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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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EPA quietly telling states they can pollute more

  The Environmental Protection Agency has quietly signaled it may allow states to release more ozone air pollution, commonly known as smog, dirtying the air in those states and neighboring ones, but the agency did not review the health impact of such a move. The Trump administration’s position...
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Spectacular forest-dwelling swallowtail discovered in Fiji

  While determining the exact number of the planet’s species would obviously be impossible, over the years experts and their statistical models have come to a figure of 8.7 million total species. At this point, 1.64 million have been named, leaving a whopping 81 percent of the planet’s...
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Energy centre to lead marine power project

  Stromness-based Emec said yesterday the new, 36-month Blue-Gift (Blue Growth and Innovation Fast Tracked) project would encourage “longer term demonstration and technology de-risking” across coastal areas of Spain, France, Portugal, Ireland and Scotland – the “Atlantic Arc” – boasting the highest ocean energy resource in Europe. Blue-Gift...
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