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European Space Agency announces Biomass satellite to monitor forests

May 14, 2013
A new satellite could tell us a lot about climate change.
Posted In: space, satellite photo, Environment, climate change
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EU looks to protect bees from pesticides

Apr 29, 2013
The vote, which will restrict the use of certain types of pesticides for two years unless decisive new information becomes available, is an effort to protect the dwindling honeybee population.
Posted In: Europe, Environment, Agriculture, bees
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Putting a dollar value on that tree in your yard

Apr 26, 2013
Yes, it's Arbor Day again. Don't hug a tree, plant one. Or, calculate the value of what a tree is doing for the environment.
Posted In: trees, Environment, arbor day
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China's toxic harvest: A "cancer village" rises in protest

Apr 17, 2013
Farmers in Liuchong village in the Central Chinese province of Hubei are standing up to a local phosphate mining operation and fertilizer factory they blame for polluting the village's water and air, killing their crops and livestock, and leading to a sharp increase in cancer rates in the region.
Posted In: China, Health, cancer, Environment, pollution
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Your gas bill will rise under new rules (but by how much?)

Mar 29, 2013
Oil companies say new EPA rules on sulfur levels in gas will increase prices several cents a gallon, but higher refining costs could play out many ways.
Posted In: gas prices, gas, Environment, EPA
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Will Obama's second term have a greener tint?

Mar 15, 2013
President Obama highlights his energy policy at an event in Illinois today. What’s that policy, and will it get more attention in the second term than it did in the first?
Posted In: Environment, green energy, energy
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China considers carbon tax, will U.S. consumers foot the bill?

Feb 22, 2013
The official news agency in China is reporting that the government will tax carbon emissions.
Posted In: China, carbon emissions, carbon tax, Environment
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EU looks to halt carbon permits, raise prices

Feb 18, 2013
The European parliament is voting to halt new carbon permits in an effort to drive up the price of emissions, but will the tinkering hurt the credibility of the carbon trading system?
Posted In: carbon credits, European Union, Environment
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Born on Inauguration Day: A sustainable lifestyle

Jan 14, 2013
Justin Daugherty, a guitarist and environmentalist living in Austin, Texas says his inauguration birthday adds to his sense of social responsibility.
Posted In: Environment, conservation
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The delicate task of marketing 'green'

Dec 31, 2012
Take toilet paper -- please. People who don't automatically buy the greenest product available have to be persuaded toilet paper that's not white is just as good as what they're used to.
Posted In: green, green biz, Environment, environmental marketing claims

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