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Students and environmental organizers protest oil extraction in response to Tuesday’s pipe rupture. Cheryl Sun/Daily Nexus by Cheryl Sun Local grassroots climate justice organization, 350 Santa Barbara, hosted a demonstration and press conference at Santa Barbara County Courthouse Thursday to prot...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
  The oil pipeline rupture at Refugio State Beach may have spilled as much as 105,000 gallons of crude, authorities said. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times) By JULIE CART, JACK DOLAN AND DOUG SMITH  Plains Pipeline, the large Texas-based company responsible for the pipe that ruptured in Sa...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
BY KATIE VALENTINE This Sept. 13, 2010 file photo shows the bottom of the blowout preventer stack from the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. CREDIT: AP PHOTO/GERALD HERBERT, FILE On Monday, nearly five years after the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded and sent millions of barrels...
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Posted by on in Animals
BY ELIZABETH PIERSON MAR 19, 2015 More than 1,100 baby sea lions have washed ashore on California's beaches in the past two months. Some believe the sea lions are victims of the warming coastal waters, which are two to six degrees Fahrenheit above average. NOAA scientists say an El Niño climate p...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Incoming Texas Gov. Greg Abbott created a stir last week during a speech to the conservative and influential think tank the Texas Public Policy Foundation, where he accused Texas cities of contributing to the "California-ization" of Texas. "The truth is, Texas is being California-ized with bag bans...
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Posted by on in Lakes/Rivers/Wetlands
By Chen Liwei For World Wetlands Day on February 2, I traveled from Beijing down to Hangzhou to attend a seminar held by the Wetland Management Office of the State Forestry Administration, a partner of the Paulson Institute. We are working together to analyze the importance of coastal wetlands in C...
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Posted by on in Lakes/Rivers/Wetlands
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $1 million in grants to strengthen the capacity of states and tribes to protect and restore wetlands. The National Wetland Program Development Grants provide interstate agencies, intertribal consortia, and non-profit organizatio...
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Posted by on in Lakes/Rivers/Wetlands
ON THE WESTERN side of the San Fernando Valley, behind the bleachers of Canoga Park High School, two concrete drainage ditches merge. Here in parched Southern California, barely a trickle runs through these channels. Most days it’s more like a sheen of greenish moisture, a puddle filtering across cl...
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Posted by on in Recycling
By Liu Zheng (chinadaily.com.cn) Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) Foxconn Technology Group has joined hands with Apple China on its "reuse and recycling program", Tencent's technology channel reported on Thursday, quoting people familiar with the program. According to the report, a subsidiary...
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Posted by on in Recycling
1. The average person generates over 4 pounds of trash every day and about 1.5 tons of solid waste per year. 2. Americans make more than 200 million tons of garbage each year, enough to fill Busch Stadium from top to bottom twice a day. Next time you’re at a sporting event or tailgate, host a trash...
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Posted by on in General Environment
41. A swan built its nest on garbage. 42. This boy was collecting recyclable garbage in the polluted water. 43. A sea bird polluted by oil in the ocean. 44. Penguins covered with oil. 45. Homeless koala. 46.In Jiaxing, Zhejiang, China, a old man was taking a shower in the lake full of...
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Posted by on in General Environment
31. People in Sichuan, China were sadly looking at the polluted river. 32. Mexico City is one of the most densely populated cities in the world, which has a population of 20 million people. 33. The beach of Bombay is covered with garbage. 34. Plastic bags are everywhere in the ocean, e...
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Posted by on in Clean Technology
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk on Thursday officially announced two battery backup products, one for homes and one for industrial use, at an event at the company's Southern California design studio. The lithium-ion battery modules can store electricity from solar panels and serve to balance loads from ...
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Posted by on in Fishing
Over the last couple of decades, the practice of farming fish, or aquaculture, has increased exponentially. Farmed Atlantic salmon production in particular saw a more than 30-fold increase between 1987 and 2012, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. This increase ...
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Posted by on in General Environment
21. The workers in Shanghang, Fujian, China, were cleaning the dirty water in the cesspool. 22. The smoke surrounded the buildings in Beijing. 23. In Pingba, China, a boy was swimming in the polluted reservoir. 24. In Shantou, Guangdong, China, a boy was walking in the dirty water full of g...
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Posted by on in General Environment
11. An albatross died because of eating plastic in the ocean 12. The serious haze in Hong Kong forces people to take picture with another picture. 13. People sail on the Chao Lake, which was filled with alga, in Hefei, China. 14. The serious air pollution in Beijing. People have to wear mas...
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Posted by on in General Environment
The Earth is suffering from human activities. Here are 50 photos show human's "masterpiece".  1. A turtle deformed by plastic ring. 2. A seal is tangled by abandoned fishing wire, causing its neck split. 3. A sea bird is covered by oil. The only thing it can do is waiting to die. 4. I...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Scientists propose a new, potentially more accurate way, to measure the rate of sea level rise. Shutterstock By Carling Hay, Harvard University When you ask yourself what the biggest unanswered scientific questions are, “how did sea levels change over the past 100 years?” is unlikely to appear at ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
NASA is a world leader in climate studies and Earth science. While its role is not to set climate policy or prescribe particular responses or solutions to climate change, its purview does include providing the robust scientific data needed to understand climate change. NASA then makes this informati...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The enormity of global warming can be daunting and dispiriting. What can one person, or even one nation, do on their own to slow and reverse climate change? But just as ecologist Stephen Pacala and physicist Robert Socolow, both at Princeton University, came up with 15 so-called "wedges" for nations...
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