Science & Environment

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Historic vote to end “bear farming”

In a historic move, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature voted at its World Congress in Jeju, South Korea to phase out bear farming.

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Is the fracking industry bribing professors?

 

The University of Texas plans to organize experts to review a report on fracking after learning that the professor who wrote it is in the pocket of the natural gas industry.

 

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Lax rules letting drillers pollute the earth

The methods are controversial enough. But activists have pointed out that oil and gas drilling have a nasty side effect.

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Japan withdraws goal of no nukes by 2040

If the Japanese government continues to cater to corporate interests, critics fear, it will accommodate neither public demand nor scientific fact.

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