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Recent Reports Show Need for Congress to Act on Climate Change

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By Rep. Mark Pocan The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a United Nations task force, released a report last week that was seven years in the making. The report drew upon unequivocal evidence of substantial climate related impacts that are extremely likely to be perpetuated by human activity. The IPCC reported with “high confidence” that […]

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Genetically Engineered Salmon May Be A Tough Sell In U.S.

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By James Gerken WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has stalled for more than four years on deciding whether to approve a fast-growing salmon that would be the first genetically modified animal approved for human consumption. During that time, opponents of the technology have taken advantage of increasing consumer concern about genetically modified foods and […]

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England's Smog Brings Wheezing For 2nd Day

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By Ryan Craggs LONDON (AP) — Schools have closed their playgrounds and ambulance staff are reporting a surge in breathing problems as smog blankets parts of England for a second day. Environmentalists criticized Prime Minister David Cameron after he said the haze — a mix of local pollution, European emissions and Sahara sand — was […]

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Chimelong Ocean Kingdom, World's Largest Aquarium, Opens In China

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By Lisa_Miller China is taking the aquarium experience to a whole new level. The Guinness Book of World Records confirmed Monday that Chimelong Ocean Kingdom set five world records, including claiming the title of the largest aquarium in the world. Chimelong Ocean Kingdom also hold the records for “largest underwater viewing dome, largest aquarium tank, […]

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Earthquake Aftershock Rocks Chile's Northern Coast

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By Joanna Zelman IQUIQUE, Chile (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a powerful 7.8-magnitude aftershock has rocked Chile’s northern coast, which was hit by a powerful magnitude-8.2 earthquake Tuesday night. It caused buildings to shake in the port of Iquique, which saw some damage from the big quake on Tuesday. There are no immediate […]

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A Tale of Two Air Quality Programs: China vs. the U.S.

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By Bill Chameides America’s air quality in the 1970s left a lot to be desired. But since then, ever-stronger air pollution regulations have helped clean the air. It’s a different story in China. (EPA) Air quality benefits can come in baby steps or huge leaps. Anywhere you go, air pollution is big business. Big business […]