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From Melbourne to Mexico City, tens of thousands of people worldwide hit the streets over the weekend to press world leaders to push for a bold international agreement at the upcoming climate summit in Paris. The center for the demonstrations was supposed to be Paris, where nearly 150 world leade...
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PARIS — Thousands of demonstrators gathered in central Paris and formed a human chain along the route of a long-planned protest march that was banned by the French government in a security crackdown following the Nov. 13 Paris attacks. Nearby, thousands of shoes, some decorated, were placed at the P...
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In his first remarks on American soil, Pope Francis on Wednesday signaled the balance he might strike during his highly charged visit this week, telling President Obama and a huge crowd on the South Lawn of the White House that the U.S. must safeguard religious freedom while also stressing the “urge...
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By Caleb Jones HONOLULU — High above this bustling city — in a quiet, exclusive hillside neighborhood where some of the island's wealthiest residents live — there is an extravagant home that's not quite like the others. The 6,000-square-foot house has a view overlooking Diamond Head, Waikiki and t...
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Earth Day, on April 22, is an important opportunity to highlight solutions to some of the world’s most pressing environmental and social challenges. In celebratio, we're highlighting organizations and individuals producing creative and innovative solutions in the food world.    ...
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There’s no time like the present to teach kids to respect their environment and be willing to stand up to protect it. Of course, any good environmental education starts at home: parents should always keep in mind that they are role models for their kids, and should act responsibly. And most schools ...
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"I feel a moral obligation to speak out at this key moment in human history — it is a moment for action," says the actor in addressing climate change Leonardo DiCaprio has been tapped by the United Nations to be honored with the title of Messenger of Peace, and the actor has been asked to speak on ...
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News of the deaths of four Peruvian tribal leaders (Illegal loggers blamed for murders in Amazon, 10 September) is especially resonant because their killings should have been avoided. It was well-known that one of the victims, Edwin Chota, a high-profile environmentalist, received numerous death thr...
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Today, August 25, 2014, is the National Park Service's 98th birthday. The National Park Service was established in 1916 with the responsibility of protecting and managing all existing parks (only 35 at the time) as well as any future parks and monuments set aside by Congress. After 9...
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We are delighted to welcome Captain Michele Finn, retired from the NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps with over 25 years of service to the United States. The NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps is one of the seven uniformed services of the United States. The service, consisting of approximately 350 commiss...
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Climate change is impacting the next generation of hockey players directly, according to a report released Monday by the National Hockey League.The report, the first of its kind produced by a professional sports league in partnership with the Natural Resources Defense Council, details a pl...
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As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan and continued commitment to support Native American leaders in building strong, resilient communities, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn today announced the Administration has dedicated nea...
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This past weekend, Pope Francis did something that was quietly revolutionary. In a talk at the Italian university of Molise, Francis characterized concerns about the environment as “one of the greatest challenges of our time”—a challenge that is theological, as well as political, in nature...
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A team of seven UCLA environmental science students has created a website that shows how emissions from local factories are impacting air quality in Los Angeles County. Cal EcoMaps, launched this month, features an interactive map with detailed information about 172 facilities representing the top ...
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Youth Plea to Protect the Atmosphere as a Public Trust is Taken Seriously by All Three Branches of Government Seven youth from five US states exercised their constitutional rights by visiting all three branches of government, calling for action against climate change on behalf of the entire younges...
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By Grant Barbeito Founder, Vice President and Creative Director, www.earthprotect.com As the founder of www.earthprotect.com, I struggle every April with wanting to tell the world something amazing that happens on Earth Day. The truth is there, is less of a worldwide celebration than I would like t...
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World famous primatologist Jane Goodall turns 80 on April 3rd and there’s no better time than now to reflect on Lady Jane’s incredible contributions not only to science, but to spreading her gentle goodwill around the world. She champions hope, peace, poverty alleviation and showing compassion for a...
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by: Eliza K I have spent literally my entire life idolizing Dr. Jane Goodall. My favorite stuffed animal as a baby was a chimpanzee; 16 years later, not much has changed. My bulletin board is covered with her quotes, my shelves are stacked with her books, and my drawers filled with Roots & Shoo...
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Sony Pictures Entertainment has joined forces with WWF this year to make Spider-Man the first superhero ambassador for Earth Hour. Its involvement will also see the launch of Earth Hour Blue – a new digital crowdfunding and crowdsourcing platform that is desi...
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April 3rd is Dr. Jane's 80th birthday! Send her your birthday wishes by signing her online birthday card. Since Dr. Jane founded Roots & Shoots in 1991, young people and their adult mentors have been making positive change happen in their communities. Many Roots & Shoots students draw inspi...
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