Fairfield County Edition

Archive of: Brief and *COMMUNITY* and Environment and NAPC

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Landfill Eulogy

Landfill Eulogy

Sweden’s waste-to-energy plants are so efficient that it has closed many landfills and actually imports trash to burn from other European countries.

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Humpback Holler

Humpback Holler

Humpback whales that leap out of the water are making a big splash to communicate with distant pods, Australian researchers have found.

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Window Pain

Window Pain

As many as one billion migrating birds die annually when they collide with glass windows in the United States.

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Migrating Trees

Migrating Trees

Three-quarters of American tree species have shifted to the West since 1980 due to dryer conditions in the East and changing rainfall patterns.

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Plutonium Problem

Plutonium Problem

To safely dispose of 56 million gallons of nuclear waste dating back to the Second World War, the Department of Energy might replace a glass-log encasement plan with a cement option.

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Bat Banter

Bat Banter

Computer algorithms helped Israeli researchers decode the language of Egyptian fruit bats and discover that bats exchange information about specific problems.

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Tuna Turnaround

Tuna Turnaround

Levels of toxic mercury in Atlantic Bluefin tuna declined 19 percent between 2004 and 2012, a drop that scientists attribute to a shift from coal to natural gas and renewable energy.

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Buzzing RoboBees

Buzzing RoboBees

Harvard researchers have invented tiny robotic bees that may be able to eventually pollinate the crops that are under threat because of vanishing bee colonies.

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Nature Rights

Nature Rights

New Zealand and India have granted the legal status of personhood to vital rivers, forwarding an international movement that seeks to protect precious natural resources from corporate domination.

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Last Call

Last Call

Endangered species may lose their federal protection if some Republican senators from western states succeed in taking the teeth out of the Endangered Species Act passed in 1973.

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