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California Wildfires and Climate Change

  Alongside the poignant scenes of devastated California homeowners picking through the remains of their burned-out homes, we are reminded by Gov. Jerry Brown that, in many ways, our response to global warming is a deeply moral issue. He contends that those who deny that it is climate...
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Environmentalism And Democracy – The Same Fight

  While we have been faced with a systemic crisis for more than a decade, it is high time to take up new ways of thinking that combine protecting both the environment and democracy. The neoliberal economic system and unregulated globalisation are destroying environment and social ties. In...
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Air pollution rated ‘very dangerous’

  Air quality in Butte County has deteriorated to the “very dangerous” level, according to the Butte County Air Quality Management District. That is expected to be the case both Saturday and Sunday. Visible smoke from the Camp Fire has filled the area since Thursday, but the danger...
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How much wood should a wood-cutter cut?

  Given how much of Canada’s landscape remains forested, it can have a positive contribution to climate change mitigation through sustainable forestry, which is one of the reasons why the Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry (COFFI) from the United Nation’s Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) has...
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Niger turns to drones to protect precious wildlife

  Niger is turning to drone technology to help protect a Saharan antelope and other endangered species in Africa’s largest terrestrial park. The Termit and Tin Toumma reserve in the southeast of the West African desert state is at threat from poaching, deforestation, over-grazing and armed conflict. French...
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You probably had plastic for breakfast

  We know almost nothing about the health effects of something most of us probably eat every day: plastic. Scientists only last week announced the first preliminary evidence that small bits of plastic are getting into us, though this was long suspected given that much of what we...
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