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Fukushima’s radioactive water to be released into ocean under new plan

“Releasing (tritium) into the sea will create a new wave of unfounded rumors, making our efforts all for naught,” Kanji Tachiya, head of a local fishermen cooperative, told the Japan Times.

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A million bottles a minute: world’s plastic binge ‘as dangerous as climate change’

Exclusive: Annual consumption of plastic bottles is set to top half a trillion by 2021, far outstripping recycling efforts and jeopardising oceans, coastlines and other environments
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Mayors of 7,400 cities vow to meet Obama’s climate commitments

‘Global covenant of mayors’ to work together on climate change whether current White House resident agrees or not
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The race to save Florida’s devastated coral reef from global warming

PICKLES REEF, Fla. — Twenty feet under water, Nature Conservancy biologist Jennifer Stein swims over to several large corals and pulls several laminated cards from her dive belt.
“Disease,” reads one, as she gestures to a coral that exhibits white splotches. “Recent mortality,” reads another card. Along the miles of coral reef off the Florida Keys, […]

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Guest column: Health impacts of climate change are serious

Political battles make lively news, but they drown out the widespread reports of damages climate change causes to human health.
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Mayors, Sidestepping Trump, Vow to Fill Void on Climate Change

American mayors in Miami Beach for their annual meeting urged the federal government to fight global warming and vowed to step up their own efforts.
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New study confirms the oceans are warming rapidly

As humans put ever more heat-trapping gases into the atmosphere, the Earth heats up. These are the basics of global warming. But where does the heat go? How much extra heat is there? And how accurate are our measurements? These are questions that climate scientists ask. If we can answer these questions, it will better […]

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First Step Toward Atlantic Drilling Could Decimate Key Species In Ocean Food Chain

One of the first steps toward offshore drilling development in the Atlantic Ocean could decimate a key species in the marine food chain, a new study finds.
Seismic surveying, the process of blasting airguns underwater to locate oil and gas deposits, could have devastating effects on zooplankton, a food source relied upon by many marine animals, […]

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Summer’s Just Begun, But The Southwestern U.S. Is Already Baking

Parts of California, Nevada and Arizona are under excessive heat warnings through Sunday night.
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Rick Perry Gets Schooled On Climate Change

WASHINGTON — A meteorological research group gave Energy Secretary Rick Perry a free lesson about the well-established scientific findings on climate change, just two days after the Trump Cabinet member denied that carbon dioxide is driving the global crisis.
In a Wednesday letter to Perry, Keith L. Seitter, executive director of the American Meteorological Society, said […]

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One girl’s mission: can Lakshmi find clean water in Bangalore? – video

Once known as the City of Lakes, urban sprawl has destroyed 85% of Bangalore’s fresh water and pollution has ruined much of the rest. Can Lakshmi and her mother find clean water today?
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Scorching summer temperatures bring worst heat to south-west US in years

As the first day of summer rolls in, states such as Arizona face temperatures of up to 120F that are causing trouble for transport, the power grid and workers
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Al Gore: battle against climate change is like fight against slavery

Former US vice-president says green revolution is bigger than industrial revolution and happening at faster pace than digital revolution
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Exxon, BP and Shell back carbon tax proposal to curb emissions

Oil giants call for ‘consensus climate solution’ and support proposal devised by rightwing Climate Leadership Council
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Trump Tells Mayor Of Sinking U.S. Island Not To Worry About Climate Change

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, apparently confirming his disregard for the risks of global climate change, reportedly told the mayor of a small Chesapeake Bay island that could soon disappear to erosion and rising seas that there’s no cause for concern.
Trump phoned James “Ooker” Eskridge, the mayor of Tangier, Virginia, on Monday, a few […]

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‘Washington can’t stop Americans’: Michael Bloomberg pledges to pay US share of Paris climate funding

US billionaire Michael Bloomberg has offered $15 million to UN efforts to tackle climate change after President Donald Trump announced he is pulling the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord.
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Why Trump Actually Pulled Out Of Paris

It wasn’t because of the climate, or to help American business. He needed to troll the world—and this was his best shot so far.
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Donald Trump Pulls U.S. Out Of Paris Accord In Crushing Blow To Climate Fight

The United States will pull out of the Paris Agreement on combating climate change, President Donald Trump announced Thursday, a decision that makes good on one of his key campaign pledges but deals a devastating setback to international efforts to curb global warming.
“I’m fighting every day for the great people of this country,” Trump said […]

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Why Trump’s Evangelical Base Won’t Much Care If We Leave The Paris Accord

President Donald Trump is reportedly planning to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, a move that is unlikely to ruffle his evangelical base.
Under the terms of the deal, the U.S. cannot officially withdraw until November 2019. But in signaling an exit from the deal, Trump would make good on one of his major […]

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Christian Conservative: Jesus Wouldn’t Want Me To Care About Global Warming

What would Jesus do about climate change? According to one self-described Christian, not much.
Conservative pundit Erick Erickson fired off a tweet Wednesday saying his savior called on him to be a good steward for the planet… but that concept doesn’t extend to global warming

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