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Hawai’i's Kilauea Eruption Has Wiped Out Rare Sites and Entire Ecosystems

As the island mourns a tragedy, it also accepts the brutal cycle of nature

In Puna, the area of Hawai'i island that’s been hardest hit by the Kilauea volcano eruption, those who lived nearest to the lava flows watched the forest around their homes begin to die first. They said the fruit trees, flowers and ferns…
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by: The Guardian – June 21, 2018

Biggest Meat and Fish Companies Fail to Measure or Report Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Protein producers may be 'jeopardizing Paris climate goals,' according to new index

Meat and fish companies may be “putting the implementation of the Paris agreement in jeopardy” by failing to properly report their climate emissions, according to a groundbreaking index launched today. Photo by K-State Research and Extension Though livestock production accounts for 14.5…
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by: The Guardian – May 30, 2018

Bison Make a Surprising Comeback on the Dutch Coast

Endangered species can thrive in habitats other than forests, paving way for their return

Eighty years after they were hunted to extinction, the successful reintroduction of a herd of wild European bison on to the dunes of the Dutch coast is paving the way for their return across the continent. Photo by Ruud Maaskant/Courtesy of Wisentproject…
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by: The Guardian – May 28, 2018

Landmark Lawsuit Claims Monsanto Hid Cancer Danger of Roundup for Decades

California groundskeeper makes history by taking company to trial on claims it suppressed information about the weedkiller’s toxicity

At the age of 46, DeWayne Johnson is not ready to die. But with cancer spread through most of his body, doctors say he probably has just months to live. Now Johnson, a husband and father of three in California, hopes to…
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by: The Guardian – May 22, 2018

British Appetite for Avocados is Draining Region Dry, Say Chilean Villagers

Growers accused of illegally diverting rivers and leaving locals without water

British supermarkets are selling thousands of tons of avocados produced in a Chilean region where villagers claim vast amounts of water are being diverted, resulting in a drought. Major UK supermarkets including Tesco, Morrisons, Waitrose, Aldi and Lidl source avocados from Chile’s…
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by: The Guardian – May 17, 2018

Elite Rock Climbers Push for Public Lands Protection on Capitol Hill

In 62 separate meetings, athletes and advocates asked politicians to protect the great outdoors

Alex Honnold was stuck in traffic. The world’s most renowned rock climber was due on Capitol Hill for a US Senate reception with other top climbers from around the country, who had descended en masse on Washington to lobby for greater protections for public…
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by: The Guardian – May 11, 2018

The Case of the Stolen Succulents

Native hipster plants are at center of California poaching crisis

In China, they are prized for their chubby limbs and cute shapes. In Korea, they are a treasured hobby for housewives. But on the coastal cliffs of California, the dudleya succulent plants are vanishing, snatched up by international smugglers and shipped to…
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by: The Guardian – May 1, 2018

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