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Climate change missing as U.S. defends Arctic policy

Environment May 8, 2019

Climate change missing as U.S. defends Arctic policy

The Arctic is melting, but don't ask U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to talk about climate change. Nor even to agree on a text that mentions it. For the Trump administration, disappearing sea ice in the world's "high north" appears to be first and ...

New Zealand unveils plan to go carbon neutral by 2050

Environment May 8, 2019

New Zealand unveils plan to go carbon neutral by 2050

New Zealand introduced legislation Wednesday to make the South Pacific nation carbon neutral by 2050, although greenhouse gas emissions from the economically vital agricultural sector will not have to meet the commitment. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the bill would help New Zealand contribute to ...

Thai rangers rescue six stranded baby elephants from mud pit

Environment Mar 30, 2019

Thai rangers rescue six stranded baby elephants from mud pit

Six baby elephants separated from their parents and trapped in a muddy pit for days have been rescued by park rangers in rural Thailand, officials said Saturday. Patrolling rangers chanced upon the struggling herd in a national park east of Bangkok on Wednesday afternoon, park ...

Unlocking Japan's geothermal energy potential

Environment Mar 9, 2019

Unlocking Japan's geothermal energy potential

by Steve McClure

How Japan can meet its future energy needs is not necessarily something you think about while enjoying a nice long soak in a hot-spring bath. But the hot water you're soaking in is part of the solution, say advocates of geothermal power. Renewable energy sources such ...

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