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Solar Impulse lands in Hawaii after longest non-stop solo flight in history

Originally Published by Environment | The Guardian

Veteran pilot tested to the limit of endurance on record-breaking solar-powered flight across the Pacific, on the seventh leg of round-the-world journey

Cuba’s Environmental Concerns Grow With Prospect of U.S. Presence

Originally Published by NYT > Environment

Some fear development and tourism would result in the destroyed forests, polluted rivers and damaged coral reefs faced by some of Cuba’s neighbors.

In the Journals: Forecasting

Earthzine examined the ramifications of inaccurate forecasts in its most-recent mini theme. Here are other examples of crystal balls being more cloudy than clear.

OCEANS ’15 to Focus on Changing Oceans and Emerging Opportunities

The OCEANS ’15 conference in Washington, D.C., will showcase a vast collection of ocean research and technology.

Weather, Risk, and Searching for Normal in a Rapidly Changing World

How will we adapt to climate change and increasingly severe storms if humans aren’t very good at interpreting risk?

Recent mercury pollution on the rise, but quick to change, study shows

Originally Published by Earth & Climate News — ScienceDaily

A study using a 600-year-old ice core shows that global mercury pollution increased dramatically during the 20th century, but that mercury concentrations in the atmosphere decreased faster than previously thought beginning in the late 1970s when emissions started to decline.

Famous baby giant armadillo found dead

Originally Published by Environment | The Guardian

After two years of recording the surprising relationship between a baby giant armadillo and its mother, scientists have found the juvenile dead in the Brazilian Pantanal.

Natural wilderness areas need buffer zones to protect from human development

Originally Published by Earth & Climate News — ScienceDaily

Despite heavy development, the United States still has millions of acres of pristine wild lands. Coveted for their beauty, these wilderness areas draw innumerable outdoor enthusiasts eager for a taste of primitive nature. But researchers say these federally protected nature areas have a problem: Their boundaries have become prime real estate.

Greenhouse gas blamed for ‘climate expulsion’ driving temperature rises across Pacific nations

Originally Published by Environment | The Guardian

Australian Bureau of Meteorology study finds temperatures across 13 Pacific nations will keep climbing, even with radical cuts to greenhouse gas emissions.


In California, Water Restrictions Above Ground and Leaks Below

Originally Published by NYT > Environment

In the midst of a devastating drought, the state finds that no loss of water is trivial and goes about finding and fixing them.
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