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California to waive environmental rules for fire season prep

California Gov. Gavin Newsom moved Friday to bypass environmental regulations to prepare for the next wildfire season, a move he said was necessary to prevent further loss of life even as it ...

Fri 22 Mar 19 from Phys.org

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1,000 Locals Reportedly Seek Treatment After Multi-Day Fire at Houston Chemical Facility

Roughly 1,000 people sought treatment at a pop-up treatment center for symptoms including nausea, headaches, and respiratory problems after Intercontinental Terminals Co.’s (ITC) chemical storage ...

Sat 23 Mar 19 from Gizmodo

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Citizen science programs provide valuable data on intermittent rivers in southwestern United States

A University of Oklahoma-led project is showing how citizen science programs provide valuable data on rivers in southwestern United States. The datasets of ecological and hydrological data obtained ...

Fri 22 Mar 19 from Phys.org

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Caterpillars listen to voicemail by eating soil

Leaf-eating caterpillars greatly enrich their intestinal flora by eating soil. Even effects of plants that previously grew in that soil can be found back in bacteria and fungi in caterpillars. ...

Thu 21 Mar 19 from Phys.org

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Study: Low-income neighborhoods more vulnerable to flooding, extreme heat

Portland experiences both extreme heat in the summer months and frequent nuisance flooding in the winter and spring, and that's only expected to worsen with climate change. A new Portland State ...

Fri 22 Mar 19 from Phys.org

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Climate change affecting fish in Ontario lakes, study reveals

Warmer temperatures are having a ripple effect on food webs in Ontario lakes, according to a new University of Guelph study.

Fri 22 Mar 19 from Phys.org

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Image: Lake Chad's shrinking waters

The 22 March is World Water Day, which focuses on the importance of freshwater. The Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations aim to achieve a better and more sustainable future. Goal ...

Fri 22 Mar 19 from Phys.org

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From the Himalayas to the Arctic, traditional herders are sharing knowledge to cope with a changing climate

Yak, reindeer and entire ways of life in the “Third Pole” and Scandinavia face new threats in a warming world. Gloria Dickie reports.

Fri 22 Mar 19 from Cosmos Magazine

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EPA adviser is promoting harmful ideas, scientists say

The Trump administration's reliance on industry-funded environmental specialists is again coming under fire, this time by researchers who say that Louis Anthony "Tony" Cox Jr., who leads a key ...

Fri 22 Mar 19 from Phys.org

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Highlighting social identity and peer group norms can increase water conservation

New research suggests that targeted use of behavioural 'nudges' can encourage people to conserve water.

Fri 22 Mar 19 from Phys.org

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