
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by: The Guardian – March 15, 2016

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