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[l] at 4/18/24 1:50am
Reprising her role as Brazil's environment minister, Marina Sliva is determined to reverse the rampant destruction of the Amazon. In an e360 interview, she talks about her efforts to crack down on illegal mining and logging and to bolster protections for the nation’s forests. Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 4/17/24 7:06am
Greece plans to create two large marine parks and end bottom trawling, it announced at an international conference on the protecting the world's oceans. It also aims to cut the volume of plastic waste flowing into Greek waters in half.Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 4/16/24 7:13am
More than 80 years after the iconic Xerces Blue butterfly vanished from San Francisco, researchers have analyzed century-old specimens to track down its closest living relative, the Silvery Blue. Last week, they released a handful of Silvery Blues on the western edge of the city, where Xerces Blues once thrived.Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 4/15/24 2:30am
In a South Pacific nation ravaged by logging, several tribes joined together to sell “high integrity” carbon credits on international markets. The project not only preserves their highly biodiverse rainforest, but it funnels life-changing income to Indigenous landowners. Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 4/12/24 2:37am
An extensive analysis of satellite imagery has uncovered thousands of miles of unmapped roads slicing through Asia's tropical rainforests.Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 4/11/24 3:30am
Marine biologist Christine Figgener gained global attention with a video showing her removing a plastic straw from the nostril of a sea turtle. With these ancient reptiles now threatened worldwide, she says we must develop science-based approaches to protect them. Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 4/10/24 7:14am
Many of the biggest and richest businesses on Earth are coming up short in their efforts to tackle climate change, a new report finds. Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 4/9/24 6:15am
Albania’s Vjosë River is known as Europe’s last wild river, and its pristine delta is a haven for migratory birds. As plans for luxury developments there — spearheaded by Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner — move ahead, conservationists are sounding the alarm.Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 4/8/24 8:16am
Smugglers are illegally moving refrigerants into Europe that, when leaked from air conditioners and refrigerators, pose a significant threat to the climate. Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 4/5/24 1:28am
The eleventh annual Yale Environment 360 Film Contest is now accepting entries.Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 4/4/24 6:31am
A push for nuclear power is fueling demand for uranium, spurring the opening of new mines. The industry says new technologies will eliminate pollution from uranium mining, but its toxic legacy, particularly in the U.S. Southwest, leaves many wary of an incipient mining boom. Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 4/3/24 6:53am
This month will see swarms of big, noisy, chirping cicadas begin to emerge in the U.S. as two large broods take flight at the same time. Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 4/2/24 3:25am
When a governing body of the International Union of Geological Sciences voted down a proposal to name a new epoch in Earth’s history, it ignored conclusive evidence that for the first time, a single species — humans — has fundamentally altered the planet. Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 4/1/24 8:41am
Long-buried bombs leftover from World War I and World War II have become more volatile, a new study finds, raising the odds that a dormant explosive detonates. Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 3/29/24 2:04am
The Earth is spinning slightly faster than it was a few years ago, but the rapid melt of polar ice is keeping that acceleration in check, with consequences for timekeeping, a new study finds.Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 3/28/24 2:19am
Sonam Wangchuk has long worked to help people in India’s Ladakh region adapt to climate change. In an e360 interview, he explains why he fasted for 21 days to pressure the government to grant legal protections to the region’s fragile ecosystem and its life-giving glaciers.Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 3/27/24 7:29am
Though oft touted as a fix for climate change, planting trees could, in some regions, make warming more severe, a new study finds.Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 3/26/24 2:23am
A Spanish company is aiming to factory farm octopuses for their meat, contending that it would help conserve the creatures in the wild. But critics argue that caging these highly sensitive mollusks, whose intelligence science is still revealing, would be cruel and inhumane.Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 3/25/24 7:23am
While forest managers have proved adept of stamping out small wildfires, they have been less successful at suppressing larger, more devastating burns. The result is that the average wildfire is more severe than it would be without human intervention.Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 3/22/24 8:27am
A new study of summer weather in Texas finds the heat index — an indicator of how hot it feels outside — is rising much faster than the temperature.Read more on E360 →

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