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Gigantic Tree Which Towers Above Thorverton Pub Is Being Cut Down.
Environment  (tags: Macrocarpa, Thorverton, Devon, Tree, Felling, Residents, Pub )

Derek
- 4 hours ago - exeterexpressandecho.co.uk
Thorverton residents and a pub landlord have expressed their horror at the felling of a landmark tree over a 100 feet tall, and more than 100 years old. The massive task to cut down the gigantic macrocarpa started on Monday.
Petition - Demand EPA Head Allow States to Expand on Federal Vehicle Emission Standards
Environment  (tags: Emissions Reduction, vehicle standards, Climate Action, clean air act, health risks, environmental protection, Sustainabililty, responsibility, pollution )

Kalliope
- 2 hours ago - forcechange.com
Ensure states' retain the discretion to establish emission regulations that exceed the federal standard. The state of California was granted the authority to establish its own vehicle emission standards through a federal government waiver.
Counterintuitive: Global Hydropower Boom Will Add to Climate Change
Environment  (tags: Hydropower )

Michael
- 10 hours ago - news.mongabay.com
Reservoirs emit significant greenhouse gases planet-wide, study finds; researchers urge that new hydropower projects not be christened with green energy label.
Getting There: The Rush to Turn the Amazon Into a Soy Transport Corridor
Environment  (tags: Amazon )

Michael
- 10 hours ago - news.mongabay.com
The AmazonâEUR(TM)s rivers once were sufficient for commerce; now international commodities traders want to build roads, railways and industrial waterways thru the AmazonâEUR(TM)s heart.
The Ontario Greenbelt Is a Great Success, But Is Its Future Secure?
Environment  (tags: The Ontario Greenbelt )

Michael
- 11 hours ago - sierraclub.ca
Dan and Helen, would head out of Toronto every spring to go hiking in the countryside, often only to find that some previously green space was now a development or a development under construction:
Roads Are Driving Rapid Evolutionary Change in Our Environment
Environment  (tags: Look Ma, I'm roadkill! )

Michael
- 12 hours ago - spacedaily.com
Roads are causing rapid evolutionary change in wild populations of plants and animals according to a Concepts and Questions paper published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.
Deep Sea Mining Gets a Second Look
Environment  (tags: Deep sea mining )

Michael
- 12 hours ago - terradaily.com
The risk of running out of rare earth metals that are essential to modern technology has led to a surge in interest in mining the deep seas.
NASA Defies Trumps Doubts on Climate Science. Identifies New Path for Greenland Meltwater to Ocean
Environment  (tags: climate-change, destruction, ecosystems )

Rob
- 13 hours ago - dailykos.com
Cracks in the Greenland Ice Sheet let one of its aquifers drain to the ocean, new NASA research finds.
Global Ocean De-Oxygenation Quantified
Environment  (tags: Oceans )

Michael
- 13 hours ago - phys.org
Oxygen is an essential necessity of life on land. The same applies for almost all organisms in the ocean.
Demise of Stream Rule Will Not Revitalize Coal Industry
Environment  (tags: President Trump, President Obama, Office of Surface Mining's Stream Protec, public health )

Dandelion
- 17 hours ago - sciencemag.org
Environmentalists were outraged earlier this month after the Republican led Congress used an obscure law to erase a new regulation aimed at reducing the environmental damage caused by coal mining.
 
 
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