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The global shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy will continue regardless of political action such as President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the US from the Paris climate agreement or outbursts from ex-Australian prime ministers, a senior ratings analyst says. "The tide has turned," sa...
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AP-NORC POLL     By Seth Borenstein and Emily Swanson The Associated Press WASHINGTON»Americans want their local officials to take on the challenge of battling global warming now that President Donald Trump is withdrawing the nation an international climate change agreement. That’s ac...
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WASHINGTON» It’s not just this year. The monster hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, Jose and Lee that have raged across the Atlantic are contributing to what appears to be the most active period for major storms on record. And the busiest part of hurricane season isn’t even over.   An analysis ...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
WRAY»Colorado farmers who defied nature’s limits and nourished a pastoral paradise by irrigating drought-prone prairie are pushing ahead in the face of worsening environmental fallout: Overpumping of groundwater has drained the High Plains Aquifer to the point that streams are drying up at the rate ...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
By Paul Tullis Special to The Washington Post   Bananas are for sale at a grocery store in Upper St. Clair, Pa. Curved, yellow Cavendish bananas make up 99 percent of all bananas sold in the United States. Gene J. Puskar, The Associated Press In a hot, dry field near a place called Hum...
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Posted by on in Forestry
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 9, 2017 -- With growing momentum and urgency behind calls for forest conservation, the diverse membership of the Forest Stewardship Council meets this week in its General Assembly. Founded in 1994 by forward-thinking NGOs and companies, the Forest Stewardship Counc...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
A majority of Americans say that global climate change contributed to the severity of recent hurricanes in Florida and Texas, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. That marks a significant shift of opinion from a dozen years ago, when a majority of the public dismissed the role...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
  By Elizabeth Lee After 50 years of sitting in the National Geographic archives, 100 hours of footage on Jane Goodall and her groundbreaking observations of chimpanzees in the African forest of Tanzania have been compiled into a documentary film. The documentary titled "Jane" star...
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Posted by on in Forestry
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 9, 2017 -- With growing momentum and urgency behind calls for forest conservation, the diverse membership of the Forest Stewardship Council meets this week in its General Assembly. Founded in 1994 by forward-thinking NGOs and companies, the Forest Stewardship ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
WASHINGTON» It’s not just this year. The monster hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, Jose and Lee that have raged across the Atlantic are contributing to what appears to be the most active period for major storms on record. And the busiest part of hurricane season isn’t even over.   An anal...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
  By Matthew Daly The Associated Press WASHINGTON»Rebuffing the Trump administration, a federal judge on Wednesday ordered the Interior Department to reinstate an Obama-era regulation aimed at restricting harmful methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands. The order, by a...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
AP-NORC POLL   Americans want local leaders to fight warming   By Seth Borenstein and Emily Swanson The Associated Press WASHINGTON»Americans want their local officials to take on the challenge of battling global warming now that President Donald Trump is withdrawing the nation an int...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
Even before hurricanes, institute was considering $300M of island projects   By Emma Ockerman Bloomberg News For Caribbean islands plunged into darkness after hurricanes Irma and Maria, more resilient, small-scale electric systems powered by the sun are looking increasingly attractive. Trans...
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Posted by on in Forestry
This area was beautiful oasis when 5th Gobi lama founded Khamar monastery. It had rivers, red hills, was rich in Dinosaur bones and eggs and also had tick elm and saxaul forests. In 1937-1945 during the Russian Stalin era, the area was destroyed by the Red Army including Khamar monastery and the elm...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
A loggerhead sea turtle is released after being treated for pneumonia in July 2016 at Inlet Beach, Fla. Associated Press file Sea turtles are lumbering back from the brink of extinction, a new study says. Scientists found more populations of the large turtles improving than declining when the...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
It’s a tactic humans have tried time and again thanks to its apparent simplicity: Dislike a pest? Enlist something that will eat it. On Monday, Australia’s environment ministry announced a new investment of more than $450,000 in U.S. dollars for two years of research into just such a scheme, aimed ...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
Leonardo DiCaprio is more than just a leading man in some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters. Along with being a writer and producer, he’s also an outspoken activist ringing the alarm bells of the catastrophe to befall us, should we ignore our role in global warming. DiCaprio hi...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Lam Tak-fai, the acting head of Ports and Maritime Command in Hong Kong, displays smuggled rhino horns at the city’s customs department. Kin Cheung, The Associated Press   JOHANNESBURG » Traffickers have tried many ways to smuggle African rhino horns to Asia, concealing them in Buddha s...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
SALT LAKE CITY » An appeals court granted a request Monday from President Donald Trump’s administration to halt a plan for new pollution controls at Utah’s oldest coal-fired power plants aimed at reducing haze near national parks. The development marks a reversal for the U.S. Environmental Pro...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The story of creation presents us with a panoramic view of the world. Scripture reveals that, “in the beginning”, God intended humanity to cooperate in the preservation and protection of the natural environment. At first, as we read in Genesis, “no plant of the field was yet in the earth and no herb...
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