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12/3/2015
Willow and cottonwood trees, verdant with springtime foliage, draped over the shallow Aravaipa Creek in mid-February as if forsaking any notion of winter. The blooming trees and abundant plant life, along with rare species of desert ...   
8/3/2015
Leaded gasoline was a larger emission source of the toxic heavy metal lead than mining in South America -- even though the extraction of metals from the region's mines historically released huge quantities of lead into the environment. ...   
6/3/2015
A voice came over the intercom: would the passengers of Flight 3935, scheduled to depart Washington DC, for Charleston, South Carolina, kindly collect their carry-on luggage and get off the plane. They went down the stairs and gathered on the hot ...   
5/3/2015
The Chilean government and congressional lawmakers agreed this week to work together to try to pass legislation to protect the country's glaciers, a move that could hinder development of mining projects in the world's No. 1 copper ...   
16/2/2015
For most of us, the Arctic is not at the front of our minds. We view it as cold, stark, and, most importantly, distant. Yet, even in an age of vast ecological upheaval, one could argue that no biome in the world is changing so rapidly or so ...   
12/12/2014
High in the Peruvian Andes, the glacier-fed lake Laguna 513 brims with meltwater atop a populated valley in a region prone to earthquakes. Scientists warn that if a giant chunk of ice from the Hualcan glacier breaks off it could trigger ...   
20/4/2014
With the click of a computer mouse, the potential risks of rising sea levels will soon be searchable - by ZIP code - for all U.S. coastal communities. An online mapping tool will show how much sea levels are expected to rise in each ...   
12/4/2014
The effects of global warming could spiral 'out of control' if the world does not cut pollution of heat-trapping gases, a United Nations scientific panel warned in a new report on March 31.Climate change projections for Nepal as a whole, ...   
8/10/2013
Just how to define a glacier is at the heart of a Chilean congressional battle that could determine the future of mining in the world's largest copper-producing country. The revival of legislation to ban mining in glacial areas is ...   
20/6/2013
As many as 4,000 people are believed trapped by landslides in a valley near a Hindu shrine in the Indian Himalayas, days after floods killed more than 100 people.Helicopters have ferried rescue workers and doctors along with equipment, ...   
17/6/2013
The Mackenzie River Basin, a vast globally important area in Canada, is at great risk from climate change and a catastrophic oil spill from the tailing ponds of tar sands mining, according to a panel of nine Canadian, American and British ...   
11/6/2013
The expanding coal industry in B.C. is a classic battle between economic benefits and environmental concerns.With 10 existing coal mines in B.C. and eight proposed mining projects, the debate is not going away anytime soon. So, health ...   
5/4/2013
Peru's Olmos Valley might be a desert now, with rare rains and rivers that trickle to life for just a few months a year, but a radical engineering solution for water scarcity could soon create an agricultural bonanza here. Fresh water ...   
11/3/2013
Investing in climate change used to mean financing the fight against global warming. Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., and other firms took stakes in wind farms and tidal-energy projects, and set up carbon-trading desks.Then, as ...   
28/1/2013
Simon Fraser University earth scientist Diana Allen, a co-author on a new paper about climate changes' impacts on the world's ground water, says climate change may be exacerbating many countries' experience of water stress. "Increasing food ...   
18/12/2012
Expansion plans at some Canadian coal mines have alarmed American officials over the amount of heavy metals pollution that could be flowing across the international border into Montana. “We’re seeing increased selenium runoff from ...   
12/11/2012
I watched the astounding film about global warming and the world`s melting glaciers, Chasing Ice, at the Woodstock Film Festival last month. Part of the jaw-dropping documentary about National Geographic explorer and environmental advocate, James ...   
10/10/2012
The compulsion to use dangerous substances dominates routines at an addict’s peril. And such is the case with global dependence on burning fossil fuels, as they irreparably ruin the planet, argues Will Hickey. An example is melting Arctic ice, ...   
20/7/2012
IRA FLATOW, HOST:This is SCIENCE FRIDAY, I'm Ira Flatow. Think of Antarctica as the world's largest ice cube. Ninety percent of the world's ice is locked up down there. But Antarctica is also home to one of the fastest-warming spots on ...   
30/4/2012
A new app for Apple devices, “Fragile Earth”, is set to become the definitive reference guide for all those interested in science, nature, photography and landscape, and illustrates how our planet is impacted by global warming. Featuring ...   
17/3/2012
The most biologically diverse habitat in the western hemisphere, the Yasuní rainforest in Ecuador, is under threat. The diversity of species in the Yasuní Park is unmatched by any other park in the world. One hectare contains more species of ...   
15/3/2012
Since late 2011, scientists in Argentina have been carrying out an inventory of the country’s glaciers, with the aim of monitoring and preserving them. But they have failed to reach the most critical areas, where large-scale mining projects are ...   
17/2/2012
It is almost possible to dismiss Michael Mann's account of a vast conspiracy by the fossil fuel industry to harrass scientists and befuddle the public. His story of that campaign, and his own journey from naive computer geek to battle-hardened ...   
3/2/2012
Criminal gangs are becoming a threat to the world’s glaciers, which are already receding as a result of climate change, the United Nations said on Thursday, citing a case in Chile where police are investigating the theft of some 5,000 kilograms ...   
30/11/2011
UN Climate Forest Conservation Spawns 'Carbon Piracy' in Peru Environment News Service (ENS) UN Climate Forest Conservation Spawns 'Carbon Piracy' in Peru DURBAN, South Africa, November 30, 2011 (ENS) - A new UN-backed effort ...   

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