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California is forging ahead with food waste recycling. But is it too much, too fast?

California is forging ahead with food waste recycling. But is it too much, too fast?

CHULA VISTA, Calif.
Dandelions and shrubs to replace rubber, new grains and more: Are alternative crops realistic?

Dandelions and shrubs to replace rubber, new grains and more: Are alternative crops realistic?

Katrina Cornish spends her days raising dandelions and desert shrubs. She harvests the stretchy rubber substances they produce and uses special machines to dip them into condoms, medical gloves and parts for trachea tubes.

4.7 magnitude earthquake outside of small Texas city among several recently in area

FALLS CITY, Texas (AP) — An earthquake of 4.7 magnitude that struck early Saturday morning near a small Texas city, one of several that have occurred in the area in recent days, could be felt dozens of miles away, including in San Antonio.
Another endangered whale was found dead off East Coast. This one died after colliding with a ship

Another endangered whale was found dead off East Coast. This one died after colliding with a ship

Federal authorities said the second critically endangered North Atlantic right whale found dead in the last month showed injuries consistent with a collision with a ship.
Nova Scotia town fined $100K by Environment Canada for spilling raw sewage into brook

Nova Scotia town fined $100K by Environment Canada for spilling raw sewage into brook

PICTOU, N.S. — A town in central Nova Scotia has been fined $100,000 by the federal Environment Department for spilling raw sewage into a brook.
Manitoba denies environmental licence to sand project over drinking water concerns

Manitoba denies environmental licence to sand project over drinking water concerns

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government has nixed a contentious sand-extraction project that had been proposed by Sio Silica east of Winnipeg, citing concerns about drinking water.
Hot seawater killed most of cultivated coral in Florida Keys in setback for restoration effort

Hot seawater killed most of cultivated coral in Florida Keys in setback for restoration effort

Record hot seawater killed more than three-quarters of human-cultivated coral that scientists had placed in the Florida Keys in recent years in an effort to prop up a threatened species that’s highly vulnerable to climate change , researchers discove
Ottawa considers changes to clean-electricity rules after consultations

Ottawa considers changes to clean-electricity rules after consultations

Ottawa is considering alterations to its proposed clean-electricity regulations after consultations with industry, opening the door to more flexibility for individual power generators.
Ottawa promised Canadians two billion new trees, Quebec wants to cut some down

Ottawa promised Canadians two billion new trees, Quebec wants to cut some down

MONTREAL — The federal government committed to planting two billion trees across the country to restore natural habitats and fight climate change, and now Quebec wants to harvest some of them.
National Archives working to clean up red powder dumped on Constitution display by protesters

National Archives working to clean up red powder dumped on Constitution display by protesters

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservationists at the National Archives are still working to clean up the building's rotunda area after a pair of apparent environmental protesters on Wednesday dumped reddish powder on the display case housing the original U.S.