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Firefighting plan aims to protect Western habitat

U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has released the initial plan for a new wildfire-fighting strategy to protect a wide swath of intermountain West sagebrush country that supports cattle ranching and is home to a struggling ...

Mar 10, 2015
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Call to better manage Australia's hidden water

Two of Australia's leading water scientists have called on the Federal Government not to overlook the nation's greatest natural resource – our vast reserves of underground fresh water – in developing a new national water ...

Mar 09, 2015
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Some states fight to keep their wood fires burning

Smoke wafting from wood fires has long provided a familiar winter smell in many parts of the country—and, in some cases, a foggy haze that has filled people's lungs with fine particles that can cause coughing and wheezing.

Mar 09, 2015
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Researchers connect climate change to food safety

Climate change can affect our food safety in a number of ways. In a European study, researchers at Wageningen University and Ghent University (Belgium) state that there is often a relationship between long-term changes in ...

Mar 06, 2015
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