Science & Environment

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The top ten environmental stories of 2014

Developments in 2014 make clear that the impacts of climate change are going to continue to grow, and the struggle to address this will intensify.

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Activists protest oil drilling in Canary Islands

Canarians and tourists formed a giant 'SOS' on a beach in Spain's Canary Island of Fuerteventura protesting oil drilling.

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Lima climate talks and the three-part alliance

The latest in a long series of UN-sponsored talks is convening in Lima, Peru. The goal is to lay the basis for a climate treaty deal in Paris in Nov. 2015.

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Hemingway’s grandsons lead environmentalist delegation to Cuba

A delegation traveled to Cuba to work with researchers to promote cooperation between the United States and Cuba in the field of marine conservation.

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Rare rhino death as poaching worsens

A 34 year-old rhino named Suni, died from natural causes on Oct. 17, at a nature reserve in Kenya, leaving just six northern white rhinos remaining worldwide.

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Occupy Alaska: Thousands of walrus stranded

Without a source of sea ice on which to spend the winter, the mammals have been forced to come ashore seeking refuge, in record numbers, confused and stranded.

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Germany to ban fracking, or so it says

"Fracking must be banned in Germany without any exceptions. They want to enforce a regulation which mostly allows fracking under the guise of an alleged ban."

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Birds feeling the sting of bee-killing pesticides

There's a lot of buzz around a recent study showing the toxic chemicals we use have a ripple effect farther up the food chain, causing birds to rapidly decline in number.

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Environment, economy linked at new UN assembly

The environment is no longer a niche topic backed by a passionate minority, Achim Steiner said, but is clearly linked to economic and societal issues.

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Today in history: Stockholm meet launches global environmental movement

World Environment Day, launched by the conference, has been celebrated on June 5 each year since 1973.

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