"Last-minute proposal from Obama administration addresses CRISPR and other cutting-edge technologies."
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- Source: Nature, 01/20/2017
"With carbon dioxide emissions continuing to rise, an increasing number of experts believe major technological breakthroughs — such as CO2 air capture — will be necessary to slow global warming. But without the societal will to decarbonize, even the best technologies won’t be enough."Source: YaleE360, 01/20/2017
"Vast plant in Qinghai province is part of China’s determination to transform itself from climate change villain to a green energy colossus".Source: Guardian, 01/20/2017
"It took years of heated debate, but the federal government has finally decided just how much living space an organic chicken should have."Source: NPR, 01/20/2017
"SAN CARLOS APACHE RESERVATION — The sound always came first, a low buzz that grew and grew until it roared through the valley. Then the olive-colored plane appeared overhead, flying low. In its wake was a thick shower of oily droplets making a long, slow fall to the forested gullies below."Source: LA Times, 01/20/2017
"President-elect Donald Trump's choice to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency expressed doubt about the science behind global climate change during a contentious Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday, but added he would be obliged for now to uphold the EPA's finding carbon dioxide poses a public danger."
"A Mexican indigenous leader who was awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize in 2005 for his fight against illegal logging has been shot dead, less than a year after another winner of the award was slain in Honduras."Source: AP, 01/19/2017
"President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue (R) as Agriculture secretary, with an ann"ouncement planned for tomorrow morning."Source: Greenwire, 01/19/2017
"The Endangered Species Act may soon be, well, endangered."Source: Christian Science Monitor, 01/19/2017
"DAVOS, Switzerland — Chinese President Xi Jinping offered a vigorous defense of free trade at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday in a speech that underscored Beijing's desire to play a greater global role as the United States turns inward."
"China is canceling plans to build more than 100 coal-fired power plants, seeking to rein in runaway, wasteful investment in the sector while moving the country away from one of the dirtiest forms of electricity generation, the government announced in a directive made public this week."Source: NY Times, 01/19/2017
"A federal judge on Wednesday allowed a potentially lengthy environmental review of the Dakota Access Pipeline to move forward over objections from the pipeline’s developer."Source: The Hill, 01/19/2017
"Researchers warn of approaching ‘major extinction event’ if action is not taken to protect around 300 species, including gorillas, chimps, lemurs and lorises".Source: Guardian, 01/19/2017
"Over 2,000 years ago, an important tree had one of its branches removed on the order of Indian emperor Ashoka the Great. It was under this very tree that the Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment. Ashoka bestowed kingship on the branch, and planted it in a thick-rimmed solid gold vase."Source: BBC News, 01/19/2017
"As former U.S. vice president Al Gore filmed the sequel to his environmental documentary last year, he did not expect to be dealing with a new president who has dismissed climate change as a hoax."