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Entries by Jessica Leader from 09/2013

Mind The Carbon Gap

Posted 09.01.2013 | Green
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Carbon gaps are the difference between a country’s extraction, production, and consumption of fossil fuels....

Keevan Dinkel, Alaska Boy, Wins Annual Cabbage Contest

Posted 09.01.2013 | Green

By Yereth Rosen PALMER, Alaska (Reuters) - A 10-year-old boy has won Alaska's annual giant cabbage contest, submitting a 92.3-pound (41...

Rim Fire Development Held Back In Yosemite By California Firefighters

Posted 09.01.2013 | Green

Sept 1 (Reuters) - Firefighters battling a colossal California wildfire that has eaten away at the Yosemite National Park backcountry managed overni...

Fukushima's Radioactive Plume Could Reach U.S. Waters By 2014

Posted 09.01.2013 | Green

By Jeremy Hsu, LiveScience Contributor: A radioactive plume of water in the Pacific Ocean from Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, which was crippled ...

Animal Photos Of The Week: Tiger Cubs, Pandas, Rhinos And More Pictures

Posted 09.01.2013 | Green

Some of the most popular animal stories from the last week include: Two adorable kittens stopped the New York City subwayMajor London zoo commenced...

Famous U.S. Animals To Honor On Labor Day

Posted 09.02.2013 | Green

From Vetstreet's Melanie Kramer and Shayna Meliker: This Labor Day, not only do we want to pay homage to the hardworking humans of America, but we ...

Hottest Winter On Record In New Zealand Declared This Week By Scientists

Posted 09.03.2013 | Green

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- Winter lacked its usual Antarctic chill in New Zealand this year – to record effect. Scientists said Tuesday the Sou...

Red Cedar Trees Rebounded After 1970 Clean Air Act

Posted 09.03.2013 | Green

By Elizabeth Howell, LiveScience Contributor: A species of old trees in the Appalachian Mountains is growing faster than expected in the wake of cl...

Token Adams, Firefighter In New Mexico, Still Missing In Sante Fe National Forest

Posted 09.03.2013 | Green

JEMEZ SPRINGS, N.M. (AP) — Hundreds of people fanned out across a rugged, forested area of northern New Mexico in search of a firefighter who has be...

Carbon Storage Studies Grapple With Politics, Geology

Posted 09.03.2013 | Green
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Thousands of feet underground below those cliffs may be clues for how carbon dioxide could be stored, or sequestered, near numerous sources of carbon ...

EPA Sued Over Scuttled Factory-Farming Rule

Posted 09.03.2013 | Green
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A number of environmental and animal welfare groups are suing the Obama administration for dropping a rule expanding federal oversight of industrial l...

Stray Dogs In Romania Must Be Euthanized, Says President Traian Basescu

Posted 09.03.2013 | Green

BUCHAREST, Romania -- Romania's president has urged the government to pass emergency legislation that would allow thousands of stray dogs to be euthan...

The World Bank Targets Pollution Action Through Funds For Developing Nations

Posted 09.03.2013 | Green

OSLO, Sept 3 (Reuters) - The World Bank said on Tuesday it was planning "aggressive action" to help developing nations cut emissions of soot and oth...

After The Fire: The Uncertain Future Of Yosemite's Forests

Posted 09.03.2013 | Green
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For nearly two weeks, the nation has been transfixed by wildfire spreading through Yosemite National Park, threatening to pollute San Francisco’s wa...

Wind Farms And House Values: How Does The Renewable Energy Source Affect Real Estate Prices?

Posted 09.04.2013 | Green

(The author is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own) By Gerard Wynn LONDON, Sept 4 (Reuters) - A U....

BP Settlement Appeal: Plaintiffs Ask Judge To Uphold Original Approval

Posted 09.04.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Plaintiffs' attorneys who brokered a multibillion-dollar settlement with BP following the company's 2010 Gulf oil spill have aske...

Sonar In Dolphins, Bats Could Mean They Share Some Genetic Makeup

Posted 09.04.2013 | Green

By Charles Q. Choi, LiveScience Contributor: Bats and dolphins may live in radically different worlds, but the fact they both evolved a type of son...

Buddhist Monks And Snow Leopards Become Surprising Allies

Posted 09.09.2013 | Green

By Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer: The endangered snow leopard has some allies in unexpected places. The leopards are being protected by hu...

Angry Moose In Norway Vandalizes Risil Secondary School

Posted 09.09.2013 | Green

OSLO (Reuters) - An angry moose, probably upset by its own reflection, smashed through the glass doors of a Norwegian school at the weekend. ...

Microgrids: Hurricane Sandy Forced Cities To Rethink Power Supply

Posted 09.09.2013 | Green

From Climate Central's Bobby Magill: Hurricane Sandy and the havoc it wreaked on New York City and the rest of the Northeast in 2012 could prove to...

Monarch Butterflies In Mexico Threatened By Logging, New Study Finds

Posted 09.09.2013 | Green

MEXICO CITY -- A new study of the Monarch butterflies' winter nesting grounds in central Mexico says small-scale logging is worse than previously thou...

Bucharest Stray Dogs Debate Sparked After Young Boy Is Mauled To Death

Posted 09.10.2013 | Green

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — They roam the streets of Bucharest, sad-eyed, scraggly mongrels that shelter in demolition sites, rifle through garbage ...

Illegal Ivory Stockpiles In The U.S. Will Be Destroyed To Combat Wildlife Trafficking

Posted 09.10.2013 | Green

By Environment Correspondent Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON, Sept 9 (Reuters) - The United States will destroy its six-ton stockpile of ...

Turanor PlanetSolar Solar Boat Reaches Paris After Atlantic Voyage

Posted 09.10.2013 | Green

PARIS (AP) — The world's largest solar-powered boat has docked on the banks of the Seine River, its final port of call after a three-month voyage ac...

Pennsylvania Gas Industry Wants Endangered Species Laws Changed

Posted 09.10.2013 | Green

PITTSBURGH (AP) — As gas drilling booms in Pennsylvania, major industry groups are backing efforts to change the state's endangered and threatened s...