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2 hrs ago | Juan Cole

Is Pope Francis the Green Pope?

Pope Francis is putting a smile on environmentalists' faces again. In an address at the University of Molise on Saturday, an agricultural and industrial region in southern Italy, Pope Francis called for more respect for nature , branding the destruction of South America's rain forests and other forms of environmental exploitation a sin of modern ... (more)


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Pope Benedict XVI, US News, Liberal Political News

Sat Jul 12, 2014

The Star Online

Out to make an impact: Prof Saidur is seen here with his shell and...

Out to make an impact: Prof Saidur is seen here with his shell and tube heat exchanger operated with nanofluids.


Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Malaysia, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Red Bluff Daily News

Tehama County makes recycling fluorescent lights easy

Recycling compact fluorescent lights has a bright future in Tehama County thanks to you and seven local retailers that are collecting them at no charge: Corning Disposal & Recycling, GreenWaste of Tehama, Los Molinos Ace Hardware, Home Depot, McCoy Hardware & Farm Supply, Hatfields Ace Hardware, and the Tehama County/Red Bluff Landfill.


Related Topix: Tehama County, CA, Los Molinos, CA, Tehama, CA, Red Bluff, CA, Science


Caruba: The Idiocy of 'Environmental Justice'

A news item in late June caught my eye. It was in the Washington Free Beacon and the headline was " EPA spends $1.6 million on hotel for 'Environmental Justice' conference.


Related Topix: Science

Spread Of Palm Oil Production Into Africa Threatens Great Apes

An aerial view of oil palm fields of international agro-food company Olam, in Kango, central Gabon, on May 22, 2014.


Related Topix: Science, Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, World News

The Baltimore Sun

Maryland's storm-water pollution efforts faulted

Environmentalists have gone to court to challenge as lax storm-water pollution permits issued by the state to Baltimore city and three counties.


Related Topix: Science, Maryland Government, Maryland, Non-Profit, Baltimore County, MD, Anne Arundel County, MD

Fri Jul 11, 2014


Environmental group raises concern about RIMPAC ship sinkings

'Hawaii needs to address this because the Navy doesn't have any intention of cutting this back,' said Colby Self of the Basel Action Network Live-fire exercises aimed at decommissioned U.S. Navy ships are supposed to hone combat skills and allow sailors and pilots to gain proficiency and confidence in their weapons.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Science, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


Pipeline breach renews call for more monitoring

In this July 10, 2014, photo, bird flies over North Dakota's Badlands near the site of a saltwater pipeline spill near Mandaree, N.D. .


Related Topix: Mandaree, ND, North Dakota, Berthold, ND, Science, Environmental Law, Law

Appeals court upholds EPA's mining restraints

In a 3-0 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said the Environmental Protection Agency acted within its authority when it instituted two measures under the Clean Water Act that address damage from surface mining.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Science, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals

The Cary News

Feds clear algae-fighting pumps for Jordan Lake

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved the hotly debated SolarBee project, finding that the weighty floating devices won't significantly impact the lake's "human or natural environment."


Related Topix: Science, North Carolina


Bee-killing pesticides kill birds too

Peer-reviewed research, published in the leading journal Nature this Wednesday, has revealed data from the Netherlands showing that bird populations fell most sharply in those areas where neonicotinoid pollution was highest.


Related Topix: Science, Agriculture, Entomology

Fisheries fight 'strip mining' bid

The seafood industry has weighed in with a strong submission against Golden Bay-based Chatham Rock Phosphate's application to suction-mine the Chatham Rise.


Related Topix: Science, Oceania, New Zealand, World News

Bellingham Herald

Election View: Guillot would change tax structure, cut debt, protect environment

Let's face it. Many have been hurt by the lack of jobs, college debt and too much government red tape.


Related Topix: Science, Healthcare Law, Law, US News, Patriot Act, Immigration Reform, Social Security, Personal Finance, Environmental Law

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Science Daily

Leading scientists express rising concern about 'microplastics' in the ocean

Microplastics -- microscopic particles of plastic debris -- are of increasing concern because of their widespread presence in the oceans and the potential physical and toxicological risks they pose to organisms.


Related Topix: US Politics, John Kerry, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Woods Hole, MA, Science

Juan Cole

Kentucky Fried Brain Senator: No Global Warming b/c Mars' temp. like Earth's

Last week the denial of climate change continued. This time in the form of Kentucky State Sen. Brandon Smith .


Related Topix: Science, Science / Technology, NASA, US News, Liberal Political News


Rolling Coal: America's political divide reaches the roads [w/videos]

Jason Mendelson was driving his Toyota Prius in the right lane of Interstate 64 near Richmond, Virginia, when a white pickup truck with two protruding smokestacks cut into the lane ahead.


Related Topix: Science, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Autos

The Leaf-Chronicle

Scientists are watching polar bears from space

Researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey, along with their Canadian collaborators, have begun testing high-resolution satellites to observe, track and count polar bears in the cold recesses of the Arctic.


Related Topix: US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Geology, Science

Ag Professional

4R Research Fund awards second round of grants

The 4R Research Fund announced it has awarded more than $2 million in grants for four research and demonstration projects that will add to current knowledge and fill existing research gaps regarding fertilizer best management practices.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Life, Food, Nutrition

Science Daily

Shark teeth analysis provides detailed new look at Arctic climate change

A new study shows that some shark species may be able to cope with the rising salinity of Arctic waters that may come with rising temperatures.


Wed Jul 09, 2014


Wichita chemical leak leads to fish kill

A chemical used in the water treatment process leaked into the Arkansas River early Wednesday morning near downtown.


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