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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
The search for offshore oil begins with a boom. Before the oil rigs arrive and the boring begins, operators need to fire intense seismic blasts repeatedly into the ocean to find oil deposits. For decades, environmental rules that protected whales and other marine life from this cacophony have limi...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
By Stephen StapczynskiBloomberg News When Damien Maguire moved to the countryside outside Dublin, he struggled to keep the lights on at home because of the town’s constant power outages. He found a solution inside his electric cars: their batteries. A tinkerer who posts videos of his hand-buil...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
Good Life Guide, The  Denver Post, April 18, 2018  As we prepare to celebrate Earth Day April 22nd, test your knowledge of plastic's effect on the planet.  1. How long can it take for a plastic bag to decompose in the ocean? 5 yrs, 10 yrs, 15 yrs, 20 Yrs  2. How much water is ...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
Every April 22, those passionate about restoring and preserving the planet’s health commemorate Earth Day, which was first recognized in 1970. By late 1969, the United States had borne both the fruits and negative impacts of the industrial development and the Industrial Revolution, said Earth Day N...
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Posted by on in Animals
Shared from the 2018-04-10 The Denver Post eEdition Whale species’ mating songs are as complex as jazz   By Cleve R. Wootson Jr. The Washington Post In the ocean videos we’ve become accustomed to, the sounds of the sea are fairly simple: the whoosh of bubbles as a shark darts after a seal, ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Shared from the 2018-04-10 The Denver Post eEdition Is living near wells hazardous? Colorado study says: Living near an oil and gas well can increase your risk of cancer.   By John Ingold The Denver Post A new study led by researchers at the Colorado School of Public Health concludes that ...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Coastal cities worldwide would face a reduced threat from sea level rise if society reduced greenhouse gas emissions, with especially significant benefits for New York and other U.S. East Coast cities, new research indicates. The study, by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric...
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Posted by on in Fishing
Seafood is a hot commodity, but current fishing practices are depleting ocean stocks faster than they can regenerate. A new investment guideline aims to direct governments and businesses into more sustainable practices. With a growing list of adopters and endorsers, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)...
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Posted by on in General Environment
What were you doing when you were nine years old? Where would you be in 2100? In 2007, Felix Finkbeiner, a 9-year-old primary four student in Germany, had to do a project on climate change. He eventually found the inspiration to launch a global movement called Plant for the Planet. Its initial targ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Shared from the 2018-03-21 The Denver Post eEdition MCDONALD’S TO CUT GREENHOUSE GASES THAT IT IS EMITTING The company behind the golden arches wants to get greener. McDonald’s said Tuesday that it’s taking steps to cut the greenhouse gases it emits, including tweaking the way the beef in its...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
NEW TRAVEL COSTS REVEALED FOR EPA CHIEF   WASHINGTON » Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt spent more than $120,000 of public funds last summer for a trip to Italy that included a meeting of G-7 ministers and a private tour of the Vatican. The known cost of Pruitt’s pre...
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Posted by on in Food
Shared from the 2018-03-13 The Denver Post eEdition ES MOINES, IOWA » New rules, decades in the making, that would have required organic meat and egg producers to abide by stricter animal welfare standards were withdrawn by the federal government on Monday, frustrating organic farmers and anim...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Being close to nature is good for wellbeing, while vegetation is vital for curbing climate change, scientists say By Sophie Davies BARCELONA, March 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In a square in central Barcelona, families with young children perch at picnic tables as traffic thunders past and hi...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Global meat and dairy production and consumption must be cut in half by 2050 to avoid dangerous climate change and keep the Paris Agreement on track, says a new Greenpeace report. If left unchecked, agriculture is projected to produce 52% of global greenhouse gas emissions in the coming decades, 70%...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
BERLIN»Handing environmentalists a landmark victory, a German court ruled Tuesday that cities can ban diesel cars and trucks to combat air pollution, a decision with far-reaching and costly implications in the country where the diesel engine was invented in the 1890s. The ruling by the Federal Admi...
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Posted by on in General Environment
MALIBU, CALIF. » It’s the last straw for this beachside city. The City Council unanimously voted to ban all plastic cutlery and straws on Monday, citing concerns over keeping its famous beaches clean and protecting the environment.   The move builds on the city’s previous bans of plasti...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Patrick Whittle 
The Associated Press PORTLAND, MAINE»Beech trees are dominating the woodlands of the northeastern United States as the climate changes, and that could be bad news for the forests and people who work in them, according to a group of scientists. The scientists say the move toward...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Earth Protect TV is the first On Demand channel exclusively offering feature films, VR, games, live events and digital content to inform, engage and inspire a community that cares about environmental solutions and a sustainable future.  Please take a moment to look at our website, here: https:...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
On Jan 23–26, global leaders gathered once again in Davos, Switzerland, on the occasion of the 48th World Economic Forum annual meeting. In the past few years the global landscape has changed substantially economically and politically, putting our planet seriously in danger, and for the first time t...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
Kenya, Esmond Martin, expert on illegal ivory trade found murdered in home in Kenya. A century ago there were 5 million elephants in the wild, now estimated to be only 400,000. Esmond's work had a major impact in decreasing illegal poaching and trade in ivory. Esmond thru a lifeline to elephants sa...
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