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Former head of the Environmental Protection Agency's New England regional office is worried that President Donald Trump's proposed budget could put Rhode Island's air and water quality at risk.      Trump is proposing to cut EPA's funding by more than 30 percent. If the b...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
  The best analog to EPA administrator Scott Pruitt's latest action might be for the U.S. Geological Survey to undertake a "scientific critique" of theories that the world is round. After all, numerous authoritative sources over the years have raised doubts that the Earth is not flat. Surely ...
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Posted by on in Arts and Entertainment
By EmmaJean Holley and Nicola Smith Stephen Gorman has always felt drawn to wild places. The less hospitable, the better. “Most of these places are in really forbidding, hostile environments,” the Norwich-based photographer said in an interview at his home last week, itself located deep down ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
New Report, Trump Paris and Congress INTRODUCTION On June 1, 2017, Donald Trump announced his decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement, an ambitious global framework to tackle climate change agreed to by President Barack Obama in December 2015. At Climate Hawks Vote, we score ...
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Posted by on in Clean Water
What is clean water worth, well its life to people and essential for animals and plants alike, yet our government  has removed protections rolling back Obama policy that protected more than half the nation's streams from pollution. What is the deal here, how badly do we need to use our streams...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
EPA chief, Dow CEO met before ban rejected   By Michael Biesecker
The Associated Press WASHINGTON »The Trump administration’s top environmental official met privately with the chief executive of Dow Chemical shortly before reversing his agency’s push to ban a widely used pesticide after heal...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
PARIS - Dozens of city mayors from around the world -- including Washington, Berlin, Paris, Tokyo and Sydney -- on Monday called on G20 leaders to stick to their commitments on tackling climate change. In a joint text distributed to media outlets worldwide and posted online, the "C40" mayors "of th...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The Nature Climate Change in a new study  is gaining widespread attention, and other scientists are agreeing with its conclusions. As Inside Climate News says in its report on the research: By the time children born today are in their 80s, New York will have 50 days per year with temperat...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Jennifer Kay
The Associated Press  New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, right, and Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine tour Miami Beach. Alan Diaz, AP MIAMI BEACH, FLA.» With the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accords, national policy on climate change will emerge from U....
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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 Washington. ...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
A federal judge has handed a lifeline to efforts to block the Dakota Access pipeline, ruling Wednesday that the US Army Corps of Engineers did not adequately consider the possible impacts of an oil spill where the pipeline passes under the Missouri river. US district judge James Boasberg said ...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed delaying a federal air pollution rule for two years, despite acknowledging that children will be disproportionately harmed by the decision. The regulator plans to suspend standards aimed at preventing leaks from the oil and gas industry while it reco...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Helen Davidson         As climate change pushes marine species towards cooler waters, and the fishing industry expands around the globe, the tropics are emptying out, a leading fisheries expert has warned. The federal government is expected to release its new management pla...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
By Sylvia Earle and Jason Patlis This week, the ocean finally gets the attention it deserves – and desperately needs. Delegates from almost all of the United Nations' 193 member states have gathered for the U.N. Ocean Conference, an unprecedented and historic special session of the G...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The American People Support the Paris Agreement   Climate change is a serious threat to the economic prosperity, national security, and public health and welfare of the United States and nations around the globe. That’s why more than 190 nations came together in 2015 to create the Paris Agree...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By now we all know that Trump intends to disengage from the UN Climate Accord, joining only 2 countries in the world, Syria and Nicaragua. After the stomach drop and the depression, comes the realization that strong and diverse leadership is emerging and its a good thing too as we cannot afford to s...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Mayor Eric Garcetti today led a coalition of mayors across the United States in denouncing President Trump’s decision to walk away from the Paris Climate Agreement. “Climate change is a fact of life that people in Los Angeles and cities around the world live with every day. It is a grave threat to ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg joined the chorus of tech leaders who have denounced Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement on climate change.  "Withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement is bad for the environment, bad for the economy, and it puts our children's future at r...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Naomi Klein NOW THAT IT SEEMS virtually certain that Donald Trump will withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord, and the climate movement is quite rightly mobilizing in the face of this latest dystopian lurch, it’s time to get real about something: Pretty much everythin...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
By JUSTIN GILLIS and NADJA POPOVICH The United States, with its love of big cars, big houses and blasting air-conditioners, has contributed more than any other country to the atmospheric carbon dioxide that is scorching the planet. “In cumulative terms, we certainly own this problem...
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