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A uranium company launched a concerted lobbying campaign to scale back Bears Ears National Monument, saying such action would give it easier access to the area’s uranium deposits and help it operate a nearby processing mill, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post. Interior Secretary...
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Posted by on in Peace
Reported by The Washington Post 16 of the nation's top retired military are urging congress to pass gun control legislation. They write" there is no acceptable excuse for our elected leaders to avoid addressing this national crisis" As American's, they say they find the level of gun violence unac...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The past year brought profound setbacks and unexpected silver linings in the world's quest to curb climate change. The U.S. presidential election significantly altered the fight to keep Earth's temperature rise to less than 2 degrees Celsius. Donald Trump entered the White House promising to "undo"...
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Posted by on in Food
At many Chinese restaurants in the United States, there's a special dish called shark fin soup. It's expensive — a delicacy and status symbol in Chinese culture that's served during banquets. The soup is a hotly debated item in both the scientific and political communities, and it's illegal in 12 s...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Washington, DC— The climate models that project greater amounts of warming this century are the ones that best align with observations of the current climate, according to a new paper from Carnegie’s Patrick Brown and Ken Caldeira published by Nature.  Their findings suggest that the model...
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Posted by on in General Environment
People are donating more than they ever have to charities. There’s no time when such giving is more on display than today, Giving Tuesday, a day when celebrations of generosity on social media have helped turn an idea into a global happening in just six years.  The day was created in 2012 by t...
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Posted by on in Human Health
A child’s wellbeing is the responsibility of several stakeholders, however, the important three are the family, the state and the community. According to the National Children’s Policy, which is the first of its type in Malta, launched this month, the importance of these stakeholders and the five as...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
Earth Protect thanks Green House Data and Wind Hosting for their ongoing support of www.earthprotect.com and www.earthprotectproductions.com. Support from these sustainably responsible companies makes it possible for millions or video views, blog read and nonprofit environmental groups to gain visib...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
By John Upton SANTA ROSA, Calif. — As the deadliest fires in California history swept through leafy neighborhoods here, Kathleen Sarmento fled her home in the dark, drove to an evacuation center and began setting up a medical triage unit. Patients with burns and other severe injuries were disp...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press BOULDER» Summer thunderstorms in North America likely will be larger, wetter and more frequent in a warmer world, dumping 80 percent more rain in some areas and worsening flooding, a new study says. Future storms also will be wilder, soaking entire citi...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
HOLYOKE FARMLAND Solar-powered pivot a success By Jeff Rice Sterling Journal-Advocate Randy Weis and his mother, Darlene, stand in front of the solar array on their farm southeast of Holyoke. Jeff Rice, Sterling Journal-Advocate Randy Weis’ potatoes weren’t just nourished by sunshine this p...
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Posted by on in Biofuels
California’s battle against climate change is being fought more fiercely in fast food restaurants than in Tesla’s car factory in Fremont. Seven years after the Golden State began offering credits to producers of low-carbon fuels, cities and companies across California are using diesel brewed from f...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Researchers found wastewater increased pressure along fault lines in southern Colorado, northern New Mexico   By Dan Elliott The Associated Press University of Colorado graduate student Jenny Nakai looks at seismographic data in Weld County. Nakai is the lead author of a study that found mor...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Researchers found wastewater increased pressure along fault lines in southern Colorado, northern New Mexico   By Dan Elliott The Associated Press University of Colorado graduate student Jenny Nakai looks at seismographic data in Weld County. Nakai is the lead author of a study that found mor...
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By Robert Tuttle
Bloomberg News   California’s battle against climate change is being fought more fiercely in fast food restaurants than in Tesla’s car factory in Fremont. Seven years after the Golden State began offering credits to producers of low-carbon fuels, cities and companies across ...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT.»Spurred by the chemical industry, President Donald Trump’s administration is retreating from a congressionally mandated review of some of the most dangerous chemicals in public use: millions of tons of asbestos, flame retardants and other toxins...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The global shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy will continue regardless of political action such as President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the US from the Paris climate agreement or outbursts from ex-Australian prime ministers, a senior ratings analyst says. "The tide has turned," sa...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
AP-NORC POLL     By Seth Borenstein and Emily Swanson The Associated Press WASHINGTON»Americans want their local officials to take on the challenge of battling global warming now that President Donald Trump is withdrawing the nation an international climate change agreement. That’s ac...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
WASHINGTON» It’s not just this year. The monster hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, Jose and Lee that have raged across the Atlantic are contributing to what appears to be the most active period for major storms on record. And the busiest part of hurricane season isn’t even over.   An analysis ...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
WRAY»Colorado farmers who defied nature’s limits and nourished a pastoral paradise by irrigating drought-prone prairie are pushing ahead in the face of worsening environmental fallout: Overpumping of groundwater has drained the High Plains Aquifer to the point that streams are drying up at the rate ...
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