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Dangerous Drug Use Falling In Western World
, 2 years, 11 months, 1 week, 5 days, 18 hours, 25 minutes ago
It may not seem like it, what with all the horror stories regularly meted out by the media, but the Western world is seeing a steady decline in the use of dangerous drugs. With the exception of heroin, which (for various reasons, which we’ll go into a little later) is increasing its hold on the USA, more and more people are turning down the allure of drugs in favor of more regulated, less harmful entertainment.

Belgium quits coal power with Langerlo plant closure
Climate Change News, 3 years, 9 months, 1 week, 4 days, 17 hours, 56 minutes ago
It is the end of an era for a dirty fuel that accounted for 27% of the country’s electricity generation in 1994.

CO2 Emissions Flatline in 2014, Even as Global Economy Grows
Forbes, 4 years, 10 months, 1 week, 3 days, 3 hours, 58 minutes ago
A key stumbling block in the effort to combat global warming has been the intimate link between greenhouse gas emissions and economic growth. When times are good and industries are thriving, global energy use traditionally increases and energy-related carbon dioxide emissions also go up.

EPA proposes cutting carbon dioxide emissions from coal plants 30% by 2030
Washington Post, 5 years, 7 months, 2 weeks, 1 hour, 35 minutes ago
The Environmental Protection Agency proposed a regulation Monday that would cut carbon dioxide emissions from existing coal plants by up to to 30 percent by 2030 compared with 2005 levels, taking aim at one of the nation’s leading sources of greenhouse gases.

U.N. Court Orders Japan to Halt Antarctic Whaling
New York Times, 5 years, 9 months, 3 weeks, 2 days, 13 hours, 56 minutes ago
The decision to ban Japan’s annual whaling drive off Antarctica, handed down by the United Nations’ highest court on Monday, is a hard-won victory for conservationists who have long argued that Tokyo’s whaling research is a cover for commercial whaling.

The World Becomes What You Teach
Humane Education, 5 years, 9 months, 3 weeks, 2 days, 16 hours, 18 minutes ago
Zoe’s TEDx talk “The World Becomes What You Teach” asks: What if schooling prepared us to solve the most pressing challenges of our time, for ourselves, other people, animals and the earth? What if we educated a generation of “solutionaries”?

To tackle pollution, China to drop pursuit of growth at all costs
Planet Ark, 6 years, 2 months, 4 days, 8 hours, 54 minutes ago
China will steer local governments away from the pursuit of economic growth at all costs and beef up their powers to punish polluters as part of a campaign to reverse the damage done by three decades of unchecked expansion.

California is first state to ban lead in hunting ammo
USA Today, 6 years, 2 months, 4 weeks, 1 day, 11 hours, 57 minutes ago
In a move to protect wildlife and the environment, California on Friday became the first state to ban lead in hunting ammunition.

Limits Approved for Genetically Modified Crops in Kauai, Hawaii
New York Times, 6 years, 3 months, 6 days, 20 hours, 22 minutes ago
Legislators on the island of Kauai in Hawaii have approved a bill that would restrict the use of pesticides by companies developing genetically modified crops there.

Environmentalists win U.S. court fight to protect whales from Navy sonar
Reuters, 6 years, 3 months, 3 weeks, 3 days, 3 hours, 52 minutes ago
A federal judge in California has sided with environmental groups in their lawsuit against the U.S. government over Navy training exercises off the West Coast involving sonar that they say harms endangered whales, dolphins and other protected marine mammals.

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