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Time, By JUSTIN WORLAND Updated: May 30, 2018 2:56 PM  “Our goal has been to shift the zeitgeist on climate,” says Thanu Yakupitiyage, an activist at the climate group 350.org. “The way we have to frame climate is really personal. In order to talk about climate you have to talk about it with o...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
  By Anne Manning A new study that draws on previous work by Colorado State University scientists finds that the U.S. oil and gas industry emits nearly 60 percent more methane than current Environmental Protection Agency estimates. That amounts to ...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
  21Jun, 2018 By Anne Manning A new study that draws on previous work by Colorado State University scientists finds that the U.S. oil and gas industry emits nearly 60 percent more methane than current Environmental Protection Agency estimates. That ...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
More than 80% of marine plastic pollution comes from Asia   BANGKOK -- The recent death of a short-finned pilot whale in Songkhla, southern Thailand, triggered a bout of long-overdue national anguish. The creature, discovered in June, was filled to its blowhole with 85 plastic bags that it ha...
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Posted by on in Transportation
By Peter Moore · July 31, 2018   There are two areas where shippers will feel the effect of the growing water and air pollution problem: freight costs and various taxes and fees. There are now an estimated 52,000 merchant ships on the seas, and the fleet is growing fast as good...
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Posted by on in General Environment
The Clean Energy Bill approved by the Legislature on Tuesday adopted the go-slow approach favored by many of the state’s business groups and utilities, leaving a price on carbon and stronger support for solar and wind on the cutting room floor while greenlighting a number of less flashy provisions d...
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Posted by on in Animals
Bowed by international pressure, shark finning declines by BRUNO VANDER VELDE January 8, 2016 China’s hunger for shark fins has been filled largely by Indonesia, home to numerous shark species spread throughout the vast archipelago.  Could the tide be turning on the grisly practice of s...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
Act now  and then do it again, call your Congress persons, we the people must be strong and loud in expressing our concerns for the degradation of our national values, laws, security, environment. health and justice.  How do you call your congressman? Call congressional offices directly ...
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Posted by on in Transportation
That's as hot as last year's brutal summer when temperatures hovered around 120 degrees in Phoenix and prompted American Airlines to cancel more than 40 flights at its hub there. The regional jets that feed big airlines' couldn't operate with temperatures above 118 degrees. The extreme heat that has...
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Posted by on in General Environment
July 13, 2018 from Weekly Climate Review, MacArthur Foundation  President Donald Trump's pick to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court generated a lot of consternation among environmentalists and Democrats this week, but no one talked about the potential downside for the Nominator-in-Chie...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
CLIMATE CHANGE CHALLENGE: GLOBAL INITIATIVE TO AMPLIFY WORLD’S BUSINESS, STATE AND CITY PURCHASING POWER IN LARGE-SCALE PUSH FOR ZERO EMISSION VEHICLE FUTURE The scale of opportunity is bigger than we’ve ever seen before as states and regions, cities, businesses and NGOs unite – bringing together g...
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Posted by on in Food
Shared from the 2018-07-08 The Denver Post eEdition The U.S. diet is a climate disaster A new study suggests four easy fixes By Caitlin Dewey The Washington Post If your household is anything like the American average, your diet generates lots of greenhouse gas emissions: roughly th...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
  Shared from the 2018-07-10 The Denver Post eEdition CALLS TO CUT WASTE GROW LOUDER Starbucks ditching plastic straws By Candice Choi he Associated Press NEW YORK» Starbucks will eliminate plastic straws from all of its locations within two years, the coffee chain announced Monda...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
According to recent data from the WHO, “9 out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants.” The data also blames the alarming death toll of 7 million people every year on outdoor and household air pollution. It further states that “around 3 billion people – more than 40% of the w...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
Shared from the 2018-06-24 The Denver Post eEdition RIO GRANDE   Thirst for water clouds the future   By Bruce Finley The Denver Post  Alfalfa hay grower Cleave Simpson, who serves as general manager of the Rio Grande Water Conservation District, decided not to plant as much of the...
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Posted by on in Population
Shared from the 2018-06-24 The Denver Post eEdition MIGRANTS   Crisis is testing world’s resources The unprecedented global displacement is the new normal, a U.N. report says.   By David Nakamura
The Washington Post In the wake of an international uproar over the Trump administratio...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
One of every three bites of food eaten worldwide depends on pollinators, especially bees, for a successful harvest. And in the past several months, a scramble in California’s almond groves has given the world a taste of what may lie in store for food production if the widespread — and still puzzling...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Shared from the 2018-06-18 The Denver Post eEdition CLIMATE CHANGE “A different world” with global warming By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press   David Goldman, The Associated Press   SALIDA» We were warned. ¶ On June 23, 1988, a sultry day in Washington, James Hansen told Congre...
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Posted by on in Human Health
Vancouver city council this week targeted single-use plastic items, such as straws, but researchers wonder why the straw has been singled out when there are hundreds of plastic items making their way into the environment.Researchers have cited balloons, food containers, plastic cutlery and piec...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
A demoralized workforce watching as its agency is dismantled by the very people charged to lead it: That is the grim state of affairs depicted by John J. O’Grady, a longtime employee in the Chicago field office of the Environmental Protection Agency, which is tasked with protecting the nation’s air ...
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