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A draft report produced by 13 federal agencies concludes that the United States is already feeling the negative impacts of climate change, with a stark increase in the frequency of heat waves, heavy rains and other extreme weather over the last four decades. The preliminary report summarizes the cu...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
The Trump administration on Friday officially told the United Nations that the U.S. intends to pull out of the 2015 Paris climate pact. But the State Department's announcement doesn't formally start the process of the U.S. getting out of the voluntary agreement. That's still to come.    ...
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By Raya Bidshahri When it comes to climate change, government leaders and politicians must begin to think beyond their term limits and lifetimes. They must ask themselves not how they can serve their voters, but rather how they can contribute to our species’ progress. They must think beyond the sho...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
While India reaped the benefits of the Green Revolution in the 1960s, her neighbour China is now taking the lead in another area of sustainable agriculture -- developing crops that meet the challenges posed by global warming. Chinese agricultural scientists are wo...
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By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press WASHINGTON»The Trump administration on Friday officially told the United Nations that the U.S. intends to pull out of the 2015 Paris climate pact. But the State Department’s announcement doesn’t formally start the process of the U.S. getting out of the volun...
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CAP and TRADE WAY TO GO   Barbara Grady Senior Writer GreenBiz Group Requiring organizations to pay a price on their carbon emissions is widely believed to be the only way to induce the world to significantly cut the amount released into the atmosphere. Republican former statesmen, liberal...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Norwegian businessman Kjell Inge Røkke is not someone usually admired for environmental stewardship. Described by Forbes as a "ruthless corporate raider," Røkke made his billions as the majority stakeholder in shipping and offshore drilling conglomerate, Aker. The twist to this story? Røk...
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Posted by on in Clean Technology
Credit: Kaiyang Niu and Haimei Zheng/Berkeley Lab Scientists have developed a light-activated material that can chemically convert carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide without generating unwanted byproducts. The achievement marks a significant step forward in developing technology that could help ge...
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By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Earth rapidly is approaching the point where the amount of warming locked in by human pollution exceeds the limits nations set last year at the international climate meeting in Paris, according to government-backed research unveiled Monday. The planet faces “committ...
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Arizona civil engineer Mo Ehsani thinks he has the answer to the global coral bleaching crisis — a pipe that delivers cool water to stressed corals. Bleaching, a consequence of climate change, is destroying some of the world’s most stunning reefs. “Our reckless acts are killing these...
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Countries with responsibility over world heritage-listed coral reefs should adopt ambitious climate change targets, aiming to cut greenhouse gas emissions to levels that would keep global temperature increases to just 1.5C, the UN agency responsible for overseeing world heritage sites has said. At ...
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By SAM AUNG MOON | FRONTIER AT 7am on November 7, 2016, U Soe Naing was woken by the overpowering stench of rotting flesh. It didn’t take long to find the source of the smell; the head of an elephant was resting on the bank of a creek that ran beside his house. He later found the body stuck on a tr...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
States are threatening to sue the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to try to force the Trump administration into writing new environmental policies. The potential lawsuits from states like Maryland and Connecticut could put the Trump administration and EPA head Scott Pruitt in a tough spot, wh...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The former vice president and California Gov. Jerry Brown talked about efforts to combat climate change at a Hollywood screening of 'An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.' Ten years ago, Al Gore showed the world the devastating effects of global warming with his Academy Award-winning documentary&...
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Shared from the 2017-07-27 The Denver Post eEdition BRITAIN TO BAN SALE OF NEW DIESEL, GAS CARS BY 2040 LONDON » Britain will ban the sale of new cars and vans using diesel and gasoline starting in 2040 as part of a sweeping plan to tackle air pollution that experts say is feasible, if ambiti...
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  Barbara Grady Senior Writer GreenBiz Group Requiring organizations to pay a price on their carbon emissions is widely believed to be the only way to induce the world to significantly cut the amount released into the atmosphere. Republican former statesmen, liberal environmental groups, NA...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
By Juliet Eilperin
The Washington Post WASHINGTON» With control over more than 500 million acres of public land and hundreds of millions of acres offshore, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is moving rapidly to promote American production of coal, oil and gas — a critical piece of President Donald Trum...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
We're excited to announce the addition of the Rocky Mountain Wolf Project as a partner with Earth Protect. The Rocky Mountain Wolf Project aims to restore gray wolves to their once native habitat of western Colorado. We are a coalition comprised of top notch conservation organizations, Colorado lan...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Building toward a climate policy   This editorial was written by Bloomberg View. The Denver Post Editorial    President Donald Trump flips through environmental impact statements for a road while delivering remarks on infrastructure investment and deregulation on June 9 in Washing...
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First, a U.S. Court of Appeals gave EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt a strict 14-day deadline to implement the court’s decision on critical pollution limits for the oil and gas industry.    Earlier this month, the D.C. Circuit Court had blocked Pruitt’s attempt to delay implementation of t...
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