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Posted by on in Climate Change
New Climate Censorship Tracker Comes Online This is an important new resource to help us keep track of all the ways the Trump Administration is undermining our ability to  fight climate change, this is against the will of the vast majority of US citizens, we need science data and need to know...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The administration’s National Security Strategy document omits climate risks. By Umair Irfan  Updated Jan 12, 2018, 3:17pm EST VOX  a move that contradicted nearly three decades of military planning, the Trump administration in December backed away from calling climate change a national ...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Shared from the 2018-01-09 The Denver Post eEdition FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION   Regulators turn down proposal to boost coal, nuclear markets   By Evan Halper Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON» A Trump administration plan to force utilities to purchase more coal and nuclear powe...
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Posted by on in General Environment
CDC GETS LIST OF FORBIDDEN WORDS. The Trump administration is forbidding officials at the nation’s top public health agency from using seven words or phrases — including “fetus” and “transgender” — in any documents prepared for next year’s budget. Policy analysts at the Centers for Disease Control ...
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Posted by on in General Environment
By Brady Dennis and Darryl Fears
The Washington Post   WASHINGTON» President Donald Trump made his mark in the energy and environment world during his first year in Washington. Many of his actions aimed to undo work from the Obama era. Trump all but abandoned the nation’s efforts to combat cl...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
By Brady Dennis and Darryl Fears
The Washington Post   WASHINGTON» President Donald Trump made his mark in the energy and environment world during his first year in Washington. Many of his actions aimed to undo work from the Obama era. Trump all but abandoned the nation’s efforts to combat cl...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Seth Borenstein
The Associated Press  Hailstones the size of golf balls fell in Edgewater in May. Insured losses in the Denver area exceeded $2.2 billion, making it the most expensive hailstorm in state history. Seth McConnell, Denver Post file WASHINGTON» With three strong hurricanes, wildfi...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Under the Interior Department's draft proposal, spanning 2019 to 2024, more than 90 percent of the total acres on the Outer Continental Shelf would be made available for leasing. It proposes 47 potential offshore lease sales, the most ever over a five-year period, including 19 sales off the Alaska c...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
By Evan Halper Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON» A Trump administration plan to force utilities to purchase more coal and nuclear power was rejected Monday by federal regulators, undermining the president’s energy agenda and his promise to revive the coal industry. The five-member Federal En...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
CDC GETS LIST OF FORBIDDEN WORDS. The Trump administration is forbidding officials at the nation’s top public health agency from using seven words or phrases — including “fetus” and “transgender” — in any documents prepared for next year’s budget. Policy analysts at the Centers for Disease Control ...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
  WASHINGTON» President Donald Trump made his mark in the energy and environment world during his first year in Washington. Many of his actions aimed to undo work from the Obama era. Trump all but abandoned the nation’s efforts to combat climate change, and he shrank national monuments th...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
Joe Howlett was no stranger to the risky work of rescuing whales. More than 15 years ago, the Canadian lobster fisherman co-founded the Campobello Whale Rescue Team, an “intrepid group of fishermen who care so much about whales that they are willing to risk their lives to save them.” From the...
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Posted by on in Animals
By Lauren Smith Earlier this year a new species of deep water shark, Etmopterus lailae, was discovered in waters surrounding the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean. Measurements of external features, teeth, vertebrae and intestines, along with specific external markings and pa...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
We, a group of more than 3,700 people, including concerned scientists, citizens from at least 88 countries and Nobel laureates, fundamentally disagree with R. Alexander Pyron’s Nov. 26 Outlook essay, “Species die. Get over it.” His views expressed are at odds with scientific facts and our moral...
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Posted by on in General Environment
A uranium company launched a concerted lobbying campaign to scale back Bears Ears National Monument, saying such action would give it easier access to the area’s uranium deposits and help it operate a nearby processing mill, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post. Interior Secretary...
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Posted by on in Peace
Reported by The Washington Post 16 of the nation's top retired military are urging congress to pass gun control legislation. They write" there is no acceptable excuse for our elected leaders to avoid addressing this national crisis" As American's, they say they find the level of gun violence unac...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The past year brought profound setbacks and unexpected silver linings in the world's quest to curb climate change. The U.S. presidential election significantly altered the fight to keep Earth's temperature rise to less than 2 degrees Celsius. Donald Trump entered the White House promising to "undo"...
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Posted by on in Food
At many Chinese restaurants in the United States, there's a special dish called shark fin soup. It's expensive — a delicacy and status symbol in Chinese culture that's served during banquets. The soup is a hotly debated item in both the scientific and political communities, and it's illegal in 12 s...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Washington, DC— The climate models that project greater amounts of warming this century are the ones that best align with observations of the current climate, according to a new paper from Carnegie’s Patrick Brown and Ken Caldeira published by Nature.  Their findings suggest that the model...
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Posted by on in General Environment
People are donating more than they ever have to charities. There’s no time when such giving is more on display than today, Giving Tuesday, a day when celebrations of generosity on social media have helped turn an idea into a global happening in just six years.  The day was created in 2012 by t...
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