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Can Large Companies Lead The Low-Carbon Revolution?

by MARC GUNTHER
The dismissal of a green advocate at a major energy corporation and other recent developments raise a critical question: Are big companies too invested in the status quo to be trailblazers in the quest to wean the global economy off fossil fuels? READ MORE

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Once Unstoppable, Tar Sands Now Battered from All Sides

by ED STRUZIK
Canada’s tar sands industry is in crisis as oil prices plummet, pipeline projects are killed, and new governments in Alberta and Ottawa vow less reliance on this highly polluting energy source. Is this the beginning of the end for the tar sands juggernaut? READ MORE

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In Japan, a David vs Goliath Battle to Preserve Bluefin Tuna

by WINIFRED BIRD
A group of small-scale Japanese fishermen are waging an increasingly public struggle against industrial fishing fleets that are using sonar and huge nets to scoop up massive catches of spawning Pacific bluefin tuna. READ MORE

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What’s Causing Deadly Outbreaks of Fungal Diseases in World’s Wildlife?

by ELIZABETH KOLBERT
An unprecedented global wave of virulent fungal infections is decimating whole groups of animals — from salamanders and frogs, to snakes and bats. While scientists are still trying to understand the causes, they are pointing to intercontinental travel, the pet trade, and degraded habitat as likely factors. READ MORE

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Eyes in the Sky: Green Groups Are Harnessing Data from Space

by JACQUES LESLIE
An increasing number of nonprofit organizations are relying on satellite imagery to monitor environmental degradation. Chief among them is SkyTruth, which has used this data to expose the extent of the BP oil spill, uncover mining damage, and track illegal fishing worldwide. READ MORE

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