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BBC Science and Environment

Ancient life 'frozen' by impacts
Ancient grasses from the Pampas of Argentina were preserved in glass when asteroids struck the area, scientists report.

SpaceX launches station cargo flight
US company SpaceX launches its latest re-supply mission to the International Space Station, sending up a Dragon freighter to rendezvous with the orbiting platform on Sunday.

Female cave insects have 'penises'
Female insects with 'penises' have been discovered in Brazil - the first example of an animal with sex-reversed genitalia.

'Most Earth-like planet yet' found
A planet that is close in size to the Earth and that could hold water on its surface has been identified by the Kepler telescope.

EU green light for UK carbon project
A British project to capture CO2 and bury it under the North Sea looks set to receive a 300m-euro boost from the EU.

The Ecologist

Small scale farmers are feeding our future!
The Land Workers Alliance gathered yesterday at DEFRA's London HQ to protest at the corrupt relationship between Government and corporate agriculture - and the deliberate marginalisation of small...

Russia, Ukraine, EU tied by gas dependency
The need for cooperation over Russia's exports of gas to the EU via Ukraine was an important reason for the tentative peace deal struck in Geneva yesterday. But as Jack D. Sharples writes, gas...

Caroline Lucas 'not guilty'
The Green MP for Brighton, Caroline Lucas, and four other protestors have been found 'not guilty' by Brighton magistrates on charges of obstructing the highway and other public order offences at a...

The howl of the wolf will not be silenced
The US Forest Service is developing a new armory of aggressive and often illegal tactics to push through loss-making timber sales, as it brands forest defenders as 'eco-terrorists'. Time to dig in...

DECC's triple for renewables
With three of Jonathon Porritt's wishes for the UK's energy sector coming true in the space of as many weeks - the launch of the Renewable Heat Incentive, a Solar Strategy and a Community Energy...

World Resources Institute

WRI Statement on Latest IPCC Report

WASHINGTON—The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the Working Group III (WGIII) portion of its Fifth Assessment Report on...

The United States is Acting to Combat Climate Change

Despite inaction by Congress, the Obama Administration is acting on several fronts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the United States.

This fact sheet outlines the steps the Administration...

Designed for the Future?

As the challenges facing the world—from economic uncertainty and political unrest, to the increasingly severe impacts of a changing climate—have grown, the World Bank is seeking to reinvent...

Using Accountability

This issue brief explores the complicated realities of how accountability tools functioned in land-use planning, zoning, and permitting processes in a pair of case studies from Brazil and...

ADVISORY: Can the World Bank Meet Sustainability and Governance Challenges?

In advance of the 2014 World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings, the World Resources Institute analyzed the extent to...

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