A sterile solution: How Crispr could protect wild salmon

Gene-editing technology may prevent farmed salmon from interbreeding with their wild counterparts. But will consumers embrace these new fish?
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Coastal landfills risk leaking long-banned toxic chemicals into the ocean

Killer whales are among the animals at risk from a 'second wave' of pollutants, as coasts erode and sea levels rise.

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Las mujeres kenianas protegen la naturaleza durante la crisis climática

Los pastores del norte de Kenia sufren los efectos del cambio climático. Hace más calor, está más seco y los enfrentamientos por el agua son habituales. Habiba Tadicha lucha por un futuro mejor para su comunidad.

A curious union: Clorox, Cleveland Clinic, and the CDC Foundation

Disinfecting surfaces does little to curb COVID's spread. So why are two big health nonprofits working with Clorox?

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Ojo de fuego en el Golfo de México: Ambientalistas y científicos denuncian opacidad

Científicos aseguran que no es posible descartar impactos tras la fuga en el gasoducto de Pemex que provocó el ojo de fuego.

The ocean is full of tiny plastic particles – we found a way to track them with satellites

New research suggests that an effective way to locate and track large concentrations of microplastics in the ocean could be from high in the sky.

Amid drought, Colorado rafters flock to oases

Across Colorado, parched rivers are at some of their lowest levels on record. But on one still spared by the drought, boisterous children and guides bob along as water splashes into their blue inflatable rafts.


Global warming knocking at the door? UN confirms 18.3 degree Celsius record heat in Antarctica

The United Nations has recognised a new record high temperature for the Antarctic continent, confirming a reading of 18.3 degrees Celsius (64.9 degrees Fahrenheit) made last year.


Researchers are now using hurricane-tracking satellites to combat ocean microplastics

Researchers from the University of Michigan have introduced the use of satellites to detect and image the global distribution of ocean microplastics from space.

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En 20 años, el riesgo de inundaciones costeras ha aumentado un 50%

Esta aceleración de las inundaciones marinas es exponencial y será claramente perceptible ya en 2050, sea cual sea el escenario climático.

Bezos-backed General Fusion hopes to take the next step toward nuclear

The clean, safe form of power generation has been ’10 years away’ for decades now, but General Fusion thinks it may be getting closer. Its new installation will prove if it’s right.
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Belo Horizonte: Espacio para personas en lugar de coches

Belo Horizonte está apostando por bicicarriles y zonas de velocidad máxima de 30 km/h, creando con ello más espacio para ciclistas y peatones. El resultado: mejor aire, más seguridad en el tráfico y mayor comunidad.

Fish and poultry try a new sustainable diet of larvae and insects

In Poland, larvae and insects are used as a source of protein on fish and poultry farms. Organic waste is used to grow these larvae, thus contributing to the circular economy.

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Climate change is to blame for the Colorado River drying up

Need more proof that climate change is real? Just look at the Colorado River.
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Descubren en Italia más de mil cactos raros extraídos ilegalmente de Chile

Los ejemplares de cacto fueron extraídos del desierto de Atacama, en Chile, y llevados de contrabando a Italia. En Japón se vende cada uno por miles de euros.
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LISTEN: Brian Bienkowski on amplifying diverse voices through podcasting

"I get a lot of hope in talking to them about where the field can go from here."

Breast cancer: Hundreds of chemicals identified as potential risk factors

Researchers find nearly 300 chemicals linked to breast cancer-contributing hormones in everyday products, and call for a renewed focus on women's exposure risks.

A toxic travelogue

The first four stops on a tour tracing American history through its pollution.

My island does not want to be resilient. We want a reclamation.

Unlearning academic jargon to understand and amplify beauty and power in Puerto Rico.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

Measuring Houston’s environmental injustice from space

Satellites show communities of color are far more exposed to pollution in Houston, offering a potential new way to close data gaps and tackle disparities.

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