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Posted by on in Clean Water
Last month, state water officials eased conservation mandates in response to slightly above-average winter rain and snow in much of California, leading many to speculate that the state’s long-running drought has tapered off. If only. The El Niño winter that forecasters said could drench the state ...
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Posted by on in General Environment
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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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Discarded plastic will outweigh fish in the world's oceans by 2050, according to a report from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. That is, unless overfishing moves the date up sooner. The study, a collaboration with the World Economic Forum, found that 32 percent of plastic packaging escapes wast...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Norway has agreed on a 2030 target to cut net greenhouse gas emissions to zero, 20 years earlier than the previous deadline, a national assembly official said on Tuesday. Norway will pay for emission cuts abroad that correspond to its own emissions to reach the target. Norway set a similar 2030 ca...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
There are obvious reasons to care about the Earth's environment - global warming, and the litter and rubbish we can actually see are physically apparent to us. However, the damage to our oceans is somewhat less obvious - because most of the environmental issues the seas face are submerged in the de...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
The longest and most widespread coral bleaching event on record has reached reefs near at least 38 countries and island groups, according to the latest report from NOAA's Coral Reef Watch and other research. Parts of many coral reefs have died, becoming ghostly underwater graveyards. They ...
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Posted by on in Animals
A changing climate means that by 2070 koalas may no longer call large parts of inland Australia home, researchers have found. Using a detailed ecological model, the University of Melbourne study shows hotter temperatures and altered rainfall patterns will make it much more difficult for koalas to...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
Bernie Sanders called for a nationwide ban on fracking during a news conference on Wednesday, warning that Hillary Clinton's support of the practice could be "disastrous" for California. "It is too late for regulating, I think fracking has to be banned in America," Sanders told reporters during his...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, if elected president, likely wouldn’t prioritize a sweeping rule on climate, her campaign chairman, John Podesta, said Friday. The front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination would want to work with Congress on climate action, Podesta said. But...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Last year, global efforts on climate change focused on Paris, where representatives from 195 countries hammered out a landmark agreement to limit warming. This week, the diplomatic scrum shifts to San Francisco. Energy ministers from the world’s largest economies — including the United States, Chi...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
Are you looking for low-cost and lucrative small-business ideas? Starting a business in the waste management industry is a profitable opportunity that does not need any special skills. With increasing awareness to preserve the environment and protect it against global warming and hazardous wastes, t...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
Decreasing the sum of energy your home makes use of from the electric power company might be a great deal less complicated than you consider. With some modest modifications you can lower your carbon footprint and preserve income. You will find some very good starting up blocks in the report ahead. ...
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Posted by on in Animals
Tigers are “functionally extinct” in Cambodia, conservationists conceded for the first time on Wednesday, as they launched a bold action plan to reintroduce the big cats to the kingdom’s forests.  Cambodia’s dry forests used to be home to scores of Indochinese tigers but the WWF said inte...
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Posted by on in Animals
Scientist blame mite infestation, agrochemical exposure to neomicotinoids. The Bee Informed Partnership study, a collaboration between USDA, the University of Maryland and other research and beekeeper groups showed bee mortality during one year at 44%, the second higher ever and almost triple the n...
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Posted by on in Fishing
The outlook just got worse for the world’s most endangered tuna. A new assessment shows that the Pacific bluefin tuna population, estimated a few years ago to have declined by 96.4 percent from its historic, unfished size, has continued to drop. The latest stock assessment, released April 18 b...
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Posted by on in Animals
Three year study of historic leopard range in Africa, Asia and Middle East documents loss of 75% of their range. Source scientific journal PeerJ. Leopards have almost disappeared from vast areas of China, Southeast Asia and Arabian peninsula,  while African leopards are facing challenges in th...
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Posted by on in Animals
Taking steps to allow shark populations to return to healthy levels. Globally, sharks are facing extinction because of the demand for their fins to make shark fin soup, as well as other threats, such as becoming by-catch and being used in cosmetic products and health supplements. The expensive soup ...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
AIR FORCE ONE TO VEHICLE CITY: President Barack Obama makes his first trip to Flint, Mich., today, turning the national spotlight once again to the impoverished community where lead-contaminated water has been pouring from the taps for more than two years. The former General Motors town had its...
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Posted by on in Solar
Author - Kaitlin Krull  Making use of renewable energy in the home is a fairly new concept for most of us homeowners. While we know that the installation of solar power systems has increased exponentially in recent years in American homes (with current installations providing more than ...
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Posted by on in Transportation
Hybrid cars have come a long way since the first frumpy Toyota Prius debuted in Japan almost 20 years ago. The same can be said for electric cars since GM rolled out its EV1 in the late 1990s, only to backtrack, repossess and destroy all of them, infuriating its fans in the process. There ...
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