Environment

Wildlife corridor from Yellowstone to Yukon shows promise, includes swath of Oregon

Wildlife corridor from Yellowstone to Yukon shows promise, includes swath of Oregon

By Charles C. Chester, Brandeis University, and Mark Hebblewhite, University of Montana As human development spreads ever farther around the world, very few large ecosystems remain relatively intact and uninterrupted by highways, cities or other human-constructed obstacles. One of the largest exceptions is the Yellowstone to Yukon region, or Y2Y, which stretches more than 2,000 …

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The Colorado Sun

Eagle County water provides pursue new water storage reservoir

The impacts of climate change have pushed water providers in Eagle County to pursue a new strategic water reserve — a break-glass-in-case-of-emergency supply officials say they need amid fears of increasing water scarcity. The Eagle River Water & Sanitation District and The Upper Eagle Regional Water Authority — sister agencies that collectively serve 27,000 residents …

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Kelonia Therapeutics Launches with $50 Million Series A Financing to Pioneer Precision Targeted Genetic Medicines

Kelonia Therapeutics Launches with $50 Million Series A Financing to Pioneer Precision Targeted Genetic Medicines

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIREKelonia Therapeutics, a biotech company revolutionizing in vivo gene delivery, launched today with a $50 million Series A financing to usher in a new era of genetic medicines for a wide range of diseases. Kelonia’s platform overcomes the central challenge that has prevented the full realization of gene therapy for patients. Despite life-changing responses, …

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How climate change could drive animal migration and viral spread

How climate change could drive animal migration and viral spread

Cpolished change will force animals to migrate, and in turn, some species — and the pathogens they harbor — will come into contact for the first time. In a new modeling study, scientists forecast that there could be more than 4,000 new cross-species swapping of viruses by 2070, even if warming is kept within the …

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Deforestation Remains High, Despite COP 26 Pledges

Deforestation Remains High, Despite COP 26 Pledges

Matting deforestation was one of the major commitments to come out of the international climate talks last year in Glasgow, but there was scant evidence of progress in 2021, according to a report released Thursday. The annual report by the World Resources Institute, a research group based in Washington, DC, found that tropical regions lost …

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How Israel used innovation to beat its water crisis

How Israel used innovation to beat its water crisis

How did Israel, a country that is more than half desert, frequently hit with drought, and historically cursed by chronic water shortages, become a nation that now produces 20 percent more water than it needs? Water demand from Israel’s rapidly growing population outpaced the supply and natural replenishment of potable water so much that by …

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City announces big environmental impact study as Pilsen residents protest metal shredder

City announces big environmental impact study as Pilsen residents protest metal shredder

Getting ahead of another big fight in a community overburdened with environmental hazards, city health officials announced in Pilsen on Wednesday that they will perform a citywide comprehensive study to determine the cumulative impact of pollution on Chicagoans. The study is part of a bigger program to spend $188 million from the Chicago Recovery Plan …

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Group of Vermonters accused in poaching operation, 78 charges filed

Group of Vermonters accused in poaching operation, 78 charges filed

A group of five Windsor County hunters face dozens of charges after allegedly poaching deer in the state last year, wildlife enforcement officers announced Wednesday. Fish and Wildlife said the men, between ages 22 and 27, killed 14 deer illegally last fall. They are also accused of killing multiple deer illegally in neighboring New Hampshire …

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Meta AI Finds New Concrete Recipes to Cut Meta's Carbon Footprint

Meta AI Finds New Concrete Recipes to Cut Meta’s Carbon Footprint

This story is part of The Cost of Climate ChangeCNET’s coverage of how the changing climate impacts a range of financial issues. What’s happening Meta, Facebook’s parent company, has used AI to create new formulas for concrete, which emits up to 40% less carbon dioxide. Why it matters Cutting carbon dioxide emissions is crucial to …

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Donate Your Hair to Help Keep Our Water Clean

Donate Your Hair to Help Keep Our Water Clean

When you get a haircut, those piles of hair that are left behind on the floor don’t have to go into the trash. Instead, surprisingly, that hair can be used to help stop oil spills and leakage from contaminating the environment. Matter of Trust, a San Francisco-based nonprofit environmental organization, collects hair trimmings from individuals …

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