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Posted by on in Clean Water
Students at nearly half the public school buildings in Newark, New Jersey, have been drinking bottled water for the last month, ever since public officials disclosed that the water from drinking fountains and faucets contained high levels of lead. Just last week, the school district released a ...
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Posted by on in Animals
The population of the world’s largest primate – a gorilla subspecies that lives in a region of Central Africa beset by conflict – is collapsing. Back in 1998, a team of researchers estimated that 17,000 Grauer’s gorillas, also known as eastern lowland gorillas, lived in the forests of eastern Democ...
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Posted by on in Animals
It’s estimated that there are as few as 3,200 tigers left in the wild — that’s nearly a 97 percent loss in wild tigers over just a century. There are three main reasons for the troubling decline: trophy hunting, a loss of prey species and habitat loss due to human encroachment and la...
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Posted by on in Solar
A new report shows 2.5 million Americans now work in the clean energy field—and that number is quickly growing. The clean energy revolution means we’re getting more renewable power from the wind and sun, doing more with less waste in our workplaces and homes, and building some of the best all-elect...
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Posted by on in Transportation
The promise of an affordable electric car from Tesla Motors had hundreds of people lining up to reserve one. Tesla planned to unveil its Model 3 Thursday night at its Los Angeles design studio. It doesn’t go on sale until late 2017, but potential buyers could reserve one with a $1,000 deposit at Te...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
In a move many are hailing as a “turning point” in the climate fight, 20 state Attorneys General on Tuesday launched an unprecedented, multi-state effort to investigate and prosecute the “high-funded and morally vacant forces” that have stymied attempts to combat global warming—starting with ho...
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Posted by on in Animals
The institute’s report said 333 minke whales were captured, including pregnant females. Japan’s actions are in defiance of international criticism and despite a 2014 UN legal decision that ruled so-called scientific whaling activity in the Southern Ocean was a front for commercial hunts. The ...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
On the Holleran maple farm in Pennsylvania, workers clear the way for the proposed Constitution Pipeline. Some felled trees have been spray-painted with the American flag. By Josh Fox There’s a battle raging for America’s energy future. The fracking industry is flexing its political muscle in...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Leonardo DiCaprio used a Japanese press conference for the Oscar-winning western The Revenant to launch a thinly veiled attack on Donald Trump and other Republican candidates for the US presidency who deny climate change reports AFP. The actor and environmentalist, in Tokyo to promote the local rel...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
The oil company responsible for the second leak has been fined $75,000 by state oil regulators. The Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal called the methane leak brazen and intentional violations of state law. Workers for The Termo Company had snaked a 2.5-inch pipe away from oil pumping eq...
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Posted by on in Forestry
Seated in a circle around the conference room at Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton, about 30 people gathered Saturday afternoon to discuss the effects of climate change on local forests and what can be done to make the landscape more adaptable. Wildfire weighed particularly heavy on the ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The February average temperature across global land and ocean surfaces was 2.18°F (1.21°C) above the 20th century average. This was not only the highest for February in the 1880–2016 record (surpassing the previous record set in 2015 by 0.59°F / 0.33°C), but it surpassed the all-time monthly re...
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Posted by on in General Environment
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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Posted by on in Climate Change
Greenland's snowy surface has been getting darker over the past two decades, absorbing more heat from the sun and increasing snow melt, a new study of satellite data shows. That trend is likely to continue, with the surface's reflectivity, or albedo, decreasing by as much as 10 percent by ...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
If Earth’s oceans were a man, he would be anemic and feverish, his arteries clogged and his blood chemistry out of whack. If only some medicine and bed rest could cure the human impacts afflicting our seas: The ocean is warming at a faster rate than previously anticipated; overfishing is likely muc...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
PORTER RANCH, CALIF. -- Kavita Ramchandani loved everything about evenings in her backyard: how the full moon lit up the sky, the way the breeze seemed to talk to her, the smell of the pine trees. She bought the single-story hillside house in this upscale Los Angeles County suburb after emigrating f...
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Posted by on in Wind
Statkraft, TrønderEnergi and the European investor consortium Nordic Wind Power DA will join forces to realise Europe's largest onshore wind power project in Central-Norway, comprising six onshore wind farms, with a combined capacity of 1000MW. The total investment in the wind farms amounts to appro...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Hillary Clinton’s vow to regulate oil and gas fracking almost out of existence was met with skepticism Monday, failing to convince either industry or environment groups that she would – or could – end the controversial drilling practice if she becomes president. The front-runner for the Democratic ...
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Posted by on in Clean Water
The events in the past few years in Michigan, culminating in a public health disaster, have finally turned a public spotlight on what has been happening in my home state. Perhaps it’s where we are in history that these events have been not only uncovered, but broadcast electronically...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Leonardo DiCaprio used his Oscar acceptance speech last night to declare that climate change “is real” and to blast what he called the “politics of greed.”DiCaprio won the Academy Award for best actor for his role in “The Revenant” as a 19th-century frontiersman who is left for dead after being maul...
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