• Burmese python invasion: Fighting invasive sp.

    Burmese python invasion: Fighting invasive sp.

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  • Energy Equity: Bringing Solar Power to Low-Income Communities

    A 204-kilowatt community solar array being installed on the roof of the Shiloh Temple International Ministries in Minneapolis. Courtesy of Cooperative Energy Futures

      Energy Equity: Bringing Solar Power to Low-Income Communities

    Millions of Americans lack access to solar energy because they cannot afford the steep upfront costs. Now, more than a dozen states are adopting “community solar” programs that are bringing solar power and lower energy bills to low-income households from New York to California.

    By Maria Gallucci • April 4, 2019

    Isbel “Izzy” Palans lives in a small cabin nestled among mountain peaks and towering trees in the Colorado Rockies. Her home is often shaded and, during the long winters, buried under heaps of snow. Her monthly utility bills show credits for solar electricity production, but no solar panels are affixed to her roof. Instead, the power comes from a solar array some 60 miles away in a nearby valley. Last year, the panels nearly slashed her energy bill in half. “I’ve been thrilled,” said Palans, a 76-year-old retired waitress who relies partly on Social Security benefits to make ends meet…
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  • Discovery off the São Pedro and São Paulo Archipelago is evidence of a unique and little known fauna

     Discovery off the São Pedro and São Paulo Archipelago is evidence of a unique and little known fauna, according to ichthyologist Hudson Pinheiro, from the California Academy of Sciences, in San Francisco.
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  • South Africa’s flammable floral kingdom

    South Africa’s flammable floral kingdom 

    This scorched shrubland has three times as many plant species as the Amazon rainforest, and needs to burn to survive.

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  • Ruined crops, salty soil: How rising seas are poisoning North Carolina’s farmland

    Ruined crops, salty soil: How rising seas are poisoning North Carolina’s farmland

    East Carolina University graduate students Trevor Burns, left, and Tyler Palochak check groundwater monitoring equipment on a farm near Engelhard, N.C., in January. (Eamon Queeney/for The Washington Post)

    By Sarah Kaplan   MIDDLETOWN, N.C. — The salty patches were small, at first — scattered spots where soybeans wouldn’t grow, where grass withered and died, exposing expanses of bare, brown earth. But lately those barren patches have grown. On dry days, the salt precipitates out of the mud and the crystals make the soil sparkle in the sunlight. And on a damp and chilly afternoon in January, the salt makes Dawson Pugh furrow his brow in dismay. “It’s been getting worse,” the farmer tells East Carolina University hydrologist Alex Manda, who drove out to this corner of coastal North Carolina with a group of graduate students to figure out what’s poisoning Pugh’s land — and whether anything can be done to stop it…
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  • How scientists are working to save corals

    How scientists are working to save corals (Part 1)

    Off the coast of the Florida Keys, scientists are hard at work trying to save an entire ecosystem from the brink of total collapse. NBC’s Kerry Sanders reports.
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  • Galapagos land iguana returns to Santiago Island after 200-year absence

    Galapagos land iguana returns to Santiago Island after 200-year absence

     Noel Kirkpatrick 

     Photo: Samuel Meylan/Wikimedia Commons

    Welcome back, iguanas! A group of more than 1,400 land iguanas (Conolophus subcristatus) were reintroduced to Santiago Island as part of an ecological restoration project at the National Galapagos Park in Ecuador, the park announced on Jan. 7. The iguanas came from North Seymour Island, another of the 18 islands that make up the Galapagos archipelago. British naturalist Charles Darwin was the last person to officially see a land iguana on Santiago Island in 1835. Not long after, invasive predators like the feral pig wiped out the lizards…
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    Pesticides Are Harming Bees in Literally Every Possible Way

    Beekeepers are struggling to adapt their hives to the use of dicamba, a pesticide that kills many of the flowering plants that bees depend on.

    Daniel Schoenen/Getty Images

    Author: Liza GrossLiza Gross

    This story originally appeared on Reveal and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. It was produced in collaboration with the Food & Environment Reporting Network, an independent nonprofit news organization… Read more.

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  • Dangerosité du glyphosate


    Dangerosité du glyphosate : soupçon de plagiat sur un document européen

    Le dernier rapport des autorités sanitaires de l’Europe sur le glyphosate a des similitudes troublantes avec les argumentaires de Monsanto.

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  • Sabrina Krief : un cri d’alarme pour les grands singes

    Sabrina Krief : un cri d’alarme pour les grands singes

     Les plus proches cousins de l’homme pourraient bien disparaître d’ici trente ans, si rien n’est fait pour mettre fin à la déforestation et aux nombreux trafics dont ils sont victimes. Le magazine “13h15 le samedi” (FacebookTwitter#13h15) est allé à la rencontre de la primatologue Sabrina Krief. Spécialiste française des chimpanzés, la vétérinaire de formation refuse de baisser les bras devant ce terrible constat. Entourée de personnalités comme Nathalie Baye, Laurence Parisot ou le chocolatier Patrick Roger, elle a lancé un appel pour que la France s’engage à sauver les grands singes de l’extinction.

    La menace des pesticides

    Comme Dian Fossey et Jane Goodall avant elle, la scientifique consacre sa vie aux chimpanzés, une des six espèces de grands singes, dont il ne subsisterait que 200 000 individus sur terre. Sabrina Krief suit une communauté en Ouganda depuis plus de dix ans, épaulée dans son combat par son mari, le photographe Jean-Michel Krief, avec qui elle a publié Les chimpanzés des Monts de la Lune (coédition Belin et Muséum national d’histoire naturelle). Violaine Vermot-Gaud, Patrice Brugère et Fanny Martino ont suivi cette professeure du Muséum national d’histoire naturelle dans son enquête, qui pourrait mettre au jour une autre menace pesant sur ses protégés : les pesticides ! Et pour cette titulaire d’un doctorat en écologie et chimie des substances naturelles, créatrice avec son mari du Projet pour la conservation des grands singes (PCGS), préserver ces bêtes et leur habitat, c’est aussi sauver la planète.
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