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Research: Emissions are higher from alpine tundra By Charlie Brennan Daily Camera John Knowles took a break Friday from his field work in the Sonoran Desert to talk about some disturbing findings concerning what is happening in the mountains west of Boulder — and, likely, in other similar environ...
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   NOAH LONG  New Mexico Passes 100% Clean Energy Bill March 13, 2019 Noah Long  New Mexico's legislature passed the Energy Transition Act this week and because it is supported by the state's Governor, it’s expected to become law. This law will put the state on course to lead...
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Posted by on in Solar
A floating island of solar panels is being tested in Chile as a way to generate clean energy and reduce water loss at mine operations, a cornerstone of the Andean country's economy that uses huge amounts of electricity and water. The experimental "Las Tortolas" power-generating island is being run ...
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Youth Strike 4 Climate’s global protest on March 15 by an estimated one million students demonstrating against inaction on climate change marks a new generation gap issue. A larger share of youth in 26 countries are concerned about climate change compared to people over 50, according to a Pew s...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
  Shared from the 3/16/2019 The Denver Post eEdition WASHINGTON» The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday banned consumer use of a popular but deadly paint stripper but stopped short of also banning commercial use of the product by tradespeople. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed t...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
  Shared from the 3/12/2019 The Denver Post eEdition Blacks, Hispanics breathe more pollution than they make By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press WASHINGTON» African-Americans and Hispanics breathe in far more deadly air pollution than they are responsible for making, a new study said. ...
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Posted by on in Clean Water
Shared from the 3/7/2019 The Denver Post eEdition CHEMICALS IN WATER Costs slow reform Pentagon tells House committee that addressing toxic compounds would cost $2 billion for DOD By Ellen Knickmeyer
The Associated Press WASHINGTON» Cleaning up and protecting U.S. drinking water from a class of...
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Its terrific to have sponsors that personify the mission of Earth Protect as we use digital media and film to engage people in a sustainable future. Thanks to the hosts for this web site, Green House Data and Wind Hosting.  Green Data Centers: Green House Data was green before it was cool. (Un...
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Posted by on in Forestry
SCIENTISTS WARN NEW BRAZIL PRESIDENT MAY SMOTHER RAINFOREST. SAO PAULO » Scientists warn that Brazil’s president-elect could push the Amazon rainforest past its tipping point — with severe consequences for global climate and rainfall. Jair Bolsonaro, who takes office Jan. 1, claims a mand...
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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FIRE COSTS LIKELY IN BILLIONS.PARADISE, CALIF. » Costs associated with a deadly Northern California wildfire will likely be in the billions, Zinke on Monday. Zinke, who was back in the town of Paradise on Monday, said he has never witnessed such devastation. The Camp Fire killed...
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Shared from the 10/13/2018 The Denver Post eEdition Editorial If steps aren’t taken soon to combat climate change, there may be no tomorrow This editorial was written by The Washington Post. If anything, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has a habit of understatement. The U.N....
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Posted by on in Climate Change
    The Earth's climate has changed throughout history. Just in the last 650,000 years there have been seven cycles of glacial advance and retreat, with the abrupt end of the last ice age about 7,000 years ago marking the beginning of the modern climate era — and of human civilization. M...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Hanukkah is over, Christmas is right around the corner, and the calendar is about to flip a digit to bring us into 2019. Which means it’s time for Sierra magazine’s annual roundup of the most important environmental stories of the past year.  “Most important” doesn’t necessarily mean...
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A new survey finds that the region has contributed almost an inch to rising seas since 1971. By Chris Mooney A new scientific survey has found that the glaciers of the Arctic are the world’s biggest contributors to rising seas, shedding ice at an accelerating rate that now adds well over...
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Posted by on in MyBlog
I was recently asked to speak about climate change communication at a large gathering of geoscientists. How do we change minds and move beyond political polarization? I know what doesn’t work: more data. Think of your average member of the general public as Reviewer 2: he’s made up his mind, he’s co...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
At 97,620 acres, the Woolsey Fire is now among the largest wildfires to have ever swept through the LA area. It is the “largest fire on record,” Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby said Tuesday, pointing out that the blaze is now roughly the size of Denver. In terms of size, the Woolsey ...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
The Trump administration's top environmental official for the Southeast was arrested Thursday on criminal ethics charges in Alabama reported to be related to a scheme to help a coal company avoid paying for a costly toxic waste cleanup. Trey Glenn, 47, was briefly booked into a county jail in Birmi...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
The Open Forum   Letters to the Editor Jim Miller, Arvada Prop 112 effort sends clear message to legislators Re: “Drilling setbacks fall short,” Nov. 7 news story Wake up politicians! Your constituents care about the environment. We are horrified by what the world’s leading scientists an...
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BY ADELE PETERS4 MINUTE READ Fast Company  In the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, the massive Ocean Cleanup device is currently beginning its first attempt to fish plastic trash out of the sea. It’s a difficult challenge, but the systemic challenge is significantly larger: Every minute, the equiv...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
More protection: U.N. says Earth’s ozone layer is healing “I don’t think we can do a victory lap until 2060,” one scientist warns. By SETH BORENSTEIN | The Associated Press November 5, 2018 at 11:13 pm WASHINGTON — Earth’s protective ozone layer is finally healing from damage caused by a...
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