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Source: The Christian Science Monitor

Boston :: MA :: USA | updated 2014-07-10 10:26:13 -0700 | green-news

Rolling coal,' the practice of blowing thick, black plumes of smoke from tailpipes, is gaining traction as a protest against growing environmental regulation. Rolling coal drivers sometimes spend thousands of dollars modifying their vehicle. July 10, 2014 A pickup truck...
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Source: Boston Herald

Gloucester :: MA :: USA | updated 2014-06-05 07:27:02 -0700 | green-news

The state Division of Marine Fisheries has shut down all shellfish harvesting areas from Newbury to Gloucester because of elevated levels of the marine biotoxin commonly known as red tide. The closure, which includes the harvesting of all species of...
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Source: The Christian Science Monitor

Boston :: MA :: USA | updated 2014-07-03 09:46:10 -0700 | green-news

The bone-house wasp, a newly discovered species, defends its home by stuffing ant corpses into its walls, researchers report. July 3, 2014 A newly discovered wasp has been keeping a gruesome secret: It stuffs ant corpses into the walls of...
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Source: Boston Herald

Lenox :: MA :: USA | updated 2014-06-03 06:56:43 -0700 | green-news

Federal environmental officials have unveiled their proposal for a massive cleanup of PCB contamination from a 10-mile stretch of the Housatonic River south of Pittsfield. The cleanup, including removal of the likely cancer-causing chemicals by excavating, dredging and capping sediment,...
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Source: The Christian Science Monitor

Boston :: MA :: USA | updated 2014-07-24 11:19:04 -0700 | green-news

Antarctic fur seals, a conservation success story, now aren't getting enough to eat. A new study links the decline of the seals to a drop in the krill population, caused by warming oceans. July 24, 2014 Climate change appears to...
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Source: Boston Herald

Boston :: MA :: USA | updated 2014-07-07 09:49:33 -0700 | green-news

Animal rescuers say they have disentangled a large leatherback sea turtle that was trapped in fishing gear off of Cape Cod. Fishermen spotted the turtle off the Sandy Neck section of Barnstable on Sunday...Coast Guard who notified the Center for...
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Source: Christian Science Monitor

Boston :: MA :: USA | updated 2014-07-30 11:01:20 -0700 | green-news

The Cassini probe has documented 101 active geysers on Eceladus, Saturn's icy moon. These geysers are pushing through cracks in the icy crust from an underground ocean, say scientists. Saturn has spotted 101 active geysers on one of the ringed...
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Source: Christian Science Monitor

Boston :: MA :: USA | updated 2014-07-21 10:33:01 -0700 | green-news

Last year was between the sixth and hottest ever recorded, and other records for extreme weather and melting permafrost have been broken, according to a report released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. July 21, 2014 If global warming could...
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Breaking News: NASA rocket launches carrying carbon satellite, after 2009 failure
 
Source: The Christian Science Monitor

Boston :: MA :: USA | updated 2014-07-02 14:06:03 -0700 | green-news

The Delta 2 rocket blasted off from California early Wednesday morning and released the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 satellite in low-Earth orbit 56 minutes later, bringing relief to mission officials who lost a similar spacecraft five years ago. Wednesday on a mission to...
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Source: The Christian Science Monitor

Boston :: MA :: USA | updated 2014-07-14 09:37:05 -0700 | green-news

The Atlas of African Agriculture Research & Development (Atlas) , which brings together a range of maps and analyses of the continent that show where different challenges and opportunities lie  to improve the productivity of African agriculture . Atlas, It...
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Source: Boston Herald

Methuen :: MA :: USA | updated 2014-07-13 09:31:19 -0700 | green-news

A birch tree more than 100 years old that's been battered by storms and afflicted by old age is about to be cut down in Methuen. The Eagle Tribune reports that city tree warden Jack Collins says the tree is...
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Source: The Christian Science Monitor

Boston :: MA :: USA | updated 2014-07-23 10:24:45 -0700 | green-news

Two recent studies explore a pause in global warming during the first decade of the 21st century, implying that more pauses can be expected because of the climate's natural variability. July 23, 2014 Any pause in global warming, such as...
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Source: Christian Science Monitor

Boston :: MA :: USA | updated 2014-06-11 06:47:06 -0700 | green-news

Burning all the US's landfill waste would provide an extra 33 gigawatts the equivalent of 33 large electricity generating plants, says Philipp Schmidt-Pathmann, founder of Zero Landfill Initiative...June 11, 2014 Philipp Schmidt-Pathmann wakes up every day thinking about trash.
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Source: The Boston Globe

Boston :: MA :: USA | updated 2014-07-29 22:12:34 -0700 | green-news

Instead heavy storms have brought torrential rain and flooding...Cars have been stranded, forcing their owners to abandon them in the streets as the water rises. Weather forecasters say some parts have had as much rain in a single day as...
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Source: Boston Herald

Boston :: MA :: USA | updated 2014-07-11 09:03:12 -0700 | green-news

Boston's animal control director has been suspended and faces termination after the Animal Rescue League discovered what it called "disturbing" conditions at a city-run animal shelter. The Boston Globe (http://bit.ly/1jxiWDu ) reports that the manager of the shelter in the...
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