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July 13, 2018 from Weekly Climate Review, MacArthur Foundation  President Donald Trump's pick to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court generated a lot of consternation among environmentalists and Democrats this week, but no one talked about the potential downside for the Nominator-in-Chie...
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WASHINGTON » When you weigh all life on Earth, billions of humans don’t amount to much compared to trees, earthworms or even viruses. But we really know how to throw what little weight we have around, according to a first-of-its-kind global census of the footprint of life on the planet. Humans only...
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https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/03/how-trump-is-changing-science-environment/#close Trump administration’s tumultuous first year has brought a flurry of changes—both realized and anticipated—to U.S. environmental policy. Many of the actions roll back Obama-era policies that aimed to curb c...
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What were you doing when you were nine years old? Where would you be in 2100? In 2007, Felix Finkbeiner, a 9-year-old primary four student in Germany, had to do a project on climate change. He eventually found the inspiration to launch a global movement called Plant for the Planet. Its initial targ...
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MALIBU, CALIF. » It’s the last straw for this beachside city. The City Council unanimously voted to ban all plastic cutlery and straws on Monday, citing concerns over keeping its famous beaches clean and protecting the environment.   The move builds on the city’s previous bans of plasti...
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Earth Protect TV is the first On Demand channel exclusively offering feature films, VR, games, live events and digital content to inform, engage and inspire a community that cares about environmental solutions and a sustainable future.  Please take a moment to look at our website, here: https:...
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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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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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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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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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Leaked documents reveal just how President Donald Trump plans to decimate the Environmental Protection Agency and cut 31 percent of its funding. The more detailed vision for the EPA appears in an internal memo by its acting financial officer that was shared with Vox. It includesthe elimination of m...
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More industry, less science for EPA   By Lauren Coleman-Lochner Bloomberg News Congress and the Trump administration are planning sweeping changes in how science is used to govern public health. Controversy over climate change is getting a lot of attention right now, but legislation under ...
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As the world embraces renewable energy sources, manufacturing must adjust to produce the equipment necessary to harness those sources and turn them into usable power. Alternative Energy Development is a Win-Win Opportunity Investment is now heavily in favor of alternative energy producti...
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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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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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In recent years, the U.S. Supreme Court has solidified the concept of corporate personhood. Following rulings in such cases as Hobby Lobby and Citizens United, U.S. law has established that companies are, like people, entitled to certain rights and protections. But that’s not the only instance of e...
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What set COP21 apart from previous U.N. climate negotiations was not only its ultimate success in reaching the first global agreement to tackle climate change, but also the impressive display of business support for climate action. But despite the high-profile business presence December in Paris, t...
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Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots is growing the next generation of Jane Goodalls. For 25 years, the Jane Goodall Institute’s youth program has aimed to develop compassionate leaders to make the world a better place for people, other animals, and the environment. If this sounds like a good idea to y...
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What is Earth Hour? Earth Hour is a worldwide grassroots movement uniting people to protect the planet, and is organised by WWF. Engaging a massive mainstream community on a broad range of environmental issues, Earth Hour was famously started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Si...
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We all know that polythene bag creation was an accident by Hans von Pechmann in 1898 and its proper disposal never followed thereafter.  Over a trillion plastic bags are used every year which implies that about 2 million a used each minute. Over 100 billion plastic bags are used in the USA each...
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