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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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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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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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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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‘Buried in marshes’: sea-level rise could destroy historic sites on US east coast

New research shows by the end of the century an increase in sea level will threaten the White House, early colonial settlements and other historic places.
Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Source: The Guardian
 

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‘I’ll never leave this place, and I hope this place will never leave me’

Even though repeated promises of a seawall have failed to materialize, teen and Tangier’s other residents refuse to give up hope
Photograph: Dave Harp
Source: The Bay Journal

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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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To Save Their Water Supply, Colorado Farmers Taxed Themselves : The Salt : NPR

“A lack of water can force people to take a hard look at how they use it, and make big changes. That’s what happened in southern Colorado, where farmers have tried a bold experiment: They’re taxing themselves to boost conservation….”
Source: NPR

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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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5 Times Trump’s Pick For Top Environmental Adviser Struggled To Defend Her Climate Denial

Kathleen Hartnett White’s first Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday was cringeworthy.

Source: The Huffington Post

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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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Top Official Resigns From Trump EPA With Scathing Letter

Faced with the stark new environmental policies ushered in by President Donald Trump and Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, Southerland resigned from the agency Monday, where’d she’d been working as the director of science and technology in the Office of Water.
Source: Top Official Resigns From Trump EPA With Scathing Letter

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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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Does Scott Pruitt have a solid case for repealing the Clean Water Rule?

On June 27, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a proposed rule rescinding the Obama administration’s “Clean Water Rule.” This regulation is designed to clarify which streams, lakes, wetlands and other water bodies fall under the protection of the Clean Water Act.
Source: Does Scott Pruitt have a solid case for repealing the Clean Water Rule?

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Antarctica’s ice-free areas to increase by up to a quarter by 2100, study says

If greenhouse gas emissions aren’t reduced, ice-free areas are expected to surge by as much as 17,000 square kilometres
Source: Antarctica’s ice-free areas to increase by up to a quarter by 2100, study says

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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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