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Release: 3 Bipartisan Groups of Military and Security Leaders Urge New Course on Climate by  CAITLIN WERRELL AND FRANCESCO FEMIA IN CLIMATE AND SECURITY ON SEPTEMBER 14, 2016. USS AlbanyRelease: Three Bipartisan Groups of Military and National Security Leaders Urge Robust New Course on Cl...
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Weather Channel: 13 years of military planning for sea level rise Navy Norfolk Virginia USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, NORFOLK NAVAL SHIPYARD, VA. (U.S. NAVY PHOTO, MASS COMM SPECIALIST 3RD CLASS TYLER FOLNSBEE)   Center for Climate and Security Advisory Board member, Brigadier General Gerald Gallowa...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
Note: This is part two of a four-part series about the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The agency, its policies, and the science that underpins those regulations has been under scrutiny in recent weeks. In fact, the agency is in danger of being drastically cut back or dismantled ...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
U.S. environmental chief Scott Pruitt unveiled plans to roll back at least three Obama-era rules at the EPA while vowing to give businesses “regulatory certainty.” Those policy reversals, set to start next week, will empower the Environmental Protection Agency to focus on its core mission of protec...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Global warming is already shrinking the Colorado River, the most important waterway in the American Southwest, and it could reduce the flow by more than a third by the end of the century, two scientists say. The river’s volume has dropped more than 19 percent during a drought gripping the region si...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
States across the U.S. have been introducing legislation that would punish people for switching to electric vehicles. Since the start of 2017, six states (Indiana, South Carolina, Kansas, Tennessee, New Hampshire, and Montana) have introduced legislation that would require EV owners to pay a fee of ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Opinion piece originally published in The Denver Post November 20,2016 with permission of Author Auden Schendler, VP Aspen Skiing Company and board chair of Protect Our Winters  On the day after Trump won, I walked with my family to a melting glacier in New Zealand. A waterfall several hundred...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
A call for change or a call for awareness? “Just another brick on the wall.. ” As Pink Floyd’s song goes, so does my writing.. Hear ye, Hear ye!  This is my call for awareness. Let it not be just another rock for the wall. We might not have all the time on Earth to put it back once it crumbl...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
This month, the Maryland Senate voted 32-13 to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of a major clean energy bill after an outcry of bipartisan public support for the bill.  It’s a big victory for Maryland and for all of us who want to see more clean energy and less burning of fossil fuels.  ...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Corals reefs are dying around the globe due to warmer and more acidic oceans, harming ocean life but also creating economic disaster and food security risks for fisherman and people whose protein source is largely dependent upon the sea plus undermining tourism. Add to this the depletion of one...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  A GROUP of Republicans provided a refreshing message to Washington on Wednesday: Climate change is a threat that deserves serious attention, and the GOP should embrace smart ways of dealing with it.The group — which calls itself the Climate Leadership Council and includes two former secretar...
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Posted by on in General Environment
The Denver Post, Bruce Finley, reported on Feb 1st the results of a poll showing strong voter support for protecting water, air and wildlife and opportunities for recreation over increased drilling and mining on public lands. Voters surveyed were from  Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, N...
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Posted by on in Food
Chemicals in Food Children’s diets are an important pathway for exposure to some environmental chemicals and other contaminants. Children may be at a greater risk for exposures to contaminants because they consume more food relative to their body weight than do adults. Additionally, children’s dieta...
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Posted by on in Animals
Ben Goldfarb of Writers on the Range wrote an eye brow raising Opinion piece in The Denver Post on February 12, bringing to our attention the effect on the borders wild inhabitants, saying the proposed border wall will be a catastrophe for the natural world. Habitat connectivity is well established ...
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Posted by on in Solar
  The Solar Foundation’s National Solar Jobs Census 2016 is the seventh annual update on current employment, trends, and projected growth in the U.S. solar industry. The Solar Jobs Census 2016 found that solar employment increased by over 51,000 workers, a 25 percent increase over 2015. Overal...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
The Trump administration "will be held accountable in court" for its decision to grant the final easement on the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL), Indigenous people and environmental allies vowed Tuesday. And with actions planned nationwide on Wednesday, the administration won't get off in the court o...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
By Tim Sohn In a letter sent to the Senate on Monday morning, 447 former Environmental Protection Agency officials signed their names to a statement urging the rejection of Trump’s pick to head the agency, former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, whose nomination is set to come up for ...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
The Environmental Protection Agency has come under constant fire from the Trump administration, enduring both a temporary gag order — which was later partially lifted  — and news that President Trump was looking to cut the agency's budget and staff. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Spewing too much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere could shut down the major ocean current that ferries warm water to the North Atlantic, new climate simulations suggest. While not as extreme as the doomsday scenario portrayed in the movie The Day After Tomorrow, such a shutdown could cause wi...
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Posted by on in Human Health
by Richard Allen Williams, Elena Rios Today, more than 100 million Americans depend on healthcare safety-net programs: Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). But that safety net could be shredded if Dr. Tom Price—Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services—has his way....
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