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The rainfall and snowpack so far this autumn have been encouraging, but the stubborn reality is that California is still mired in drought. While farmers from Bakersfield to Fresno to Redding are screaming about water quotas, California residents say they are doing what they can, from pulli...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Sunday's ABC's This Week (10/26/14) profiled George P. Bush, a Texas land commissioner candidate who is a grandson and nephew of the more famous George Bushes.  It was part ofThis Week's "Closer Look" series, which seems to be intended as a place for upbeat profiles of political ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Ice sheets trapped ancient Americans in refuges on land now under the Bering Strait The climate 25,000 years ago was cold, very cold. It was the height of the last ice age, and survival required desperate measures -- especially from those in Eurasia, where food and wood fuel ran low. Some chose to ...
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Posted by on in Animals
WOODS HOLE --- The sendoff felt a little like the dawn of a new adventure, a trip to uncharted territory — a discoverers’ voyage to the new world, or the wild west. And the subject of the voyage is almost as unknown and misunderstood, its public perception more determined by stereotypes than hard fa...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
keyston CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - TransCanada Corp, Canada's No. 2 pipeline company, said on Friday its long wait for U.S. government approval of its controversial Keystone XL project will further delay completion of the pipeline and push its cost above the company's $5.3 billion estimate.TransC...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
  The 2013 State of Green Business report, our sixth annual, has just been published. It tells a story of the shifting business reality — a world slowly coming to grips with a changing climate, economic volatility and great risks to business as usual. Simply put, it recognizes that business a...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
Arnold Schwarzenegger called Thursday for an end to "doom and gloom" environmentalism as he hosted the first conference of his new green movement fostering action by local governments and individuals.   "If we want to inspire the world, it is time for us to forget about the old way of talking...
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  We are living in a uniquely urban time in Earth’s history. In 1800, and for a thousand years before, just 2% of the world’s people lived in urban areas. Within the past five years, we have reached the point where more people are living in cities than in rural areas. By 2050, arou...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
    The 2011 figures for the biggest polluters: 1. China, up 10 percent to 10 billion tons. 2. United States, down 2 percent to 5.9 billion tons 3. India, up 7 percent to 2.5 billion tons. 4. Russia, up 3 percent to 1.8 billion tons. 5. Japan, up 0.4 percent to 1.3 billion tons. 6....
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Mayor's endorsement could turn climate change into a serious election issue – and it might even embolden RepublicansNew York City's mayor Michael Bloomberg took climate change out of the closet on Thursday by invoking the issue in his endorsement of Barack Obama. "This November, vote for a presiden...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
Would you like to see a billion dollars of revenue restored to the state of California while 70,000 clean energy jobs are created? Vote YES on Proposition 39! Prop 39, the Clean Energy Jobs Act, will close a tax loophole that currently gives an unfair advantage to businesses located outside Califor...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
  It's only relatively recently that conservationists have come to appreciate that efforts to protect mountain gorillas in the wild need to engage and involve the communities surrounding the habitat where this critically-endangered species lives. One notable example of t...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
  Let's all pledge to eat less meat, even if it is just for one day. Sign up to take part in Meatless Monday's, a national movement aimed at doing good for yourself and the environment. Every Monday you can join thousands of other people who choose to take meat out of their food equation for...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
One of the world’s most feared predators is under attack. Experts say only about 10% of the world’s sharks remain due to overfishing that could upset the balance of sea life and threaten a variety of local jobs and the global food supply. Every year sharks are captured by the millions and their...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
One-size-fits-all prescriptions do not work. The Ocean Health Index will assess how oceans are able to support life Around 20 years ago I took a submarine dive in the Sea of Japan. As we descended into the darkness to a depth of almost 5,500m (18,000ft) – more than two-thirds the height of Mt Eve...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
  Sheila Colla wades into the pye weeds, her net swooping over the pink flowers. “This is bumble bee heaven,” she says, as she catches a bee and nudges it from the net into a small plastic vial for inspection. It’s a lemon cuckoo bumble bee, one of the strange cast of characters in the be...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
In the flat lands of California's Central Valley, oil pumps obscured by waving lines of fuel-richened air dip and rise on the horizon. Two hundred miles to the north and west, aging eighteen-wheelers pound through an urban bypass tunnel, staining the walls black with diesel fumes. Farther to the nor...
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Posted by on in Clean Water
By Lori Robertson Water bottle-lugging tourists are fixtures around the globe, as fear of Montezuma’s revenge and Delhi belly have led to travelers’ constant purchasing of bottled water, particularly in developing areas where the bacteria that cause stomach ailments runs rampant. But all that plast...
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Posted by on in Fishing
by David Wroe The controversial super trawler Margiris could be fishing in Australian waters within days after being given the green light by the Environment Minister, Tony Burke, although it will face strict conditions to protect ocean life. The 142-metre Dutch-owned trawler, which arrived in A...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
By Jim Buchta, Star Tribune Nakeia and Ramell Dismond are like most working-class families: After the rent is paid, they have no money left in the budget for their kids' activities or vacations. That will change in a couple of months when they purchase a new twin home on the west edge of River Fal...
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