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‘Climate change is going to cost us’: How the US military is preparing for harsher environments

Climate change is no longer a problem for future defense leaders — it is an immediate challenge.

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A Major Report Warns Climate Change Is Accelerating And Humans Must Cut Emissions Now

The U.N. has released the most comprehensive global climate science report ever. It is unequivocal: Humans must stop burning fossil fuels or suffer catastrophic impacts.

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Arizona National Forests Close Due to Extreme Fire Danger: Yet another example of why Congress needs to act now on climate change – Kurt Refsnider

The accompanying gallery includes photos from a few of the areas in Arizona burned by wildfire in just the past 15 months.  My friend Joe and I stood atop Spruce Mountain just below the fire tower one last time this past Friday, admiring the surround

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Wyoming Works to Pivot From Coal to Clean, Renewable Energy

As we shift away from fossil fuel energy, communities like Gillette, Wyoming, face a renewable reckoning.» Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subs...

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Small but Mighty: How Three Small Cities are Saving Energy and Embraci

Leading small U.S. cities—like San Luis Obispo in California, St. Louis Park in Minnesota, and Rockville in Maryland—are showing how fellow municipalities across the country can take signi...

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VERIFY: Yes, jobs lost from President Biden canceling Keystone XL Pipeline, but not as many as you think

How many jobs are being lost after the order to stop the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline? How many jobs does he plan to create with his clean energy plan?

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Say "no" to low-cost, single-use bodyboards

Cheap single-use bodyboards are a global plague. Thousands of low-quality boogie boards made in Asian nations are being dumped every year along the coastlines.

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California Governor Signs Order Banning Sales Of New Gasoline Cars By 2035

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Wednesday that amounts to the most aggressive clean-car policy in the U.S. and would end the sale of new gas vehicles in the state in 15 years.

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Trump Administration Finalizes Plans To Allow Development On Downsized Monuments

More than two years after Trump dramatically shrank the protected land in Utah, the Bureau of Land Management released the framework for the move, despite continuing challenges to its legality.

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As Regulations Roll Back, Could Clean Water Protection Business Dry Up?

The Trump administration is stripping clean water protections put in place by President Barack Obama, and some in the industry worry that the regulatory changes will threaten their business.

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Climate change has finally caught up to this Alaska village

“Many folks are not happy to be leaving the place they’ve known their whole lives.” After 20 years of melting permafrost, residents of Newtok now must move.

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35 vintage photos taken by the EPA reveal what American cities looked like before pollution was regulated

Before the EPA, the US environment was not federally protected. Here are 35 vintage photos showing US cities before regulations limited the damage.

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The water is so hot in Alaska it's killing large numbers of salmon - CNN

Alaska has been in the throes of an unprecedented heat wave this summer, and the heat stress is killing salmon in large numbers.

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'Ecological grief': Greenland residents traumatised by climate emergency

Islanders are struggling to reconcile impact of global heating with traditional way of life, survey finds

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U.S. Virgin Islands Moves to Ban Coral Reef Killing Sunscreen Chemicals | PaddleXaminer

The U.S. Virgin Islands has banned reef killing chemicals from sunscreen. The full ban will go into effect March 30, 2020. Reef friendly suns

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E.P.A. Plans to Curtail the Ability of Communities to Oppose Pollution Permits

The agency is preparing to weaken rules that, for a quarter-century, have given communities a voice in deciding how much industrial pollution may legally be released nearby.

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Swiss Researchers Have A Simple Idea For Countering Climate Change: Plant A Trillion Trees

"The nice thing about this solution is it’s really low-tech," says Thomas Crowther, a co-author of the study and climate change ecologist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.

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The climate change lawsuit that could stop the U.S. government from supporting fossil fuels

A lawsuit filed on behalf of 21 kids alleges the U.S. government knowingly failed to protect them from climate change. If the plaintiffs win, it could mean massive changes for the use of fossil fuels

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RUTA DEL JEFE 2019

Ruta Del Jefe is not just any adventure bicycle race. Ruta Del Jefe is a platform to raise awareness of environmental and political threats affecting the U.S...

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National City Council reboots effort to force out businesses that cause pollution

The South County city will focus on a neighborhood where a large concentration of industries such as auto shops are intermixed with homes

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Saving Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante | Protect Our Playgrounds - Part 1

7x World Champion, and public lands advocate, Rebecca Rusch, in her continued quest to push herself physically and mentally, is taking action to help raise a...

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Opinion: It’s Okay to Be An Imperfect Eco Warrior | PaddleXaminer

Editorial by Rebecca Parsons on living a sustainable, environmentally friendly life and knowling when its ok to let go and accept life's imperfections.

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Whales keep eating plastic and dying. One's stomach had 88 pounds of calcifying trash.

By the time marine biologist Darrell Blatchley arrived at the fishing village Saturday, the young Cuvier's beaked whale was already floating, dead in the water, its eyes sunken and ribs

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9 Ways to Stop Using So Much Plastic

Going zero waste is hard, but these easy changes to how you eat, drink, and store food will make a big difference

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Joshua Tree national park 'may take 300 years to recover' from shutdown

National park saw ‘irreparable’ damage including vandalism, ruined trails and trees cut down, says former superintendent

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Florida brewery unveils six-pack rings that feed sea turtles rather than kill them

Florida brewery unveils alternative to plastic rings that harm marine life.

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Bro-Truck Owners Are Deliberately Blocking Tesla Supercharger Spots

I generally like people, which may be why I never fail to be surprised when I encounter people being truly unrepentant dickheads for no good reason whatsoever. That’s what seems to have been going down at a Tesla Supercharger in Hickory, North Carolina,

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Finding Away: Kimi Werner Dives Among a Microplastic Crisis

Finding Away: Kimi Werner Dives Among a Microplastic Crisis #StandUpPaddle #Environment #EnvironmentalProtection

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Plastic Pollution Campaign Victories Make Healthy Beaches

Surfrider Chapters are Fighting the Good Fight Against the Scourge of Plastic Pollution