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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
For decades, retail moguls Kris and Douglas Tompkins bought up huge swaths of South American wilderness in hopes of preserving ancient forests and the creatures that live in them.  Now, nearly a year after her husband’s death, Kris, who spent 17 years as chief executive at the outdoor apparel ...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
A new report has shown that a widespread conversion to solar-LED lighting in developing countries could create 2 million new jobs.   Many homes throughout the developing world still rely on dirty fuels to provide simple things like indoor and outdoor lighting. Fuel-based lighting such as...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The same hotspot in Earth's mantle that feeds Iceland's active volcanoes has been playing a trick on the scientists who are trying to measure how much ice is melting on nearby Greenland. According to a new study in the journal Science Advances, the hotspot softened the mantle rock beneath Gree...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
As Obama prepares to leave the White House, he leaves behind a strong, yet unfinished, climate change legacy. Recently, the US and China formally joined the Paris Agreement, a global carbon-reduction initiative adopted by 190 countries last December. It was a major joint announcement that show...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
Thousands of Americans continued to protest in North Dakota Saturday to demand the federal government stop the construction of an oil pipeline near Native American land. The Department of Justice is currently reviewing the case after a federal judge denied the tribes’ request to stop const...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Tropical island nations should team up to ban coral-killing sunscreen products, following the example of Hawaii, a conference has heard.Chemical compounds in sunscreen lotions cause irreparable damage to reefs, which are crucial to the livelihoods of 500 million people in the tropics, scientist and ...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
A sheriff’s department in North Dakota filed charges against the U.S. Green Party presidential candidate, Jill Stein, for damaging equipment during protests on Tuesday over construction of an oil pipeline. Stein was part of a group protesting the Dakota Access pipeline and spray-painted constructio...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The US and China - together responsible for 40% of the world's carbon emissions - have both formally joined the Paris global climate agreement. After arriving with other leaders of G20 nations for a summit in the city of Hangzhou, Mr Obama said: "History will judge today's effort as pivotal." CO2 ...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
President Obama will expand the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating the world’s largest marine protected area. Building on the United States’ global leadership in marine conservation, today’s designation will more than quadruple the size of the existing marin...
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Posted by on in Transportation
'What an amazingly awesome country', Elon Musk tweeted in response to the plan' Norway will ban the sale of all fossil fuel-based cars in the next decade, continuing its trend towards becoming one of the most ecologically progressive countries on the planet, ...
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Posted by on in Forestry
'This is an important victory in the fight to protect the rainforest' The Norwegian parliament pledged the government’s public procurement policy will become deforestation-free after a committee of MPs recommended imposing regulations to ensure the state did "not contribute to deforestati...
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Posted by on in MyBlog
Though the 10 states taking part in CARB’s zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) program are mostly in the Northeast, the region is far from the best when it comes to getting electric cars on the road. A lack of purchase incentives, inadequate charging infrastructure, and limited EV&...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
In San Bernardino County, Calif., 82,000 people were ordered to leave their homes Wednesday as an explosive wildfire “hit with an intensity that we hadn’t seen before,” as one fire official said, and surged across 30,000 acres. It followed dramatic flooding in Louisiana that the...
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Posted by on in Solar
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton pledged that half a billion solar panels will be installed by the end of her first term if she wins the Oval Office this fall. That number may seem daunting, but industry insiders say it’s well within the realm of possibility. Even if yo...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
The Port of Darwin in Australia’s remote north may be one of the world’s smallest ports, but it boasts the title of the world’s biggest in livestock exports. It is also Australia’s northern gateway to Asia and a major oil and gas (O&G) hub for gas fields Bayu Undan, Bonaparte, Browse Basin, and ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Piers Sellers , AUGUST 17, 2016 I used to be an astronaut, a spacewalker on the International Space Station. Naturally, most of my fifteen-year crew career was spent on the ground, working with engineers to get the Station built and fully crewed for scientific research, but the day-in...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Wartime mobilization is needed to fight climate change, July racks up as the hottest month ever recorded and Antarctic carbon dioxide reaches levels unseen for millions of years. It's What's Up in Climate Change.   World War AGW We may not realize it, but we're in the midst of a war. Accordi...
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Posted by on in Animals
Zimbabwe will deploy aerial drones in its biggest wildlife sanctuary to fight elephant poachers, Reuters reports. Hwange National Park is one of the biggest wildlife sanctuaries in Zimbabwe, and it houses two-thirds of the country's 80,000 elephants. The plan will help protect the country...
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Posted by on in Animals
Dozens of conservation scientists, including several from Oregon State University, issued a call to halt a crisis among the world's large animals that could lead to their imminent extinction. In a paper published in the journal BioScience, 43 wildlife wildlife experts from six continents issue...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Dear Politicians and Elected Officials, Our oceans are in peril. There is too much plastic in them. Plastic suffocates and strangles marine wildlife who consume it, thinking it is food. The oceans have far too many chemicals in them; recklessly dumped with abandon. We have r...
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