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Florida to give away free bear-resistant trash cans

Florida to give away free bear-resistant trash cans

According to Florida's Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the agency will $515,283 to ten Florida communities to address the issue o ...

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'Pray for us!' say residents of Puerto Rico as hurricane flails the island

'Pray for us!' say residents of Puerto Rico as hurricane flails the island

Category 4 hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico in what is the strongest such landfall since the 1930s. In a clockwise gyre, Hurricane Maria ...

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US Air Force bombs Houston

US Air Force bombs Houston

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Michigan officials face manslaughter charges for Flint water crisis

Michigan officials face manslaughter charges for Flint water crisis

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Trump's EPA pick says humans impact climate change

Trump's EPA pick says humans impact climate change

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Trump team memo shakes up staff at Energy Department

Trump team memo shakes up staff at Energy Department

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Video: great white shark attack on Cape Cod

Video: great white shark attack on Cape Cod

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Big beaver hunt underway in remote Patagonia

Big beaver hunt underway in remote Patagonia

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Leftists and pastor shut down Trump speech in a Flint church

Leftists and pastor shut down Trump speech in a Flint church

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National Park officials: 'no body to recover', call off search for man

National Park officials: 'no body to recover', call off search for man

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Company gets no answer from Flint on offer of free replacement plastic pipe system

Company gets no answer from Flint on offer of free replacement plastic pipe system

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Interview: who is to blame for the Flint water crisis?

Interview: who is to blame for the Flint water crisis?

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Three unsolved deaths roil Flint water crisis

Three unsolved deaths roil Flint water crisis

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Michigan officials to hold hearing on Flint water crisis and human rights

Michigan officials to hold hearing on Flint water crisis and human rights

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No end in sight for criminal prosecutions in Flint water crisis

No end in sight for criminal prosecutions in Flint water crisis

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Three criminal indictments in Flint water crisis

Three criminal indictments in Flint water crisis

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City of Flint wants $172,000 for Freedom of Information Request

City of Flint wants $172,000 for Freedom of Information Request

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The other festering Flint water crisis

The other festering Flint water crisis

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Environmentalists Obama and Trudeau to discuss energy issues

Environmentalists Obama and Trudeau to discuss energy issues

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Democrats struggle over recalling Michigan governor

Democrats struggle over recalling Michigan governor

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Supreme Court deals blow to Obama's power plant rules

Supreme Court deals blow to Obama's power plant rules

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Flint: filters distributed to citizens don't filter toxic lead

Flint: filters distributed to citizens don't filter toxic lead

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Misinformation and blame game muddle the Flint water crisis

Misinformation and blame game muddle the Flint water crisis

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Flint's crisis goes deeper than water

Flint's crisis goes deeper than water

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EPA continues to evade responsibility in Flint water crisis

EPA continues to evade responsibility in Flint water crisis

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Double-talk from Obama administration on funding assistance for Flint water crisis

Double-talk from Obama administration on funding assistance for Flint water crisis

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Congressmen want feds to probe Exxon for climate change denial

Congressmen want feds to probe Exxon for climate change denial

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Radio Host: Climate change denier should be in prison

Radio Host: Climate change denier should be in prison

Host to guest: That's what you should be in jail for, for saying that kind of stuff.

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Michigan: new study calls for public input on natural gas fracking

Michigan: new study calls for public input on natural gas fracking

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The mystery of the sleepers of Kazakhstan continues

The mystery of the sleepers of Kazakhstan continues

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Gun manufacturers and investors are 'hypocrites' says Pope Francis

Gun manufacturers and investors are 'hypocrites' says Pope Francis

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Spero News Daily Brief - Jun 19, 2015

Spero News Daily Brief - Jun 19, 2015

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Pope Francis' encyclical calls for engaging with the world

Pope Francis' encyclical calls for engaging with the world

In Laudato Si, the Pope expands on Catholic teaching on mankind's responsibility to care for creation, and to protect and care for the most vulnerable. This letter builds on teachings of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Pope St. John Paul II.

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Let Pope Francis be Pope Francis

Let Pope Francis be Pope Francis

Pope Francis gives everyone much to consider in his encyclical Laudato si. But maybe he needs a better editor.

