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Posted by on in Animals
Now you see them, now you don’t. Some frogs found in South and Central America have the rare ability to turn on and off their nearly transparent appearance, researchers report Thursday in the journal Science. During the day, these nocturnal frogs sleep by hanging underneath tree leaves. Their delic...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
CALIFORNIA An “atmospheric river” dumps heavy rain, snow SACRAMENTO>> A powerful storm brought drenching rain or heavy snowfall to much of California on Saturday, snarling traffic and closing highways as the state prepared to usher in a new year. In the high Sierra Nevada, as much as 2 feet...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
By Eshe Nelson The New York Times GLOUCESTER, England>> The day after an arctic blast hit Britain, plunging temperatures below freezing and blanketing the country in frost, a 72-year-old man finally got through to the advice phone line of Warm and Well, a charitable service in Gloucestershir...
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Posted by on in Clean Water
  New report outlines a vision for wastewater surveillance By Emily Anthes The New York Times Wastewater surveillance has provided valuable public health information during the pandemic and merits “further development and continued investment,” according to a new report released by the Nati...
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Posted by on in Forestry
BRISTLECONE PINES Feds hobbled by New Mexico disaster lag in climate resilience work By Bruce Finley This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Deep in the dark woods southwest of Fairplay, federal logging crews tasked with tree thinning to protect homeowners against megafires and restore forest health must watch o...
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By Christina Larson and Matthew Brown The Associated Press In a desperate effort to save a seabird species in Hawaii from rising ocean waters, scientists are moving chicks to a new island hundreds of miles away. Moving species to save them — once considered taboo — is quickly gaining traction as ...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
  By Brittany Peterson The Associated Press LAS VEGAS>> The mottled bright green leaves of a pothos plant stood out against the flashy expanse of electric vehicles and smart products at the CES tech show in Las Vegas this year. This particular version of the familiar houseplant was bio...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
By Constant Méheut and Catherine Porter The New York Times PARIS>> Danone, the French dairy giant, is being taken to court by three environmental groups who say it has failed to reduce its plastic footprint sufficiently, in a lawsuit challenging corporate social responsibility in the face of...
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Posted by on in Human Health
DENVER>> Earth’s protective ozone layer is slowly but noticeably healing at a pace that would fully mend the hole over Antarctica in about 43 years, a new United Nations report says. A once-every-four-years scientific assessment found recovery in progress, more than 35 years after every natio...
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Posted by on in Human Health
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission will move to regulate gas stoves as new research links them to childhood asthma.  ByAri Natter January 9, 2023 at 5:00 AM MST A federal agency says a ban on gas stoves is on the table amid rising concern about harmful indoor air pollutants emitted by...
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Posted by on in Clean Technology
  By Niraj Chokshi and Kellen Browning The New York Times Benjamin Reynaga used power tools to hack his way into a beat-up hybrid Honda Fit at an auto dismantling plant at the edge of the Mojave Desert until he reached the most important part of the car: its lithium-ion battery. The veh...
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Posted by on in Transportation
Part of the bipartisan infrastructure law passed last year, the program will provide $5 billion over the next five years to help school districts switch to clean energy school buses. However, some districts are blocked from participating due to the EPA’s requirement that they scrap their old buses. ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
CLIMATE CHANGE By Sophie Austin The Associated Press SACRAMENTO, calif.>> California air regulators voted unanimously Thursday to approve an ambitious plan to drastically cut reliance on fossil fuels by changing practices in the energy, transportation and agriculture sectors, but cr...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Holiday Traditions in the Forest Revive Spiritual Relationships with Nature, and Heal Planetary Wounds Humans evolved strong spiritual connections to the natural world. New research shows exploring and nurturing them can help slow climate change and biodiversity loss, as well as improve our health....
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Posted by on in General Environment
Earth Protect Founders Grant and Carol Barbeito share the love of the Earth and this season of love with all Earth Protectors.  Keep the Faith 
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
By Bruce Finley This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Among America’s iconic native birds, the lesser prairie chicken can be especially hard to spot — hiding behind shrubs, seldom popping out except before sunrise in spring for flamboyant mating dances. But now it may become Colorado’s first climate casualty. ...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
This Christmas, ask Santa for an electric leaf blower, mower, or chainsaw. Come summer, we’ll all thank you. The little engines in gas-powered landscaping equipment generate a disproportionate amount of air pollution for their size. A commercial gas-powered blower produces the same amount of ozone-...
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Tagged in: go green Green Design
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  By Sophie Austin The Associated Press SACRAMENTO, calif.>> California air regulators voted unanimously Thursday to approve an ambitious plan to drastically cut reliance on fossil fuels by changing practices in the energy, transportation and agriculture sectors, but critics say it doe...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
By Dino Grandoni MONTREAL — Close to 200 countries reached a watershed agreement early Monday to stem the loss of nature worldwide, pledging to protect nearly a third of Earth’s land and oceans as a refuge for the planet’s remaining wild plants and animals by the end of the decade. A room of blear...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By María Teresa Hernández The Associated Press RAPA NUI, Chile>> The hillside of Rano Raraku volcano on Rapa Nui feels like a place that froze in time. Embedded in grass and volcanic rock, almost 400 moai — the monolithic human figures carved centuries ago by this remote Pacific island’s Ra...
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