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Wood sponge soaks up oil from water

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181024112155.htmOil spills and industrial discharge can contaminate water with greasy substances. Although it’s true that oil and water don’t mix, separating and recovering each component can still be challenging. Now, researchers have created sponges made […]

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Why tsunamis are so difficult to predict

https://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2018/1022/Why-tsunamis-are-so-difficult-to-predictIn the wake of Indonesia’s devastating tsunami, questions have arisen about what could more have been done to save lives. But natural disaster detection and preparedness takes more than technological know-how. Original Title: Why tsunamis […]

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Trump administration withdraws Obama rule on uranium milling

https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/412299-trump-administration-withdraws-obama-rule-on-uranium-millsThe Trump administration announced Friday it would withdraw an Obama-era proposal aimed at regulating how waste from uranium milling is disposed.The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) withdrew the proposed rule for uranium and… Original Title: Trump administration withdraws Obama rule […]

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IPCC keeps feeding the addiction

http://arctic-news.blogspot.com/2018/10/ipcc-keeps-feeding-the-addiction.htmlThe IPCC just released its report Global Warming of 1.5ºC. Things aren’t looking good and instead of providing good advice and guidance, the IPCC bends over backward in efforts to keep feeding the addiction. The […]

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Inspector general: Zinke used taxpayer-funded travel for his wife

https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/412150-inspector-general-zinke-used-taxpayer-funded-travel-for-his-wifeInterior Secretary Ryan Zinke violated department travel policies by bringing his family members in government-owned vehicles, the agency’s internal watchdog concluded on Thursday.The Interior Department’s inspector general (OIG) found in a new… Original Title: Inspector […]

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Trump official won’t be new Interior watchdog, agency says

https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/412113-trump-official-wont-be-new-interior-watchdog-agency-saysA top Trump political appointee from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is not going to take over as the Interior Department’s top watchdog, Interior said, contradicting HUD Secretary Ben Carson.Interior spokeswoman… Original Title: Trump […]