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Progressive Catholic nun says Republicans care only for themselves

Progressive Catholic nun says Republicans care only for themselves

Catholic politicians, such as Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, said Sister Simon Campbell, are ignorant of social teachings of the Church that call for caring for others. She also opined on the coming encyclical letter on the environment.

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Vatican environmental encyclical leaked

Vatican environmental encyclical leaked

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Pope Francis and impending environmental break-down

Pope Francis and impending environmental break-down

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Santorum rebuked for seeking to silence Pope Francis on environment

Santorum rebuked for seeking to silence Pope Francis on environment

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Governor Brown: Cruz 'unfit' as president

Governor Brown: Cruz 'unfit' as president

Senator Ted Cruz will be the first Republican to officially announce his presidential candidacy.

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Pope Francis and the enviroment: what is the nature of an encyclical?

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Are Republicans at war with

Are Republicans at war with "Marxist" Pope Francis?

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Is Francis a Red Pope?

Is Francis a Red Pope?

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Cowboys and Indians allied against Keystone Pipeline

Cowboys and Indians allied against Keystone Pipeline

Political expedience may rule in the U.S. Senate, where Democrats who have opposed the Keystone pipeline project may change their minds to keep incumbent Louisiana Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu in office.

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Denton: Texas city bans hydraulic fracturing

Denton: Texas city bans hydraulic fracturing

Not in my backyard concerns impacted the vote in a suburban community north of Dallas.

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Frigid water and icebergs in Lake Superior appear to counter global warming

Frigid water and icebergs in Lake Superior appear to counter global warming

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Congresswoman: We have no authority to question the EPA

Congresswoman: We have no authority to question the EPA

Maryland Democratic Congresswoman believes the EPA is burdened with requests for data by Congress.

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Technological development may reduce agricultural nitrogen pollution

Technological development may reduce agricultural nitrogen pollution

Nitrogen used in agricultural fertilizer and is a major source of pollution in the Gulf of Mexico, causing a hazardous 'dead zone' that is depleted of oxygen.

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Brazil sends tanks to defend native peoples and their forests

Brazil sends tanks to defend native peoples and their forests

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Colorado wildfire may have been started by terrorists

Colorado wildfire may have been started by terrorists

Investigators have ruled out natural causes for Colorado's worst wildfire ever. The Bureau of Land Management would not rule out terrorism as the cause.

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Peruvians puzzle over sea-life die-off

Viruses or off-shore oil drilling may be the culprits for the latest die-off of sea creatures, including porpoises, sea lions, pelicans, and other species.

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Obama's flip-flop on Keystone pipeline

Obama's flip-flop on Keystone pipeline

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Anniversary of the murder of Sister Dorothy Stang

Anniversary of the murder of Sister Dorothy Stang

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Mexico: Drought is cause of hunger in Durango

Mexico: Drought is cause of hunger in Durango

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Abused and illegal parrots seized in Paraguay

Abused and illegal parrots seized in Paraguay

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Nicaragua shows growth in agricultural sector

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Oil find is a game-changer for Paraguay

Oil find is a game-changer for Paraguay

President Franco of Paraguay visits U.S. to discuss oil exploration in poverty-stricken arid region of the South American country. Paraguay currently imports oil, mostly from Venezuela.

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The global effects of drought in the U.S.

The global effects of drought in the U.S.

Inaction by President Obama and Congress will mean higher food prices and hunger worldwide.

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Group says UN's Sustainable Development agenda eliminates capitalism

Group says UN's Sustainable Development agenda eliminates capitalism

UN: Sustainable Development Conference will shape how we can reduce poverty, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection on an ever more crowded planet to get to the future we want.

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Water emergency in New Mexico is a bi-national problem

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Ancient trees show that wildfires in U.S. southwest are unusual

Ancient trees show that wildfires in U.S. southwest are unusual

A study of more than 1,500 years of tree-ring data and hundreds of years of fire-scar records were gathered from Ponderosa pine forests in a study.

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Guatemala: Hydro-electric project energizes civil unrest

Guatemala: Hydro-electric project energizes civil unrest

Foreign interests are involved in a hydro-electric project in the highlands of Guatemala. Indigenous people of the region have risen up against it, pitting them against a government with a history of violence.

