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Is China Turning the Corner on Environmental Protection?

Growing health concerns have spurred significant changes to the Middle Kingdom’s environmental law and policy.

Most of the news we hear about China’s environment is depressing, filled with references to the country’s dirty air, water, and soil. Some of it is downright apocalyptic, accompanied by images of environmental destruction that remind me of Dr. Seus’ illustrations in…
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by: Zoe Loftus-Farren – August 21, 2014

Wildlife Depletion May Be Driving Child Labor and Crime

Decline in biodiversity is a source of social conflict rather than a symptom, says UC Berkeley report

What do overfishing, wildlife trafficking, and endangered species all have in common? According to a paper recently published in the journal Science, these environmental challenges may all have cascading social consequences when it comes to forced labor, organized crime, and even piracy.…
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by: Zoe Loftus-Farren – August 13, 2014

A Pledge that Promises to Keep Seeds Free For All to Use

In battle against seed patents, plant breeders and advocates find inspiration in open source software

For years, many of us have kept an eye out for organic and pesticide free vendors at our local farmers markets. Thanks to a new movement hitting the American food scene, we may soon be looking for another important environmental marker: open…
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by: Zoe Loftus-Farren – July 22, 2014

$30,000 to the First Person Who Can Prove Man-Made Climate Change Isn’t Real

Physicist Christopher Keating’s challenge to climate skeptics goes viral

Think you can prove that man-made climate change is a flat-out lie fabricated by the green Left? Well, you may just be in luck. Christopher Keating, a Texas-based physicist who has taught at the University of South Dakota and the US Naval…
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by: Zoe Loftus-Farren – July 14, 2014

Brazil Spends Billions on “Green” World Cup, But Does Little to Protect Environmentalists

South American nation holds the dubious distinction of having the highest number of murders of environmental activists

I wouldn’t call myself an avid soccer fan, but I’ve certainly been seduced by the World Cup (not to mention Tim Howard’s beard). As a result, I’ve been disturbed by reports about the environmental toll of the world’s most popular sporting event.…
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by: Zoe Loftus-Farren – July 8, 2014

Louisiana Levee Authority’s Suit Against Oil & Gas Companies Survives Move to Kill It

Governor Bobby Jindal’s effort to quash the environmental damages claim might backfire

A New Orleans area regional levee board voted yesterday to continue pursing an environmental damages lawsuit against 97 (yes, 97!) oil, gas, and pipeline companies. The vote — which came almost two weeks after Governor Bobby Jindal signed off on a bill…
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by: Zoe Loftus-Farren – June 20, 2014

New Report Calls Attention to Untapped Water Savings Within California

State could save up to 13.8 million acre-feet of water a year through water-saving and recycling strategies

By now, most Californians know that we are in a serious drought. We’ve seen the headlines, heard the calls for voluntary (and sometimes mandatory) reductions in water use, and have started to think twice about leaving the water running while brushing our…
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by: Zoe Loftus-Farren – June 11, 2014

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