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In Zimbabwe, women are being hired as rangers to protect one of Africa’s largest remaining elephant populations — and succeeding above and beyond expectations. BBC News traveled with the Akas…
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The improbable story of how a private group is repopulating Africa's decimated wildlife reserves.
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More brands are working towards getting plastic out of the ocean and into something usable.

Designers are rethinking their materials when designing their lines while also helping to address the issue of plastic in our oceans.
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Hundreds of Utah high school students came together to get GOP Gov. Gary Herbert to sign a resolution acknowledging the human role in climate change and vowing to use natural resources responsibly.

Several students helped craft the resolution and hundreds more backed it.
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Many solidly Republican states have resisted aggressive climate policies, but Alaska is already seeing the dramatic effects of global warming.
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The state mandate, to take effect in 2020, is the first in the country and is expected to add $8,000 to $12,000 to the cost of a house.
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How to Survive a Drought
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AJ+ posted an episode of Direct From — with Dena Takruri.

When your city is nearly out of water, every drop counts. Dena shows you how to use only 13 gallons a day in Cape Town.

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West Virginians are heading to the polls tomorrow. And this coal miner's daughter turned environmentalist wants to make Trump country more progressive.

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This city runs entirely on electric buses

A bill awaiting the Hawaii governor's signature would ban the chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate, which are used in more than 3,500 of the world's most popular sunscreen products, including Hawaiian Tropic, Coppertone and Banana Boat.

If Gov. David Ige signs the bill, popular sunscreen brands including Coppertone, Banana Boat and Hawaiian Tropic will be illegal. Lawmakers say they contain chemicals harmful to delicate marine life.
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Cape Town's Out of Water
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AJ+ posted an episode of Direct From — with Dena Takruri.

Cape Town may be the first major city in the world to run out of water.

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The Hill was live.

WATCH LIVE: EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, who is facing multiple ethics probes, testifies before Congress just days after signing an order limiting the use of science at his agency.

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Packaging accounts for nearly 30% of all waste made across the US. That’s more emissions than come from heating our homes or driving around in our cars.

The global wind turbine industry has transformed from a collection of small companies in Denmark to corporations pulling off enormous feats of engineering.
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How the World Could End: Meltdown Earth
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NowThis Future posted an episode of Apocalypse NowThis.

Rising ocean waters, scorching temperatures, food scarcity, and disease – here's how humans could ultimately be responsible for the end of the world (via Apocalypse NowThis)

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Biodegradable Bags
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We Need This posted a new episode.

We need these biodegradable "plastic" bags everywhere.

Planting trees is an incredibly cheap and simple way to improve the well-being of people in a city. A novel idea: Public health institutions should be financing urban greenery to support well-being and air quality.