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Shared from the 9/18/2019 The Denver Post eEdition  By Juliet Eilperin and Nick Miroff
 The Washington Post Bulldozers and excavators rushing to install President Donald Trump’s border barrier could damage or destroy up to 22 archaeological sites within Arizona’s Organ Pipe Cactus National Mo...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
Shared from the 9/18/2019 The Denver Post eEdition By Lauran Neergaard
The Associated Press WASHINGTON» A new study suggests when a pregnant woman breathes in air pollution, it can travel beyond her lungs to the placenta that guards her fetus. Pollution composed of tiny particles from car exh...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
By Christina Larson The Associated Press, shared from The Denver Post  OCHO RIOS, JAMAICA»Everton Simpson squints at the Caribbean from his motorboat, scanning the dazzling bands of color for hints of what lies beneath. Emerald green indicates sandy bottoms. Sapphire blue lies above seagrass ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Countless young people around the world have walked out of their classes over the past year to demand real climate action from politicians. On Sept 20-27, I’m joining them in the streets as part of a global #ClimateStrike to demand solutions to the climate crisis.   Will you join us? strikewi...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
Shared from the 9/13/2019 The Denver Post eEdition TRUMP ADMINISTRATI   By John Flesher 
The Associated Press, Shared from The Denver Post  TRAVERSE CITY, MICH.» The Trump administration on Thursday revoked an Obama-era regulation that shielded many U.S. wetlands and streams from poll...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
President Trump has made eliminating federal regulations a priority. His administration, with help from Republicans in Congress, has often targeted environmental rules it sees as burdensome to the fossil fuel industry and other big businesses. A New York Times analysis, based on research from Harva...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
"They are finally treating the crisis like a crisis," said 14-year-old New Yorker and climate striker Alexandria Villaseñor. Climate advocates celebrated Thursday after New York City's public school system announced it would excuse the absences of students who have a parent's permission to ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Greta Thunberg led a protest at the White House on Friday. But she wasn't looking to go inside — "I don't want to meet with people who don't accept the science," she says. The young Swedish activist joined a large crowd of protesters who had gathered outside, calling for immediate action to help th...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
CREMONA, ITALY » Scientists announced Wednesday they have succeeded in creating two embryos of the nearly extinct northern white rhino as part of an international effort to save the species, which is down to just two animals worldwide, both of them female. The embryos, created in the lab with eggs ...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
UPDATED ON: SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 / 11:48 AM / CBS NEWS The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to announce Thursday that it has finalized a repeal of the Obama-era clean water rule that spells out protections for large and small bodies of water, according to two congressional aides familiar w...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
With generous support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Youth Service America will award Afterschool Grants of up to $500 each to support youth-led service or service-learning activities in afterschool programs between November 2019 – May 2020. Any afterschool program in the U...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
Shared from the 9/5/2019 The Denver Post eEdition WASHINGTON » The Trump administration turned its deregulatory focus Wednesday to light bulbs, scrapping a rule that would have phased out less-energy-efficient incandescent bulbs. The move slows a years-long push by Congress and past administration...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
Shared from the 9/6/2019 The Denver Post eEdition By William Mathis Bloomberg News   The global energy supply is turning greener. Investment in new renewable energy is on course to total $2.6 trillion in the years from 2010 through the end of 2019, according to a study by BloombergNEF ...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
  By BRUCE FINLEY | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | The Denver Post PUBLISHED: September 10, 2019 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: September 10, 2019 at 9:16 am Groundwater tests over the past year have detected high levels of toxic “forever chemicals” across the Denver metro area, contamination that’s both w...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
Shared from the 9/5/2019 The Denver Post eEdition ALASKA By Juliet Eilperin and Steven Mufson 
The Washington Post A former Oklahoma attorney general who filed more than a dozen lawsuits challenging the EPA’s authority, former Administrator Scott Pruitt wound up working for a coal magnate af...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
.9- 5, 2019, 11:21 AM MDThttps://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/cnn-s-climate-change-town-hall-was-what-politics-2020-ncna1049956   By Jamison Foser, political consultant and writer The seven hours of thoughtful conversation between voters and 10 of the Democratic presidential candi...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
Michael Grunwald is a senior staff writer for Politico Magazine. Elissa Slotkin has learned that climate change is both a national emergency and a political opportunity. As an assistant secretary of defense under President Barack Obama, she helped lead the Pentagon’s first study of how climate...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
By Jonathan Chait One of the key liberal assumptions about Republican environmental policy is that it associates what’s good for industries with the public interest. (I’ve made this assumption many times myself.) One of the oddities of the Trump administration’s environmental policy is that it...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is considered the gold standard for assessing the scientific consensus on global warming; if there is an overarching criticism of IPCC reports, it’s that they’re a little too conservative in their presentation of the t...
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Posted by on in Forestry
This piece originally appeared on Truthout.  The Amazon is burning. Nearly 75,000 fires have started in the iconic Brazilian rainforest this year to date, an 84 percent increase from the year before. Since August 10, a spate of intentionally set fires have been raging ...
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