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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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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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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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Lobster found with Pepsi logo ‘tattoo’ fuels fears over ocean litter

Blue-and-red image appears on claw of lobster found off New Brunswick.
Photograph: Karissa Lindstrand
Source: The Guardian

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Stella McCartney calls for overhaul of ‘incredibly wasteful’ fashion industry

UK fashion designer backs Ellen MacArthur foundation campaign to stop the global fashion industry consuming a quarter of the world’s annual carbon budget by 2050
Photograph: Harley Weir and Urs Fischer for Stella McCartney
via Stella McCartney calls for overhaul of ‘incredibly wasteful’ fashion industry | Environment | The Guardian.

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Poor sperm quality linked to air pollution

“Study finds ‘strong association’ between high levels of fine particulate matter and abnormal sperm shape – but impact on wider fertility remains unclear.”
Source: The Guardian

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‘My eyes are burning’: Delhi holds half marathon despite pollution warning

Around 35,000 brave runners registered for the race after more than a week of hazardous pollution levels.
Photograph: Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images
Source: The Guardian

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Neoliberalism has conned us into fighting climate change as individuals

Stop obsessing with how personally green you live – and start collectively taking on corporate power.
Photograph: Amer Ghazzal/Alamy
Source: The Guardian

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Keystone Pipeline Leaks 5,000 Barrels Of Oil In South Dakota, TransCanada Says

“It’s not too late to protect Nebraska’s families, farms, and communities from paying the same price,” a conservation group says.

Source: The Huffington Post

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Plastics found in stomachs of deepest sea creatures

Very worrying finding’ from nearly 11km deep confirms fears that synthetic fibres have contaminated the most remote places on Earth.

Source: The Guardian

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GOP Congressman Says Nature Has A Way Of Cleaning Up Massive Oil Spills

Louie Gohmert of Texas claims he drove along the Gulf Coast looking for oil after Deepwater Horizon exploded but found only “a drop or two here and there.”

Source: The Huffington Post 

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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.

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

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

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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
Source: Mayors of 7,400 cities vow to meet Obama’s climate commitments

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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.
Source: Guest column: Health impacts of climate change are serious

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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.
Source: Mayors, Sidestepping Trump, Vow to Fill Void on Climate Change

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

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