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Cotton growers facing complete crop loss after alleged herbicide drift
Wednesday January 17th 2018, 10:39 pm

5,000 hectares of cotton were thought to be affected by off-target spray drift, says Bernie Bierhoff of Walgett Cotton Growers’ Association.

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Inventors search for ‘missing link’ in renewable energy
Wednesday January 17th 2018, 10:37 pm

What may become one of the most disruptive renewable energy experiments in recent history is taking shape behind a building here in an assemblage of girders, pipes and tanks. It’s called a bioreactor, but has the look of an unfinished project built with pieces from a giant erector set.

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EU lawmakers back more ambitious renewables, energy saving goals
Wednesday January 17th 2018, 10:36 pm

European lawmakers approved draft measures on Wednesday to reform the power market and reduce energy consumption that envisage more ambitious climate goals, setting the stage for tough talks with reluctant EU member states.

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US unilateralism makes tacking climate change harder, WEF warns
Wednesday January 17th 2018, 10:34 pm

Donald Trump’s time in office has coincided with huge increase to all five eco risks surveyed.

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Little drilling expected before 2030; Murkowski seeks new bill
Wednesday January 17th 2018, 10:33 pm

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairwoman Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) sees lawmakers approving new measures related to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

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Study narrows range of Earth’s warming response as greenhouse gases rise
Wednesday January 17th 2018, 10:29 pm

New research has sharply narrowed the likely estimate of how much the Earth will warm with a doubling of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, potentially honing estimates that have stood for a quarter century.

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25 staff laid off at agency key to May’s plastic reduction pledge
Wednesday January 17th 2018, 10:28 pm

Just one week after Theresa May and Michael Gove promised to eradicate the scourge of plastic waste, government budget cuts have forced a key agency charged with tackling the problem to make more than a tenth of its staff redundant, a move campaigners said could sabotage progress.

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Zinke’s ‘crazy policies’ sparked resignations – ex-adviser
Wednesday January 17th 2018, 10:26 pm

In the end, Belinda Faustinos concluded serving on the National Park System Advisory Board and trying to advise Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was a waste of time.

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He leaked a photo of Rick Perry hugging a coal executive. Then he lost his job.
Wednesday January 17th 2018, 5:14 pm

An Energy Department photographer says he was fired for exposing the coal industry’s influence with the Energy secretary.

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Tom Vilsack: What the 2018 farm bill means for urban, suburban and rural America
Wednesday January 17th 2018, 3:46 pm

Congress is drafting the 2018 farm bill, which will guide agriculture, nutrition, trade and rural development policy. A former agriculture secretary explains how this bill reaches far beyond farms.

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What’s being done about overpopulation in Egypt?
Wednesday January 17th 2018, 1:30 pm

Realizing the impact of human population planning on socio-economic development Egypt aims to raise awareness of family planning especially in rural areas.

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