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Bee deaths may signal wider pollination threat

Mass deaths of bee colonies in many parts of the world may be part of a wider, hidden threat to wild insect pollinators vital to human food supplies, a U.N. study indicated on Thursday. Declines in flowering plants, a spread of parasites, use of pesticides or air pollution were among more than a dozen factors […]

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Light pollution, the environment and climate change

The issue of light pollution sprang to mind again tonight after reading about some cosmic events I’d really like to see. Sadly, many people never even get to see the true night sky due to light pollution.  Imagine what night time on this planet would have looked like from space just a few hundred years […]

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Global warming has slowed because of pollution

The latest figures from more than 20 scientific institutions around the world show that global temperatures are higher than ever… However the gradual rise in temperatures over the last 30 years is slowing slightly. Global warming since the 1970s has been 0.16C (0.3F) but the rise in the last decade was just 0.05C (0.09F), according […]

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Why is nuclear energy experiencing a resurgence?

Cost overruns and several nuclear plant mishaps shut down construction of nuclear reactors in the United States over three decades ago. Money, allocated by Congress for new nuclear construction is finally being allocated to nuclear building projects. So why has nuclear energy suddenly become popular again? As unlikely as it may seem, nuclear power is […]

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