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US public divides over environmental regulation, energy policy
Amid major debates over energy and environmental policy changes, Americans tilt toward supporting government regulations as the best way to encourage renewable energy development, believe that reliance on solar and wind power are effective in minimizing pollution, and are less convinced that pro-coal and pro-oil policies are viable antipollution strategies.
Beijing Creates New Environmental Police
Officials in Beijing are creating a new environmental police squad in the latest effort to fight China's persistent problems with heavy smog.
DoE budget increases
State management focused on water, environmental issues
Water and the environmental issues are most important concerns for national management, said the Head of the Department of the Environment (DoE) Masoumeh Ebtekar.
China vows better environmental monitoring to improve health
China aims to create a comprehensive environmental monitoring system by 2030 in its efforts to boost citizens' health and raise life expectancy, the government said.
Environmental groups file lawsuit against Norway over Arctic oil
Two environmental groups filed a lawsuit accusing Norway of violating its pledges under a global agreement to combat climate change by letting energy firms explore for oil and gas in the Arctic Barents Sea.
Environmental crimes could warrant ICC prosecutions
The International Criminal Court (ICC) will pay more attention to crimes of environmental destruction and land-grabs, according to a new policy paper published by the court.
Study quantifies environmental impact of genetically modified crops
According to new research from University of Virginia economist Federico Ciliberto, widespread adoption of genetically modified crops has decreased the use of insecticides, but increased the use of weed-killing herbicides as weeds become more resistant.
Iran, UNEP sign environmental joint plan of action
Iran and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) have signed a joint plan of action on managing hazardous wastes and promoting collaborative researches.
UN: Growing environmental threat from animal-to-man diseases
The most worrying environmental threats facing the world today range from the rise in diseases transmitted from animals to humans to the increasing accumulation of toxic chemicals in food crops as a result of drought and high temperatures, according to a UN report.
Environmental impacts of demand-side technologies
As global leaders convened at the UN last week to sign on to the Paris climate agreement, they committed to a wide range of strategies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Zika spread fueled by environmental destruction
Environmental destruction both caused the horrific Zika virus to infect humans and is fuelling its explosive spread through the Americas, experts believe.
Environmental studies underway to channel water to Lake Orumieh
A consortium of six domestic and international firms is studying plans to channel water from the Caspian Sea to Lake Orumieh in an effort to revive the drying lake, said Deputy Energy Minister Radhim Meidani.
Environmental group questions Pennsylvania drilling study
An environmental group is questioning a Pennsylvania regulator's finding that radiation levels in oil and gas industry wastewater and byproducts pose little threat.
Environmental, lifestyle factors tied to infertility in men
Environmental and lifestyle factors are damaging men's reproductive health and may be playing a large role in decreasing fertility rates in industrialized countries, according to a new study.

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