99% of Texas Still Suffers Severe Drought, Despite Recent Record-Breaking Rains

October 18, 2011 by  
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Richard Crawford / CC BY 2.0 Despite heavy, flooding-producing rains at the beginning of October, 99% of Texas remains under severe drought conditions, Think Progress reports (and kudos to them for continuing to stay on top of this one). Check out the drought map (below) from Drought.gov to see the o… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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The Week in Animal News: Missouri Bans Puppy Mills, Famous Octopuses, and More (Slideshow)

November 5, 2010 by  
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Photo: Zoo Atlanta Stay on top of all the news from the animal world this week with a look at nature’s top stories — including shape-shifting octopuses facing the trials of Internet fame, America’s first baby panda of 2010, a strike against puppy mills, and good news for Siberian tigers. …

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More Stories From the Gulf Oil Spill: Shrimp Fisherman One of the Forgotten Victims (Video)

November 5, 2010 by  
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A couple weeks ago we shared a couple of the touching and sobering videos that NRDC , StoryCorps and Bridge the Gulf have been producing, reminding us that even though t…

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The Unintentional Truthiness of Karl Rove: "Climate is Gone"

November 5, 2010 by  
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Photo: davidsilver , Flickr, Creative Commons On election day , Republican strategist Karl Rove may have let more truth slip than he’s typically comfortable with.

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Netherlands Will Only Use Certified Sustainable Palm Oil by 2015 – First National-Level Commitment

November 5, 2010 by  
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Oil palm fruit, photo: fitri agung / Creative Commons In a big boost for the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil certification standard, the Netherlands has committed to only using sustainable palm oil by the end of 2015–and becomes the first nation to do so. Dutch businesses are Europe’s largest imp..

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Toyota to Introduce Six New Hybrids in Next Two Years

September 14, 2010 by  
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The Prius has been a great success for Toyota, especially in Japan, but the carmaker is feeling pressure to stay on top as competitors release all-electrics (namely the Nissan LEAF ).  Trying to keep its share of the hybrid and electric market, Toyota has announced that they will be producing six new hybrid models by the end of 2012.  Two will be under the Lexus brand and the other four will be Toyota models.

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