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$40 Million Later, A Pioneering Plan To Boost Wild Fish Stocks Shows Little Success
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A California program begun 35 years ago to boost waning white seabass populations became a model for other states. Now the first scientific review finds the program had a stunningly low success rate.

(Image credit: Mike Shane/Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute )

Republican Lisa Murkowski says it’s time for her party to take climate change seriously.
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“Why is it politically charged to say climate change?” the Alaska senator asked during a speech on Wednesday. “I see in my state the impact we have from warming temperatures.”

She makes a good point. Alaska is experiencing coastal erosion, bigger storms, and melting pe...

Could Free Transit Lure Germans From Their Cars?
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The proposed no-fare program would begin in five cities, as Germany endeavors to meet EU air pollution targets. But similar plans haven't always worked as planned.

(Image credit: Johannes Simon/Getty Images)

As Trump seeks climate funding cuts, new findings and the U.S. intelligence community highlight serious climate risks
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New research suggests that large parts of the world are headed for record-breaking extreme weather events. At the same time, the U.S. intelligence community has broken with President Trump on the threats posed by climate change and other environmental challenges.
Meanwhile, the president is proposing to slash climate science and renewable energy research while boosting investments in oil, gas and coal — the fuels driving global warming.
According to the new research, even if nations ma blogs.discovermagazine.com/...
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California Officials Set Up Invasive Swamp Rodent Hotline
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Nutria can grow up to 2.5 feet, weigh 20 pounds and wreak destruction wherever they go. State authorities believed they were extinct, but recent sightings have led to a call for the public to help.

(Image credit: Michael Probst/AP)

In Iceland, Bitcoin Mining Could Suck Up More Energy Than Homes
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Mining bitcoin is not a task for your average Joe. As far back as 2014, researchers estimated that profitable bitcoin mining was out of the reach of commercial hardware. The increasing difficulty of solving the equations that yield the digital currency means that it takes an entire server farm today to make it worth it. And you also might have to move to Iceland.
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The tiny island country has become a hotbed of bitcoin activity because it's got an excess of two of the mos blogs.discovermagazine.com/...
BoM Blast for Dubious Record Hot Day
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IN September 2017, the BoM claimed a series of new record hot days across south eastern Australia, including on 23 September at Mildura. At that time, the mainstream media reported this as a new record for the state of Victoria, specifically claiming it was the hottest September day ever recorded – all the way-back to […]

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Pretending to care about climate change has never been so easy for House Republicans
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This story was originally published by Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

Matt Gaetz, a freshman...

The Energy Department expects no decline in America’s carbon emissions by 2050.

In fact, according to the latest U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) projections, our carbon footprint will only get bigger.

The lines estimating our future emissions look placidly flat, which might appear reassuring — until you remember that to stave off the risk of climate change’s catastrophic effects, we need those lines to plummet.