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PG&E Cuts Power to 500,000 in California: Live Updates Pacific Gas & Electric, the largest utility in the state, could cut electricity to 800,000 customers by day’s end as a precaution against sparking wildfires.   Thomas Fuller By Thomas Fuller RIGHT NOWAbout 500,000 customers are...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
Recently I wrote about how consumers were moving to use their buying power to buy sustainably produced products and support companies serious about their own practices.  Lego today announced it was doing a free return of their plastic toys to reduce the products landing in landfills. Good for t...
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  Shared from the 10/8/2019 The Denver Post eEdition THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS The move, which appears crafted to resonate with younger, more environmentally aware consumers, will require a “fundamental rethink” in the company’s packaging policies, said CEO Alan Jope. Unilever aims to achieve t...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Shared from the 10/4/2019 The Denver Post eEdition PACIFICORP   By Mead Gruver The Associated Press CHEYENNE» A major Western utility said Thursday it plans to speed up its move away from coal-fired power and get more juice from the sun and wind. Citing financial incentives, Port...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
IOWA CITY, Iowa – The adults are still failing kids, Greta Thunberg told thousands of Iowans Friday. "We teenagers and children shouldn't have to take the responsibility." the teenage climate activists said. "But right now the world leaders keep acting like children, and somebody needs to...
Climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks during the
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Posted by on in Forestry
By  Terrence McCoy  Oct. 2, 2019 at 10:18 a.m. PDT RIO DE JANEIRO — The number of fires in the Amazon rainforest dropped significantly in September, a month when fires typically increase, Brazil’s satellite research agency reported. The number of fires since the beginning...
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Posted by on in Transportation
A global “flight shaming” movement is making people rethink flying, which could hit the industry hard, according to a new report. Climate activists such as Greta Thunberg inspiring people to refuse travelling on planes — a new phenomenon dubbed “flight shaming” — has been linked to a slowdown in th...
The growth of air travel could be half of what is expected due to ‘flight shaming’.
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The general consensus among scientists is that that carbon emissions must be reduced by 80% by 2050 to avoid temperature rise of more than 2°C. While offset programs, like SeaGrass Grow, are great for making up for what you can’t reduce, minimizing the carbon emissions you’re responsible for creatin...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 September 25, 2019 – This morning in the Principality of Monaco, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC). The report scrutinizes current scientific understandings of the ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Shared from the 9/29/2019 The Denver Post eEdition The Open Forum   Letters to the Editor Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks Wednesday in New York. She traveled to the U.S. on a sailboat to avoid carbon emissions as she pushed for the world to combat climate change. Mary Altaff...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Shared from the 9/29/2019 The Denver Post eEdition MONTANA By Matthew Brown
The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT.» A conservation group trying to create the largest nature reserve in the Lower 48 states said Tuesday it was scaling back its request to expand bison grazing in Montana, following ...
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Posted by on in Human Health
  Did you know that September 26 is World Environmental Health Day? Since 2011, this day has served to raise awareness of the environmental issues that most impact public health. This year’s theme, climate change challenges, time for global environmental health to act in unison, could hardly ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
A recent poll shows Americans are saving energy but they are not doing all they can. Here is what they are doing: 1. Turning off lights when not needed-Yeah 90% do this! 2. Lower thermostat a few degrees in winter and leave it a few degrees higher in summer , well maybe so only a small capital yea...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Rollbacks to the Endangered Species Act go into effect today. Can you take a moment to make a call? When you call, you don't need to say a lot. Again, the number is 202-456-1111. Here is a sample script: I am calling from NAME YOUR STATE HERE and I want President Trump to know that I do not suppor...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Seth Borenstein, shared from The Denver Post  
The Associated Press Sea levels are rising at an ever-faster rate as ice and snow shrink, and oceans are getting more acidic and losing oxygen, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said in a report issued as world leaders met at the U...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Matthew Green UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Banks with more than $47 trillion in assets, or a third of the global industry, adopted new U.N.-backed “responsible banking” principles to fight climate change on Sunday that would shift their loan books away from fossil fuels. Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE), Ci...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
Albert Einstein, (1870-1955) undoubtedly one of our world's most impactful geniuses said,  "Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty." 
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Shared from the 9/21/2019 The Denver Post eEdition GLOBAL CLIMATE STRIKE By Elizabeth Hernandez and James Burky
The Denver Post Protest chants boomed through downtown Denver on Friday, echoing between high-rises and intertwining with the wafting scents of sage and patchouli. The thousands of...
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Posted by on in Animals
Shared from the 9/21/2019 The Denver Post eEdition WILD BIRDS By Seth Borenstein and Christina Larson
The Associated Press WASHINGTON» North America’s skies are lonelier and quieter as nearly 3 billion fewer wild birds soar in the air than in 1970, a comprehensive study shows. The new study ...
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