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Engineers rebuild behemoth in face of earthquake risks.

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If you think the era of big dam building is over in America, check out the Calaveras project.

Hunter Valley woman Wendy Bowman, 83, awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize.

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The first time a mine forced Wendy Bowman off her Hunter Valley farm, it followed a four-year legal battle in which she fought to prove her land had been destroyed. The second time she was served an eviction notice, with just six weeks to make way for a new mine. The third time, she said "enough was enough".

Plastic-eating worms could help wage war on waste.

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Wax moth larvae are usually bred as fish bait, but a chance discovery has revealed their taste for plastic - which could be used to beat polluting plastic.

Converting coal would help China's smog at climate's expense.

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China's conversion of coal into natural gas could prevent tens of thousands of premature deaths each year. But there's a catch.

Plastic-eating worms could help wage war on waste.

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Wax moth larvae are usually bred as fish bait, but a chance discovery has revealed their taste for plastic - which could be used to beat polluting plastic.

Disney, the Gap and Pepsi urged to quit US Chamber of Commerce.

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Disney, the Gap and Pepsi are being pressured to quit the US Chamber of Commerce, America’s largest lobby group, amid criticism of its big-money efforts to fight climate change legislation and promote tobacco products.

'Life improved when I left London': Readers on tackling air pollution.

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We asked readers to tell us what action they are taking against air pollution. Here’s what some of them said.

Consumers being misled by labelling on 'organic' beauty products, report shows.

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Many brands use the word organic on labels when their products are not certified as such, warns Soil Association.

Zika outbreak may have led to fewer births in Rio de Janeiro.

Women's health - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:00
Early figures suggest several thousand fewer babies were born in the Brazilian city than usual in the second half of 2016, but there could be several reasons why.

Trump’s border wall could have lasting effect on rivers, water supply.

Water quantity - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:00
The $20 billion wall proposed to control illegal immigration will have to cross dozens of rivers along the 2,000-mile (3,200km) border with Mexico. Water supply, water quality, flood control, wildlife and groundwater recharge are all at risk.

In 4 days, a river that had flowed for millennia disappeared.

Water quantity - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:00
The latest consequence of climate change is rivers “pirating” each other’s water.

Trump’s border wall could have lasting effect on rivers, water supply.

Water quality - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:00
The $20 billion wall proposed to control illegal immigration will have to cross dozens of rivers along the 2,000-mile (3,200km) border with Mexico. Water supply, water quality, flood control, wildlife and groundwater recharge are all at risk.

Death from above.

Pesticides - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:00
People in Texas farm country say they are under assault from crop dusters indiscriminately spraying chemicals.

These monks saved their abbey by protecting the earth.

Pesticides - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:00
Catholic monks in Virginia have reinvigorated their order by vowing to be sustainable.

Everyone wants to eat more fish: Can we find a sustainable way to do it?

Mercury - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:00
The Fish on My Plate, a new documentary, follows author and fisherman Paul Greenberg on a year-long journey for answers to thorny questions about the fishing industry.

Lesson from Flint: 'Test your dang water.'

Lead - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:00
On an otherwise sunny day last week in a place where hope is hard to come by, Tremayne Jones did what many here still do to survive: Drive to one of nine stations and load up bottled water cases provided by the state.

Lead levels in drinking water at Perth Children’s Hospital rise as Building Commission completes audit.

Lead - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:00
Recent testing has revealed lead levels higher than they were last month at the Australian hospital.

Ringwood residents want review of new tests on toxics.

Flame retardants - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:00
Residents are calling for a meeting of the Ringwood Mines Superfund Community Advisory Group to review early 2017 groundwater test results from Ford Motor Co.’s former dumping grounds.

These monks saved their abbey by protecting the earth.

Faith and environment - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:00
Catholic monks in Virginia have reinvigorated their order by vowing to be sustainable.

Lesson from Flint: 'Test your dang water.'

Children's health - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:00
On an otherwise sunny day last week in a place where hope is hard to come by, Tremayne Jones did what many here still do to survive: Drive to one of nine stations and load up bottled water cases provided by the state.

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