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It's Final -- Corn Ethanol Is Of No Use
Can we stop pretending biofuel from corn is helping the planet and the environment? The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a new report reversing its previous support of biofuels, stating, “Increasing bioenergy crop cultivat
Increased CO2 levels make fish unafraid of predators
SYDNEY, April 15 (RTRS) - Fish on a remote coral reef in the South Pacific have altered their behaviour, as acidification of the ocean changes their natural habits, making them attracted to the smell of their predators and unafraid of approaching them.
Air Pollution Intensifies Pacific Storms
Pollution from China's coal-burning power plants is pumping up winter storms over the northwest Pacific Ocean and changing North America's weather, a new study finds. Northwest Pacific winter storms are now 10 percent stronger than they were 30 years ago,
Hole Found in Natural Protective Layer of Earth’s Atmosphere
Scientists have discovered a hole in the atmosphere that allows ozone-depleting compounds and other chemicals to bypass the atmosphere’s natural “washing machine” layer. The lowest layer of Earth’s atmosphere, known as the troposphere, is full of hydroxyl
Study suggests ancient clam farms worked well
Ancient clam farms created by Aboriginal people shelled out a superior amount of clams and the method could be used to nurture today’s food security, says a new study. The three-year study by SFU researchers revealed Thursday ancient rock-walled terraces
B.C. hunters given the okay to shoot feral pigs anywhere
It is now legal for licensed hunters to harvest feral pigs anywhere in B.C. In a news release issued this morning, the B.C. ministry of forests and lands says feral pigs are invasive animals that have escaped farms and established themselves in the wild.
Sea lions rescued from slow death in Fanny Bay, B.C.
A Vancouver Aquarium marine mammal rescue team, in partnership with Fisheries and Oceans, has successfully disentangled several California and Stellar sea lions spotted on log booms in the Fanny Bay area of Vancouver Island.
Earthquake strikes off Northern California coast
A powerful magnitude-6.9 earthquake struck Sunday night off the coast of Northern California, but there were no immediate reports of injury or damage and no danger of a tsunami, officials said.
Pollution hides Beijing skyline; statues get masks
The smog is so bad even the statues wear masks. Or at least they do in pictures of a campus stunt that circulated online Tuesday as parts of northern China suffered a sixth straight day of severe pollution.
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