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By Emma Loewe This year's extreme storms have further damaged coral reefs—an ecosystem that was in bad shape to begin with. Corals thrive in warm, tropical waters, and even slight shifts in temperature and acidity can throw them off. Though warming oceans have threatened their livelihood for years,...
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Killer whales in the South Atlantic Ocean are willing to dive more than a thousand feet more than previously recorded—if they are certain to get a snack at the end of it, researchers have discovered. And the best way to guarantee food is to steal it. BC-based marine researcher Jared Towers witnesse...
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Annan, a climate scientist and director of the Blue Skies Research Organization, has won numerous bets over the last decade against scientists from a variety of academic backgrounds.  In short, people keep betting him that the world will cool or warm slightly, rather than c...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
Sustainability author, L. Hunter Lovins, newest publication debuted October 9th, 2018. This book presents a blueprint for how you can help create a regenerative economy, one that delivers shared prosperity on a healthy planet. Hunter is an Advisor to http://www.earthprotect.tv and her nonprofit...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Published on Oct 9, 2018 SUBSCRIBE 421K https://democracynow.org - A new report from the United Nations’ climate panel warns humanity has only a dozen years to mitigate global warming and limit the scope of global catastrophe. Otherwise, millions will be imperiled by increasing droughts, floo...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Shared from the 10/13/2018 The Denver Post eEdition Editorial If steps aren’t taken soon to combat climate change, there may be no tomorrow This editorial was written by The Washington Post. If anything, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has a habit of understateme...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
ENVIRONMENT Climate Report Warns Of Extreme Weather, Displacement Of Millions Without Action   October 8, 20185:40 AM ET  CHRISTOPHER JOYCE Some of the world's top climate scientists have concluded that global warming is likely to reach dangerous levels unless new technologies are devel...
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Posted by on in Mining
Grand Canyon uranium mining ban upheld as supreme court declines to hear challenge Court says extraction ban is among cases it refuses to review, in victory for environmental groups and Native American communities Joanna Walters in New York  @Joannawalters13 Three generations of Havasupai m...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
I am in an airport on my way home from the San Juan Islands, Washington. I was there to attend a public meeting convened by the federal agency NOAA about the recent death of Scarlet, the four-year-old orca whom we watched waste away until she wasn’t there anymore. She had died. All I can feel is the...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Scientists say stretches of “eternal” Swiss snow are melting faster than 20 years ago, with serious impacts for water supply and tourism. By Paul Brown   LONDON, 21 September, 2018 – Parts of Europe’s alpine mountain chain are undergoing accelerating melting, as the “eternal” Swiss snow th...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
This summer, unprecedented wildfires roared through towns across California and Greece, and heat waves blazed around the world. And now families across the southeast coast of the U.S., the Philippines, and parts of China are preparing to rebuild their lives from the devastation of Hurricane Florence...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
Greenpeace links forest destruction for palm oil to brands, among those failing to clean up their supply chains are:  Nestle, Pepsico, Unilever and Colgate Palmolive. 150,000 acres of Indonesian Rain Forest destroyed for supplying palm oil to  these and other major companies despite thei...
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Posted by on in Solar
10. Georgia With more than 1.5 GW of solar, Georgia places 10th when it comes to cumulative solar capacity, and has enough to supply the equivalent of 174,014 homes with solar energy, according to the SEIA. 9. Utah With 30,500 solar installations, Utah is home to over 1.6 GW of solar capacity acc...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
The Ocean Cleanup, the Dutch non-profit organization that made waves in 2015 with its grand plans and new approach to ridding the oceans of plastic, last weekend launched the world’s first ocean cleanup system from the San Francisco Bay. “System 001”headed to a location 240 nautical miles offshore f...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Hundreds of demonstrators crowded the streets of downtown San Francisco on Thursday morning, banging drums and chanting as they called on local and world leaders at the Global Climate Action Summit to do more to address climate change and pollution. “We’re fighting for future generations,” said Dor...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — People from around the world gathered in San Francisco Tuesday a day before the start of the Global Climate Action Summit as the international community looks to California for solutions to climate change. Hundreds of scientists, business leaders and political leaders will ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  Shared from the 2018-09-12 The Denver Post eEdition OIL AND GAS LEAKS EPA may ease methane rules Proposal “may also degrade air quality,” affect public health By Ellen Knickmeyer and Matthew Brown The Associated Press WASHINGTON» The Trump administration moved closer Tuesday to rolling...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
On September 8, hundreds of thousands of people worldwide displayed the growing strength and diversity of the climate movement.   Together they showed the world what real climate leadership looks like. People everywhere are turning away from the age of fossil fuels and it’s time for politicia...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
By Joe Abbott Those are often the youthful perspectives when one appraises the future. Nothing seems so fraught with possibilities, yet enmeshed with such futility. There's so much to do, so much to change. Maybe, if one is driven, one has an idea and a place to start. But for the rest of us there'...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
  Shared from the 2018-09-05 The Denver Post eEdition Watchdog faults EPA’s security costs By Ellen Knickmeyer   The Associated Press   WASHINGTON» The Environmental Protection Agency failed to properly justify spending more than $3.5 million on round-the-clock security for for...
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