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By Joe Abbott Those are often the youthful perspectives when one appraises the future. Nothing seems so fraught with possibilities, yet enmeshed with such futility. There's so much to do, so much to change. Maybe, if one is driven, one has an idea and a place to start. But for the rest of us there'...
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Good Life Guide, The  Denver Post, April 18, 2018  As we prepare to celebrate Earth Day April 22nd, test your knowledge of plastic's effect on the planet.  1. How long can it take for a plastic bag to decompose in the ocean? 5 yrs, 10 yrs, 15 yrs, 20 Yrs  2. How much water is ...
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Kenya, Esmond Martin, expert on illegal ivory trade found murdered in home in Kenya. A century ago there were 5 million elephants in the wild, now estimated to be only 400,000. Esmond's work had a major impact in decreasing illegal poaching and trade in ivory. Esmond thru a lifeline to elephants sa...
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Ohio State professor Robyn Wilson is standing up to the Environmental Protection Agency after she was emailed a message implicitly asking for her resignation from the Science Advisory Board – an act she said is specifically targeting scientists at academic institutions. In November, Wilson ref...
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Nan Hauser, a marine mammalogist in the Cook Islands, thought she was being harassed by a 50-foot humpback whale on a dive off the island of Rarotonga. That was until she saw a dark figure swimming below, anyhow. The grey shape was so big — 20 feet long — she thought it must belong to a Cuvier...
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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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Earth Protect thanks Green House Data and Wind Hosting for their ongoing support of www.earthprotect.com and www.earthprotectproductions.com. Support from these sustainably responsible companies makes it possible for millions or video views, blog read and nonprofit environmental groups to gain visib...
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  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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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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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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Norwegian businessman Kjell Inge Røkke is not someone usually admired for environmental stewardship. Described by Forbes as a "ruthless corporate raider," Røkke made his billions as the majority stakeholder in shipping and offshore drilling conglomerate, Aker. The twist to this story? Røkke has dec...
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If progressives can’t take back control of the White House and Congress from climate change deniers in the next three years, it’s conceivable that humankind could be screwed. But evidence is mounting that a new political force is up to the task. It has millions of potential supporters across the US,...
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Environmental Martyrs In some parts of the world, life can be extremely hazardous for environmental activists. For this project, journalist Fred Pearce travels to the rainforests of Sumatra, in Malaysian Borneo, to hear why an activist was shot dead in a drive-by shooting, apparently for standing ...
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Sierra Club today released an inspirational video promoting the Peoples Climate March on April 29 in Washington, D.C. and 85 sister cities across the globe. The video weaves together excerpts and themes from historic documents, speeches, and iconic American moments to convey the message th...
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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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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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Microsoft founder Bill Gates announced he will head the Breakthrough Energy Ventures Fund, a more than $1 billion fund focused on fighting climate change. Joining him are some of the world’s most successful business leaders, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists, including John Doerr...
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Demonstrators in cities like San Francisco, Phoenix and Philadelphia on Tuesday demanded that President Barack Obama reject the Dakota Access Pipeline project before leaving office.  The coordinated protests planned for dozens of cities were the latest in a series of action...
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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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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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