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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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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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Posted by on in Climate Change
Increased nitrous oxide emissions from Arctic peatlands after permafrost thaw .Carolina Voigta,1, Maija E. Marushchaka, Richard E. Lamprechta, Marcin Jackowicz-Korczyńskib,c,Amelie Lindgrenb,d, Mikhail Mastepanovb,c, Lars Granlunda,e, Torben R. Christensenb,c,Teemu Tahvanainene, Pertti J. Martikain...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
Environmental Martyrs In some parts of the world, life can be extremely hazardous for environmental activists. For this project, journalist Fred Pearce travels to the rainforests of Sumatra, in Malaysian Borneo, to hear why an activist was shot dead in a drive-by shooting, apparently for standing ...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
Renewable Energy Powers Jobs for Almost 10 Million People by Mahmoud Habboush May 23, 2017, 2:01 PM MDT May 24, 2017, 4:45 AM MDT Solar industry has 3.09 million people vs 1.2 million in wind China employment at 3.6 million vs 777,000 in U.S.: Irena The renewable energy industry employed ...
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Posted by on in Animals
By Nikki Ekstein If he has his way, Paul Allen will cover 90,000 square miles of African territory with smart sensors and drones by the end of this year to bring hyper-connectivity to Africa’s most remote, wildlife-packed corners. It’s the biggest, tech-focused conservation proj...
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Posted by on in Clean Water
As part of President Trump's executive order to review "job-killing regulations," the Environmental Protection Agency last month asked for the public's input on what to streamline or cut. It held a series of open-mic meetings and set up a website that has received more than 28,000 comments, many of ...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
EXPERT BLOG › NORA APTER  Three Ways Trump’s “Starvation Budget” Threatens Wildlife March 17, 2017 Nora Apter   The bald eagle was brought back from the brink of extinction thanks to Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections provided and enforced by the Department of the Interior (DOI)....
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Supporters of the Obama administration’s climate change rule for power plants want a federal court to send the regulation back to the Environmental Protection Agency and let it consider changes. Environmentalists and renewable energy advocates say sending the Clean Power Plan back to the EPA — what...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
India and China are on track to do better on their respective pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions under the Paris Accord, so much so that they may be able to compensate globally for the imminent failure of the US to deliver because of President Donald Trump’s rollback of mitigation measures init...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Global temperatures could break through the 1.5°C barrier negotiated at the Paris conference as early as 2026 if a slow-moving, natural climate driver known as the Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation (IPO) has, as suspected, moved into a positive phase. New research published in Geophysical Res...
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Posted by on in Lakes/Rivers/Wetlands
By Jack Lessenberry Few people know Lake Erie as well as Jeffery Reutter, the recently retired director of the Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory on the lake. He’s shown me a picture of his hand covered with toxic algae when he was a graduate student in 1971 — and that same hand covered again n...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Source:Georgia Institute of Technology A new analysis of decades of data on oceans across the globe has revealed that the amount of dissolved oxygen contained in the water -- an important measure of ocean health -- has been declining for more than 20 years. Researchers at Georgia Institute of Te...
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Posted by on in Fishing
Peter Neill, ContributorDirector, World Ocean Observatory China’s annual catch is estimated at some 15 million tons. China is the largest consumer, producer, and exporter of every species caught by some 3,400 industrial fishing vessels harvesting the waters of over 90 coastal nations and the deep ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
This week, Trump is expected to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, which would be dangerous, detrimental and downright irresponsible.    Join us Tuesday morning at 7:00 a.m. outside of Trump Hotel to sound an alarm and demand people wake up to the climate crisis.    We will g...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
For Immediate Release, May 3, 2017 Contact:         Meg Townsend, (971) 717-6409, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Lawsuit Aims to Force Release of EPA Chief's Emails, Schedule Refusal to Release Public Documents Suggests Scott Pruitt Hiding Meetings...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
 April 27, 2017  OPEN LETTER To Our Elected Leaders at All Levels of Government From hundreds of Former Employees of EPA     The Earth Warms While Trump Ignores Science To Our Elected Leaders at All Levels of Government - As former employees of the U.S. Environmental Pro...
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Posted by on in Fishing
JOAL, Senegal — Once upon a time, the seas teemed with mackerel, squid and sardines, and life was good. But now, on opposite sides of the globe, sun-creased fishermen lament as they reel in their nearly empty nets. “Your net would be so full of fish, you could barely heave it onto the boat,” said M...
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Posted by on in Wind
WIND IS WHERE THE JOBS ARE_   Extract of full article By Mark Sumner in Daily KOS  Thursday Apr 27, 2017 · 2:40 PM    The fastest-growing occupation in the United States — by a long shot, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics — might surprise you: wind turbine tec...
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