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EPA Leaders From Past GOP Administrations Slam Proposed Pebble Mine In Alaska

“The record is clear: The Pebble Mine is fundamentally flawed ― it’s the wrong mine in the wrong place.”
Environmental Protection Agency via Reuters
via EPA Leaders From Past GOP Administrations Slam Proposed Pebble Mine In Alaska | HuffPost.

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Why is Southern California burning in December? A climate scientist’s answer

Southern California may get the Santa Ana winds every year, but — according to recorded history — they’ve never been like this.
Photograph: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times
Source: The LA Times

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GOP Tax Bill ‘Designed’ To Kneecap Renewable Energy In Favor Of Fossil Fuels, Democrats Say

“It’s not even subtle,” said one senator.
Source: The Huffington Post

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Precious Gems Bear Messages From Earth’s Molten Heart

We may covet gemstones for their beauty, but their real value lies in what they tell scientists about the extreme forces at work deep underground.
Photograph: M. Shanley/American Museum of Natural History
Source: The New York Times

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‘Not ashamed’: dolphin hunters of Taiji break silence over film The Cove

Members of the tiny Japanese community, which was vilified in the 2009 documentary, speak to the Guardian about fishing and their way of life.

via ‘Not ashamed’: dolphin hunters of Taiji break silence over film The Cove | World news | The Guardian.

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Mass starvation is humanity’s fate if we keep flogging the land to death

The Earth cannot accommodate our need and greed for food. We must change our diet before it’s too late.
Illustration: Thomas Pullin
Source: The Guardian

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Ted Cruz Challenger Picks Up Key Environmental Endorsement

After being rocked by Hurricane Harvey, will Texas pick Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke over an oil industry-funded climate change denier?
Rep. Beto O’Rourke shown with supporters of single-payer health care.
Source: The Huffington Post
 

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Uranium Company Urged Trump To Carve Up Bears Ears, Then He Did

An energy firm’s lobbying team was led by Trump’s incoming EPA deputy secretary.
via Uranium Company Urged Trump To Carve Up Bears Ears, Then He Did | HuffPost.

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Recycling Chaos In U.S. As China Bans ‘Foreign Waste’

Photograph: Jes Burns/OPB/EarthFix
via Recycling Chaos In U.S. As China Bans ‘Foreign Waste’ : NPR.

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‘Soul-crushing’ video of starving polar bear exposes climate crisis, experts say

Footage from Canada’s Arctic shows emaciated animal seeking food in scene that left researchers ‘pushing through their tears.’
via ‘Soul-crushing’ video of starving polar bear exposes climate crisis, experts say | Environment | The Guardian.

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Climate change is the story you missed in 2017. And the media is to blame

Some of Trump’s tweets generate more national coverage than devastating disasters. As the weather gets worse, we need journalism to get better
Photograph: Enterprise/Rex/Shutterstock
Source: The Guardian

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Narwhal escape: Whales freeze and flee when frightened

Scientists who fitted heart rate-monitoring tags to Arctic narwhals have discovered a strange paradox in how the animals respond to threats.
Photograph: Heide Jorgensen
Source: BBC

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Amateur explorers discover vast underground passage beneath Montreal

Underground chamber about 6m high and 3m wide had been hidden behind ancient limestone walls.
Photograph: Luc Le Blanc
via Amateur explorers discover vast underground passage beneath Montreal | World news | The Guardian.

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Hunter dies in Germany after wild boar he was trying to shoot attacked him

Man, 50, was on boar hunt near north-eastern town of Greifswald.
Photograph: imagebroker/Alamy
Source: The Guardian

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Animal agriculture is choking the ​Earth and making us sick. We must act now

If we want the US’s majestic national parks, clean air and water for future generations we must press leaders to address food’s environmental impact.
Photograph: David Chang/EPA
via Animal agriculture is choking the ​Earth and making us sick. We must act now | James Cameron and Suzy Amis Cameron | Opinion | The Guardian.

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‘A gift from the sky’: record-breaking nine-hour rainbow appears in Taiwan

Chou Kun-hsuan of Chinese Culture University claims phenomenon beats six-hour rainbow seen in Sheffield in 1994
Source: The Guardian

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Final Episode of Blue Planet 2

The final episode of Blue Planet 2 is at 8pm on BBC1 on 10 December in the UK. Blue Planet 2 is a nature documentary series narrated by Sir David Attenborough about the Earth’s oceans, their inhabitants, the threats they face, and possible solutions.

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Oceans under greatest threat in history, warns Sir David Attenborough

Blue Planet 2 producers say final episode lays bare shocking damage humanity is wreaking in the seas, from climate change to plastic pollution to noise.
Photograph: Gavin Thurston
Source: The Guardian

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The complex web behind the siting of power plants

Politics, vested interests, historical dependencies and even mythology can trump the most logical and efficient power-grid plan.
Credit: Sébastien Thibault
Source: Nature

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