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Colorado explores new, stinky source of alternative energy

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In Colorado, a growing industry relies on human and animal waste as a new source of renewable energy. Continue reading

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Out of control crayfish threaten nation’s deepest lake

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Warmer temperatures in the United States’ deepest lake may explain the growth of a crayfish population that now threatens the lake’s long-time resident, the Mazama newt, and other wildlife. Continue reading

People wearing protective masks ride bicycles in the morning on an extremely polluted day in Beijing, China December 8, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon - RTX1XN9E

Environmental watchdog group monitors pollution in China

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In China, decades of rapid industrial growth have resulted in largely unrestricted environmental pollution affecting millions of people. Continue reading

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Why does two degrees Celsius matter to climate change?

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At the climate talks in Paris this week, world leaders have a very specific goal: how to stop the Earth from warming by two degrees Celsius.
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Cows watch birds fly past at Harris Cattle Ranch in Coalinga in the Central Valley, California, United States May 6, 2015. It takes 150 gallons of water to make a 1/3 pounder hamburger according to the U.S. Geological Survey. California ranks as the top farm state by annual value of agricultural products, most of which are produced in the Central Valley, the vast, fertile region stretching 450 miles (720 km) north-sound from Redding to Bakersfield. California water regulators on Tuesday adopted the state's first rules for mandatory cutbacks in urban water use as the region's catastrophic drought enters its fourth year. Urban users will be hardest hit, even though they account for only 20 percent of state water consumption, while the state's massive agricultural sector, which the Public Policy Institute of California says uses 80 percent of human-related consumption, has been exempted. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTX1BVDO

Beef industry looks to slim down its carbon footprint

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After facing significant public scrutiny in recent years, the beef industry is attempting to reduce its carbon footprint. Continue reading

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