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Being close to nature is good for wellbeing, while vegetation is vital for curbing climate change, scientists say By Sophie Davies BARCELONA, March 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In a square in central Barcelona, families with young children perch at picnic tables as traffic thunders past and hi...
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Global meat and dairy production and consumption must be cut in half by 2050 to avoid dangerous climate change and keep the Paris Agreement on track, says a new Greenpeace report. If left unchecked, agriculture is projected to produce 52% of global greenhouse gas emissions in the coming decades, 70%...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
BERLIN»Handing environmentalists a landmark victory, a German court ruled Tuesday that cities can ban diesel cars and trucks to combat air pollution, a decision with far-reaching and costly implications in the country where the diesel engine was invented in the 1890s. The ruling by the Federal Admi...
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Posted by on in General Environment
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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By Patrick Whittle 
The Associated Press PORTLAND, MAINE»Beech trees are dominating the woodlands of the northeastern United States as the climate changes, and that could be bad news for the forests and people who work in them, according to a group of scientists. The scientists say the move toward...
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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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Posted by on in Climate Change
On Jan 23–26, global leaders gathered once again in Davos, Switzerland, on the occasion of the 48th World Economic Forum annual meeting. In the past few years the global landscape has changed substantially economically and politically, putting our planet seriously in danger, and for the first time t...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
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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Posted by on in Climate Change
Donald Trump cast doubt on the science of climate change even while saying he’d be open to keeping the U.S. in the Paris climate accord, partly because of his warm relationship with French President Emmanuel Macron. “The ice caps were going to melt, they were going to be gone by now, but now they’r...
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Posted by on in Mining
A uranium company headquartered in Colorado "lobbied extensively" for President Donald Trump to reduce the size of Bears Ears National Monument, according to an investigation by the New York Times. The implications of the story written by Hiroko Tabuchi were staggering: an area of long-he...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
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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Posted by on in Earth Violators
The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday by the Union of Concerned Scientists in federal court in Boston, reflects rising tensions between environmental advocates and the administration of President Donald Trump over its efforts to roll back climate change regulations to boost industry. EPA Administrator Scot...
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Posted by on in Mining
WASHINGTON — Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced late Friday that he will not scrap the agency’s 2014 determination that a large-scale mining operation could irreparably harm Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed. His decision, which falls short of blocking a proposed gold...
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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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Posted by on in Climate Change
New Climate Censorship Tracker Comes Online This is an important new resource to help us keep track of all the ways the Trump Administration is undermining our ability to  fight climate change, this is against the will of the vast majority of US citizens, we need science data and need to know...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The administration’s National Security Strategy document omits climate risks. By Umair Irfan  Updated Jan 12, 2018, 3:17pm EST VOX  a move that contradicted nearly three decades of military planning, the Trump administration in December backed away from calling climate change a national ...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Shared from the 2018-01-09 The Denver Post eEdition FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION   Regulators turn down proposal to boost coal, nuclear markets   By Evan Halper Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON» A Trump administration plan to force utilities to purchase more coal and nuclear powe...
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Posted by on in General Environment
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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Posted by on in General Environment
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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Posted by on in Earth Violators
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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