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U.S. Census Bureau launches once-a-decade head count in rural Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – The U.S. Census Bureau was due to launch its latest once-in-a decade head count of Americans on Tuesday in one of the most remote corners of the country: a tiny, rural Alaska Native settlement on the Bering Sea coast. FILE PHOTO: Gabe Layman, chair of the Alaska Census, speaks at the […]

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Industrial Energy Efficiency is a Climate Solution — Global Issues

Staff from MCI Santé Animale, one of the 18 companies that have participated in energy management training organized by UNIDO´s Industrial Energy Accelerator in partnership with the Moroccan government, at work, as the country moves to reduce its reliance on fossil fuel imports. Credit: UNIDO Opinion by Tareq Emtariah (vienna) Friday, December 13, 2019 Inter […]

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Volkswagen set to propose plea deal on environment charges in Ontario court

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted December 13, 2019 9:46 am Updated December 13, 2019 9:48 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Lawyers for German auto giant Volkswagen are set to propose a plea deal in an Ontario court today on allegations […]

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Australia fires: helicopter crashes as 140 blazes rage in NSW and Queensland – live | Australia news

Queensland is choking on NSW’s bushfire smoke as a southerly change sweeps across the state bringing testing conditions for firefighters. The southeast corner of the state is shrouded in smoke, with the World Health Quality index showing unhealthy levels of air quality across parts of Queensland. “We have seen a southerly change move up from […]

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Under Pressure. Can COP25 Deliver? — Global Issues

Climate change effects, such as extreme weather events, drive up environmental remediation costs. Credit: Jorge Luis Baños/IPS Opinion by Farhana Haque Rahman (rome) Monday, December 02, 2019 Inter Press Service ROME, Dec 02 (IPS) – Mass public pressure backed by the weight of scientific reports is starting to bring governments to their senses as the […]

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Some Southern Alberta crops could benefit from fall snowstorms come spring: scientist – Lethbridge

In southern Alberta, there is one group finding the silver lining in the abnormally large amount of snow this fall: some farmers. “This is going to maybe make things go a little more positive going into spring next year,” said retired agronomy research scientist Ross McKenzie. Related News READ MORE: Southern Alberta sugar […]

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Amazon Burning: Death and Destruction in Brazil’s Rainforest | Environment

Brazil has seen a dramatic increase in the number of fires in the Amazon with more than 80,000 fires so far this year alone. This past summer, the world watched in horror as images of flames engulfing swaths of land in the world’s largest rainforest came out, leading to global calls for boycotts over President […]

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