Kicking China's coal habit — and helping to save the planet?

Kicking China's coal habit — and helping to save the planet?
The rewards have been high, but so has the cost — to the environment, to global warming and to human life. … There's less passion in the Chinese public around climate change, but Yang Fuqiang, a senior adviser to the National Resources Defense …
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Mobilizing Against a Preeminent Challenge of the 21st Century: Countering
While non-military means to address ideology or strengthen community resilience to violent extremism are not new, the Obama Administration has more fully developed them within a broader, preventive, and civilian-led framework and seeks to expand their …
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Save the sashimi: rising mercury levels in Hawaiian ahi indicate a global problem

Save the sashimi: rising mercury levels in Hawaiian ahi indicate a global problem
Yellowfin tuna, the species most commonly labeled as ahi in sushi restaurants nationwide, is the preferred tuna in developed nations like the US and the UK, but the world's favorite sashimi may soon be stricken from the menu, as scientists have found …
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Obama and Modi Signal a Shift Towards Action on a Global Climate Deal
As NRDC and the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) research shows, a growing number of Indian companies are leapfrogging to coolants in air conditioners and refrigerators that don't heat the planet. … Initiating Climate Resilience Tool …
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Final Push to Launch U.N. Negotiations on High Seas Treaty
A trawler in Johnstone Strait, BC, Canada. Human activities such as pollution, overfishing, mining, geo-engineering and climate change have made an international agreement to protect the high seas more critical than ever. Credit: Winky/cc by … waters …
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