Scientific American: Energy & Sustainability
Nebraska Regulators Approve Keystone XL Pipeline Route
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:30:00 GMT
The decision lifted the last big regulatory obstacle for the long-delayed project

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EPA Revises the Social Cost of a Potent Greenhouse Gas
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:45:00 GMT
Livestock like cattle are one source of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.
Biology's Beloved Amphibian--the Axolotl--Is Racing Toward Extinction
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Although abundant in captivity, the salamander has nearly disappeared from its natural habitat—and that is a problem

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Surfing for Science: Ocean Enthusiasts Could Help Gauge Coastal Warming
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:45:00 GMT
Scientists use surfboards equipped with temperature sensors to gather climate data on hard-to-reach coastal areas.
What Countries' Constitutions Reveal about How Societies Evolve
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:15:00 GMT
The right to form unions usually came before child labour protections in a country's constitution.
"Sustainable Robots" Face Off at the World Robotic Olympiad
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Playing Tetris: University students (17 to 25 years old) participate in the WRO’s Advanced Robotics Challenge (ARC) competition. This year’s challenge for this category consisted of making the robot score as many points as possible in “Tetrastack,” a robotic version of the video game Tetris. Carla Gómez (orange shirt, left) and Gabriel Guevara (orange shirt, right), students at the Technology Institute of Costa Rica, along with their classmates Fabián Picado and Karol Quirós (not pictured), designed and built the robot in this photo. The team from Thailand won in this category.
The Inconvenient Truth about Smart Cities
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:00:00 GMT
Plans for more wired, networked, connected urban areas face challenges if they fail to account for existing, local, non-digital elements such as government and socioeconomic conditions

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How Dirt Can Clean the Air
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:00:00 GMT
Soil management offers huge potential for keeping carbon emissions in the ground

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Amazon Gold Rush Continues to Decimate Peru's Rain Forest
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:45:00 GMT
In July 2015 Peru eliminated dozens of camps for illegal gold mining in La Pampa, within the Madre de Dios region, where hundreds of thousands of acres of rain forest have been destroyed.
Trump Administration Lifts Ban on Imports of Elephant Hunting Trophies
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:15:00 GMT
Big-game hunting advocates say the move will help preserve wildlife, but conservation groups disagree

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280-Million-Year-Old Fossil Forest Discovered in Antarctica
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:00:00 GMT
Newfound fossils reveal what forests might look like as they march northward in today's warming world

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Seas Do Not Rise Evenly--It Matters Which Glaciers Melt
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:00:00 GMT
New research predicts how coastlines around the world will be affected by ice melt in different places

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Nations Join Global Alliance to Phase Out Coal by 2030
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:15:00 GMT
he alliance aims to have 50 members by the next U.N. climate summit in 2018

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Treating Toxins with Tree Microbes
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:30:00 GMT
Specialized bacteria help trees clean up Superfund site

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Top U.S. Officials Cancel Visits to Global Climate Talks
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 17:00:00 GMT
The United States will not have its top two negotiators at COP23 as the talks enter a crucial period

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A Bolt from the Brown: Why Pollution May Increase Lightning Strikes
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:45:00 GMT
To understand the link between aerosols and electric discharges, scientists must unravel the mysteries of clouds

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U.S. Promotes Fossil Fuels at Global Climate Meeting
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 16:30:00 GMT
Conference on US climate policy at the COP23 Fiji conference in Bonn, Germany on the 13th of November 2017.
Capturing Floodwaters in Wet Years Could Help California Survive Drought Years
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:30:00 GMT
New tactics for capturing floods and surviving droughts could help communities across California and the world

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Polluted Water Whale Invents New Feeding Strategy
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 22:30:00 GMT
The Bryde's whale has come up with a passive but more efficient feeding strategy in the hypoxic waters of the Gulf of Thailand.  

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Global Carbon Emissions Are Rising Again after 3 Flat Years
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:15:00 GMT
It is unclear whether the renewed uptick in emissions will become a trend

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