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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.
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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
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EPA To Dismantle Rule That Protects Drinking Water For 117 Million

The Environmental Protection Agency is set to undo yet another Obama-era environmental regulation after releasing a proposal on Tuesday meant to dismantle a rule protecting rivers and streams from pollution.
The latest target from the notably anti-environmental administration of President Donald Trump is the Clean Water Rule, which in 2015 updated a longstanding act passed during […]

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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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Hundreds of US mayors endorse switch to 100% renewable energy by 2035

Leaders from more than 250 cities unanimously back a resolution to reach clean energy goal at the US Conference of Mayors in Miami Beach
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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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Sea level rise isn’t just happening, it’s getting faster

Yet another study confirms that the rate of sea level rise is increasing.
Source: Sea level rise isn’t just happening, it’s getting faster

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Real News Interview: How High Sea Level Rise?

Much prefer to stay on the safe side of the camera, but completed this interview for RealNews Network a few weeks ago. Deeply honored to follow and comment on sea level update by Eric Rignot, one o…
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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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Exxon, Stephen Hawking, greens, and Reagan’s advisors agree on a carbon tax | Dana Nuccitelli

Dana Nuccitelli: Nearly everyone other than science-denying Republican Party leaders understands the importance of a carbon pollution tax
Source: Exxon, Stephen Hawking, greens, and Reagan’s advisors agree on a carbon tax | Dana Nuccitelli

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Millions of mysterious ‘sea pickles’ swamp US west coast

Huge and unexplained bloom has fishers racing to save their nets, and scientists hurrying to study the rare animal
Source: Millions of mysterious ‘sea pickles’ swamp US west coast

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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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To lead on climate, leave the ivy tower | Ralien Bekkers, Hillary Aidun, Emily Wier, Geoffrey Supran

Ralien Bekkers, Hillary Aidun, Emily Wier, Geoffrey Supran: On behalf of students and alumni from all Ivy-Plus universities, we call on our institutions to join the “We Are Still In” coalition
Source: To lead on climate, leave the ivy tower | Ralien Bekkers, Hillary Aidun, Emily Wier, Geoffrey Supran

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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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