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Temperatures have soared in New South Wales bringing renewed emergency bushfire warnings, while Melbourne has brown rain from dust in the air, causing pools to close and the Yarra River to turn brown. Despite heavy rain in parts of NSW over the past week, residents were warned the “bad ol...
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The rich and powerful have made their annual descent on a small resort town in Switzerland. They're not going there to ski, but to attend the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF). The event is better known by the name of its host city, Davos. The exclusive four-day event is an opportuni...
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Posted by on in Clean Water
The New York Times, WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Thursday finalized a rule to strip away environmental protections for streams, wetlands and groundwater, handing a victory to farmers, fossil fuel producers and real estate developers who said Obama-era rules had shackled them with onerous...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
From The New York Times:With businesses under pressure to act, solutions are emerging, but not fast enough, some participants fear By Stanley Reed  Jan. 20, 2020 Even before catastrophic fires broke out in Australia in late fall, climate change was at the top of the list of prioritie...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Marcie Grabowski, University of Hawaii  Researchers at School of Ocean and Earth Sciences and Technology discovered that several greenhouse gases are emitted as common plastics degrade. Among the plastic items having a negative impact on environment are: plastic shopping bags, food storage con...
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Posted by on in Recycling
Shared from the 1/21/2020 The Denver Post eEdition   By Chris Buckley © The New York Times Co. BEIJING» It’s piled up in landfills. It clutters fields and rivers, dangles from trees, and forms flotillas of waste in the seas. China’s use of plastic bags, containers and cutlery has b...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Shared from the 1/21/2020 The Denver Post eEdition “CHANGING COASTAL CONDITIONS” By Christopher Flavelle © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON»The Trump administration is about to distribute billions of dollars to coastal states mainly in the South to help steel them against natural disast...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
“I’m not the kind of person who celebrates birthdays,” Greta Thunberg said as she turned 17 on Friday, marking the occasion in inimitable style - with a seven-hour hour protest outside the Swedish parliament. The climate activist braved winter conditions in her native Stockholm to continue the week...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Shared from the 1/16/2020 The Denver Post eEdition   By Judith Kohler
The Denver Post Calling it transformative, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association released a plan Wednesday to boost its renewable energy sources to 50% by 2024 and cut greenhouse-gas emissions by 90% by 2030 fr...
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Shared from the 1/16/2020 The Denver Post eEdition   By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press Tourists at Lake Conjola, a popular holiday destination in Australia, take refuge on a beach from wildfires Tuesday. This fire season has been one of the worst in Australia’s history, with at least 1...
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Please check this site out https://feu-us.org/cciq/ This short, sweet and informative climate change IQ quiz was developed by The Universal Ecological Fund, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting climate action, its easy, fun, informative and as we need widespread involvement of all persons, ...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
By Alice Mannette
The Hutchinson News WINDOM, KAN.» With a nudge toward the past, Kansas farms are using bees once again to increase crop health. During the early 1900s, bees were prevalent in the state. Jorge Garibay, a beekeeping consultant from St. John, and others want to increase their number...
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The Associated Press  By Matthew Brown The Associated Press PARADISE, CALIF.» First came the flames, a raging firestorm propelled by 50 mph wind gusts that incinerated Kelsey Norton’s house and killed 85 people in her community. Then came the smoke — not just from the forest but also from 1...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The evidence mounted all year. All-time temperature records were broken in France, Germany and elsewhere; the Greenland ice sheet experienced exceptional melting; and, as 2019 came to a close, broiling temperatures contributed to devastating wildfires that continue in Australia. Now European scient...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
  Shared from the 1/3/2020 The Denver Post eEdition, TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, By Ellen Knickmeyer, Matthew Brown and Ed White The Associated Press WASHINGTON» The Trump administration has built up the biggest backlog of unfunded toxic Superfund cleanup projects in at least 15 year...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Shared from the 12/21/2019 The Denver Post eEdition By Kendra Pierre-Louis © The New York Times Co. ORLEANS, MASS.»The Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, among the rarest and most endangered of the seven species of sea turtles, was found motionless shortly after high tide on Cape Cod’s Skaket Beac...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Shared from the 1/8/2020 The Denver Post eEdition  By Judith Kohler The Denver Post A national oil and gas trade group is kicking off a campaign to tell the industry’s story in face of concerns about climate change and proposed fracking bans, and the CEO says Colorado is part of his ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
U.S. Emissions Dropped in 2019:  By Nicholas Kusnetz JAN 7, 2020 Greenhouse gas emissions in the United States dropped last year after a sharp increase in 2018, new data released Tuesday show. The drop resumed a long-term downward trend driven chiefly by a shift away from coal power generati...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
By Sierra Club Environmental Law Program. Gaslight Edition Trump Watch re Environmental Rollbacks and Actions  White house officials suppress State Dept testimony that human caused climate change will be "possibly catastrophic"  EPA  Administrator Andrew Wheeler says that "most of t...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
By Nicholas Kusnetz is a reporter for InsideClimate News.  The findings of the study, published Tuesday, support those from other recent studies that found the world is continuing to rely on fossil fuels—including coal—to meet growing energy demand, even as renewable energy sees soaring g...
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