28 percent of US bees wiped out this winter -- suggesting bigger environmental issues

More than half of beekeepers suffered unsustainable losses, with deadly mite infestations and harmful land management practices heaping mounting pressure

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Desert dolphins: Plan to bring animals to Arizona for show outrages activists

More than 100,000 people signed a petition against a plan for Dolphinaris, which would house dolphins in pools and allow people to swim with and ride them

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Researchers find Wyoming water tainted by fracking years after EPA stopped investigating

Dangerous levels of chemicals found in underground water, while waste was dumped in unlined pits and barriers to protect groundwater were inadequate

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'A tipping point': Record number of Americans see global warming as threat

A record number of Americans believe global warming will pose a threat to their way of life, new polling data shows, amid strengthening public acceptance that rising temperatures are being driven by human activity.

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Miami Beach mayor rips Rubio: He '100 percent' sounds like a climate change denier

Philip Levine says Rubio’s answer at Thursday’s GOP debate ignores reality of sea level rise in places such as Miami Beach, which has spent $100 million on sea defenses

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Michigan officials ignored EPA warnings about Flint water toxicity

The Environmental Protection Agency warned of an unfolding toxic water crisis in Flint but was “met with resistance” by Michigan authorities, a fiery congressional hearing into the city’s public health disaster has heard.

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Billionaire Paul Allen's yacht destroyed 14,000 square feet of protected coral reef: report

A yacht owned by Microsoft co-founder and marine conservationist Paul Allen has ploughed into a sensitive reef in the Cayman Islands, destroying the majority of coral on the protected ecosystem.

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Ohio state EPA chief blasts 'woefully inadequate' toxic water regulations

National water regulations are “broken” and need urgent repair to avoid a public health crisis, Ohio’s top environmental regulator has warned, amid growing criticism of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s failure to eradicate misleading tests for lead in drinking water.

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Documents reveal agencies across the US distort tests to downplay lead content of water

Water authorities across the US are systematically distorting water tests to downplay the amount of lead in samples, risking a dangerous spread of the toxic water crisis that has gripped Flint, documents seen by the Guardian show.

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Hundreds of types of spiders, lice and more crawling through US homes: study

Researchers scoured 50 houses and found they were inhabited by 579 types of arthropods in study thought to be first of its kind

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A year of extremes: Severe snow storms, drought and floods ravaged the US in 2015

In the warmest year on record, Mother Nature wrought havoc across the country, with large swaths of the west coast ablaze during the summer and the north-east blanketed in snow for most of the winter

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Climate change threatens to push 175 million more people into hunger: USDA

  • US Department of Agriculture warns of danger of ‘business as usual’ approach
  • Rising temperatures to hit poor and those in tropics hardest
  • Unchecked climate change risks plunging a further 175 million people into hunger and undernourishment worldwide, undermining progress in reducing food insecurity, a US government report warns.

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    Calif. science textbooks written like 'climate change denier blogs': researchers

    Books voice doubt over whether climate change is real and suggest global warming could be beneficial, researchers say in analysis of four science texts

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    Ronald Reagan's EPA chief mocks Republicans for ignoring climate science for political gain

    The man considered the father figure of environmental protection in the US has attacked Republicans for “going through all the stages of denial” over climate change, accusing leading presidential contenders Donald Trump and Marco Rubio of ignoring science for political gain.

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    UN drops plan to create group to relocate populations escaping effects of climate change

    Australia opposed the idea, despite the US, Britain and France support for it, and it has been left off draft agreement for UN climate talks in Paris

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