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How Satellites and Big Data Can Help to Save the Oceans

by DOUGLAS MCCAULEY
With new marine protected areas and an emerging U.N. treaty, global ocean conservation efforts are on the verge of a major advance. But to enforce these ambitious initiatives, new satellite-based technologies and newly available online data must be harnessed. READ MORE

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Why Supreme Court’s Action Creates Opportunity on Climate

by DAVID VICTOR
The U.S. Supreme Court order blocking the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan may have a silver lining: It provides an opportunity for the U.S. to show other nations it has a flexible, multi-faceted approach to cutting emissions. READ MORE

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With Court Action, Obama’s Climate Policies in Jeopardy

by MICHAEL B. GERRARD
The U.S. Supreme Court order blocking President Obama’s plan to cut emissions from coal-burning power plants is an unprecedented step and one of the most environmentally harmful decisions ever made by the nation’s highest court. READ MORE

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Beyond the Oregon Protests: The Search for Common Ground

by NANCY LANGSTON
Thrust into the spotlight by a group of anti-government militants as a place of confrontation, the Malheur wildlife refuge is actually a highly successful example of a new collaboration in the West between local residents and the federal government. READ MORE

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Beyond Keystone: Why Climate Movement Must Keep Heat On

by BILL MCKIBBEN
It took a committed coalition and the increasingly harsh reality of climate change to push President Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. But sustained public pressure will now be needed to force politicians to take the next critical actions on climate. READ MORE

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