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Labor would create an “anti-OPEC” alliance for renewable energies, according to Miliband

The UK under a Labor government would form an “anti-OPEC” alliance of countries dedicated to renewable energy, to drive down energy prices and promote clean technology, shadow climate change secretary Ed Miliband has said. A clean energy alliance would allow countries to cooperate to secure lower-cost energy supplies, spur the expansion of wind, solar and …

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They Do Their Best: How These 3 Neighborhood "Pests" Cope With Rainy Days

They Do Their Best: How These 3 Neighborhood “Pests” Cope With Rainy Days

Have you recently encountered an animal that you would rather avoid? As La Niña continues to give us rainy days, turkeys, bats and cockroaches come out of hiding. We often think of them as pests, but these animals do their best to cope with heavy rains. They are also essential members of our urban ecosystems …

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John Dunlap is opposed to a 224-acre logging plan for the area above Neeley Road, near Vacation Beach, visible on the right of the Russian River, between Guerneville and Monte Rio. Local opponents to the plan are concerned about erosion, landslides, sediment, and impacts to wildlife, wildfire and the scenic corridor. (Christopher Chung/ The Press Democrat)

Decision closed on a controversial exploitation plan near Guerneville

A decision on a controversial and long-delayed logging plan in the hills above the Russian River between Guerneville and Monte Rio could get a boost or boost as early as Tuesday. A verdict on the Silver Estates timber harvesting plan has been delayed 23 times since its first round of public review in 2020 – …

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Can invasive gorse help reduce food costs on the Big Island?  A UH Hilo study can uncover |  big island now

Can invasive gorse help reduce food costs on the Big Island? A UH Hilo study can uncover | big island now

When Franny Brewer was a teacher, she took high school students to the slopes of Maunakea for service projects. “We would stop at a patch of gorse and I would hold up a $20 bill and offer it to any student who could make it 10 feet,” said Brewer, now the Big Island Invasive Species …

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Extra-regional fishing fleets present in the Indian Ocean: Navy

Extra-regional fishing fleets present in the Indian Ocean: Navy

All vessel movements on the high seas are monitored by the Navy. Photo for representation. | Photo credit: The Hindu More than 200 Chinese fishing vessels have been monitored in the Indian Ocean in the first half of this year, according to the Indian Navy, even as illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing continues to …

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Edmonton couple spend 20 years transforming a 60s bungalow into a cozy net-zero home |  Radio-Canada News

Edmonton couple spend 20 years transforming a 60s bungalow into a cozy net-zero home | Radio-Canada News

What started as a small renovation project turned into a fight against climate change for an Edmonton couple who spent more than two decades transforming their bungalow into a net-zero home. Darren and Darcy Crichton wanted to insulate their modest bungalow built in 1969 in the Kilkenny neighborhood, northeast of Edmonton, when they noticed how …

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Xi Jinping downplays climate change, jeopardizing his own priorities

Xi Jinping downplays climate change, jeopardizing his own priorities

The recently concluded 20e The National Congress of the Communist Party of China cemented Xi Jingping’s new status as the man in charge of China for an indefinite future. An indication of his new strength and status is that he is now often referred to in the press as “the great helmsman”, a title not …

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Mediterranean marine heatwaves threaten coastal livelihoods

Mediterranean marine heatwaves threaten coastal livelihoods

KERKENNAH ISLANDS, Tunisia, Nov 13 (Reuters) – A decade ago, Tunisian fisherman Ahmed Chelli’s nets were swollen with fish and octopus he sold at the local market in the Kerkennah Islands. Today he pulls nothing but “ISIS” – the name locals have given to the blue crabs that have invaded their fishing grounds in the …

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