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Does coconut oil really threaten more species than palm oil? No, it doesn’t. (commentary)

… the journal Current Biology examines the environmental impact of different oil crops like oil palm and coconut by quantifying the number of species that have been threatened by each. The …

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Severe storms threaten a 1,600-mile stretch of the US. The worst may hit New York City – CNN

Severe storms threaten a 1,600-mile stretch of the US. The worst may hit New York City  CNN

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Trawlers with History of Illegal Fishing Threaten Senegalese Fisheries – The Maritime Executive

Trawlers with History of Illegal Fishing Threaten Senegalese Fisheries  The Maritime Executive

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Airport Runways Underwater: Rising Seas Threaten 80 Airports (Maps)

RESOURCE Watch for PARTICULAR GUEST POST __ NO ONE ELSE APPROVED“While global climate-related threats like droughts, wildfires and biodiversity loss get a lot of attention (and rightfully so), one problem is quietly creeping up on us, and it could have disastrous consequences,” Mansie Hough at the World Resources Institute (WRI) recently wrote in an email to CleanTechnica

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The Leaks That Threaten the Clean Image of Natural Gas

In the U.S. alone, the methane that leaks or is released from oil and gas operations annually is equivalent to the greenhouse gas emissions from more than 69 million cars, according to a Wall Street …

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RELEASE: Extreme Weather and Climate Change Threaten to Worsen the Affordable Housing Crisis – Center For American Progress

RELEASE: Extreme Weather and Climate Change Threaten to Worsen the Affordable Housing Crisis  Center For American Progress

Washington, D.C. — Homelessness and the lack of affordable housing are already at crisis levels in the United States, but extreme weather events, fueled by …

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Wildfires in Borneo Threaten Orangutans and the Palm Oil Industry Could Be at Fault Yet Again

It seems like half the world has been plagued with wildfires this year, leaving both humans and wildlife devastated, with many homeless or even dead. The wildfires in Borneo are currently threatening …

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Fracking or food: A water-heavy way to extract shale could threaten crop growth in parts of India

Beside its water demand, fracking produces enormous volumes of wastewater, which are either injected back into the ground or processed by wastewater treatment plants. “The key water related risks asso…

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Clean fuel? Methane leaks threaten natural gas’ climate-friendly image

You have to plug that methane leak.” The bulk of global methane leakage comes from flaring, where gas produced as a byproduct of crude oil drilling is burned off because there are no pipelines yet available to take it to market. A lot also leaks from old …

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French farmers threaten to block refineries over palm oil imports

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s largest farmers’ union called on Thursday for French oil refineries to be blocked in protest at a decision allowing Total to use imported palm oil at a new biofuel production site. The French authorities this month gave oil …

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