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Posted by on in Climate Change
This month, the Maryland Senate voted 32-13 to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of a major clean energy bill after an outcry of bipartisan public support for the bill.  It’s a big victory for Maryland and for all of us who want to see more clean energy and less burning of fossil fuels.  ...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Corals reefs are dying around the globe due to warmer and more acidic oceans, harming ocean life but also creating economic disaster and food security risks for fisherman and people whose protein source is largely dependent upon the sea plus undermining tourism. Add to this the depletion of one...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  A GROUP of Republicans provided a refreshing message to Washington on Wednesday: Climate change is a threat that deserves serious attention, and the GOP should embrace smart ways of dealing with it.The group — which calls itself the Climate Leadership Council and includes two former secretar...
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Posted by on in General Environment
The Denver Post, Bruce Finley, reported on Feb 1st the results of a poll showing strong voter support for protecting water, air and wildlife and opportunities for recreation over increased drilling and mining on public lands. Voters surveyed were from  Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, N...
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Posted by on in Food
Chemicals in Food Children’s diets are an important pathway for exposure to some environmental chemicals and other contaminants. Children may be at a greater risk for exposures to contaminants because they consume more food relative to their body weight than do adults. Additionally, children’s dieta...
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Posted by on in Animals
Ben Goldfarb of Writers on the Range wrote an eye brow raising Opinion piece in The Denver Post on February 12, bringing to our attention the effect on the borders wild inhabitants, saying the proposed border wall will be a catastrophe for the natural world. Habitat connectivity is well established ...
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Posted by on in Solar
  The Solar Foundation’s National Solar Jobs Census 2016 is the seventh annual update on current employment, trends, and projected growth in the U.S. solar industry. The Solar Jobs Census 2016 found that solar employment increased by over 51,000 workers, a 25 percent increase over 2015. Overal...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
The Trump administration "will be held accountable in court" for its decision to grant the final easement on the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL), Indigenous people and environmental allies vowed Tuesday. And with actions planned nationwide on Wednesday, the administration won't get off in the court o...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
By Tim Sohn In a letter sent to the Senate on Monday morning, 447 former Environmental Protection Agency officials signed their names to a statement urging the rejection of Trump’s pick to head the agency, former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, whose nomination is set to come up for ...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
The Environmental Protection Agency has come under constant fire from the Trump administration, enduring both a temporary gag order — which was later partially lifted  — and news that President Trump was looking to cut the agency's budget and staff. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Spewing too much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere could shut down the major ocean current that ferries warm water to the North Atlantic, new climate simulations suggest. While not as extreme as the doomsday scenario portrayed in the movie The Day After Tomorrow, such a shutdown could cause wi...
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Posted by on in Human Health
by Richard Allen Williams, Elena Rios Today, more than 100 million Americans depend on healthcare safety-net programs: Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). But that safety net could be shredded if Dr. Tom Price—Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services—has his way....
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Patrick Martin / WSWS Donald Trump defined the future of his presidency this week with a series of executive orders and speeches that promised corporations everything they ever wanted, writes Patrick Martin: the scrapping of environmental, energy and labor regulations, massive tax cuts, and approva...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Mark Barteau, University of Michigan President Trump comes into office determined to discard huge swathes of his predecessor's legacy on day one, writes Mark Barteau. But he will struggle to undo Obama's clean energy regulations. It's not just that they are legally robust, it's also that energy mar...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
If there's one thing we know for sure our new president and the people he appointed to "make America great again" are willing to lie to get what they want and should not be trusted. Donald Trump's choice to run the Environmental Protection Agency has admitted that climate change has not real. Scot...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
In one of his final acts as president, Barack Obama has signed over half a billion dollars to the United Nations Green Climate Fund. The Obama administration latest and final contribution, announced on Tuesday, will bring the total funds to date to $1 billion. However, this falls short of the $3 b...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
President-elect Donald Trump has made no secret of his hostility toward the Environmental Protection Agency. He has repeatedly called for its elimination, telling Fox News in 2015 that the environment would be just “fine” without it. Activists say Trump has followed through on those threats in nomi...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
Is denial what people need to get going? The Trump administration might be skeptical on the phenomenon of global warming but the President-elect's infrastructure policies could, in fact, have a positive impact on the environment, according to an asset manager. Since his Nov. 8 election win, Presid...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Over two-thirds of Japan’s biggest coral reef is dead, the country’s Environment Ministry has found.  Increased coral bleaching, which is mainly caused by rising ocean temperatures was blamed, following a survey.  The Sekiseishoko coral reef is set between the remote Ishigaki and Iriomot...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
By Anna McGurk With avenues of protest and online discussion strictly controlled, artists in China are finding increasingly creative ways to voice their frustration at their cities' appalling air pollution. It's easy to see why: at the end of 2016, an area of China larger than Spain and Portu...
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