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David Landskov
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GMO Crops Could Expect a Brighter Future
One of the touchier areas of scientific research – in much of Europe, at least – is the genetic manipulation of food plants, seaweed and algae to try to produce more food or provide better rates of conversion into biofuels.  But across the Atlantic genetica...

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Antarctica Heights Settle Polar Warming Puzzle
Computer simulation shows that Antarctica is warming far slower than the Arctic region because of its much greater height. Scientists believe they have settled one of the great polar puzzles − why Antarctica is warming at a rate so much slower than the Arct...

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Scientists Just Published an Entire Study Refuting Scott Pruitt on Climate Change
In a sign of growing tensions between scientists and the Trump administration, researchers published a scientific paper Wednesday that was conceived and written as an explicit refutation to an assertion by Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott...

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Trump Tells 'Confidants' U.S. Will Leave Paris Climate Deal
U.S. President Donald Trump has told "confidants," including the head of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt, that he plans to leave a landmark international agreement on climate change, Axios news outlet reported on Saturday, citing three sour...

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Trump Budget Still Funds One Big Climate Program
Programs to track emissions from vehicles, factories, power plants, and other sources would continue to receive funding. One U.S. EPA climate change effort survived the Trump administration’s budget slaughter. Programs to track greenhouse gas emissions from...

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How Rising Seas and Coastal Storms Drowned the U.S. Flood Insurance Program
Sea level rise and more severe storms are overwhelming U.S. coastal communities, causing billions of dollars in damage and essentially bankrupting the federal flood insurance program.  Yet rebuilding continues, despite warnings that far more properties will...

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Inside the White House War over the Paris Climate Treaty
Reject or revise?  Two factions within the Trump administration are battling it out, with Obama's Clean Power Plan at the heart of the debate. Like Jean Valjean in the sewers, the White House is racing to elude the authorities of Paris, the city that gave i...

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Fidelity May Back Climate Resolutions, a Milestone for Activists
Fidelity Investments may support shareholder proxy proposals calling on companies to report on sustainability matters this year, a major shift by the Boston asset manager as climate activists gain more traction at large U.S. corporations. While Fidelity wil...
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