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Indian Man Singlehandedly Plants Entire Forest

Jadav Payeng turned a barren sandbar in northern India into a lush new forest ecosystem.
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North Pole May Be Open For Trade Routes by Mid-Century

With Arctic sea ice reaching record lows, people have begun to explore routes through Canada's Northwest Passage and the Northern Sea Route above the coast of Russia.
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Canada’s Spotted Lake

Located near the city of Osoyoos in British Columbia, Canada’s Spotted Lake draws visitors from around the world.
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Corrupt Officials Pose Danger to Forests

Forest officials are fudging data, hiding facts, sidestepping laws, overlooking violations and finding ways of clearing even projects that are dangerous for forests, three non-official members on the statutory Forest Advisory Committee have revealed.
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Arctic May Be Ice Free Within 30 Years

Global warming has been melting Arctic sea ice for the past 30 years at a rate of about 3% per decade on average. But the two new data sets suggest that, if current trends continue, a largely ice-free Arctic in summer months is likely within 30 years.
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EPA Knowingly Allowed Pesticide Lethal To Bees

An EPA document was leaked to a Colorado beekeeper. This document ( worth the read ) shows that the EPA ignored warnings about the widespread use of clothianidin, a a bee-toxic pesticide produced by Bayer.
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Graphical Representation Of History

Graphical representation of the vastness of geologic time.
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Coal Ship Runs Aground, Destroys Reef

A ship carrying coal has run aground in a marine sanctuary in the southern Philippines, destroying a large section of the protected reef in the process.
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Arctic Coast Eroding Faster Than Expected

The arctic coast is eroding up to 8 metres a year in some places.This has significant implications for the ecosystem and economic and social life of the north.
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13,000 Year Old Oak Tree

This ancient oak began growing around the end of the last ice age, and has survived via cloning to this date.
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