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Priorities of Coral and Coal Clash in Aussie Sunshine State

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.

Could Cloning Save the Giant Sequoia Trees?

Nov 10
Some of the biggest and oldest living things on Earth, giant sequoia trees in California's Sierra Nevada are threatened by development and climate change. But an effort is underway to help save them.

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.

More Accessible Arctic Reveals Competition for Region's Riches

More Accessible Arctic Reveals Competition for Region's Riches

Oct 7
In our lifetime, we could see a phenomenon that has not happened since the end of the last ice age: the opening of an ocean.

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.

Top of the World

Top of the World

Aug 4
Sharyn Alfonsi reports from Greenland on one of the most significant efforts to study climate change happening today.

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