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The cost of Trump's Endangered Species Act proposal

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The rebound of bald eagle populations is one of the greatest conservation stories in American history The Trump administration has proposed changes to the Endangered Species Act (ESA), a law credited with keeping hundreds of species from going extinct. The change would eliminate automatic protections for threatened plant and […]

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Plastic bags that biodegrade to nothing?

A British company which makes what are called “Oxo-biodegradable” bags says they break down in the environment “like a leaf, only quicker”, and the technology is being widely used across Africa and the Middle East. So if they are that good, why are they facing a possible ban by the European Commission? Source link

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Two halves of Attenborough polar ship joined together

Image copyright CAMMELL LAIRD/BAS Image caption The 535-tonne super-structure is 40m long and 30m wide After its dramatic entry into the River Mersey at the weekend, the hull of the RRS Sir David Attenborough has had its upper-decks added. Cammell Laird engineers lifted the so-called super-structure into place using two giant cranes. The super-structure holds […]

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Theresa May announces new environment bill

Image copyright EPA A bill to protect the environment has been announced by the prime minister. It will set out a legal framework for the government’s promise to leave the environment in a better state over the next 25 years. It has been greeted enthusiastically by green groups who feared that the government’s promises on […]