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Cambodia opens controversial mega-dam

Energy-starved Cambodia on Wednesday opened the country's largest hydropower dam to date, a multi-million dollar Chinese-funded project that has attracted criticism from environmental groups.

Dec 07, 2011
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Buying local isn't always better for the environment

(PhysOrg.com) -- Shopping locally may not be as good for the environment as having food delivered, according to new research by the University of Exeter (UK). Published in the journal Food Policy, the study ...

Feb 02, 2009
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EPA: ethanol crops displaces climate-friendly ones

(AP) -- The Environmental Protection Agency says that corn ethanol - as made today - wouldn't meet a congressional requirement that ethanol produce 20 percent less greenhouse gas than gasoline. But the agency said it is ...

May 05, 2009
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Controlling Forests Doesn't Have To Be Toxic

(PhysOrg.com) -- Running electricity through a forest can be a dangerous business. To ensure that high-voltage power lines aren’t touched by branches or brought down by falling trees, they need to have a clear zone free ...

Apr 15, 2010
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Pork belly cuts better for environment than beef steak

Milk, eggs, pork and chicken are friendlier for the environment than beef. This is the conclusion after examining sixteen life cycle assessment (LCA) studies of animal products. However, the margins for the various measurements ...

Mar 18, 2010
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