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Posted by on in Climate Change
President Trump delivered a major speech on the environment yesterday without mentioning climate change. The 45-minute address in the East Room of the White House featured a president who dedicated much of his first term to unraveling environmental protections established by former President Obama....
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ClearPath Executive Director Rich Powell makes the conservative case for an innovative agenda on climate change. Climate change is having a moment. It’s hard to untangle cause from effect, but some combination of the backlash against Trump, worsening environmental disasters, youth-driven protests,...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Wartime mobilization is needed to fight climate change, July racks up as the hottest month ever recorded and Antarctic carbon dioxide reaches levels unseen for millions of years. It's What's Up in Climate Change.   World War AGW We may not realize it, but we're in the midst of a war. Accordi...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
Washington DC - The United States can quickly transition to nearly 100% renewable energy and phase out coal and nuclear power, according to a major new report from Greenpeace and the Global Wind Energy Council. Energy [R]evolution - A Sustainable USA Energy Outlook provides a blueprint for transform...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
This final week of April has been designated as "Air Quality Awareness Week" to better educate people about the effects of ozone and pollution in our air. The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency is the local organization that monitors Northeast Ohio's air quality and issues advisories when ...
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Posted by on in General Environment
  Written by Richard Wilk We have just been through what has now become an American tradition -- Black Friday -- and big box stores opened earlier than ever before, despite protests by employees at Walmart. Because of the recession, sales in physical retail stores were down 1.8 percent from t...
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Posted by on in Food
    Thanksgiving should be a time for celebration, not cruelty, yet approximately 45 million turkeys — gentle birds who enjoy having their feathers stroked and gobbling along to music — are killed every year for Thanksgiving dinner. Before they’re killed, turkeys spend several months pa...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
  Can a community like the South Bronx, which  suffers from  high unemployment, underinvestment and so-called environmental injustice, fit into the green economy? In 2010 a union-backed training initiative took on the question, enrolling unemployed  residents, including many w...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
  Two years ago British Petroleum had an accident in the Gulf of Mexico causing millions of gallons of oil to spill into the gulf. There was lying, hundreds of lawsuits and a major lack of leadership. Today there is some justice. BP, said Thursday that it would pay $4.5 billion in fines and...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  Hurricane Sandy is now a gauge of the region’s new fragility. Climate change and extreme weather are presenting government — and the public — with some overwhelming choices. The authorities must not only reopen the Queens-Midtown Tunnel, but also ponder whether to put up sea gat...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
  In case you’ve been living under a rock, today is election day in the U. S of A – and we’re super excited for the possibilities that this hotly contested presidential election brings. If you are anything like most Americans, you’ve probably been following this election in the news, online,...
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Posted by on in Arts and Entertainment
  Minister for Cultural Affairs K.C. Joseph on Thursday inaugurated the Green Film Festival which started with the screening of one-minute short film ‘Recycle.’ Speaking at the function, the Minister said the State was facing a lot of environment-related problems such as waste management an...
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Posted by on in Biofuels
From using vegetable oil and animal fats to trees and grasses as new sources of energy, biofuels are continuing to gain attention due to current oil prices and concern for energy security. As energy is produced from carbon fixation in these biofuels, scientists are experimenting with other types of ...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
MIT researchers have developed a new technique for magnetically separating oil and water that could be used to clean up oil spills. They believe that, with their technique, the oil could be recovered for use, offsetting much of the cost of cleanup.     The researchers will present their...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
SAWFISH and snubfin dolphins on the brink of extinction are top priority in a plan to restore degraded coral habitats and reconnect coastal ecosystems along the Great Barrier Reef. The plan by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority comes as the CSIRO today will launch a report in Brisbane, ...
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Posted by on in Wind
Recent reports have shown that it’s possible to power the entire world with wind power, but scientists at Stanford University conducted a more focused study that delivered the first-ever quantitative analysis of offshore wind energy on the US East Coast. The study states that there is...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN / The New York Times GARAMBA NATIONAL PARK, Democratic Republic of Congo -- In 30 years of fighting poachers, Paul Onyango had never seen anything like this. Twenty-two dead elephants, including several very young ones, clumped together on the open savanna, many kil...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
This year has predictably and deservedly received a fair amonut of media attention.  Jonathan Leake of the Sunday Times recently penned an article on the impending sea ice record.  The bulk of the article was quite good, but at the end succumbed to the standard mainstream media practice of...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
by Lauren Deville The bad news: We live in a toxic world. There are all kinds of nasty foreign substances all around us, from heavy metals to plastics (otherwise known as phthalates) to pesticides, solvents, molds, and other fat- and water-soluble chemicals. It isn't really possible to avoid toxins...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
  Two months after media-mogul Ted Turner donated $1 million to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, the group has already begun to expand conservation efforts in Eastern Congo amid growing regional instability.  The gift has allowed the organizatio...
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