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28 Aug 2014

Fate of the Passenger Pigeon Looms as a Somber Warning

by JOEL GREENBERG
This September 1 marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Martha, the last known passenger pigeon on earth. The extinction of this once-abundant North American bird still stands as a cautionary tale. READ MORE

25 Aug 2014

Mideast Water Wars: In Iraq, A Battle for Control of Water

by FRED PEARCE
Conflicts over water have long haunted the Middle East. Yet in the current fighting in Iraq, the major dams on the Tigris and Euphrates rivers are seen not just as strategic targets but as powerful weapons of war. READ MORE

18 Aug 2014

A New Frontier for Fracking: Drilling Near the Arctic Circle

by ED STRUZIK
Hydraulic fracturing is about to move into the Canadian Arctic, with companies exploring the region's rich shale oil deposits. But many indigenous people and conservationists have serious concerns about the impact of fracking in more fragile northern environments. READ MORE

31 Jul 2014

Making Farm Animal Rights A Fundamental Green Issue

by MARC GUNTHER
As president of the Humane Society of the United States, Wayne Pacelle has pushed the animal welfare group into areas that directly impact the environment. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, he talks about how what we eat, how we raise our food, and how we treat farm animals are basic conservation issues. READ MORE

30 Jun 2014

China’s Dirty Pollution Secret: The Boom Poisoned Its Soil and Crops

by HE GUANGWEI
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27 Aug 2014: Obama Seeks Climate Accord Without Congressional Approval

25 Aug 2014: Health Care Savings Can Far Outweigh Costs of Carbon-Cutting Policies

19 Aug 2014: Wind Energy Prices at All-Time Low, According to U.S. Report

11 Aug 2014: Climate Effects of Keystone XL Significantly Underestimated, Study Finds

08 Aug 2014: China Added Large Amount Of Solar Power in First Half of 2014

31 Jul 2014: U.S. Public and Congress Similarly Split on Environmental Spending, Study Says

31 Jul 2014: Interview: Making the Rights of Farm Animals a Basic Green Issue

24 Jul 2014: Protecting Community Forests Is a Major Tool in Climate Fight, Study Says

21 Jul 2014: India Doubles Coal Tax to Fund Ambitious Clean Energy Initiatives

18 Jul 2014: Germany Tops Energy-Efficiency Ranking and U.S. Scores Near Bottom


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