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The real palm oil problem: it’s not just in your food

PALM oil has become a byword for environmental destruction. Found in food and cosmetics, its growing use is destroying rainforests and endangering species like orangutans. In an effort to turn things around, UK supermarket Iceland pledged last month to …

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Lawyer: 13-Year-Old Oil Leak Off Louisiana Coast a ‘Long-Term Problem’

A 13-year-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico remains a “long-term problem” without a clear solution for eliminating chronic slicks that often stretch for miles off Louisiana’s coast, a government lawyer recently told a federal judge. Up to 16 oil …

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Lawyer: 13-year-old oil leak remains ‘long-term problem’

BATON ROUGE, La. — A 13-year-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico remains a “long-term problem” without a clear solution for eliminating chronic slicks that often stretch for miles off Louisiana’s coast, a government lawyer recently told a federal judge.

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Nope, Cobalt’s Not A Problem — The EV Revolution Will March On (#CleanTechnica Exclusive)

In the world of life, there are small challenges and there are major, critical, existential challenges. That’s the story for humans, for businesses, and for industries. Limited cobalt supply is being pitched more and more as an existential problem for the electric vehicle revolution (and for Tesla in particular), but it’s really just another cog in the machine that needs to get moving

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The Core Problem With US Policies

Hello, my name is Zach Shahan, and I have a problem. I’m a political nut. More seriously, I’ll admit that I’m strongly drawn to politics, follow policy & politics closely (some might say obsessively), and have sometimes struggled with how much time and emotion I invest into all of that
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It’s a problem that an iceberg over twice the size of Paris just broke off Antarctica – Quartz


Quartz

It's a problem that an iceberg over twice the size of Paris just broke off Antarctica
Quartz
A piece of ice two and a half times the size of Paris (or roughly four-and-a-half Manhattans) broke off from West Antarctica over the weekend. It's not unprecedented, but it has ice scientists worrying. On Saturday (Sept. 23), satellite-observation
Pine Island Glacier: Manhattan-sized Antarctica iceberg breaks offUSA TODAY
Warm waters tripled the amount of ice lost in these Antarctic glaciers — and that's bad for sea level riseThe Verge
Iceberg that broke off Antarctica was 4 times the size of Manhattan …CBS News
The Indian Express –Business Insider –Washington Post –Ohio State University
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Where else does the US have an infrastructure problem? Antarctica – The Independent


The Independent

Where else does the US have an infrastructure problem? Antarctica
The Independent
The cost of keeping the American lead in Antarctica may be high. The National Science Foundation, which runs the research programmes in Antarctica and Greenland, has decided that the ageing, inefficient buildings at McMurdo must be replaced.

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“Is Bigger Best?” Report — Part 3: Why Economics Isn’t The Problem

Despite an American fascination with big things, the key to unlocking renewable energy is found in small packages as well as big ones. And one key to understanding the debate is to understand the players, with incumbent utility companies (and their incentive to build big things to make money) playing an outsize role in the debate over the right size of wind and solar

“Is Bigger Best?” Report — Part 3: Why Economics Isn’t The Problem was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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Fracking not the problem some make it out to be

But accidental spills of fracking wastewater may pose a threat to surface water in the region, the scientists said. The three-year study, funded by the National Science Foundation and the Natural Resources Defense Council, concluded what many in the …
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West Antarctica is in huge trouble. But now, scientists say the problem may date back to 1945 – Washington Post


Washington Post

West Antarctica is in huge trouble. But now, scientists say the problem may date back to 1945
Washington Post
Science likes to surprise us. That's the extraordinary, mind-opening thing about it. It's possible that is now happening with one of the most stunning stories yet in the climate change saga — the finding that the enormous glaciers of West Antarctica
New study reveals that West Antarctica's largest glacier may have started retreating as early as the 1940sNational Science Foundation (press release)
Antarctica's Fastest Melting Glacier Began Retreating in the 1940sDiscover Magazine (blog)
Once started, Antarctica's fastest melting glacier's retreat was unstoppableCosmos
International Business Times UK –Science Daily –Nature
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