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August 8th is Earth Overshoot Day this year

OAKLAND, Calif. AUGUST 8, 2016 – By August 8, humanity will have used up nature’s budget for the entire year, according to data from Global Footprint Network, an international research organization that is changing how the world manages its natural resources and responds to climate change. Earth Overshoot Day, falling on 8 August this year, […]

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Megadam in the heart of Amazon is cancelled

BRASILIA, Brazil, Aug. 4, 2016 – Today the Brazilian environmental agency, IBAMA, announced the licensing process to build the São Luiz do Tapajós (SLT), a giant dam planned for one of the last major free flowing rivers in the Brazilian Amazon, has been cancelled. Without the license, the approval process for the megadam cannot move […]

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Melting ice sheet could release frozen Cold War-era waste

Aug. 4, 2016 – Camp Century, a U.S. military base built within the Greenland Ice Sheet in 1959, doubled as a top-secret site for testing the feasibility of deploying nuclear missiles from the Arctic during the Cold War. When the camp was decommissioned in 1967, its infrastructure and waste were abandoned under the assumption they […]

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Princeton-UCLA study finds gray wolves should remain protected

August 1, 2016 – Researchers from Princeton University and the University of California-Los Angeles who investigated the genetic ancestry of North America’s wild canines have concluded that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s scientific arguments for removing gray wolves from endangered species protection are incorrect. The study, which contradicts conventional thinking, finds that all of the […]

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Abundant and diverse ecosystem found in area targeted for deep-sea mining

July 31, 2016 – In a study published in Scientific Reports, scientists discovered impressive abundance and diversity among the creatures living on the seafloor in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone (CCZ)–an area in the equatorial Pacific Ocean being targeted for deep-sea mining. The study, lead authored by Diva Amon, a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Hawai’i at […]

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