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UN warns that global food security will be "in jeoprady" unless we alter eating habits and mitigate the worst effects of CLIMATE CHANGE. Growing population, movement to eating more meat, ground water depletion, climate change altering weather patterns all create a ticking time bomb.   The...
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Jan 1, 2014 http://climatecommunication.yale.edu/visualizations-data/ycom-us-2016/ Climate Opinion Maps   The “Yale Climate Opinion Maps” (YCOM) allow users to visualize and explore differences in public opinion about global warming in the United States in unprecedented geographic detail...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
  Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt just overruled the recommendation of EPA scientists, rejecting a petition to ban the dangerous pesticide chlorpyrifos.1 EPA studies show that this pesticide affects fetal brain growth during pregnancy and causes neurological dis...
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EXECUTIVE ORDER TAKES AIM AT CLIMATE SAFEGUARDS By Trip Van Noppen| Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Capital Watch   In a potentially devastating blow to the Earth’s climate, President Trump’s new executive order ends the Interior Department’s moratorium on coal mining on public land and begins a...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
Sierra Club today released an inspirational video promoting the Peoples Climate March on April 29 in Washington, D.C. and 85 sister cities across the globe. The video weaves together excerpts and themes from historic documents, speeches, and iconic American moments to convey the message th...
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  New York Times, Extract, Dec 14, 2016 President-elect Donald J. Trump has called climate change a hoax, and he has declared he will try to reverse the Obama administration’s environmental efforts on matters ranging from the 2015 Paris climate agreement to the landmark Clean P...
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Long Legal Battles Ahead Over Trump’s Climate Order By John Upton       Published: March 28th, 2017 Environmental groups and progressive states are vowing to battle President Trump in court over his push to repeal federal climate protections, and expe...
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AUGUST 18, 2015 | 12:00 PM TEN CLEAR INDICATORS OUR CLIMATE IS CHANGING How do we know our climate is changing permanently, rather than just going through a normal period of flux? Let’s look at 10 major changes scientists have seen in our climate system to help set the record straight. Few global...
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Salt keeps icy roads safe; it also puts America’s freshwater lakes at risk By Ben Guarino The Washington Post In the 1940s, Americans found a new way to love salt. Not simply for sprinkling on food — we had acquired a taste for the mineral long before that — but for spreading on roads and sidewalk...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
Labor and Other Clean Power Groups Prepare for New Chapter.  (from Texas Lawyer, March 27, 2017)  With President Donald Trump poised to upend one of his predecessor's signature enviromental policies this week, lawyers in the long legal battle over the Obama administration's Clean Power P...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Leaked documents reveal just how President Donald Trump plans to decimate the Environmental Protection Agency and cut 31 percent of its funding. The more detailed vision for the EPA appears in an internal memo by its acting financial officer that was shared with Vox. It includesthe elimination of m...
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Dr Jesse D Berman, PhD , Keita Ebisu, PhD, Prof Roger D Peng, PhD, Prof Francesca Dominici, PhD, Prof Michelle L Bell, PhD The Lancet Planetary Health April 2017  Summary Background Occurrence, severity, and geographic extent of droughts are anticipated to increase under climate change,...
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More industry, less science for EPA   By Lauren Coleman-Lochner Bloomberg News Congress and the Trump administration are planning sweeping changes in how science is used to govern public health. Controversy over climate change is getting a lot of attention right now, but legislation under ...
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Bren Smith, a 44-year-old Newfoundland-born former cod fisherman, grows shellfish and the newly trendy sea vegetable kelp on what he calls “the world’s first 3D ocean farm” off the Connecticut shore in Long Island Sound. His multi-species hanging garden has already become a model for a new kind of l...
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Google Street View cars have driven millions of miles across the globe, capturing 360-degree images of roadways and communities on all seven continents. Now, scientists and environmentalists are teaming up to add pollution trackers to the vehicles so they can monitor natural gas ...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
On Donald Trump’s first full day in office, he was met with unprecedented resistance as hundreds of thousands rose up for the Women’s March. On day 100, exactly one month from today, we will be back in the streets of DC and across the country for the Peoples Climate March. Donald Trump h...
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Aerosols are collections of fine particles, either biological or of other types, in suspension in a gaseous medium. They play a major role in cloud formation and therefore have a strong impact on climate models. They are however extremely hard to study due to the small size and immense variety of th...
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I was alarmed to read in THE DENVER POST today, April 3 that several bills are being proposed to limit the right for peaceful protest. Here is the digest of the article Note Warning is from United Nations.  UNITED NATIONS WARNING   Is Americans’ right to protest in grave danger? &nbs...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
President Trump signed an executive order rolling back climate progress. The executive order instructs the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to rewrite the Clean Power Plan, the single largest step the U.S. has taken to limit climate change. The order also lifts the moratorium on federal coal lea...
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Flying over the remote during research at the Barnes Ice Cap on Baffin Island in 2009, a Boulder scientist saw dark where there should have been white. Closer inspection revealed that what Gifford Miller spotted was the remnants of a 1963 geological camp that had been buried for decades by snow and...
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