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Postcard from Yellowstone: ‘Floods have devastated the landscape but Mother Nature will bounce back’ | Travel

Yo have been a naturalist guide in Yellowstone National Park since 2007, and the reason for that is the visitors. I feel pure joy sharing this place with folks who have never experienced it — you can walk out into pristine wilderness alone, feel a light breeze and warm sun on your back, and witness …

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A new hope for recycling the potent fossil fuel

able to be transported, methane becomes a byproduct that is burned (or flared) at its source, being both wasteful and immensely polluting. Credit: Shutterstock UNSW chemists have engineered a new molecular “vice,” by including the rare metal osmium, that can bind methane for hours—providing crucial evidence for an intermediate step that will inform new catalysts …

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SunLive – WBOP diverts tonnes of rubbish from landfills

Western Bay of Plenty residents have stopped 3,300 tonnes of material going to landfills in the first 12 months of the council’s kerbside collection scheme. Western Bay of Plenty District Council’s rates-funded kerbside rubbish and recycling collection service came into effect on July 1, 2021. Since then, council says 1376 tonnes of glass, 575 tonnes …

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Coca-Cola among brands greenwashing over packaging, report says | Plastics

Claims about plastic packaging being eco-friendly made by big brands, including Coke and Unilever, are misleading greenwashing, according to a report. The Changing Markets Foundation says claims that companies are intercepting and using “ocean-bound” or “recyclable” plastic to tackle the plastic pollution crisis are some of the most common examples of greenwashing. The claims are …

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H&M showed bogus environmental Higg Index scores for its clothing — Quartz

Fast-fashion giant H&M showed customers environmental scorecards for its clothing that were misleading and, in many cases, outright deceptive, a Quartz investigation has found. More than half of the scorecards on H&M’s website claimed that a piece of clothing was better for the environment when, in fact, it was no more sustainable than comparable garments …

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Bitcoin Environmental Debate Is Wrong

This is an editorial opinion by Marie Poteriaieva, a Ukrainian-French crypto industry observer and educator, following the space since 2016. Bitcoin is routinely treated as an environment pariah: its energy consumption is quite simple to track and quick-label as “anti-ecological.” This statement is wrong on many levels, but public opinion is rarely nuanced, and politicians …

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Coral bleaching research on Great Barrier Reef examines which of the fittest species will survive

What will the Great Barrier Reef look like at the end of this century if sea temperatures continue to rise? According to one researcher, the reef could see an abundance of soft fleshy corals overtaking the hard branching corals that form coral reefs. If that were to occur, the change would present a new set …

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This Giant Kangaroo From 50,000 Years Ago Isn’t Even Related to Australian Ones

Long ago, almost up until the end of the last ice age, a peculiar giant kangaroo roamed the mountainous rainforests of New Guinea. Now, research published by myself and colleagues suggests this kangaroo was not closely related to modern Australian kangaroos. Rather, it represents a previously unknown type of primitive kangaroo unique to New Guinea. …

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The climate scaremongers: 200,000 homes to be lost to the sea (or not)

YO LO SE I wrote about sea levels last weekbut yet another study has been published, this one claiming that 200,000 homes in England will be lost to rising seas by 2050. According to the BBC: ‘Nearly 200,000 properties in England may have to be abandoned due to rising sea levels by 2050, a report …

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Bitcoin Environmental Debate Is Wrong

This is an editorial opinion by Marie Poteriaieva, a Ukrainian-French crypto industry observer and educator, following the space since 2016. Bitcoin is routinely treated as an environment pariah: its energy consumption is quite simple to track and quick-label as “anti-ecological.” This statement is wrong on many levels, but public opinion is rarely nuanced, and politicians …

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