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Scant Oversight, Corporate Secrecy Preceded US Weed Killer Crisis

As the U.S. growing season entered its peak this summer, farmers began posting startling pictures on social media: fields of beans, peach orchards and vegetable gardens withering away.

Source: Huffington Post

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Canary Island tourists warned to avoid toxic ‘sea sawdust’ algae

Tenerife in particular is awash with visitors at this time of year but some of those having a dip in the Atlantic ocean have come out scratching themselves after brushing up against the tiny algae.

Source: The Guardian

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Rare Video Captures Recent Megatsunami Hitting Small Greenland Fishing Village

One of the tallest tsunamis ever recorded struck a remote settlement in Greenland a few weeks ago.

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Meet the Man Who Has Lived Alone on This Island for 28 Years

Seventy-eight-year-old Mauro Morandi often walks along the rocky shores of Budelli Island and looks out over the disconsolate sea, feeling dwarfed by the phantom forces that tug and twist the tides.

 
 
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Why is India drilling deep into an earthquake hotspot?

Geologists are drilling one of Asia’s deepest boreholes to unlock the mysteries of earthquakes.
Source: Why is India drilling deep into an earthquake hotspot?

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Forest Bathing: A Retreat To Nature Can Boost Immunity And Mood

The aim of forest bathing, Choukas-Bradley explained, is to slow down and become immersed in the natural environment.

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Growing sinkhole swallows 2 houses, 1 boat in Florida

A sinkhole that started out the size of a small swimming pool and continued to grow in Florida swallowed a boat, destroyed two homes and prompted officials to evacuate residents from about a dozen homes Friday.

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21 Captivating Pictures of Places Worth Protecting

Challenged to #protecttheselands, National Geographic Your Shot photographers from around the world share pictures of their most beloved natural places.

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‘Every crisis has a silver lining’: why Big Sur’s isolation is making people fitter

A community on the stretch of coastal California known as Big Sur has been largely cut off from the outside world since winter storms collapsed a bridge to the north and triggered landslides to the south, blocking the sole road.

Source: ‘Every crisis has a silver lining’: why Big Sur’s isolation is making people fitter

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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
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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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