The ambitious plan to plant nearly 100,000 trees a day with drones

The ambitious plan to plant nearly 100,000 trees a day with drones

An Australian engineer is hoping to use drones to plant 1 billion trees every year to fight an unfolding global catastrophe. Burned or cleared forests release their stored carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, and land restoration experts say technology must play a big part in addressing the problem.

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Removal of Yellowstone Grizzlies From Endangered List Ignites Controversy

Removal of Yellowstone Grizzlies From Endangered List Ignites Controversy

To see how far we've come in restoring grizzly bear populations in and around Yellowstone National Park, consider: There are five times more grizzlies now than there were in 1975, when they were first protected under the Endangered Species Act. The area grizzlies roam has increased by half. And conflicts with bears attracted to landowners’ chicken coops now pose a greater threat than hunting.

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12 billion gallons of water pour into Lake Tahoe amid this week’s heat wave

12 billion gallons of water pour into Lake Tahoe amid this week's heat wave

The process of the Sierra Nevada spring snow melt sped up this week as a heat wave brought triple-digit temperatures to parts of the Western United States. What's more, water managers have been releasing water from the lake into the Truckee River for the past 120 consecutive days to make room for snow-melt runoff.

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America’s hungriest wind and solar power users: big companies

America’s hungriest wind and solar power users: big companies

Major U.S. corporations such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) and General Motors Co (GM.N) have become some of America’s biggest buyers of renewable energy, driving growth in an industry seen as key to helping the United States cut carbon emissions.

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