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January 12, 2017 Environment
Field work in the DNC. (Photo: African Wildlife Foundation)

Pioneering Conservation in a Precarious Part of DRC

By: African Wildlife Foundation

By Alain Lushimba The animal world has been my passion since childhood. Conservation of nature, specifically the protection of species, has since become my career. For five years, I worked in...

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January 10, 2017 Environment
The crab nebula is made up of the remnants of a massive supernova. (Photo: NASA)

In 2022, A Star Will Explode Before Your Eyes

By: Brian Klonoski

Sometime in 2022 -- give or take a year -- stargazers will observe a bright new twinkle of light emerge from a dark void of space within the constellation Cygnus. What...

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January 10, 2017 Environment
A coho salmon spawns in the Northwest. (Photo: Bureau of Land Management)

Groups Sue to Protect Washington Rivers From Destructive Dredge Mining

By: Center for Biological Diversity

Conservation groups filed a notice of intent today to sue the state of Washington for allowing highly destructive suction dredge mining in rivers and streams critical to endangered salmon and steelhead. The...

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January 8, 2017 Environment

Will China Finally Take Action Against Rising Smog Levels?

By: Nick Marinoff

China has become synonymous with air pollution. Since the 1970s, the country’s motto of “grow at all costs” has put businesses and manufacturing ahead on the economic scale but thrown...

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January 6, 2017 Environment

Know Your Planet: Another Shattered Record, Earthquakes Linked to Moon Phases & Society's Looming Collapse

By: Brian Klonoski

Know Your Planet is a weekly roundup of studies, research and reports. Putting together this roundup is a real treat because it gives me an opportunity to follow the awesome scientific...

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January 4, 2017 Environment
Joshua Tree National Park brought to you by... In-N-Out? (Photo: Giorgio Galeotti / Flickr)

National Park Service Opens Door to Corporate Sponsorships

By: Common Dreams

By Jon Queally A controversial set of new rules quietly given final approval over the recent holiday — allowing national parks in the United States to expand corporate sponsorships and...

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January 4, 2017 Environment
Yosemite National Park -- one of America's most cherished public lands. (Photo: Edward Stojakovic / Flickr)

Republican Congress Declares America’s Public Lands Worthless

By: Center for Biological Diversity

On the first day of the new Congress, House Republicans approved a package of rules Tuesday that included a provision that would treat giving away America’s public lands as “budget...

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January 3, 2017 Environment

Thousands of Snow Geese Die After Landing in Toxic Mining Pit

By: Nick Marinoff

Thousands of snow geese have perished after landing in an open copper mine in Butte, Montana. Known as the Berkeley Pit, the site has been a popular tourist attraction since...

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January 2, 2017 Environment

Scientists to Build the First Aquatic Species Map of the Western U.S.

By: Nick Marinoff

Scientists studying aquatic species have set the bar pretty high with their latest project: to create the first-ever aquatic map of the western United States. This means every animal in...

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January 2, 2017 Environment
The Buluh River in the Leuser Ecosystem in Indonesia (Photo: buitenzorger / Flickr)

Energy Company Plans to Destroy Key Region of Leuser Ecosystem

By: Planet Editor

Environmental groups in Indonesia are outraged over a Turkish energy company's plans to destroy a vital section of the majestic Leuser Ecosystem to make way for a geothermal plant. The project would...

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December 30, 2016 Environment
Filmaker Greg Reitman in a scene from his documentary ROOTED in PEACE. (Photo courtesy of Greg Reitman)

Q&A: 'ROOTED in PEACE' Director on Violence, Self-Fulfillment and the Future of the World

By: Brian Klonoski

In his latest film, ROOTED in PEACE, director Greg Reitman tackles a handful of heavy subjects, like violence, meditation, self-fulfillment and environmental degradation. Despite the weighty subject matter, Reitman embarks...

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December 30, 2016 Climate & Energy
(Photo: Amazon Watch / YouTube)

Reflecting and Recommitting to Defending Our Rights and Mother Earth

By: Leila Salazar-Lopez

As 2016 comes to an end, I have reflected on the many events that took place during Amazon Watch's 20th anniversary year: our victories and challenges, as well as the...

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December 28, 2016 Environment

This Christmas Brought Stockings, Chimneys & Very Nasty Weather

By: Nick Marinoff

“Oh, the weather outside is frightful...” The above lyric says it all. The holiday season has certainly brought some frightening weather this year, starting with heavy blankets of snowfall in...

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December 22, 2016 Environment

Know Your Planet: Edipeel, Lemurs Facing Extinction & The Hottest Year on Record

By: Brian Klonoski

Know Your Planet is a weekly roundup of studies, research and reports. Here are all the latest studies, research papers and reports in case you're looking for a little something to...

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December 21, 2016 Climate & Energy

A 70-Mile Crack Has Formed in the Antarctic Basin

By: Nick Marinoff

UPDATE: Scientists closely monitoring the crack just reported that it grew by another 11 miles. A rupture of the ice shelf -- which would create a mega-iceberg the size of...

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December 19, 2016 Climate & Energy

Brazil's Dam Menace Looms Large Despite Recent Victory

By: Amazon Watch

By Ana Kuhn Velazquez In August we shared some good news: Brazil's environmental agency IBAMA definitively shelved plans to carve the São Luiz do Tapajós mega-dam into the heart of the Amazon...

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December 16, 2016 Environment
An octahedral diamond. (Photo: James St. John / Flickr)

Know Your Planet: Superdeep Diamonds, Skinny Reindeer & Rivers in the Sky

By: Brian Klonoski

Know Your Planet is a weekly roundup of studies, research and reports. This week featured an abundance of new research, visualizations and terrifying predictions about the future our planet. And...

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December 15, 2016 Environment

“Thunderstorm Asthma” Strikes Melbourne Following Extreme Weather

By: Nick Marinoff

Imagine getting asthma right after a storm. For 8,500 Australians, the winter season brought not an ideal dream, but a nightmarish reality. November storm weather has birthed a rare condition...

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