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  • Europe's Plastic Bag Agreement Contested by Industry

    Wed 9:14am
    As lawmakers reached agreement this week to limit the use of plastic bags across Europe, industry voices warned that such rules will have a negative impact on trade in Europe's internal market. The ban could also lead to different standards in legislation in…
  • How the environment can trigger disease

    Tue 3:00pm
    Using a new imaging technique, National Institutes of Health researchers have found that the biological machinery that builds DNA can insert molecules into the DNA strand that are damaged as a result of environmental exposures. These damaged molecules trigger…
  • Establishing marine protected areas to fight illegal fishing

    Tue 9:10am
    Do you know how that tuna sashimi got to your dinner plate? Probably not—and chances are, the restaurant that served it to you doesn’t know, either. A new policy paper argues that illicit fishing practices are flying under the radar all around the world,…
  • Climate change, species extinctions and tipping points

    Tue 7:35am
    Researchers from North Carolina State University have created a model that mimics how differently adapted populations may respond to rapid climate change. Their findings demonstrate that depending on a population's adaptive strategy, even tiny changes in…
  • Hope for the Monarch Butterfly

    Mon 3:59pm
    When millions of monarch butterflies take to the sky and fly thousands of kilometres from the United States and southern Canada to Mexico, the view is breathtaking. But over the last few decades, their numbers have plummeted, and last year hit an all-time…
  • World Bank warns effects of warming climate now unavoidable

    Mon 11:29am
    As the planet continues to warm, heat-waves and other extreme weather events that today occur once in hundreds of years, if ever, will become the “new climate normal,” creating a world of increased risks and instability, a new World Bank study warns. The…
  • Good News for the Black-Footed Ferret

    Mon 11:21am
    When you hear about an animal becoming extinct, most assume that the species is gone for good, never to be seen again. That’s not the case for North America’s rarest mammal, the black-footed ferret. 35 years after being declared extinct, the adorable…
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