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One Decade Since the Indian Ocean Tsunami

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One Decade Since the Indian Ocean Tsunami

Source: Phys.org/Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres - December 19, 2014

The day after Christmas this year will mark the 10 anniversary of the tsunami disaster in the Indian Ocean. On 26 December 2004, a quarter more…

White House Takes on Illegal Fishing

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White House Takes on Illegal Fishing

Source: National Geographic/Brian Clark Howard - December 18, 2014

A White House task force issued new recommendations Tuesday to combat the growing problem of illegal fishing and to make it easier to tell if the fish more…

Desparation Leads to Desalination

Source: Famiglietti et al, 2014

Desparation Leads to Desalination

Source: MIT Technology Review/David Talbot - December 17, 2014

Even in drought-stricken California, San Diego stands out. It gets less rain than parched Los Angeles or Fresno. The region has less groundwater than many more…

Can More CO2 in the Atmosphere be a Good Thing?

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Can More CO2 in the Atmosphere be a Good Thing?

Source: Washington Post/Dana Milbank - December 16, 2014

For years, the fossil-fuel industries have been telling us that global warming is a hoax based on junk science.

But now these industries are floating more…

Lima Climate Talks Disappoint

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Lima Climate Talks Disappoint

Source: The Hill/Timothy Cama - December 15, 2014

Environmental groups are disappointed in the agreement that resulted from United Nations climate talks in Lima, Peru.

The talks, which wrapped up Sunday with a more…

Old Divisions Surface during Lima Climate Talks

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Old Divisions Surface during Lima Climate Talks

Source: BBC News/Matt McGrath - December 12, 2014

Climate talks in Lima have entered their final day with long-running issues still dividing the parties, despite an impassioned appeal from US Secretary of State more…

Kerry Arrives in Lima for Global Climate Negotiations

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Kerry Arrives in Lima for Global Climate Negotiations

Source: BBC/Matt McGrath - December 11, 2014

The US secretary of state John Kerry will arrive in Lima today to push forward global climate negotiations, taking place in the city.
Mr Kerry more…

Wildlife Filmmaking or Animal Harassment

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Wildlife Filmmaking or Animal Harassment

Source: Washington Post/Chris Palmer and Shannon Lawrence - December 10, 2014

The Discovery Channel’s overhyped “Eaten Alive” episode Sunday evening disappointed viewers for failing to deliver on its promise to show the ultimate man-versus-nature showdown. The more…

Supreme Court Rejects BP’s Challenge

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Supreme Court Rejects BP’s Challenge

Source: Reuters/Lawrence Hurley - December 9, 2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected BP's challenge to its multibillion-dollar settlement agreement over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, more…

Los Angeles: A Leader in Water Management?

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Los Angeles: A Leader in Water Management?

Source: New York Times/Jacques Leslie - December 8, 2014

LOS ANGELES is the nation’s water archvillain, according to public perception, notorious for its usurpation of water hundreds of miles away to slake the thirst more…

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