Deforestation has wiped out most other predators, so the lizards have lots of food and little competition.
Jim Carr, Canada’s minister of Natural Resources, delivers a statement on TransCanada’s decision to cancel the Energy East Pipeline project on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017.
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With TransCanada's decision to cancel the Energy East pipeline project Canada's energy policies are under attack.
Wildfire creates an orange glow in a view from a hilltop Oct. 13, 2017, in Geyserville, California.
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Wildfires in California have triggered a public health emergency. One threat is smoke inhalation: Some air readings have registered pollution levels comparable to bad air days in Beijing or Mumbai.
Sulawesi, part of the biogeographical region of Wallacea, is home to tarsiers – tiny, goggle-eyed creatures look more like mammalian tree frogs than monkeys.
The central islands of Indonesia, also known as Wallacea, is a place of wonder, a living laboratory for the study of evolution.
An aerial view of the Datong Panda Power Plant, Shanxi Province of China, 25 July 2017. The plant aims for a total capacity of 100MW upon completion.
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China has become a commanding authority in infrastructure and has the opportunity to shape global development in ways that may define the rest of the 21st century.
Banded stilts gather to nest and raise chicks at desert salt lakes.
A new study gives insight into the strange breeding behaviour of banded stilts. These water birds fly thousand of kilometres to nest in temporary desert salt lakes.
Fire crews douse derailed tanker cars carrying crude oil in downtown Lac-Mégantic, Que., in this July 6, 2013, file photo. A trial is now underway for three former railway employees charged in connection with the fatal train derailment.
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As the Lac Mégantic rail disaster trial begins, here’s how technology can help prevent a repeat of the tragedy that killed 47 people.
Leadbeater’s possum sightings are up – but that doesn’t mean the critically endangered species is recovering.
Increased sightings of endangered species doesn't mean it's recovering – but that's the argument being made by the native forest logging industry.
Grid operators set the prices for energy markets and are structured to take the lowest prices – a disadvantage for coal and nuclear power.
Two moves by the Trump administration signal a dramatic shift in energy policy to favor coal and nuclear, but markets forces and legal challenges mean changes could take years.
Carbon dioxide flux over China, measured by NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 satellite.
New data from a NASA satellite show in unprecedented detail the flow of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Future satellites should even be able to detect the signatures of individual power stations.
A U.S. agency has warned the public about the dangers of flame retardants known as organohalogens that are found in baby toys, mattresses, furniture and electronics.
The U.S. Consumer Protection Safety Commission has recommended a wide-spread ban on an entire class of flame retardants. Here's how Canada could follow suit.
Climate change could severely impact the world’s coffee-producing nations and turn a cup of decent java into a luxury in the years to come.
By 2100, more than 50 per cent of the land now used to grow coffee will no longer be arable. Climate change is changing the game to such an extent that Canada could one day become a coffee producer.
North Korea is no doubt watching closely as the region moves forward on energy cooperation.
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Green détente options could help South Korea ease the diplomatic tensions in the region.
Time's up for the internal combustion engine.
Is there such a thing as a victim-less steak?
Based on a seductive story of providing food with zero consequences, cellular agriculture promises to get rid of the ethical, environmental and health costs of animal husbandry. But is that realistic?
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is an unabashed ally of the fossil fuels – industry his agency is supposed to regulate.
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The Trump administration is committed to deregulating industry, as it's done with the EPA Clean Power Plan. But a historian shows how regulations have actually benefited both industry and consumers.
TVA Kingston Fossil Plant in Tennessee, site of a 1.1 billion gallon spill of coal ash slurry in 2008, photographed on March 28, 2012.
Rural development experts say the best way to help coal communities by is investing in people, infrastructure and a clean environment. Instead, President Trump's budget cuts programs in these areas.
Mountain ash in the Victorian Central Highlands.
How do you determine the financial benefit of cutting a tree down, versus leaving it standing? Environmental accounting offers some insight.
Who’s afraid of rising sea levels?
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Europeans are, on average, more likely than Americans to say they fear climate change. What explains the gap?