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[l] at 11/28/22 9:38am
When pandemic-related lockdowns grounded planes and brought car traffic to a near standstill in early 2020, transport emissions plummeted, leading to a drop in levels of a short-lived gas that scrubs methane from the atmosphere. The slump in traffic helped fuel a spike in methane, a new study finds.Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 11/23/22 7:00am
U.S.-based conservation group the Nature Conservancy has taken out a $2 million insurance policy for Hawaii's coral reefs. It is the first policy to cover a natural structure in the U.S., according to the group.Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 11/22/22 3:00am
As cities around the world look to rid their waterways of remaining pollution, researchers are installing artificial islands brimming with grasses and sedges. The islands’ surfaces attract wildlife, while the underwater plant roots absorb contaminants and support aquatic life. Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 11/21/22 7:38am
Brinkmanship worked at the UN climate conference. And for once, developing nations won. Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 11/18/22 11:06am
The U.S. EV fleet will be 20 percent larger in 2030 than previously forecasted thanks to new tax credits for electric vehicles, an analysis finds.Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 11/17/22 3:00am
Two decades after the advent of fracking, a growing number of studies are pointing to a link between gas wells and health problems, particularly among children and the elderly. Researchers are now calling for new regulations restricting where wells can be located.Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 11/16/22 5:49am
Amid a rising tide of nationalism, walls and fortified fences are proliferating around the world. These barriers pose a growing threat to wildlife — blocking animal migrations and threatening millions of species that will need to move to keep up with a changing climate.Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 11/15/22 9:15am
Scientists have identified a population of endangered oceanic manta rays off the coast of Ecuador that is 10 times larger than any other known population. The discovery offers hope for the future of the species, experts say.Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 11/14/22 9:11am
The French Senate has passed legislation requiring parking lots with at least 80 spaces be covered in solar panels. Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 11/11/22 9:19am
The UN is establishing a new system that uses satellite data to root out of sources of methane, a potent heat-trapping gas, and notify governments and businesses, it announced Friday.Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 11/10/22 10:11am
European emissions of carbon dioxide from energy use over the past three months are down 5 percent from the previous year as the energy crisis drives up the price of fossil fuels. But Europe's efforts to shore up supplies of natural gas could lock in a new source of emissions, a new analysis finds.Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 11/9/22 3:00am
With his return as Brazil’s president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is promising to reverse the alarming rate of deforestation in the Amazon. But as he heads to key UN climate talks, his ambitious plans to achieve “zero deforestation” will need to find international support. Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 11/8/22 9:36am
Austria has joined a small but growing list of wealthy nations committing funds for loss and damages wrought by climate disasters in the developing world, pledging 50 million euros over the next four years.Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 11/4/22 6:00am
Blue whales, the largest creatures on Earth, are ingesting 10 million pieces of microplastic daily, scientists estimate. Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 11/3/22 3:00am
Faced with mounting impacts from warming and a push for resource development, Indigenous communities in northern Canada are setting aside vast areas for protection. They are also partnering with scientists on research that can help conserve their lands and their way of life.Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 11/2/22 8:08am
Not only do U.S. communities of color breathe more fine particulate pollution, they also breathe a form of particulate pollution that is richer in toxic, cancer-causing metals, new research finds.Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 11/1/22 3:00am
Digital technology is enabling scientists to detect and interpret the sounds of species as diverse as honey bees, peacocks, and elephants. In an e360 interview, geographer Karen Bakker discusses the surprising and complex ways that animals and plants use sound to communicate.Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 10/31/22 9:44am
In just 10 years, fires, drought, and insect infestations have devastated close to a third of forests in the southern Sierra Nevada mountains, a new study finds.Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 10/28/22 10:22am
To halt warming at 1.5 degrees C, countries must slash emissions from power plants, heavy industry, cars, trucks, agriculture, and forest loss, among other sectors. But in some key areas, according to a new report, the world is seeing emissions continue to rise.Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 10/27/22 6:57am
Scientists have long warned that climate change and other threats will require relocating some endangered species outside their historic ranges. Now, U.S. officials are proposing rules that would enable them to use this new — and potentially controversial — conservation tool.Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 10/26/22 9:24am
Greater daytime cloud cover may be shrinking the difference between daily high and low temperatures in parts of the world, new research suggests.Read more on E360 →

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