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What Does It Take To Move A 10-Story Tree A Couple Of City Blocks?
That answer, as seen Sunday in Boise, Idaho: $300,000 and a lot of determination. St. Luke's Health System, which moved the historic sequoia, says it "was never even an option" to cut it down.
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People Of Coal-Rich Northern Cheyenne Torn Between Jobs And Sacred Culture
Despite high unemployment and poverty, the tribe has never touched the billions of tons of coal underneath its land. But new opportunities from the Trump administration could change that.
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Pandas in Berlin: Meng Meng and Jiao Qing arrive in new home
Meng Meng and Jiao Qing arrive in Germany from China ahead of a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping.
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<div>Environmentalists Rejoice: Court Says Land Regulation Doesn't Go 'Too Far'</div>
The court upheld a regulation preventing a Wisconsin family from developing part of their land, denying them government compensation. The decision is a huge win for regulators and environmentalists.
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Some U.S. States Relax Restrictions On Cladding Suspected In Grenfell Tower Fire
Changes to building codes in some U.S. jurisdictions may allow the use of siding similar to that of Grenfell Tower in London. A fire at the apartment building killed at least 79 people last week.
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<div>New Island Forms Off North Carolina's Outer Banks</div>
In the ever-changing seascape off the Outer Banks of North Carolina is a new sand bar, possibly masking as an island. The questions now is how to get to it.
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<div>On Top Of Hong Kong's High Rises, Rooftop Gardens Take Root</div>
In one of the most densely populated cities on Earth, a gardening cooperative is helping residents rediscover farming — in the sky.
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The company behind the Dakota Access pipeline has another big problem in Ohio.
Construction of the $4.2 billion Rover natural gas line has caused seven industrial spills, polluted fragile Ohio wetlands and angered local farmers.
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California sees some of highest temperatures ever recorded amid heat wave.
The heat wave hitting Southern California this week is one for the record books.
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<div>You say 'climate change', I say 'global warming' - what's the difference?</div>
When it comes to climate speak, labels seem to matter: the American public - particularly Republicans - are more likely to say they doubt the existence of "global warming" than "climate change", according to researchers at Cornell University.
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Watched chimps change their hunting habits
Wild chimpanzees have changed their hunting strategies in response to being watched and followed by scientists, observations suggest.
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Critics say pipeline would excavate 38 miles of ridgetops.
Dominion vows to restore affected slopes, but groups fear erosion, pollution, habitat loss.
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Whale body size warning for species collapses
The shrinking size of whales over the 20th Century could help scientists detect when wildlife populations are in trouble, a study suggests.
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German-UK team maintains Galileo success
OHB and SSTL will make the next eight, possibly even the next 14, satellites for Europe's GPS.
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Precedent-setting cap on oil refinery emissions delayed.
Bay Area air regulators on Wednesday postponed adopting the nation’s first limits on greenhouses gases from oil refineries because of complaints that the public wasn’t given enough time to review 11th-hour changes.
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India genome plan could boost healthcare
Could an effort to gather genetic data from its population of one billion people help India take the lead in advanced healthcare?
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<div>Queen's Speech: Plan aims to secure space sector</div>
A government plan to protect the UK's £13.7bn space industry has been laid out in the Queen's Speech.
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NASA Sees Tropical Cyclone Ernie Intensify
The storm formerly known as tropical cyclone 15S, now called Tropical Cyclone Ernie continued to strengthen as NASA's Aqua satellite captured a visible image that showed the storm developed an eye.
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Record New Renewable Power Capacity Added at Lower Cost
As the cost of clean technology continues to fall, the world added record levels of renewable energy capacity in 2016, at an investment level 23 per cent lower than the previous year, according to new research published today by UN Environment, the Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre, and Bloomberg New Energy Finance.Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2017 finds that wind, solar, biomass and waste-to-energy, geothermal, small hydro and marine sources added 138.5 gigawatts to global power capacity in 2016, up 8 per cent from the 127.5 gigawatts added the year before. The added generating capacity roughly equals that of the world's 16 largest existing...
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Tropical lowland frogs at greater risk from climate warming than high-elevation species, study shows
A new study of Peruvian frogs living at a wide variety of elevations—from the Amazon floodplain to high Andes peaks—lends support to the idea that lowland amphibians are at higher risk from future climate warming.
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How Changes in Rainfall Impact the World Economy
An afternoon rainstorm might seem like an inconvenience at times, but rainfall is an essential part of the world ecosystem. Most of us know this.
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Satellites map carbon sequestered by forests, with accuracy of up to ten metres
Led by VTT, the EU North State project has developed a new method of using satellite images to evaluate the forest carbon balance. The carbon balance indicates how much carbon is sequestered or released by forests each year. This enables the carbon balance to be displayed on digital maps, with an accuracy of up to ten metres.
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Scientists uncover isotopic fingerprint of N2O emissions from Arctic tundra
A new study from the University of Eastern Finland presents, for the first time, the isotopic fingerprint of nitrous oxide produced by Arctic soils. The finding opens new avenues for predicting future trends in atmospheric nitrous oxide as well as in identifying climate change mitigation actions in the Arctic, a region that is particularly sensitive to climate change.
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