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Man-made earthquakes have been on the rise in the United States, and the government is taking notice. On Thursday, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) released a report which, for the first time, includes human-induced earthquakes on the agency’s official seismic hazard maps. Those maps aim to calculate ...
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Noble Energy Inc. Agrees to Make System Upgrades and Fund Projects to Reduce Air Pollution in Colorado WASHINGTON, D.C., APRIL 22, 2015: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Justice and the State of Colorado today announced a settlement with Houston-based Noble Energy, Inc. resol...
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Posted by on in Animals
It has been about a decade since beekeepers and scientists began documenting a decline in honeybee populations and other important pollinators. Even if you're not a lover of bees or honey, you should know that bees are critically important to our food supply. They help pollinate billions of dollars...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
A global deal to phase down the powerful heat-trapping chemicals called hydrofluorcarbons (HFCs) inched forward after a week of international negotiations in Bangkok under the Montreal Protocol, the world's most successful environmental treaty. Prospects for progress rose sharply in mid-April when ...
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Posted by on in Fishing
By ROBIN MCDOWELL, MARGIE MASON and MARTHA MENDOZA Mar. 25, 2015 12:37 AM EDT BENJINA, Indonesia (AP) — The Burmese slaves sat on the floor and stared through the rusty bars of their locked cage, hidden on a tiny tropical island thousands of miles from home. Just a few yards away, other worke...
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Posted by on in Green Design
Project is a First in California, Model for State’s “Big Bold Goal” PALO ALTO, Calif. (April 20, 2015) – The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) will lead an effort by three companies, a utility, and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in evaluating the energy use and grid integr...
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Posted by on in Animals
In today’s guest blog for EIA, Save Wild Tigers founder Simon Clinton talks about his abiding passion for the endangered big cats and lifts the lid on several unique fundraising events his initiative has in store throughout the year. I was recently asked, in a live radio interview in Kuala Lumpur w...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Rising seas could displace nearly 12 million people living on the coast during the next 85 years, with areas in the Southeast, including Charleston, seeing some of the most dramatic impacts, a Georgia researcher said Tuesday. Scientists predict that oceans will rise between 3 feet and 6 feet by 210...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
With sea levels rising, the U.S. Geological Survey Bay Area predicts the lower Napa River could see an increase of 39 inches over the next 100 years, a rise of more than 3 feet. What this means for towns along the Napa River was the subject of a community meeting at Napa Valley College this week ho...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
By Will Dunham WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (Reuters) - The world's oceans are clogged with plastic debris, but how much of it finds its way into the seas annually? Enough to place the equivalent of five grocery bags full of plastic trash on every foot (30 cm) of every nation's coastline around the globe. T...
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Posted by on in Arts and Entertainment
Green news April 2015 Photo of me with Denis Hayes April 2015 How old were you when the first Earth Day occurred? I was 10…and I’m embarrassed to say I don’t remember it! But I do remember growing up in Berea, Ohio, south of Cleveland. And I definitely remember the Cuyahoga River, near by, catch...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Eight million tons of plastic is dumped at sea each year...that's five whole bags-full for every foot of the world's coastline  China topped the league, accounting for up to 3.5 million tons a year Other main offenders are Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and Sri Lanka United States contribut...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Deep ocean fish are facing a host of health problems that may be due to man-made pollution, according to a new study. Even as far down as 2,000 feet to one mile beneath the surface, marine fish are suffering from liver pathologies, tumors and other conditions as harmful pollutants are being dumped ...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Plastic bottles lying in the gutter. Grocery bags tangled in branches. Food wrappers scuttling across the ground on a windy day. Although such examples of litter easily come to mind, they only hint at the serious and growing problem of plastic pollution — a problem mostly hidden from view. The prob...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Earth recently hit several remarkable records — but not in a good way The amount of carbon dioxide gas, a global warming pollutant, has risen to the highest level in at least 800,000 years. Monthly average Arctic sea ice extent in March was the lowest in the satellite record. So far, 2015 has seen ...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Earth is a constant marvel, especially for children who enjoy learning about its wonders. As people celebrate Earth Day today (April 22), some may choose to mark the occasion by going hiking in the woods to soak in nature, while others may take the opportunity to research ways to reduce their carbo...
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President Obama marks Earth Day on Wednesday by traveling to the Florida Everglades to promote his climate change agenda. Obama is looking to "add some momentum and energy to the ongoing political debate about climate change," said White House spokesman Josh Earnest. With Congress controlled by Re...
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This Wednesday people worldwide will celebrate the 45th annual Earth Day. The party started early this past Saturday, when more than 200,000 revelers showed up for an Earth Day concert on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The event was solar powered but, unfortunately, there were not enough garb...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
Earth Day, on April 22, is an important opportunity to highlight solutions to some of the world’s most pressing environmental and social challenges. In celebratio, we're highlighting organizations and individuals producing creative and innovative solutions in the food world.    ...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Earth Day is an annual event created to celebrate the planet's environment and raise public awareness about pollution. The day, marked on April 22, is observed worldwide with rallies, conferences, outdoor activities and service projects. Started as a grassroots movement, Earth Day created public su...
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