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The World Added Nearly 30 Percent More Solar Energy Capacity in 2017 The global solar market grew 29.3 percent last year, with nations installing 98.9 gigawatts of new capacity, according to data from the industry group SolarPower Europe. While more capacity was installed in 2017, the g...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Shared from the 2018-05-09 The Denver Post eEdition   HIGH-ETHANOL GAS TO BE SOLD YEAR-ROUND WASHINGTON » President Donald Trump will allow year-round sales of renewable fuel with blends of 15 percent ethanol as part of an emerging deal to make changes to the federal ethan...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
Six former high-ranking employees and a former contractor for Anadarko Petroleum Corp. say in court documents that Colorado’s largest energy driller put profits over safety, creating massive risks before a leaking company pipeline caused a fatal home explosion in Firestone in April 2017. The statem...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
Shared from the 2018-05-08 The Denver Post eEdition WATER ISSUES NOAA: Outlook grim for Colorado River By Dan Elliott
The Associated Press The outlook for the most important river in the Southwestern U.S. remains grim this summer after April storms failed to produce much snow in the mountains th...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
By Jason Scott April 28, 2018, 8:51 PM MDT From  Largest living structure is under siege from climate change Conservationists say planned coal mine will exacerbate damage.  The Great Barrier Reef is being given a A$500 million ($379 million) boost by Australia in the battle to...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
BRUSSELS » The European Union made a key breakthrough Friday to ban pesticides that harm bees and their crop pollination. The 28 member states got a large majority, representing some three-quarters of its population, backing the ban on the three prevalent neonicotinoid pesticides, which will t...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Negotiators face daunting task working out fine print to fulfil pledge to limit global warming at well under 2 deg C PARIS • Front-line negotiators from more than 190 nations gathering for climate talks in Bonn tomorrow face a daunting task: bring the 2015 Paris Agreement to life The world's o...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Countries around the world are living up to their promises to take climate action, according to new research which reveals that each one of the 197 countries currently signed up to the Paris Agreement now has at least one national climate law or policy in place. The study, released today by the Lon...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Google has joined Apple in a growing chorus of tech giants coming out in support of the Clean Power Plan. The company filed a statement with the Environmental Protection Agency, which it has since shared with TechCrunch, supporting the Obama-era legislation.   The legislation, which sought to...
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Posted by on in General Environment
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/03/how-trump-is-changing-science-environment/#close Trump administration’s tumultuous first year has brought a flurry of changes—both realized and anticipated—to U.S. environmental policy. Many of the actions roll back Obama-era policies that aimed to curb c...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
The search for offshore oil begins with a boom. Before the oil rigs arrive and the boring begins, operators need to fire intense seismic blasts repeatedly into the ocean to find oil deposits. For decades, environmental rules that protected whales and other marine life from this cacophony have limi...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
By Stephen StapczynskiBloomberg News When Damien Maguire moved to the countryside outside Dublin, he struggled to keep the lights on at home because of the town’s constant power outages. He found a solution inside his electric cars: their batteries. A tinkerer who posts videos of his hand-buil...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
Good Life Guide, The  Denver Post, April 18, 2018  As we prepare to celebrate Earth Day April 22nd, test your knowledge of plastic's effect on the planet.  1. How long can it take for a plastic bag to decompose in the ocean? 5 yrs, 10 yrs, 15 yrs, 20 Yrs  2. How much water is ...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
Every April 22, those passionate about restoring and preserving the planet’s health commemorate Earth Day, which was first recognized in 1970. By late 1969, the United States had borne both the fruits and negative impacts of the industrial development and the Industrial Revolution, said Earth Day N...
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Posted by on in Animals
Shared from the 2018-04-10 The Denver Post eEdition Whale species’ mating songs are as complex as jazz   By Cleve R. Wootson Jr. The Washington Post In the ocean videos we’ve become accustomed to, the sounds of the sea are fairly simple: the whoosh of bubbles as a shark darts after a seal, ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Shared from the 2018-04-10 The Denver Post eEdition Is living near wells hazardous? Colorado study says: Living near an oil and gas well can increase your risk of cancer.   By John Ingold The Denver Post A new study led by researchers at the Colorado School of Public Health concludes that ...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Coastal cities worldwide would face a reduced threat from sea level rise if society reduced greenhouse gas emissions, with especially significant benefits for New York and other U.S. East Coast cities, new research indicates. The study, by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric...
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Posted by on in Fishing
Seafood is a hot commodity, but current fishing practices are depleting ocean stocks faster than they can regenerate. A new investment guideline aims to direct governments and businesses into more sustainable practices. With a growing list of adopters and endorsers, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)...
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Posted by on in General Environment
What were you doing when you were nine years old? Where would you be in 2100? In 2007, Felix Finkbeiner, a 9-year-old primary four student in Germany, had to do a project on climate change. He eventually found the inspiration to launch a global movement called Plant for the Planet. Its initial targ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Shared from the 2018-03-21 The Denver Post eEdition MCDONALD’S TO CUT GREENHOUSE GASES THAT IT IS EMITTING The company behind the golden arches wants to get greener. McDonald’s said Tuesday that it’s taking steps to cut the greenhouse gases it emits, including tweaking the way the beef in its...
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