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Archive: Policy & Politics

13 Nov 2014

A Scientist's Call for Civility And Diversity in Conservation

by DIANE TOOMEY
The ongoing debate over how to value the natural world has become rancorous and counterproductive, says marine biologist Jane Lubchenco. It is time, she tells Yale Environment 360, for the dispute to end and for conservation efforts to become more diverse. READ MORE

11 Nov 2014

A Scourge for Coal Miners Stages a Brutal Comeback

by KEN WARD JR.
Black lung — a debilitating disease caused by inhaling coal dust — was supposed to be wiped out by a landmark 1969 U.S. mine safety law. But a recent study shows that the worst form of the disease now affects a larger share of Appalachian coal miners than at any time since the early 1970s. READ MORE

06 Nov 2014

What Is the Carbon Limit? That Depends Who You Ask

by FRED PEARCE
Scientists are offering widely varying estimates of how much carbon we can emit into the atmosphere without causing dangerous climate change. But establishing a so-called carbon budget is critical if we are to keep the planet a safe place to live in the coming century. READ MORE

04 Nov 2014

Fostering Community Strategies For Saving the World's Oceans

by CRYSTAL GAMMON
To conservationist Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, getting coastal communities involved in plans to protect their waters is critical for protecting the planet's oceans. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, she talks about her work in one Caribbean island and how it shows how such a strategy can get results. READ MORE

03 Nov 2014

For Cellulosic Ethanol Makers, The Road Ahead Is Still Uphill

by ERICA GIES
While it has environmental advantages over other forms of ethanol, cellulosic ethanol has proven difficult to produce at commercial scale. Even as new production facilities come online in the U.S., a variety of economic and market realities suggest the new fuel still has big challenges to overcome. READ MORE

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e360 digest

13 Nov 2014: Interview: Bringing Civility and Diversity to Conservation Debate

12 Nov 2014: U.S. and China Announce Historic Emissions Reduction Pledges

11 Nov 2014: New Mapping Tool Highlights Carbon-Trapping Forests in Peru

10 Nov 2014: Public Views of Climate Science Hinge on Solutions, New Study Finds

07 Nov 2014: Organized Chinese Crime Behind Tanzania's Elephant Slaughter, Report Says

06 Nov 2014: Scientists Call For Greater Diversity of Viewpoints on Conservation

05 Nov 2014: Norway Best Prepared Nation For Climate Change, Global Index Shows

04 Nov 2014: Interview: Saving World’s Oceans Begins With Coastal Communities

03 Nov 2014: Climate Impacts To Be Severe and Irreversible Without Emission Cuts, UN Says

15 Oct 2014: U.S. Climate Envoy Says All Nations, Rich and Poor, Must Curb Emissions


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