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Posted by on in Earth Violators
Donald Trump has said that one of the top priorities for his presidency would be to remove the United States from international agreements to curb greenhouse gas emissions In particular, Trump has said he would renege on the historic Paris climate pact. In addition, he has selected Myron Ebell...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Although our electorate has succumbed to Donald Trump's siren song about immigrants threatening America, we cannot afford to give in to despair. The real existential threat continues to loom. We need to wean the economy off fossil fuel immediately, and this cannot happen without the c...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
By Patricia Espinosa Humanity will look back on Nov. 4, as the day that countries of the world shut the door on inevitable climate disaster and set off with determination towards a sustainable future. The Paris climate change agreement—the result of the most complex, comprehensive a...
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Posted by on in Food
The greenhouse gas emissions dataset by researchers at RMIT University and Lancaster University will help consumers and catering firms calculate the environmental impact of the fresh food they eat and the menus they serve. The new research suggests altering our eating habits for the good of the env...
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Posted by on in Animals
Interested in learning more about the wildlife trade? Watch The Ivory Game from our friends at Vulcan Productions TODAY and share the trailer on Facebook and Twitter!    From executive producers Leonardo DiCaprio and Paul G. Allen, The Ivory Game is an epic ...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
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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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
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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Posted by on in Animals
A damning new report from the World Wildlife Fund has found a precipitous decline in the world’s animal populations as thousands of species scramble to survive against a sole enemy: humans. The 2016 version of WWF’s biennial Living Planet Report, published Thursday, found a 58 percen...
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Posted by on in MyBlog
By now, you have probably heard that Leonardo DiCaprio has a new documentary about climate change coming out. So how can you watch it?   The Fisher Stevens-directed documentary will make its television debut on National Geographic's channel in 171 countries and 4...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
This story was originally published by Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. We fact-checked Donald Trump's latest comments on renewable energy. Turns out, they're not all true. The Republican presidential nominee appeared on Herman Cain's...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
According to Dept of Navy, climate change is increasing potential conflict including social instability and the need for disaster response. The Defense Dept approaches climate change as a serious threat. US Rep Ken Buck, Republican, Greeley, CO is out of touch when he says that climate change distra...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Nearly 200 nations reached a deal to limit use of hydrofluorocarbons (HCF) the fastest growing climate pollutant used in air conditioners and refrigerators. Experts say this is the fastest way to reduce global warming. This agreement is legally binding and it caps and reduces the use of HCFs beginni...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
President Obama said "this news is a turning point for our planet." UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called the strong support for the agreement a"testimony for the urgency of action."  This agreement is a beginning in our work to curb green house gas emissions, necessary to reduce the impacts...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
In August, London's Mayor, Sadig Khan, dubbed Oxford Street "the most polluted street in the  world" in terms of nitrogen dioxide, a pollutant that is invisible to the eye but contributes to health issues like asthma, lung disease and even death.  World Health Organization, WHO, esti...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
World Health Organization's new report states that 92 % of people live in areas where air pollution exceeds WHO limits with SE Asia, eastern Mediterranean and western Pacific hardest hit. This follows a WHO report in May saying that 98% of residents in large cities of lower and middle income co...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The primary way climate effects fire seasons is by causing vegetation to dry and a recent study published in Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences suggests that Colorado, Wyoming, Mexico, Montana and west have become drier and easier to burn since the 1970's. The expectation is for the trend t...
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Posted by on in Wind
The renewable energy market is steadily growing in an African continent that can pride itself to possess in abundance a good mix of resources – sun, water, biomass and wind. Although far less uniformly distributed than the well documented solar resources, Africa with a large coastline still has one ...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Leonardo DiCaprio may have – finally - bagged an Oscar this year for his performance in survival film The Revenant, but his next role everyone's talking about right now is behindthe camera. If you’re one of Leo’s dedicated 11 million Instagram followers, you’ll be well aware of his involvement in c...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Oct 7, 2016 One day after the historic Paris Climate Agreement went into force, countries agreed to cut air line emissions for international flights, a big contributor to green house gas. These emissions were not covered in the Paris Agreement. UN  International Civil Aviation Organization, Mo...
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Posted by on in Population
The subject of overpopulation is getting more daylight these days. Does this represent an opportunity? You're invited to attend a free webinar exploring this subject on Wednesday, October 26 at 9 pm U.S. Eastern Daylight Time. Learn more and register here.
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