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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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For Immediate Release, May 3, 2017 Contact:         Meg Townsend, (971) 717-6409, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Lawsuit Aims to Force Release of EPA Chief's Emails, Schedule Refusal to Release Public Documents Suggests Scott Pruitt Hiding Meetings...
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On Donald Trump’s first full day in office, he was met with unprecedented resistance as hundreds of thousands rose up for the Women’s March. On day 100, exactly one month from today, we will be back in the streets of DC and across the country for the Peoples Climate March. Donald Trump h...
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It's in no way over. Protestors settle in for a long winter. You might be wondering why it seems like dozens of your Facebook friends are suddenly converging on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota. As of Wednesday, over 1.6 million people had “checked in” via Facebook at...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
Protesters have clashed with police near the mouth of North Dakota's Cannonball River over plans for an oil pipeline. Officials have said the demonstrators were trying to reach property owned by the pipeline developer. Officers in riot gear used pepper spray and tear gas on dozens of people as they...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Leonardo DiCaprio may have – finally - bagged an Oscar this year for his performance in survival film The Revenant, but his next role everyone's talking about right now is behindthe camera. If you’re one of Leo’s dedicated 11 million Instagram followers, you’ll be well aware of his involvement in c...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
PORTER RANCH, CALIF. -- Kavita Ramchandani loved everything about evenings in her backyard: how the full moon lit up the sky, the way the breeze seemed to talk to her, the smell of the pine trees. She bought the single-story hillside house in this upscale Los Angeles County suburb after emigrating f...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The hottest year in recorded history is coming to a close with a wave of extreme weather and ecosystem shifts, from unprecedented flooding in the UK to dangerous deluges in South America. Looking back at 2015, it is clear that such extremes are not the except...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
More than 190 countries are meeting in Paris next week to create a durable framework for addressing climate change and to implement a process to reduce greenhouse gases over time. A key part of this agreement would be the pledges made by individual countries to reduce their emissions. A study publi...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
by Elias Garcia California looms at the precipice of a water crisis unseen in the history of the region. While many commentators and politicians are quick to blame markets for over-consumption, the current management system represents anything but open markets.  For years, the government ...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
About 38 million people in California, Nevada, Arizona, four other states and Mexico depend on the Colorado River for their water supply. As increased usage and years of drought diminish the river's flow, states are forming strategies to deal with what some experts call peak water--the point at whic...
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Posted by on in Animals
“I was shocked and outraged to hear the story of Cecil, Zimbabwe’s much loved lion. Not only is it incomprehensible to me that anyone would want to kill an endangered animal (fewer than 20,000 wild lions in Africa today) but to lure Cecil from the safety of a national park and then to shoot him with...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
Students and environmental organizers protest oil extraction in response to Tuesday’s pipe rupture. Cheryl Sun/Daily Nexus by Cheryl Sun Local grassroots climate justice organization, 350 Santa Barbara, hosted a demonstration and press conference at Santa Barbara County Courthouse Thursday to prot...
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Posted by on in Fishing
Over the last couple of decades, the practice of farming fish, or aquaculture, has increased exponentially. Farmed Atlantic salmon production in particular saw a more than 30-fold increase between 1987 and 2012, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. This increase ...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Earth recently hit several remarkable records — but not in a good way The amount of carbon dioxide gas, a global warming pollutant, has risen to the highest level in at least 800,000 years. Monthly average Arctic sea ice extent in March was the lowest in the satellite record. So far, 2015 has seen ...
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Posted by on in General Environment
This Wednesday people worldwide will celebrate the 45th annual Earth Day. The party started early this past Saturday, when more than 200,000 revelers showed up for an Earth Day concert on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The event was solar powered but, unfortunately, there were not enough garb...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
If you live in Portland, your lights may now be partly powered by your drinking water. An ingenious new system captures energy as water flows through the city’s pipes, creating hydropower without the negative environmental effects of something like a dam. Small turbines in the pipes spin in the flo...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Today hundreds of people across New Zealand buried their heads in sand to send a clear message to the New Zealand Government – get your head out of the sand and do something useful on climate change! With 12 events spanning the length of the country, and  timed to coincide with the United Natio...
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Posted by on in Population
Doctors should be encouraging people to have smaller families for the sake of the environment, says GP "I was sterilised after the birth of my second son because I believed I had no right to have more than two children – it would have been more than my reproductive share," says Pippa Hayes, 56. "Hu...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Most of the concerns about climate change have focused on the amount of greenhouse gases that have been released into the atmosphere. But in a new study published in Science, a group of Rutgers researchers have found that circulation of the ocean plays an equally important role in regulat...
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