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New Michael Moore-Backed Doc Tackles Alternative Energy

New Michael Moore-Backed Doc Tackles Alternative Energy

| By Lindsey Bahr | Aug 8
What if alternative energy isn't all it's cracked up to be? That's the provocative question explored in the documentary "Planet of the Humans," which is backed and promoted by filmmaker Michael Moore.

Still Blocked from Hawaii Peak, Telescope Seeks Spain Permit

Still Blocked from Hawaii Peak, Telescope Seeks Spain Permit

| By Joseph Wilson | Aug 7
The group behind a $1.4 billion telescope planned for Hawaii is applying for a permit to build in Spain as ongoing protests and a human blockade prevent them from starting construction on Mauna Kea.

Puffins Fill Up Nesting Islands This Year Despite Challenges

Puffins Fill Up Nesting Islands This Year Despite Challenges

| By Patrick Whittle | Aug 6
One of the most beloved birds in Maine is having one of its most productive seasons for mating pairs in years on remote islands off the state's coast.

Nation's Only Industrial Hemp Seed Bank Being Created in NY

Nation's Only Industrial Hemp Seed Bank Being Created in NY

| Aug 6
Work has begun on creating the nation's only hemp seed bank in New York's Finger Lakes region.

Notre Dame: Environmental Groups Warn Against Lead Pollution

Notre Dame: Environmental Groups Warn Against Lead Pollution

| Aug 6
Environmental groups and workers' unions are calling for measures to ensure that workers cleaning up the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral and nearby residents are protected from toxic pollution.

Uganda Begins Largest Trial of Experimental Ebola Vaccine

Uganda Begins Largest Trial of Experimental Ebola Vaccine

| By Rodney Muhumuza | Aug 5
Researchers in Uganda have launched the largest-ever trial of the experimental Ebola vaccine that is expected to be deployed in neighboring Congo, where a deadly outbreak has killed over 1,800 people.

Scientists Link Europe Heat Wave to Man-Made Global Warming

Scientists Link Europe Heat Wave to Man-Made Global Warming

| By Mike Corder | Aug 3
The heat wave that smashed temperature records in Western Europe last month was made more intense by man-made climate change, according to a study published Friday.

Brazil President Threatens Officers over Deforestation Data

Brazil President Threatens Officers over Deforestation Data

| By Mauricio Savarese | Aug 3
President Jair Bolsonaro threatened on Thursday to dismiss officers at the Brazilian agency that monitors deforestation in the Amazon over its publication of data he disagrees with.

Did Hurricane Barry Prevent A Near-Record 'Dead Zone'?

Did Hurricane Barry Prevent A Near-Record 'Dead Zone'?

| By Janet McConnaughey | Aug 1
Scientists are back from measuring the Gulf of Mexico "dead zone" where there's too little oxygen to sustain marine life in a large underwater area starting at the sea floor. One big question is whether Hurricane Barry reduced the size of the area.

Database: U.S. Records Nearly 20 Mass Killings for the Year So Far

Database: U.S. Records Nearly 20 Mass Killings for the Year So Far

| By Martha Bellisle and Meghan Hoyer | Aug 1
The U.S. has recorded nearly 20 mass killings so far this year, the majority of them domestic violence attacks that receive scant national attention compared to high-profile public shootings in recent years at schools, churches and concerts.

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