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[l] at 5/21/24 6:37am
Populations of salmon, trout, eel, sturgeon, and other migrating freshwater fish have shrunk by 81 percent on average since 1970, a new report finds. Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 5/20/24 2:26am
A record-breaking drought, fueled by the El Niño weather pattern, has caused widespread crop failure and national emergency declarations in Zambia, Malawi, and Zimbabwe. Without harvests of maize, the staple food, millions in the region are facing a severe hunger crisis.Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 5/17/24 8:23am
Windborne dust is spreading across the Southern Ocean, fueling plankton blooms that absorb our emissions. A new study reveals the full impact of dust on plankton. Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 5/16/24 8:52am
Gone from Romania for 200 years, European bison were reintroduced to the Țarcu Mountains, at the southern end of the Carpathian range, in 2014. Now numbering 170, the bison are reshaping the mountain landscape in ways that are helping clean up emissions.Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 5/15/24 2:08am
Researchers and companies are aiming to draw key minerals, including lithium and magnesium, from ocean water, desalination plant residue, and industrial waste brine. They say their processes will use less land and produce less pollution than mining, but major hurdles remain.Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 5/14/24 9:00am
The summer of 2023 was the hottest summer in the Northern Hemisphere since the height of the Roman Empire, a new study finds.Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 5/13/24 7:20am
Since October, Los Angeles County has gathered enough stormwater to meet the demand of one in four residents for a year. Uncommonly heavy rains allowed the county to capitalize on its billion-dollar investment in storage infrastructure. Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 5/10/24 7:41am
Together, coal and gas generated only 21 percent of electricity in the EU last month, a new low that reflects the rapid adoption of renewable power.Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 5/9/24 1:50am
Journalist Marcel Gomes has traced beef in supermarkets and fast food restaurants in the U.S. and Europe to Brazilian ranches on illegally cleared land. In an e360 interview, he talks about the challenges of documenting the supply chains and getting companies to clean them up. Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 5/8/24 6:46am
Facing increasing land subsidence, saltwater intrusion, and flooding linked with development, Vietnam has committed to changing its approach to managing the Mekong Delta. New initiatives call for retrofitting dikes and dams to restore flood regimes, using nature as a guide.Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 5/7/24 7:54am
Increasingly, businesses are writing off their carbon emissions by funding the conservation of forests. A new report finds that while such schemes have made “limited” progress in curbing deforestation, they have largely failed to alleviate poverty among Indigenous forest people.Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 5/6/24 6:42am
A nearly two-decade study of whale songs recorded in the Southern Ocean suggests that blue whales, the largest creatures ever to have roamed the Earth, may be recovering in Antarctica after being hunted to the edge of extinction.Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 5/3/24 6:57am
A new U.N. report warns that environmental journalists across the globe are facing growing violence and intimidation.Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 5/2/24 2:12am
Activist Nonhle Mbuthuma founded a local organization along South Africa’s Wild Coast to fight a proposed strip mine 17 years ago. Despite ongoing personal threats, she’s still working to protect her community from oil exploration and other potentially harmful development.Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 5/1/24 8:08am
For the first time since the 1990s, U.S. wind generation dropped last year, according to government figures. The slump is the result of weak winds, and it comes despite the continued buildout of wind turbines nationally.Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 4/30/24 5:07am
In the last decade, Indonesia has made significant headway in halting the loss of its forests. But the election of military man Prabowo Subianto as president is raising concerns that a boom in mining nickel, used in EV batteries, could lead to a new wave of deforestation.Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 4/26/24 1:02am
Climate change made the disastrous 2021 heat wave in the Pacific Northwest larger and longer-lasting than it would have been otherwise, a new study finds.Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 4/25/24 1:56am
The European eel, whose life cycle remains shrouded in mystery, is a staple of the continent’s cultures and cuisines. But after decades of decline in its populations, scientists are calling for a total ban on catching the iconic fish, which is facing a multitude of threats.Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 4/24/24 6:56am
Wind and solar are continuing to push fossil fuels off the U.K. power grid. So far this year wind is the nation's leading source of electricity, and for brief periods, the island of Great Britain has scarcely needed coal or natural gas.Read more on E360 →
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[l] at 4/23/24 3:55am
To reach its climate goals, the Biden administration aims to extend the lives of U.S. nuclear reactors. But a new report finds regulators have not studied whether increasingly extreme weather could threaten the safety or viability of power plants largely built in the 1970s and 1980s.Read more on E360 →

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