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Monday, March 10,2014

Bag fee reduces paper and plastic bag use by 68 percent

Turns out, 10 cents matters

By Elizabeth Miller
It started costing $.10 each at the grocery line six months ago when a new city initiative began requiring grocery stores to charge a fee per disposable bag. Here's the results.
Monday, March 3,2014

Floods likely to worsen in next century

Human development shares blame with climate change

By Josh Gross
New research published in the journal, Nature,  investigates the risks of flooding in the coming decades and the outlook is grim.
Monday, February 17,2014

Rhino decimation in one infographic

Shows a 900 percent increase in poaching since 2009

By Josh Gross
Data from anti-poaching organizations visualized.
Friday, February 7,2014

Protecting more than a postage-stamp-sized ecosystem

Legal battle ensues to preserve Yukon’s Peel River Watershed

By Mallane Dressel
Yukon First Nations and Yukon-based environmental organizations are taking legal action to secure protections for the Peel River Watershed.
Friday, January 31,2014

New study finds increase in birth defects near fracking sites

Risk rise as much 30 percent

By Joel Dyer
A new study examining possible health risks to babies born within 10 miles of hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells was released January 28.
Friday, January 31,2014

Study finds one-in-four shark species faces extinction

Global study cites overfishing as main threat

By Caitlin Rockett
A first-ever global study of the conservation status of over 1,000 shark, ray and related species reveals that at least one in every four existing species are heading toward extinction
Wednesday, January 29,2014

U.S. power plant emissions down

A shift to new technology creates more energy, releases fewer pollutants

By Caitlin Rockett
A new study shows that natural gas power plants that use a new technology to extract more energy from the fuel release significantly less carbon dioxide than coal-fired plants do.
Friday, January 24,2014

Proposed CO legislation aims to reduce negative impacts of wildfire

Hickenlooper supports tax incentives, but shuns a costly state-owned aerial fleet.

By Caitlin Rockett
Gov. John Hickenlooper expressed support for new legislation aimed at combating wildfire in Colorado
Wednesday, January 22,2014

EU announces energy and climate goals

Plan will last through 2030

By Josh Gross
The BBC is reporting that The European Commission has announced an outline of its energy and climate policy goals until 2030. "The Commissioners want a bindi
Tuesday, January 21,2014

EPA releases final assessment of potential impacts of mining on Bristol Bay

Research indicates severe consequences for environment and native tribes

By Caitlin Rockett
A new report by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emphasizes the negative impacts that large-scale gold and copper mining in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region could have