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'The nerve of this guy!' Florida deputy taunts a slow tortoise in this funny video  -  2 hours ago
A Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputy posted a Facebook video amusingly depicting his encounter with a slow moving old tortoise on an Ocala, Florida, roadway, while he drove behind in his patrol car.

Florida deputy snaps back after getting stuck behind tortoise  -  2 hours ago
A Florida deputy was singing the “Turtle Blues” after a slow moving old “man” got between him and the open roadway.

Swimming advisory at three South Florida beaches will continue through the hot weekend  -  3 hours ago
The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County doesn’t expect to lift its alert warning people of contaminated waters at three South Florida Beaches — Golden Beach, Crandon Beach North and Crandon Beach South until after the weekend.

Episode 132: Funding circular economy innovation in Asia, Live Nation's zero waste playlist  -  4 hours ago
Also, WeWork takes meat off the menu and a dialogue with Emily Penn, the Cambridge-educated cofounder of an all-female research crew studying toxic, plastic ocean gyres.

Electric-car sales growth flattens in Europe with dearth of public chargers  -  4 hours ago
Electric-car sales aren't growing as fast in Europe as they did last year. So concludes the latest report from business consultancy EY, according to a report published by Bloomberg. EY reports that sales growth dropped to 33 percent over the first six months of 2018, versus 54 percent in the first…

Clean Energy Credit Union launches to support low carbon transition  -  5 hours ago
The online-only financial institution will provide low cost loans for solar, electric cars and even electric-assist bicycles.

Is BPA Making Us Fat, Anxious And Sick? A New Effort To Find The Answer May Be Falling Apart.  -  6 hours ago
The way the Food and Drug Administration assesses safety has long favored industry studies over independent science.

The next BPA? Why businesses must get ahead of hormone-disrupting chemicals  -  8 hours ago
Toxic substances are found throughout supply chains; here’s how to take action to keep your customers — and your business — safe.

Does sustainability lead to better companies?  -  8 hours ago
It's the age-old chicken-and-egg question: Are sustainable businesses more successful? Or are successful businesses more sustainable?

Staff Aimed To Shield Pruitt From Chemical Risk He Hid From Public  -  9 hours ago
As EPA sat on formaldehyde report, aides prepared to air out worrisome desk for their boss.

US Democracy Is Under Threat. Where Is It Going Next?  -  12 hours ago
One of the key lessons I learned while getting my first degree in sociology is

Shark Attacks On 2 Children At Long Island Beaches Draw Investigation  -  12 hours ago
The victims, a 12-year-old girl and 13-year-old boy, are expected to fully recover after the first recorded shark attacks in New York since 1953.

Think the climate change lawsuit is dead? It’s just beginning.  -  16 hours ago
Take heart, you fine-feathered climate hawks. No man is an island, but every court is.

The EPA failed Flint. Now we know exactly how.  -  17 hours ago
Eighty-seven complaints about water quality sent to the region’s EPA were redirected or ignored.

How Is Climate Change Affecting Canada?  -  17 hours ago
“The environmental threat to our world is greater than any time in human history. Just look around. We’re already seeing the impacts of climate change seared across the world.” Mention Canada to anyone almost anywhere and several things spring immediately to mind. Famously polite people. Very,…

Jane Goodall and conservationists move to obtain bear hunting licences in Wyoming  -  17 hours ago
Find out why Jane Goodall and a group of wildlife conservationists are trying to obtain licenses to hunt grizzly bears in Wyoming.

South Florida national parks targeted for new management plan. Critics fear cuts.  -  18 hours ago
The National Park Service has ordered superintendents of South Florida’s three parks and national preserve to combine management. Critics worry it will lead to cuts at parks already struggling with dwindling budgets.

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