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A loggerhead sea turtle is released after being treated for pneumonia in July 2016 at Inlet Beach, Fla. Associated Press file WASHINGTON » Sea turtles are lumbering back from the brink of extinction, a new study says. Scientists found more populations of the large turtles improving than ...
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Lam Tak-fai, the acting head of Ports and Maritime Command in Hong Kong, displays smuggled rhino horns at the city’s customs department. Kin Cheung, The Associated Press JOHANNESBURG » Traffickers have tried many ways to smuggle African rhino horns to Asia, concealing them in Buddha statues...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
SALT LAKE CITY » An appeals court granted a request Monday from President Donald Trump’s administration to halt a plan for new pollution controls at Utah’s oldest coal-fired power plants aimed at reducing haze near national parks. The development marks a reversal for the U.S. Environmental Pro...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The story of creation presents us with a panoramic view of the world. Scripture reveals that, “in the beginning”, God intended humanity to cooperate in the preservation and protection of the natural environment. At first, as we read in Genesis, “no plant of the field was yet in the earth and no herb...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
Open Access DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2542-5196(17)30103-1 Exposure to environmental pollution remains a major source of hazard not only for our health but also for our planet. In 2012, WHO estimated that exposures to polluted soil, water, and air contributed to an estimated 8·9 million...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
A seven-year moratorium on natural gas development near the Delaware River would be replaced by a permanent ban under a proposal that’s being developed by the agency that oversees the water supply of more than 15 million people. The Delaware River Basin Commission, a regulatory body that has repr...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
The story of creation presents us with a panoramic view of the world. Scripture reveals that, “in the beginning”, God intended humanity to cooperate in the preservation and protection of the natural environment. At first, as we read in Genesis, “no plant of the field was yet in the earth and no herb...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Chelsea Harvey August 21 The Washington Post  California Gov. Jerry Brown, right, shakes hands with former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger after signing a climate bill on Treasure Island on July 25 in San Francisco. (Eric Risberg/Associated Press) A controversial California climate program ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Brian Maffly THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE By burning the greenhouse gas escaping from the retired West Ridge mine, a Colorado firm plans to help California companies that need to account for their own carbon emissions. 
  (Courtesy | Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining) Utah's West Ridge coal mi...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
It signed a deal with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on Thursday, clearing the last legal hurdle to get money flowing. In the biggest project GCF has funded to date, it will supply up to $150 million worth of loans and a $4.7m grant. The EBRD, which ...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
By Andrew Rosenberg Over the weekend, the Trump administration decided not to renew the charter for the Federal Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment. This decision only makes sense if President Donald Trump wants to limit the amount of information state and local au...
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Posted by on in Human Health
Delayed cleanups of toxic waste sites. The elimination of programs that test water quality off beaches and in the Everglades. Deep cuts in programs that monitor air quality in the Sunshine State. A new report from the Environmental Defense Fund lays out how the Trump administration's 30 percent cut...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
Norwegian businessman Kjell Inge Røkke is not someone usually admired for environmental stewardship. Described by Forbes as a "ruthless corporate raider," Røkke made his billions as the majority stakeholder in shipping and offshore drilling conglomerate, Aker. The twist to this story? Røkke has dec...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Erie and Lafayette may soon require oil and gas operators to map their pipelines throughout the cities, officials say, signaling the potential for heightened local control months after similar legislation fell along party lines at the state Capitol. Such measures — and similar legislation aimed at ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The Trump administration has decided to disband the federal advisory panel for the National Climate Assessment, a group aimed at helping policymakers and private-sector officials incorporate the government’s climate analysis into long-term planning.   The charter for the 15-person Advisory Co...
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Posted by on in Clean Technology
NEW CHARGING STATIONS   Denver accelerating switch to electric cars   By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Denver is pressing ahead on its promise to help make Paris climate agreement cuts in heat-trapping greenhouse gas pollution by accelerating a local takeoff of plug-in vehicles. City ...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
If progressives can’t take back control of the White House and Congress from climate change deniers in the next three years, it’s conceivable that humankind could be screwed. But evidence is mounting that a new political force is up to the task. It has millions of potential supporters across the US,...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
A draft report produced by 13 federal agencies concludes that the United States is already feeling the negative impacts of climate change, with a stark increase in the frequency of heat waves, heavy rains and other extreme weather over the last four decades. The preliminary report summarizes the cu...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
The Trump administration on Friday officially told the United Nations that the U.S. intends to pull out of the 2015 Paris climate pact. But the State Department's announcement doesn't formally start the process of the U.S. getting out of the voluntary agreement. That's still to come.    ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Raya Bidshahri When it comes to climate change, government leaders and politicians must begin to think beyond their term limits and lifetimes. They must ask themselves not how they can serve their voters, but rather how they can contribute to our species’ progress. They must think beyond the sho...
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