Environment

Firefighter swept into storm drain as Maui pummeled by rain

Mahalo for supporting the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! A Maui firefighter was critically injured after being swept into a storm drain and carried 800 yards to a shoreline outlet as heavy rain and flooding around the island Friday prompted road, beach and park closures. A Maui Fire Department crew was responding to calls …

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Once-endangered Virginia mussel species returns to the James River

Comment on this story Comment Fifty years ago, a unique creature — known as the James spinymussel — lived in the thousands in the James River, which runs more than 300 miles from the Appalachian Mountains to the Chesapeake Bay. But pollution and wastewater nearly wiped out the species, leading wildlife experts to grow the …

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Time is long past to stop jumping carp from invading more Minnesota rivers

You remember invasive carp, right? Scary critters with fins that are swimming up the Mississippi River toward Minnesota? Some are called grass carp, others bighead carp or black carp, And the really awful, jumping carp? They’re silver carp. Silvers are the ones that have already populated rivers throughout the nation’s midsection. The Illinois. The Ohio. …

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When introducing a new species goes wrong.

A conservation researcher responds to Torie Bosch’s “Bigfeet.” I was once chatting with an environmental historian who made a comment that stuck with me: Humans are of the species Homo tinkerus. Their point was that restraint is difficult for people, particularly in our environment—we love to change things. Historically, these interventions centered on human pursuits, …

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First Commercial-Scale Nuclear Fuel Recycling Facility Being Developed

A rendering of the Aurora Powerhouse nuclear fuel recycling facility. Oklo Inc. Why you can trust us Founded in 2005 as an Ohio-based environmental newspaper, EcoWatch is a digital platform dedicated to publishing quality, science-based content on environmental issues, causes, and solutions. Oklo, a California-based energy startup, has submitted its licensing project plan for a …

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Native seeds, crucial to deal with climate change, are in short supply : NPR

Seeds are seen as students at Eucalyptus Elementary School in Hawthorne, Calif., learn to plant a vegetable garden on March 13, 2019. The US supply of native seeds is currently too low to respond to climate change-related events, a new report finds. David McNew/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption David McNew/AFP via Getty …

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California winter storms boost water allocations for cities : NPR

Floodwaters covered a property along River Rd. in Monterey County, Calif., as the Salinas River overflows its banks on Jan. 13, 2023. Noah Berger/AP hide caption toggle caption Noah Berger/AP Floodwaters covered a property along River Rd. in Monterey County, Calif., as the Salinas River overflows its banks on Jan. 13, 2023. Noah Berger/AP SACRAMENTO, …

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Farmers’ union called UK environmental targets ‘irrational’ and ‘unachievable’ | Farming

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) raised questions about the government’s proposed water pollution, tree planting and rewilding targets, calling them “irrational” and “unachievable”, according to documents published today by the environment department. The lobby group, which represents powerful voices in the agriculture sector, raised questions over proposed legally binding Environment Act targets, which were subsequently …

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