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Trump's executive orders fly in the face of facts, the jobs are moving to clean energy and the stats prove it, the climate is a major economic threat and health and security threat, lies do not hide that this is major sell out to fossil fuel giants, and against Americans and our global community.

Posted by on in Climate Change
  A GROUP of Republicans provided a refreshing message to Washington on Wednesday: Climate change is a threat that deserves serious attention, and the GOP should embrace smart ways of dealing with it.The group — which calls itself the Climate Leadership Council and includes two former secretar...
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Posted by on in General Environment
The Denver Post, Bruce Finley, reported on Feb 1st the results of a poll showing strong voter support for protecting water, air and wildlife and opportunities for recreation over increased drilling and mining on public lands. Voters surveyed were from  Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, N...
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Posted by on in Food
Chemicals in Food Children’s diets are an important pathway for exposure to some environmental chemicals and other contaminants. Children may be at a greater risk for exposures to contaminants because they consume more food relative to their body weight than do adults. Additionally, children’s dieta...
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Posted by on in Animals
Ben Goldfarb of Writers on the Range wrote an eye brow raising Opinion piece in The Denver Post on February 12, bringing to our attention the effect on the borders wild inhabitants, saying the proposed border wall will be a catastrophe for the natural world. Habitat connectivity is well established ...
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Posted by on in Solar
  The Solar Foundation’s National Solar Jobs Census 2016 is the seventh annual update on current employment, trends, and projected growth in the U.S. solar industry. The Solar Jobs Census 2016 found that solar employment increased by over 51,000 workers, a 25 percent increase over 2015. Overal...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
By Tim Sohn In a letter sent to the Senate on Monday morning, 447 former Environmental Protection Agency officials signed their names to a statement urging the rejection of Trump’s pick to head the agency, former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, whose nomination is set to come up for ...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
China's decision to ban its domestic ivory trade is a landmark decision vital to ending an epdemic of elephant poaching in Africa. 
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Air China is the first air line in mainland China to ban shark fin cargo. This helps the shark populations threatened with extinction and will increase public awareness of this cruel practice that has created this endangerment of an important species. 
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Posted by on in General Environment
Dear Earth Protectors,  In the face of the new administration coming into office in January with a stated position unsupportive of the UN Paris Agreement, the US Environmental Protection Agency and with campaign promises to increase coal and other fossil fuels, we are challenged to be mor...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
According to Dept of Navy, climate change is increasing potential conflict including social instability and the need for disaster response. The Defense Dept approaches climate change as a serious threat. US Rep Ken Buck, Republican, Greeley, CO is out of touch when he says that climate change distra...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Nearly 200 nations reached a deal to limit use of hydrofluorocarbons (HCF) the fastest growing climate pollutant used in air conditioners and refrigerators. Experts say this is the fastest way to reduce global warming. This agreement is legally binding and it caps and reduces the use of HCFs beginni...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
President Obama said "this news is a turning point for our planet." UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called the strong support for the agreement a"testimony for the urgency of action."  This agreement is a beginning in our work to curb green house gas emissions, necessary to reduce the impacts...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
In August, London's Mayor, Sadig Khan, dubbed Oxford Street "the most polluted street in the  world" in terms of nitrogen dioxide, a pollutant that is invisible to the eye but contributes to health issues like asthma, lung disease and even death.  World Health Organization, WHO, esti...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
World Health Organization's new report states that 92 % of people live in areas where air pollution exceeds WHO limits with SE Asia, eastern Mediterranean and western Pacific hardest hit. This follows a WHO report in May saying that 98% of residents in large cities of lower and middle income co...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The primary way climate effects fire seasons is by causing vegetation to dry and a recent study published in Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences suggests that Colorado, Wyoming, Mexico, Montana and west have become drier and easier to burn since the 1970's. The expectation is for the trend t...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Oct 7, 2016 One day after the historic Paris Climate Agreement went into force, countries agreed to cut air line emissions for international flights, a big contributor to green house gas. These emissions were not covered in the Paris Agreement. UN  International Civil Aviation Organization, Mo...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
There are obvious reasons to care about the Earth's environment - global warming, and the litter and rubbish we can actually see are physically apparent to us. However, the damage to our oceans is somewhat less obvious - because most of the environmental issues the seas face are submerged in the de...
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Posted by on in Animals
Scientist blame mite infestation, agrochemical exposure to neomicotinoids. The Bee Informed Partnership study, a collaboration between USDA, the University of Maryland and other research and beekeeper groups showed bee mortality during one year at 44%, the second higher ever and almost triple the n...
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Posted by on in Animals
Three year study of historic leopard range in Africa, Asia and Middle East documents loss of 75% of their range. Source scientific journal PeerJ. Leopards have almost disappeared from vast areas of China, Southeast Asia and Arabian peninsula,  while African leopards are facing challenges in th...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the availability of $3.8 million to support research, education, and extension projects that will assist current organic producers and those transitioning into organic farming. The funding is available through the Organic Transitions Program,...
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