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  • The Evolution of Earth Day

    22 April 2014, 11:29 am

    Each year April 22nd, marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the environmental movement in 1970. Not only did this movement help pass landmark legislation like the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act but it has also…
  • Agencies and Regulators Step Up to Combat 'Pirate Fishing'

    22 April 2014, 9:09 am

    A new study shows that a surprisingly large amount of the seafood sold in U.S. markets is caught illegally. In fact, 90 percent of U.S. seafood is imported, and according to a new study in the journal Marine Policy, as much as a third of that is caught…
  • Narcotics + Deforestation = Narco-Deforestation

    21 April 2014, 3:12 pm

    Narco-Deforestation, a newly coined term for the destruction of sensitive forest ecologies in Central and South America has been identified as a greater threat to the South and Central American forests than other previously identified concerns such as legal…
  • Turtle Trouble: 20-year study finds large decrease in green turtle catch rates

    21 April 2014, 3:05 pm

    Sea turtle populations have been exploited for hundreds of years, and even though conservation efforts have increased substantially in modern times, populations still suffer across the globe. In fact, according to conservation scientists from the Wildlife…
  • That sinking feeling on the Mississippi Delta

    21 April 2014, 10:49 am

    Every engineering control has its drawbacks. As communities upstream of the Mississippi Delta continue to emplace dams and other flood control measures to prevent community flooding, less sediment is pulled from the lands upstream. Flood control measures have…
  • Bacardi Makes Energy Efficiency Upgrades to Its Rum Facility in Puerto Rico

    21 April 2014, 9:20 am

    Bacardi Ltd. is a world famous maker of rum, but the company is becoming known for something else: its sustainability measures. After highlighting significant reductions in water and energy use in its 2013 corporate social responsibility (CSR) report, Bacardi…
  • New data on what Greenland was like almost 3 million years ago

    20 April 2014, 9:59 am

    Glaciers and ice sheets are commonly thought to work like a belt sander. As they move over the land they scrape off everything — vegetation, soil and even the top layer of bedrock. So a team of university scientists and a NASA colleague were greatly…

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