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  • Reducing Water Scarcity

    29 August 2014, 3:53 pm

    Water scarcity is not a problem just for the developing world. In California, legislators are currently proposing a $7.5 billion emergency water plan to their voters; and U.S. federal officials last year warned residents of Arizona and Nevada that they could…
  • Abandoned landfills are a big problem

    29 August 2014, 11:30 am

    Abandoned landfill sites throughout the UK routinely leach polluting chemicals into rivers, say scientists.…
  • Study Suggests More Research before Fracking Continues

    29 August 2014, 8:22 am

    An independent report on fracking has recommended a temporary moratorium on the controversial process and says that communities should give permission before it can proceed. The interdisciplinary expert panel set up by the Nova Scotia regional government says…
  • Dengue reported in Japan

    28 August 2014, 7:23 pm

    After reporting the country's first domestically acquired case of dengue fever in nearly 70 years yesterday, Japan's health ministry today confirmed finding two more patients. The initial patient, a girl in her teens, had a sudden onset of high fever on 20…
  • "Global Roadmap" Created to Balance Development with Environmental Protection

    28 August 2014, 12:49 pm

    Roads make it possible to bring goods to market, to get to the office, to log a forest, to hunt its wildlife. Without roads, human society as we know it could not exist. However, to build roads, trees must be cleared and swamps drained, shrinking valuable…
  • Monarch Butterflies need Endangered Species Act protection

    28 August 2014, 10:49 am

    As monarch butterflies are beginning their epic migration from Canada and the U.S. to Mexico for the winter, concerns about the drastic rate at which they're disappearing from the landscape have led environmental and health organizations to petition the…
  • Mystery Behind Slithering Rocks of Death Valley Revealed

    28 August 2014, 10:38 am

    In California's Death Valley, a geological phenomenon exists. Sailing stones, or moving rocks can be observed on the valley floor inscribing long trails on the ground without human or animal intervention. For over 60 years of observations, no one has been able…

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