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World's Largest Carbon Removal Project Will Open in Wyoming

World’s Largest Carbon Removal Project Will Open in Wyoming

The story at a glance Los Angeles-based Carbon Capture Inc. and Texas-based Frontier Carbon Solutions announced earlier this month that “Project Bison” will officially begin operations in Wyoming next year. The direct air capture facility will consist of large sets of modules the size of 40ft shipping containers fitted with ‘reactors’, which essentially act as …

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Cop15 is an opportunity to save nature. We can’t afford another decade of failure | Phoebe Weston

SSaying you’re a biodiversity journalist doesn’t mean much to a lot of people. “What are you actually writing about? they ask. And that’s exactly why there should be more journalists on this beat. Nature’s crisis continues to fly under the radar. In 1992, at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, there was a …

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Environment Agency knew sewage was dumped in rivers years ago, leak reveals

The Environment Agency knew raw sewage was illegally dumped into English rivers from sewage treatment plants a decade ago, according to a leaked report. However, the agency’s chairman told MPs in May that the practice had only recently come to light. The Environment Agency’s 2012 inspection report for the North West region shows that a …

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After Ian, river flooding threatens towns in Florida's interior

After Ian, river flooding threatens towns in Florida’s interior

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — As Hurricane Ian ravaged coastal towns in Southwest Florida, residents of this quiet suburb thought they would be safe, having no beach and living outside. outside areas under evacuation orders. But then the water continued to flow. Since Ian passed, water levels have risen dramatically, turning roads into canals, reaching …

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Hurricane Ian could leave behind a trail of environmental hazards

Hurricane Ian could leave behind a trail of environmental hazards

Gypsum piles at a disposal site in Piney Point, Florida, with 20-30 foot walls containing 400 million gallons of phosphorus and nitrogen in open ponds, look like a natural site for a potential disaster as Hurricane Ian battered large parts of Florida. In April 2021, the plant pumped polluted water into Tampa Bay, which scientists …

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Amazon’s fate hinges on Brazil’s election, experts say

Jhe fate of the Amazon hinges on national elections in Brazil on Sunday, experts say, who say continued rampant destruction under President Jair Bolsonaro could push the world’s largest rainforest to an irreversible tipping point. By contrast, a victory for former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who oversaw a sharp drop in deforestation when …

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How Truss’ post-Brexit farm policy descended into chaos

The chaos in the English countryside began with the click of a mouse from an official. Late last week, farmers who worked with the government on environmental subsidy programs saw their regular meetings about it removed from their online calendars without warning. This seemed to hint at what was feared – that the new post-Brexit …

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They dyed a stunt for a gender reveal.  An investigation followed.

They dyed a stunt for a gender reveal. An investigation followed.

These days, social media posts featuring pops of pink and blue are a must, as some parents are taking increasingly lavish approaches to gender revealing their babies. But the past few years have shown that over-the-top celebrations are prone to disaster – like, for example, an accidental forest fire, a plane crash or possible environmental …

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