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Fish-Friendly Dams? Scientists Race to Reduce Turbine Trauma

Fish-Friendly Dams? Scientists Race to Reduce Turbine Trauma

A hydroelectric dam building boom in the Pacific Northwest in the past century drove dozens of salmon runs to extinction and has cost taxpayers billions of dollars to try to save the fish that remain.

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 07:24 AM PDT

Poll: Most in U.S. Tie Extreme Weather to Global Warming

Poll: Most in U.S. Tie Extreme Weather to Global Warming

Although most Americans once regarded climate change as "an issue about polar bears or maybe Bangladesh," a new survey suggests that attitudes are evolving, The New York Times reported.

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 09:00 AM PDT

The 'Zero-Emission' Engine Is Almost Ready for Prime Time

The 'Zero-Emission' Engine Is Almost Ready for Prime Time

With the aid of government spending and joint efforts by Ford and Nissan, Daimler — Mercedes’s parent corporation — aims to start selling hydrogen-fueled cars to the public as early as 2017.

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 08:33 AM PDT

Hollywood Heavyweights Aim Spotlight on Climate Change

Hollywood Heavyweights Aim Spotlight on Climate Change

As temperatures continue to rise and habitats come under threat, a group of Hollywood heavyweights is seeking to bring the spotlight back on climate change with a new documentary series.

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 08:11 AM PDT

U.N. Climate Panel Says Emissions Rising

U.N. Climate Panel Says Emissions Rising

There is a disconnect between international goals to fight global warming and what is actually being done to attain them, the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said in a new report Sunday.

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 08:03 AM PDT

How Deserts Can Help Fight Global Warming

How Deserts Can Help Fight Global Warming

The world's arid areas — deserts filled with scrubby vegetation and sand — are absorbing more of the carbon dioxide that's being emitted into the atmosphere than expected, a new study shows.

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