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Greener way to dye denim could cut the environmental impact of jeans

The jeans industry uses harmful chemicals to dye denim with indigo, but an alternative process can achieve the same thing with 92 percent less environmental impact.

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Frank Herbert’s ‘Dune’ is a climate and environment story. Are you paying attention?

House Atreides has fallen. Duke Leto is dead and his son, Paul, lives in hiding, gathering his strength and awaiting the right moment to leave the Fremen sietch and reclaim his birthright from the twisted Baron Vladimir Harkonnen.

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How Is Deforested Land in Africa Used?

Africa’s forested areas – an estimated 14 % of the global forest area – are continuing to decline at an increasing rate – mostly because of human activities to convert forest land for economic purposes.

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Nearly 15% of Americans don’t believe climate change is real, study finds

Denialism highest in central and southern US, with Republican voters less likely to believe in climate science.

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Is Biodiversity The Next Big Thing in Sustainable Real Estate

The Rancho Mission Viejo community in Orange County, Calif., dedicated around 75 percent of the site’s 23,000 acres as a nature reserve.

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In a Warming World, Climate Scientists Consider Category 6 Hurricanes

For more than 50 years, the National Hurricane Center has used the Saffir-Simpson Windscale to communicate the risk of property damage; it labels a hurricane on a scale from Category 1 (wind speeds between 74 – 95 mph) to Category 5 (wind speeds of 158 mph or greater).

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A group from Nagoya University in Japan has found that larger, slower-moving typhoons are more likely to be resilient against global warming.

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Startling new data links common environmental factor to brain damage and cancer: ‘It has completely crept under the radar’

You can’t see it, but it’s in the air, threatening our health — it could even creep inside your home when all the doors and windows are shut.

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Achieving sustainable urban growth on a global scale

An international group of leading scientists call for an urgent change in the governance of urban expansion as the world’s cities continue to grow at unprecedented rates.

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No turning back: The largest dam removal in U.S. history begins

The largest dam removal in U.S. history entered a critical phase this week, with the lowering of dammed reservoirs on the Klamath River.

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