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The momentum behind the movement to ban plastic straws in cities across the country doesn’t seem likely to slow any time soon, especially in California. San Francisco supervisors voted unanimously to ban restaurants, bars and retailers from selling or using on Tuesday, becoming the largest city to ...
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This story originally appeared on Undark and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. At the railway hospital in Patna, India earlier this year, an old woman took a raspy breath and croaked out her name: Annapurna Devi. For five years, her son says, the 70-year-old has been una...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
Extract from Char Miller, The Conversation Perspectives, The Denver Post, August 12  The High Plains water bank is being drained, under 8 states this has been the largest underground source of fresh water. Its the most important source of water across the high plains region. At current withdr...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Our country and our planet has a problem -- and we know how to solve it. One month from today -- on September 8 -- we will Rise for solutions! We will Rise for a transition to a clean energy economy that works for everyone. We will Rise for racial, economic, and social justice on all fronts. We will...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  Shared from the 2018-08-05 The Denver Post eEdition  The Associated Press WASHINGTON» Even the dirt on the ground is making climate change worse, a new study finds. Plants capture massive amounts of carbon, pumping it into the soil where usually it stays for hundreds or thousands of ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  Shared from the 2018-08-05 The Denver Post eEdition SCIENCE Poll: Americans think NASA should focus on climate change By Riley Griffin and Justin Bachman Bloomberg News NASA’s focus should not be on the cosmos but on Earth, according to a wide-ranging Bloomberg poll of Americans’ vi...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Time, By JUSTIN WORLAND Updated: May 30, 2018 2:56 PM  “Our goal has been to shift the zeitgeist on climate,” says Thanu Yakupitiyage, an activist at the climate group 350.org. “The way we have to frame climate is really personal. In order to talk about climate you have to talk about it with o...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
More than 80% of marine plastic pollution comes from Asia   BANGKOK -- The recent death of a short-finned pilot whale in Songkhla, southern Thailand, triggered a bout of long-overdue national anguish. The creature, discovered in June, was filled to its blowhole with 85 plastic bags that it ha...
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Posted by on in Transportation
By Peter Moore · July 31, 2018   There are two areas where shippers will feel the effect of the growing water and air pollution problem: freight costs and various taxes and fees. There are now an estimated 52,000 merchant ships on the seas, and the fleet is growing fast as good...
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Posted by on in General Environment
The Clean Energy Bill approved by the Legislature on Tuesday adopted the go-slow approach favored by many of the state’s business groups and utilities, leaving a price on carbon and stronger support for solar and wind on the cutting room floor while greenlighting a number of less flashy provisions d...
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Posted by on in Animals
Bowed by international pressure, shark finning declines by BRUNO VANDER VELDE January 8, 2016 China’s hunger for shark fins has been filled largely by Indonesia, home to numerous shark species spread throughout the vast archipelago.  Could the tide be turning on the grisly practice of s...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
Act now  and then do it again, call your Congress persons, we the people must be strong and loud in expressing our concerns for the degradation of our national values, laws, security, environment. health and justice.  How do you call your congressman? Call congressional offices directly ...
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Posted by on in Transportation
That's as hot as last year's brutal summer when temperatures hovered around 120 degrees in Phoenix and prompted American Airlines to cancel more than 40 flights at its hub there. The regional jets that feed big airlines' couldn't operate with temperatures above 118 degrees. The extreme heat that has...
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Posted by on in General Environment
July 13, 2018 from Weekly Climate Review, MacArthur Foundation  President Donald Trump's pick to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court generated a lot of consternation among environmentalists and Democrats this week, but no one talked about the potential downside for the Nominator-in-Chie...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
CLIMATE CHANGE CHALLENGE: GLOBAL INITIATIVE TO AMPLIFY WORLD’S BUSINESS, STATE AND CITY PURCHASING POWER IN LARGE-SCALE PUSH FOR ZERO EMISSION VEHICLE FUTURE The scale of opportunity is bigger than we’ve ever seen before as states and regions, cities, businesses and NGOs unite – bringing together g...
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Posted by on in Food
Shared from the 2018-07-08 The Denver Post eEdition The U.S. diet is a climate disaster A new study suggests four easy fixes By Caitlin Dewey The Washington Post If your household is anything like the American average, your diet generates lots of greenhouse gas emissions: roughly th...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
  Shared from the 2018-07-10 The Denver Post eEdition CALLS TO CUT WASTE GROW LOUDER Starbucks ditching plastic straws By Candice Choi he Associated Press NEW YORK» Starbucks will eliminate plastic straws from all of its locations within two years, the coffee chain announced Monda...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
Shared from the 2018-06-24 The Denver Post eEdition RIO GRANDE   Thirst for water clouds the future   By Bruce Finley The Denver Post  Alfalfa hay grower Cleave Simpson, who serves as general manager of the Rio Grande Water Conservation District, decided not to plant as much of the...
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Posted by on in Population
Shared from the 2018-06-24 The Denver Post eEdition MIGRANTS   Crisis is testing world’s resources The unprecedented global displacement is the new normal, a U.N. report says.   By David Nakamura
The Washington Post In the wake of an international uproar over the Trump administratio...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
One of every three bites of food eaten worldwide depends on pollinators, especially bees, for a successful harvest. And in the past several months, a scramble in California’s almond groves has given the world a taste of what may lie in store for food production if the widespread — and still puzzling...
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