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Filipino people power trumps corporate greed

Filipino people power trumps corporate greed

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Army Corps of Engineers accelerates solution for invasive carp in Great Lakes

Army Corps of Engineers accelerates solution for invasive carp in Great Lakes

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Colorado River environmentalists seek preservation of natural resource

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Gulf of Mexico coral die-off is due to BP oil spill

Gulf of Mexico coral die-off is due to BP oil spill

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India: native peoples protest against destructive mining operations

India: native peoples protest against destructive mining operations

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Ugly fish: illegal alien Snakeheads

Ugly fish: illegal alien Snakeheads

There are snakeheads coming to your town. Beware!

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Ethiopia: native people suffer consequences of hydroelectric project

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Clean diesel technology meets California strict standards

Cadillac and Chevrolet will soon introduce diesel engines in certain models of cars.

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Making World Water Day 2012 work for everyone

Making World Water Day 2012 work for everyone

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Philippines: Coal-fired power plants make a toxic environment for kids

Philippines: Coal-fired power plants make a toxic environment for kids

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Water shortage in American West has big impact on Mexico

Water shortage in American West has big impact on Mexico

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Obama's Energy Secretary hopes for higher energy prices in Europe

Obama's Energy Secretary hopes for higher energy prices in Europe

Energy Secretary Chu: The overall goal is to decrease our dependency on oil; to build and strengthen our economy and decrease our dependency on oil.

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Obama's energy policy sends America into the dark ages

Obama's energy policy sends America into the dark ages

Americans send nearly $500 billion overseas every year to foreign countries to buy the oil we need when we are quite capable of producing our own oil.

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EPA is wrong on global warming

EPA is wrong on global warming

CO2 is a natural component of Earth's atmosphere and a key ingredient in photosynthesis. Without carbon dioxide all life on Earth would cease to exist.

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Environment: Taking a human rights approach to climate change

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Paraguay: Drought causes hunger and economic squeeze

Over 100 thousand people are going hungry in Paraguay, while crops such as soybeans are effected. Rivers are too low to float export ships and barges.

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Philippines: Leptospirosis outbreak feared

Philippines: Leptospirosis outbreak feared

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Loggers burn to death a member of the Awa indigenous nation

Loggers burn to death a member of the Awa indigenous nation

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Michigan 'flume room' mimics streams to study environmental change

Michigan 'flume room' mimics streams to study environmental change

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Novel method of discovering polluters

University of Michigan scientists discovered chemical 'fingerprints' of mercury released by offending power-plants.

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Michigan maple trees endangered by acid rain

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Guatemala: Kids living in garbage dump still believe in Santa Claus

Guatemala: Kids living in garbage dump still believe in Santa Claus

Located on the edge of the Central American city, a garbage dump is home to the poorest of Guatemala City where children scavenge to earn their daily bread.

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Michigan scientist turns poo into energy

Michigan scientist turns poo into energy

Michigan scientist Wei Liao is developing a portable wastewater treatment system that generates electricity and produces drinking water.

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The environmental costs of Latin American electrification projects

The environmental costs of Latin American electrification projects

Highways and hydro-electric projects are exacting a great cost on the environment in Latin America where unique species of animals, plants and fish are endangered.

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Michigan scientist sent to Siberia for studies

Michigan scientist sent to Siberia for studies

Dr Elena Litchman will lead researchers to study adaptations organisms show in the changing environment of Lake Baikal.

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No soup for you! Canada may ban shark fin imports

No soup for you! Canada may ban shark fin imports

Considered a delicacy in Asia, shark-fin soup means death for millions of sharks worldwide.

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Water for elephants needed in parched Zimbabwe

Water for elephants needed in parched Zimbabwe

It is time of the annual migration as elephants seek water and find none. Death on the savanna.

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Where the Poop goes from Dubai's skyscraper

Where the Poop goes from Dubai's skyscraper

"After having a hefty meal at the restaurant on the top of the World’s Tallest Building in Dubai… you excuse yourself from the table and head to the W.C…and without even thinking about it, you flush the toilet.” Where does the poop go?

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Ugly Fish of the Day:  Pacu

Ugly Fish of the Day: Pacu

An alien invader fish with human-like teeth.

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Flood ravaged Honduras and Nicaragua plea for help

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Australia: Barefoot Power wins 'clean-tech' prize

Barefoot Power manufactures solar-power cellphone rechargers.

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