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God Save the Queennew

Hobby beekeeping surges as scientists debate the mystery of disappearing bees.
Metro Silicon Valley  |  Henry Housekeeper  |  03-21-2016  |  Environment

Surveying Prairies to Save Prairiesnew

New research from the University of Wisconsin-Madison shows human influence has accelerated the rate of species change in prairies.
Wisconsin Gazette  |  Lisa Neff  |  03-10-2016  |  Environment

Do GMOs Belong On Open Space?new

Five years later, Boulder County revisits the ‘GMOs on Open Space’ controversy. What we know about GMOs has grown, about the effects the herbicides and pesticides used in their cultivation have on our environment and health. So with all we know, the question is, what will we grow?
Boulder Weekly  |  Caitlin Elizabeth Rockett  |  02-26-2016  |  Environment

Large-scale rehearsal planned for 'inevitable' oil spil in Svalbardnew

Lots of folks are eager to send ships and oil rigs toward Svalbard’s warming waters, but few are prepared to deal with what happens when mishaps result in fuel and oil spills in the still-harsh Arctic environment.
Icepeople  |  Mark Sabbatini  |  02-03-2016  |  Environment

Alton Gas approval called a “direct violation” of First Nations rightsnew

Outrage at the province over controversial natural gas project.
The Coast, Halifax's Weekly  |  Jacob Boon  |  01-22-2016  |  Environment

Christmas Bird Count is critical for Wisconsin speciesnew

They don their holiday apparel and accessorize — fleece jackets, knit caps, hiking boots, scopes and binoculars. Thousands of citizen scientists, most of them avid birders, flock together in December and early January to celebrate a holiday pastime: the Christmas Bird Count.
Wisconsin Gazette  |  Lisa Neff  |  12-04-2015  |  Environment

Cynicism Confirmednew

New Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission draft regulations fail to meet expectations.
Boulder Weekly  |  Angela K. Evans  |  11-05-2015  |  Environment

Sunken treasure? Lake Michigan shipwrecks could buoy local economiesnew

Wisconsin’s sunken wealth is not in gold or silver, but in shipwrecks — schooners and tugs, barges and canallers, many of them built in the 19th century and once engaged in the economic expansion of the United States.
Wisconsin Gazette  |  Lisa Neff  |  10-22-2015  |  Environment

Water Woes: Waukesha’s quest to divert Lake Michigan water challengednew

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources opened the floodgates and in poured opposition to Waukesha’s quest to divert water from Lake Michigan.
Wisconsin Gazette  |  Lisa Neff  |  09-11-2015  |  Environment

Spirit in the Skynew

How Greenpeace’s high-wire protesters captured the world’s attention—and how Portland gently let them down.
Willamette Week  |  Staff  |  08-06-2015  |  Environment

Radical Predictionsnew

Emeritus natural resources professor Guy McPherson says the Earth's sixth extinction is already under way, we could see mass die-offs of humans and other species within 18 months and humanity has at best 10 to 20 years. What do noted climate scientists and authors think about these dire predictions?
Eugene Weekly  |  Ted Taylor  |  07-21-2015  |  Environment

The Race to Save Pollinating Honeybeesnew

A global battle is underway to protect endangered bees and other pollinators from threats created by people.
Wisconsin Gazette  |  Lisa Neff and Staff writer  |  06-18-2015  |  Environment

How Did 2,500 Barrels of Oil Escape Into the Pacific Ocean Without Notice?new

One of the big surprises to emerge out of the Refugio Oil Spill is that the pipeline owned by Plains All American Pipeline is the only one in all of Santa Barbara County not to have an automatic shut-off valve. Not coincidentally, it happens to be the only pipeline over which the county Energy Division has no safety and inspection oversight authority.

Full Coverage:
Huge Oversight Gap on Refugio Pipeline
What Will the Refugio Oil Spill Kill?
The Mysterious Case of the Automatic Shutoff Valve
Santa Barbara Independent  |  Nick Welsh, Tyler Hayden and Brandon Fastman  |  06-11-2015  |  Environment

Less Water Being Taken From the Great Lakesnew

A US-Canada treaty that greatly restricts large-scale water withdrawals from the Great Lakes is working.
City Newspaper  |  Jeremy Moule  |  05-21-2015  |  Environment

Duke Energy: Guilty of Violating the Clean Water Actnew

Penalty is $102 million in fines, five years’ probation; individuals could still be charged.
INDY Week  |  Billy Ball  |  05-21-2015  |  Environment

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