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Brown booby bird is nesting for first time in Channel Islands National Park

Published: 
Fri, 11/10/2017 (All day)

A seabird known as the brown booby is nesting for the first time in Channel Islands National Park.

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California homeowners could get a tax break to capture rainwater in their backyards

Published: 
Tue, 11/07/2017 (All day)

It was raining and Judy Adler had a broken gutter. What could have been a simple repair turned into an effort to capture rain and use it for her backyard pond. Since late 2009, Adler has collected up to 11,000 gallons of rain annually at her Walnut Creek home.

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Goodbye science, hello industry

Published: 
Mon, 11/06/2017 (All day)

Rigorous, independent research and analysis should undergird everything the government does. Nowhere is that more true than at the Environmental Protection Agency, which crafts and enforces a wide range of regulations aimed at limiting damage to the environment — and to people — from pollutants.

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Crops in 25 States Damaged by Unintended Drift of Weed Killer

Published: 
Wed, 11/01/2017 (All day)

A weed killer called dicamba has damaged more than 3.6 million acres of soybean crops, or about 4 percent of all soybeans planted in the United States this year, the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday in calling for an urgent federal response.

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The Zombie Diseases of Climate Change

Published: 
Mon, 11/06/2017 (All day)

From the air, the coast of Greenland appears vast and tranquil. Hundreds of fjords, their surfaces a mirror of blue sky and cloud bottoms, divide the territory.