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On the Front Lines of Mitigating Climate Change

Sea levels in the Chesapeake Bay region of Virginia are rising at a rate more than twice  ;the global average. Since 1960, the area has experienced a 325 percent increase ..more
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‘How to Change the World’ Traces the Birth of Greenpeace, World Premier at Sundance

Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah is taking place right now. Robert Redford, founder of Sundance and a longtime environmental activist, sat down with Democracy Now!’s..more
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Latest US Offshore Wind Auction Draws Few Bidders

Massachusetts, USA -- The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management held its fourth offshore wind lease auction yesterday, but unlike the action seen in auctions past, the event was much more s..more
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Solar Partnership Generates Cash, Credibility for Community Groups

Community groups and businesses that value environmental stewardship are building their reputation and earning cash through a unique partner program. Clean Energy Collective (CEC),..more
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Jason Mraz, Maroon 5, Linkin Park, Guster Speak Out Against Illegal Logging

For decades, mahogany, ebony, rosewood and other rare tropical hardwoods have been extensively logged to produce valuable wood products, particularly guitars and other instruments. Incr..more
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405 Wild Bison Slaughtered in Yellowstone National Park So Far This Season

Buffalo Field Campaign (BFC) patrols reported this week that they witnessed three tribal stock trailers leaving Yellowstone’s Stephens Creek bison trap containing wild bison...more
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5 Ways to Teach Your Child About Climate Change

Climate change is a big topic that can be difficult even for adults to wrap their minds around—especially, it seems, if they are elected to Congress. Although indicators of it are all ..more
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Seven Reasons Cheap Oil Can't Stop Renewables Now

Oil prices have fallen by more than half since July. Just five years ago, such a plunge in fossil fuels would have put the renewable-energy industry on bankruptcy watch. Today: Meh. Here a..more
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Racing Extinction: A Must-See Documentary of 2015, World Premier at Sundance

Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah is one of the largest independent film festivals in the world, attracting some 50,000 attendees. This year’s festival, its 31st anniversa..more
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Flame Retardant Chemicals Linked to Preterm Births

A new study finds expecting mothers who were exposed to a flame retardant chemical may have been more likely to have a premature birth. That’s a concern because premature babie..more
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[allAfrica]Wilfried Bony struck a brace as Cote d'Ivoire defeated top-ranked Algeria 3-1 to march on to the semifinals of the African Nations Cup following an entertaining last eight tie in Malabo on Sunday. [...][Published in AidNews - Read the original article]..more
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Yevgeny Buryakov appears in federal court in Manhattan Monday, Jan 26, 2015 in New York after his arrest earlier in the day in connection with a Cold War-style Russian spy ring that spoke in code, passed messages concealed in bags and magazines, and tried to recruit people with ties to an unnamed New York City university, according to authorities. At an initial court appearance, Assistant U.S. Attorney Adam Fee portrayed Buryakov as a professional spy skilled at duplicity who posed as an employee in the Manhattan branch of a Russian bank and lived in the Bronx with his Russian wife and two children. [...][Published in GreenNews - Read the original article]..more
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01 February 2015 Egypt The continuing plight of Al Jazeera journalists Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy must not be forgotten as their colleague Peter Greste is deported from Egypt, said Amnesty International. read more [...][Published in AidNews - Read the original article]..more
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Source: US Agency for International Development, Government of AfghanistanCountry: Afghanistan, United States of America KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - The United States will contribute an additional $33.8 million in new food assistance as part of ongoing U.S. support for the United Nations' World Food Program's Proteracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) in Afghanistan. The goal of the PRRO mission in Afghanistan is to enhance food and nutrition for over 3.7 million vulnerable people in 184 food-insecure districts. The operation also develops and maintains the ability to quickly respond to emergencies. Supporting communities to recover from both natural and economic disasters, treatment of malnourished children, pregnant and lactating women and the education of primary and lower secondary school students remain priorities for the United States in Afghanistan. USAID's contribution will not only benefit these groups but also greatly assist people living in chronic poverty, Afghans[...][Publi..more
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Source: Human Rights WatchCountry: Egypt Ensure Credible, Impartial Investigation (New York) - Photographs, videos, and witness statements strongly indicate that a member of Egypt's security forces was responsible for fatally shooting a female protester in a downtown Cairo square on January 24, 2015, Human Rights Watch said today. Evidence analyzed by Human Rights Watch shows a uniformed police officer apparently directing a masked man who fires a shotgun toward a group of about two dozen peaceful protesters whom police were dispersing from Talaat Harb Square. Shaimaa al-Sabbagh, 32, is seen immediately falling to the ground following the shot. She died later from what medical authorities described as 'birdshot' injuries. Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat announced an investigation into al-Sabbagh's death the same day. 'The prosecutor general needs to follow through on his pledge to bring those responsible for al-Sabbagh's death to justice,' said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East and Nor..more
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