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JULY 26, 2019   Washington, D.C. — The Trump Administration released its final management plan today for the 15% of Bears Ears National Monument it didn’t strip of monument status. It allows the “chaining” of thousands of acres of forest, and rights of way for new roads and utility lines thro...
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BY MARIANNE LAVELLE    The Trump administration's Environmental Protection Agency has sidestepped the agency's process for ensuring quality and balance in its advisory committees, and numerous appointees are serving without having undergone the required federal ethics review, the Go...
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Shared from the 6/12/2019 The Denver Post eEdition   By Ellen Knickmeyer
The Associated Press WASHINGTON» Environmental Protection Agency heads under three previous Republican presidents joined their Democratic counterparts Tuesday in telling lawmakers they were concerned by the Trump admini...
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Sustaining Planet Earth’s Life Is in Our Hands, by John H. Fitch, Ph. D., Affiliate Full Professor, Warner College of Natural Resources and Morgan Libraries, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, Colorado, June 4, 2019. The newly released Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiver...
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What is Earth Day, and what is it meant to accomplish? A message from our president, Kathleen Rogers: On April 22, 1970, millions of people took to the streets to protest the negative impacts of 150 years of industrial development. In the U.S. and around the world, smog was becoming deadly and ev...
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 European Union decided to ban plastic consumer items including plates, cutlery and straws as of 2021 to help clean up oceans. The prohibition on single-use plastics approved by the European Parliament on Wednesday in Strasbourg, France, also applies to beverage cups, food containers and cotto...
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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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The Clean Energy Bill approved by the Legislature on Tuesday adopted the go-slow approach favored by many of the state’s business groups and utilities, leaving a price on carbon and stronger support for solar and wind on the cutting room floor while greenlighting a number of less flashy provisions d...
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July 13, 2018 from Weekly Climate Review, MacArthur Foundation  President Donald Trump's pick to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court generated a lot of consternation among environmentalists and Democrats this week, but no one talked about the potential downside for the Nominator-in-Chie...
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WASHINGTON » When you weigh all life on Earth, billions of humans don’t amount to much compared to trees, earthworms or even viruses. But we really know how to throw what little weight we have around, according to a first-of-its-kind global census of the footprint of life on the planet. Humans only...
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https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/03/how-trump-is-changing-science-environment/#close Trump administration’s tumultuous first year has brought a flurry of changes—both realized and anticipated—to U.S. environmental policy. Many of the actions roll back Obama-era policies that aimed to curb c...
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What were you doing when you were nine years old? Where would you be in 2100? In 2007, Felix Finkbeiner, a 9-year-old primary four student in Germany, had to do a project on climate change. He eventually found the inspiration to launch a global movement called Plant for the Planet. Its initial targ...
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MALIBU, CALIF. » It’s the last straw for this beachside city. The City Council unanimously voted to ban all plastic cutlery and straws on Monday, citing concerns over keeping its famous beaches clean and protecting the environment.   The move builds on the city’s previous bans of plasti...
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CDC GETS LIST OF FORBIDDEN WORDS. The Trump administration is forbidding officials at the nation’s top public health agency from using seven words or phrases — including “fetus” and “transgender” — in any documents prepared for next year’s budget. Policy analysts at the Centers for Disease Control ...
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By Brady Dennis and Darryl Fears
The Washington Post   WASHINGTON» President Donald Trump made his mark in the energy and environment world during his first year in Washington. Many of his actions aimed to undo work from the Obama era. Trump all but abandoned the nation’s efforts to combat cl...
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A uranium company launched a concerted lobbying campaign to scale back Bears Ears National Monument, saying such action would give it easier access to the area’s uranium deposits and help it operate a nearby processing mill, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post. Interior Secretary...
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People are donating more than they ever have to charities. There’s no time when such giving is more on display than today, Giving Tuesday, a day when celebrations of generosity on social media have helped turn an idea into a global happening in just six years.  The day was created in 2012 by t...
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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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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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