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You Won’t Believe How Rescued Orphan Elephants React to Reuniting With Their Old Friends (VIDEO)
Three of the orphaned baby elephants residing at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust rescue in Kenya recently made a big move.

IsBiodegradable Plastic Mulch the Solution to Agriculture’sPlastic Problem?
Environmental Science & TechnologyDOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b06042

Big Oil celebrates Trump s goal to open up drilling in national parks
How should the government best manage America's national parks? It's a question that has provoked debate for years, and President-elect Donald Trump's pro-fossil fuel campaign pledges have ignited even more controversy. As he will be inaugurated lat

Defend Bald Eagle Habitat along the Mississippi River PETITION
Bald eagle habitat along the Middle Mississippi River is jeopardized by ongoing mismanagement of the river by the Army Corps, including construction of enormous structures in the river that are designed to push the river into a narrower and deeper S

Stop a habitat killing project in Humboldt Bay PETITION
Your help is needed to stop a project that stands to devastate habitat in one of the Californiaâ??s most important places for birds. Weâ??ve talked about Humboldt Bay before, but now the fight over the future of this vital spot for migratory birdsSu
Reno Gazzette

Reno s irrigation ditches fail during floods, damaging homes
Reno relies on 150-year-old irrigation ditches to handle storm water run off. During big storms, the ditches fail.       
Tree Hugger

This startup s wind generator flaps its wings like a hummingbird
Even in the wild world of offbeat wind energy machines, Tyer Wind's design stands out.

EPA locks in 2025 fuel efficiency rules
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Gina McCarthy on Friday finalized a determination that the landmark fuel efficiency rules instituted by President Barack Obama should be locked in through 2025, a bid to maintain a key part of his administr

EPA finalizes emission rules through 2025  no change from existing levels
Seven days before the advent of a new presidential administration, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has locked in planned auto-emission standards through 2025. The emission limits tie directly to fuel-efficiency rules issued by the NHTSA, ef

5 more VW diesel execs indicted, including R&D head, after weekend arrest
On Wednesday, six senior VW Group executives were indicted by the Justice Department on multiple counts of conspiracy and intent to defraud. The charges include conspiracy to defraud the United States, to defraud customers, and to violate the Clean