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In Kenya’s Mountain Forests, A New Path to Conservation

by FRED PEARCE
Kenya’s high-elevation forests are the source for most of the water on which the drought-plagued nation depends. Now, after decades of government-abetted abuse of these regions, a new conservation strategy of working with local communities is showing signs of success. READ MORE

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Will New Obstacles Dim Hawaii’s Solar Power Surge?

by ERICA GIES
Blessed with lots of sun and keen to cut its reliance on imported oil, Hawaii has moved to the forefront of residential solar installations in the U.S. But financial and technical hurdles are slowing the state’s drive to generate 40 percent of its electricity from renewable energy by 2030. READ MORE

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Atlantic Sturgeon: An Ancient Fish Struggles Against the Flow

by TED WILLIAMS
Once abundant in the rivers of eastern North America, the Atlantic sturgeon has suffered a catastrophic crash in its populations. But new protections under the U.S. Endangered Species Act are giving reason for hope for one of the world’s oldest fish species. READ MORE

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Agricultural Movement Tackles Challenges of a Warming World

by LISA PALMER
With temperatures rising and extreme weather becoming more frequent, the “climate-smart agriculture” campaign is using a host of measures — from new planting practices to improved water management — to keep farmers ahead of the disruptive impacts of climate change. READ MORE

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Natural Gas Boom Brings Major Growth for U.S. Chemical Plants

by RACHEL CERNANSKY
The surge in U.S. production of shale gas is leading to the rapid expansion of chemical and manufacturing plants that use the gas as feedstock. But environmentalists worry these new facilities will bring further harm to industrialized regions already bearing a heavy pollution burden. READ MORE

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