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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Coral reefs around the globe already are facing unprecedented damage because of warmer and more acidic oceans. It’s hardly a problem affecting just the marine life that depends on them or deep-sea divers who visit them. If carbon dioxide emissions continue to fuel the planet’s rising...
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This story has been updated. Political people in the United States are watching the chaos in Washington in the moment. But some people in the science community are watching the chaos somewhere else — the Arctic. It’s polar night there now — the sun isn’t rising in much of the Arctic. Tha...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Pope Francis urged national leaders on Monday to implement global environmental agreements without delay, a message that looked to be squarely aimed at U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. Addressing a group of scientists that included theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, the pope gave his stro...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
In early november, Justin Trudeau appeared at a Coast Guard base in Vancouver’s Stanley Park, announcing $1.5 billion to be invested in ocean protection, including the development of “world leading marine safety system” for Canada’s coasts. In making the announcement, Trudeau was setting the stage f...
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Posted by on in Animals
Global populations of vertebrates -- mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish -- have declined by 58 percent between 1970 and 2012, states a new report from World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Animals living in the world’s lakes, rivers, and freshwater systems have experienced the most dramat...
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Posted by on in MyBlog
As the dust settled on the arid grounds at the closing of COP22 in Marrakech – with the ripple effects of the monumental U.S. election hovering in the air – a sense of determination and resolve persisted. Nearly one year after the world came together to forge the groundbreaking Paris Climate Agreeme...
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Posted by on in Transportation
Imagine the satisfaction of gliding past gas stations in near silence as other motorists frantically line up to avoid an overnight price spike. Instead, you slip into your garage, connect your fast charger and effortlessly fuel up your electric vehicle for the week. That’s the green dream for many p...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
Demonstrators in cities like San Francisco, Phoenix and Philadelphia on Tuesday demanded that President Barack Obama reject the Dakota Access Pipeline project before leaving office.  The coordinated protests planned for dozens of cities were the latest in a series of action...
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Posted by on in Peace
Activists around the world are taking to the streets on Tuesday to rally against the Dakota Access oil pipeline and stand in solidarity with the people protesting it in North Dakota. The November 15 #NoDAPLDayOfAction marks one of the largest coordinated efforts against the pipeline since...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
by Ben Jervey The American people just elected an outspoken climate-change denier as president. So does that mean the climate conversation is closed for the next four years? Of course not. President-elect Donald “I’m not a big believer in climate change” Trump wasn’t elected for his anti-climate ac...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Dear Earth Protectors,  In the face of the new administration coming into office in January with a stated position unsupportive of the UN Paris Agreement, the US Environmental Protection Agency and with campaign promises to increase coal and other fossil fuels, we are challenged to be mor...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
From Yale 360 e360 Climate change has already impacted nearly every aspect of life on earth, according to a new study in the journal Science. Warming global temperatures have altered everything from entire ecosystems down to the individual genes of species. Some 80 percent of key eco...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
ExxonMobil released a statement earlier this week announcing its support of the Paris climate agreement, which went into effect on November 4th. The company’s release affirms that climate change poses serious risks, noting that "ExxonMobil supports the work of the Paris signatories, acknowledges th...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Marrakech – a bustling city and the focus of the fight against climate change. It is the host of COP22 which began when the Paris Agreement came into force. It is being held in the city from November 7 to November 18. It is seen is the last opportunity to act because the impact of climate chang...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Todd Stern Todd Stern was the U.S. special envoy for climate change from 2009 until April 2016.  Trump is wrong about the Paris Climate Agreement. I know because I negotiated it. Donald Trump vows that once in office, he’s “going to cancel the Paris climate agreement,” wh...
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Posted by on in Arts and Entertainment
Leonardo DiCaprio is well known for his activism around the ever present problem of climate change. Now he’s teamed up with the powerhouse that is National Geographic to bring an hour and a half documentary to the masses, “Before The Flood.” It’s a visual, auditory masterpiece, that might just inspi...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
A new study found that the Indian Ocean's Agulhas Current is getting wider rather than strengthening. The findings, which have important implications for global climate change, suggest that intensifying winds in the region may be increasing the turbulence of the current, rather than increasing its f...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
Donald Trump has said that one of the top priorities for his presidency would be to remove the United States from international agreements to curb greenhouse gas emissions In particular, Trump has said he would renege on the historic Paris climate pact. In addition, he has selected Myron Ebell...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Although our electorate has succumbed to Donald Trump's siren song about immigrants threatening America, we cannot afford to give in to despair. The real existential threat continues to loom. We need to wean the economy off fossil fuel immediately, and this cannot happen without the c...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
By Patricia Espinosa Humanity will look back on Nov. 4, as the day that countries of the world shut the door on inevitable climate disaster and set off with determination towards a sustainable future. The Paris climate change agreement—the result of the most complex, comprehensive a...
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