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Ocean Meeting Raises Over $7 Billion for Marine Protection

By Raf Casert | Oct 8
A global conference to better protect marine life has raised more than $7 billion and won commitments to protect huge swathes of the Earth's oceans.

Priorities of Coral and Coal Clash in Aussie Sunshine State

By Rod McGuirk | Jun 1
As many Australians grapple with how to save their Great Barrier Reef from global warming, others are preoccupied with building one of the world's biggest coal mines nearby.

Spread by Trade and Climate, Bugs Butcher America's Forests

By Michael Casey and Patrick Whittle | Dec 9
Aided by global trade, warming climate and drought-weakened trees, tree-killing invaders have become one of the greatest threats to biodiversity in the United States.

Contaminated Tap Water is New Trouble for Hardscrabble Town

By Mary Esch | Nov 14
In this chronically struggling city along the Hudson River, residents beset by poverty, high crime and boarded-up homes now have an entirely new worry - that their tap water may have exposed them to a chemical linked to cancer.

Trump Win Raises Questions About U.N. Climate Deal

By Karl Ritter | Nov 10
The election of a U.S. president who has called global warming a "hoax" alarmed environmentalists and climate scientists Wednesday and raised questions about whether America would pull out of an international climate deal.

Wal-Mart Sets Environmental Plan as People Seek Green Items

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Nov 7
Wal-Mart is laying out its environmental map for the next several years as it tries to satisfy customers who want green products at affordable prices.

A Famous Name and 3D Printing Combine to Aid Caribbean Coral

Sep 15
A partnership that includes the foundation of ocean explorer Fabien Cousteau will be using the rapidly developing layered printing technology to design structures that are virtually identical to natural coral formations.

Epic Clash Over Amazon Is A Gripping Real-Life Drama

By Frank Bajak | Aug 17
The Peruvian documentary "When Two Worlds Collide" tells with gripping immediacy the real-life Shakespearean tragedy of the Baguazo, a story that isn't over yet.

Fading Fishermen: A Historic Industry Faces A Warming World

By Patrick Whittle | Jun 28
After centuries of weathering overfishing, pollution, foreign competition and increasing government regulation, the latest challenge is the one that's doing fishermen in: Climate change.

Scientists Battle to Save World's Coral Reefs

By Caleb Jones | Jun 21
After the most powerful El Nino on record heated the world's oceans to never-before-seen levels, huge swaths of once vibrant coral reefs that were teeming with life are now stark white ghost towns disintegrating into the sea.

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