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China’s Submarine Sale to Pakistan Raises Indian Ocean Nuclear Clash Risk

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China’s Submarine Sale to Pakistan Raises Indian Ocean Nuclear Clash Risk

Source: Bloomberg/David Tweed - April 17, 2015

Soon a brash naval captain may pose a bigger risk of triggering a nuclear crisis between India and Pakistan than a religious terrorist.

China is more…

California Lets Billions of Gallons of Freshwater Flow Straight Into The Ocean

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California Lets Billions of Gallons of Freshwater Flow Straight Into The Ocean

Source: Forbes/Michael Zakaras - April 16, 2015

If you’ve been paying attention, you know that California is in the midst of a severe multi-year drought. Earlier this month, Governor Jerry Brown, standing on more…

Can Civilization Survive a Ruined Climate?

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Can Civilization Survive a Ruined Climate?

Source: CNN/David Ray Griffin - April 15, 2015

(CNN) - Although most of us worry about other things, climate scientists have become increasingly worried about the survival of civilization. For example, Lonnie Thompson, who received the more…

Once Mighty Rio Grande Now Barely a Trickle Under Siege

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Once Mighty Rio Grande Now Barely a Trickle Under Siege

Source: International New York Times/Michael Wines - April 14, 2015

FABENS, Tex. — On maps, the mighty Rio Grande meanders 1,900 miles, from southern Colorado’s San Juan Mountains to the Gulf of Mexico. But on more…

Will California Court Ruling Uphold or Wash Away Water Conservation Incentives?

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Will California Court Ruling Uphold or Wash Away Water Conservation Incentives?

Source: The Los Angeles Times - April 13, 2015

The rich, it turns out, use more water than the rest of us. The Times reported last week that residents of wealthy cities such as Beverly more…

Lawmakers Seek Tougher Penalties For Fish Poachers

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Lawmakers Seek Tougher Penalties For Fish Poachers

Source: The St. Petersburg Tribune/Josh Boatwright - April 10, 2015

MADEIRA BEACH — Federal rules that strictly limit the catch local fisherman can take from the Gulf of Mexico each year have caused popular fish like more…

China Piles Sand in a Disputed Sea, Literally Gains Ground

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China Piles Sand in a Disputed Sea, Literally Gains Ground

Source: International New York Times/David E. Sanger and Rick Gladstone - April 9, 2015

WASHINGTON — The clusters of Chinese vessels busily dredge white sand and pump it onto partly submerged coral, aptly named Mischief Reef, transforming it into more…

Endangered Hammerhead Shark Fins Exported From Costa Rica Through United States to Hong Kong

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Endangered Hammerhead Shark Fins Exported From Costa Rica Through United States to Hong Kong

Source: California Diver - April 8, 2015

Conservation groups Turtle Island Restoration Network and PRETOMA have found evidence that hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna lewini) are being exported from Costa Rican ports and flown to plates in Hong more…

Billionaire Climate Super PAC Plans to Punish 2016 GOP Climate Deniers

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Billionaire Climate Super PAC Plans to Punish 2016 GOP Climate Deniers

Source: MSNBC/Benjy Sarlin - April 7, 2015

NextGen Climate, the environmental super PAC founded by billionaire Tom Steyer, announced plans on Monday to punish Republican presidential candidates who reject the scientific consensus more…

More Than 300 Enslaved Fishermen Rescued Following AP Investigative Story

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More Than 300 Enslaved Fishermen Rescued Following AP Investigative Story

Source: AP/Robin McDowell and Margie Mason - April 6, 2015

TUAL, Indonesia — The same trawlers that had enslaved countless migrant fishermen for years carried more than 300 of them to freedom Saturday, following a more…

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