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Countries with responsibility over world heritage-listed coral reefs should adopt ambitious climate change targets, aiming to cut greenhouse gas emissions to levels that would keep global temperature increases to just 1.5C, the UN agency responsible for overseeing world heritage sites has said. At ...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
States are threatening to sue the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to try to force the Trump administration into writing new environmental policies. The potential lawsuits from states like Maryland and Connecticut could put the Trump administration and EPA head Scott Pruitt in a tough spot, wh...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The former vice president and California Gov. Jerry Brown talked about efforts to combat climate change at a Hollywood screening of 'An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.' Ten years ago, Al Gore showed the world the devastating effects of global warming with his Academy Award-winning documentary&...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Shared from the 2017-07-27 The Denver Post eEdition BRITAIN TO BAN SALE OF NEW DIESEL, GAS CARS BY 2040 LONDON » Britain will ban the sale of new cars and vans using diesel and gasoline starting in 2040 as part of a sweeping plan to tackle air pollution that experts say is feasible, if ambiti...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  Barbara Grady Senior Writer GreenBiz Group Requiring organizations to pay a price on their carbon emissions is widely believed to be the only way to induce the world to significantly cut the amount released into the atmosphere. Republican former statesmen, liberal environmental groups, NA...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
By Juliet Eilperin
The Washington Post WASHINGTON» With control over more than 500 million acres of public land and hundreds of millions of acres offshore, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is moving rapidly to promote American production of coal, oil and gas — a critical piece of President Donald Trum...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
We're excited to announce the addition of the Rocky Mountain Wolf Project as a partner with Earth Protect. The Rocky Mountain Wolf Project aims to restore gray wolves to their once native habitat of western Colorado. We are a coalition comprised of top notch conservation organizations, Colorado lan...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Building toward a climate policy   This editorial was written by Bloomberg View. The Denver Post Editorial    President Donald Trump flips through environmental impact statements for a road while delivering remarks on infrastructure investment and deregulation on June 9 in Washing...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
First, a U.S. Court of Appeals gave EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt a strict 14-day deadline to implement the court’s decision on critical pollution limits for the oil and gas industry.    Earlier this month, the D.C. Circuit Court had blocked Pruitt’s attempt to delay implementation of t...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Building toward a climate policy   This editorial was written by Bloomberg View. The Denver Post Editorial    President Donald Trump flips through environmental impact statements for a road while delivering remarks on infrastructure investment and deregulation on June 9 in Washing...
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Posted by on in Human Health
Over the past decade, a growing number of studies have linked urban green space and aspects of biodiversity with emotional wellbeing. Although the existing body of epidemiological work has been very encouraging—collectively providing a strong argument that access to areas rich in vegetation, bodies ...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
STUDIES SHOW PESTICIDE CAN HARM CHILDREN   EPA chief, Dow CEO met before ban rejected   By Michael Biesecker
The Associated Press WASHINGTON »The Trump administration’s top environmental official met privately with the chief executive of Dow Chemical shortly before reversing his agenc...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The Nature Climate Change in a new study  is gaining widespread attention, and other scientists are agreeing with its conclusions. As Inside Climate News says in its report on the research: By the time children born today are in their 80s, New York will have 50 days per year with temperatures ...
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This story originally appeared on Newsweek and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The Canadian research icebreaker CCGS Amundsen, an Arctic expedition vessel, will not be venturing north for its planned trip this year. The highly anticipated voyage aimed to monitor and understand the effect...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
Former head of the Environmental Protection Agency's New England regional office is worried that President Donald Trump's proposed budget could put Rhode Island's air and water quality at risk.      Trump is proposing to cut EPA's funding by more than 30 percent. If the b...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
  The best analog to EPA administrator Scott Pruitt's latest action might be for the U.S. Geological Survey to undertake a "scientific critique" of theories that the world is round. After all, numerous authoritative sources over the years have raised doubts that the Earth is not flat. Surely ...
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Posted by on in Arts and Entertainment
By EmmaJean Holley and Nicola Smith Stephen Gorman has always felt drawn to wild places. The less hospitable, the better. “Most of these places are in really forbidding, hostile environments,” the Norwich-based photographer said in an interview at his home last week, itself located deep down ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
New Report, Trump Paris and Congress INTRODUCTION On June 1, 2017, Donald Trump announced his decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement, an ambitious global framework to tackle climate change agreed to by President Barack Obama in December 2015. At Climate Hawks Vote, we score ...
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Posted by on in Clean Water
What is clean water worth, well its life to people and essential for animals and plants alike, yet our government  has removed protections rolling back Obama policy that protected more than half the nation's streams from pollution. What is the deal here, how badly do we need to use our streams...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
EPA chief, Dow CEO met before ban rejected   By Michael Biesecker
The Associated Press WASHINGTON »The Trump administration’s top environmental official met privately with the chief executive of Dow Chemical shortly before reversing his agency’s push to ban a widely used pesticide after heal...
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