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Court upholds federal plan to protect vast polar bear habitat in Alaska

Originally Published by Environment | The Guardian

A federal government plan to protect a vast area of the US Arctic as habitat for polar bears has been upheld by an appeals court, overturning a previous victory by the state of Alaska and fossil fuel lobbyists against the designation.

In Mexico, Fish Poachers Push Endangered Porpoises to Brink

Originally Published by Yale Environment 360

Scientists Find New Large Lizard Species on Remote Papua New Guinea Island

Originally Published by Yale Environment 360

Scientists have discovered the first new large lizard species in Papua New Guinea in over 20 years. The lizard was found on Mussau Island, one of the northernmost islands in country, by a team of Finnish and Australian researchers.

Flood Damage Costs Will Rise Faster Than Sea Levels, Study Says

Originally Published by Inside Climate News

Communities facing rising sea levels are likely to see the cost of flood damage increase faster than water levels, concludes a new study.
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Methane Observation Inspires Action

High-precision and remote-controlled methane and ethane detectors assist scientists in determining methane emission levels from natural gas development in north-central Texas’ Barnett Shale.

Rare superbloom in California’s Death valley

Originally Published by EarthSky

Parts of California’s Death Valley, the driest place in North America, are blanketed in wildflowers of yellow, purple, pink and white, a so-called “superbloom” not seen since 2005.


California Natural Gas Leak Officially Largest Leak in U.S. History

Originally Published by Yale Environment 360

The four-month natural gas leak that sickened hundreds of Los Angeles residents and forced the evacuations of 1,800 homes this winter has officially been deemed the largest methane leak in U.S. history, according to a study in the journal Science.

How European waters soak up CO2

Originally Published by BBC News – Science & Environment

Tracing deep ocean currents

Originally Published by Earth & Climate News — ScienceDaily

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