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I was recently asked to speak about climate change communication at a large gathering of geoscientists. How do we change minds and move beyond political polarization? I know what doesn’t work: more data. Think of your average member of the general public as Reviewer 2: he’s made up his mind, he’s co...
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At 97,620 acres, the Woolsey Fire is now among the largest wildfires to have ever swept through the LA area. It is the “largest fire on record,” Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby said Tuesday, pointing out that the blaze is now roughly the size of Denver. In terms of size, the Woolsey ...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
With thick acrid smoke being swept into the Bay Area from the Camp Fire nearly 200 miles to the northeast, residents from Monterey to Napa are getting a taste -literally – of what residents in smog-choked cities like Beijing have been choking on for years now. And while it feels a bit shameful to c...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
The Trump administration's top environmental official for the Southeast was arrested Thursday on criminal ethics charges in Alabama reported to be related to a scheme to help a coal company avoid paying for a costly toxic waste cleanup. Trey Glenn, 47, was briefly booked into a county jail in Birmi...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
The Open Forum   Letters to the Editor Jim Miller, Arvada Prop 112 effort sends clear message to legislators Re: “Drilling setbacks fall short,” Nov. 7 news story Wake up politicians! Your constituents care about the environment. We are horrified by what the world’s leading scientists an...
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BY ADELE PETERS4 MINUTE READ Fast Company  In the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, the massive Ocean Cleanup device is currently beginning its first attempt to fish plastic trash out of the sea. It’s a difficult challenge, but the systemic challenge is significantly larger: Every minute, the equiv...
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More protection: U.N. says Earth’s ozone layer is healing “I don’t think we can do a victory lap until 2060,” one scientist warns. By SETH BORENSTEIN | The Associated Press November 5, 2018 at 11:13 pm WASHINGTON — Earth’s protective ozone layer is finally healing from damage caused by a...
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Posted by on in Food
The Denver Post, 11-7-18 Hey, take a gander at your kitchen wastebasket and see all the money in there. Statistics come in from several directions to show how much food we regularly waste (closer-to-the-truth verbs would be “toss” or “throw out”).   In 2015, the last year for which it offe...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
Today is the day you get to do a powerful thing, use your vote to support candidates at all levels who support  clean energy, recycling, public transport, preservation of wild spaces and open spaces, clean water.  Do this now if you have not, people rising is a main action that will lead...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Shared from the 11/1/2018 The Denver Post eEdition ENVIRONMENT   Study: Heat buildup in oceans startling   By Chris Mooney and Brady DennisThe Washington PostThe world’s oceans have been soaking up far more excess heat in recent decades than scientists realized, suggestin...
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  20,000 Years of Duck Decoys Hugh Lavery, John Byers ’20,000 Years of Duck Decoys: A Reference Guide to Australian Decoys’ is a comprehensive guide to collectors – and conservationists – who wish to broaden their horizon significantly.  The more than 450 colour illustrations reflect a ...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
By Emma Loewe This year's extreme storms have further damaged coral reefs—an ecosystem that was in bad shape to begin with. Corals thrive in warm, tropical waters, and even slight shifts in temperature and acidity can throw them off. Though warming oceans have threatened their livelihood for years,...
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Killer whales in the South Atlantic Ocean are willing to dive more than a thousand feet more than previously recorded—if they are certain to get a snack at the end of it, researchers have discovered. And the best way to guarantee food is to steal it. BC-based marine researcher Jared Towers witnesse...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Annan, a climate scientist and director of the Blue Skies Research Organization, has won numerous bets over the last decade against scientists from a variety of academic backgrounds.  In short, people keep betting him that the world will cool or warm slightly, rather than c...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
Sustainability author, L. Hunter Lovins, newest publication debuted October 9th, 2018. This book presents a blueprint for how you can help create a regenerative economy, one that delivers shared prosperity on a healthy planet. Hunter is an Advisor to http://www.earthprotect.tv and her nonprofit...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Published on Oct 9, 2018 SUBSCRIBE 421K https://democracynow.org - A new report from the United Nations’ climate panel warns humanity has only a dozen years to mitigate global warming and limit the scope of global catastrophe. Otherwise, millions will be imperiled by increasing droughts, floo...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Shared from the 10/13/2018 The Denver Post eEdition Editorial If steps aren’t taken soon to combat climate change, there may be no tomorrow This editorial was written by The Washington Post. If anything, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has a habit of understateme...
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ENVIRONMENT Climate Report Warns Of Extreme Weather, Displacement Of Millions Without Action   October 8, 20185:40 AM ET  CHRISTOPHER JOYCE Some of the world's top climate scientists have concluded that global warming is likely to reach dangerous levels unless new technologies are devel...
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Posted by on in Mining
Grand Canyon uranium mining ban upheld as supreme court declines to hear challenge Court says extraction ban is among cases it refuses to review, in victory for environmental groups and Native American communities Joanna Walters in New York  @Joannawalters13 Three generations of Havasupai m...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
I am in an airport on my way home from the San Juan Islands, Washington. I was there to attend a public meeting convened by the federal agency NOAA about the recent death of Scarlet, the four-year-old orca whom we watched waste away until she wasn’t there anymore. She had died. All I can feel is the...
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