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China Proposes Major Green Investment Amid U.S. Retreat From Climate Change

President Xi Jinping wants to establish “China’s new world order.” It doesn’t include the U.S.
In a sweeping foreign policy address on Sunday, Chinese President Xi Jinping promised to invest in clean energy, build scientific coalitions, and support other countries’ efforts to adapt to climate change.
source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/china-climate-change-xi-jinping_us_5919c109e4b0fe039b3646ca?4y5

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Scientists May Be ‘Vastly’ Underestimating The Extinction Risk Facing Some Species

A new Columbia University study is challenging the accuracy of methods used by the IUCN to determine conservation status.
The IUCN Red List paints a grim picture of the biodiversity loss we are facing as a planet. In 2016, tens of thousands of mammals, birds, insects, plants and other organisms were found to be under threat […]

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The Environmental Consequences Of A Wall On The U.S.-Mexico Border

Discussions of a border wall happen at the intersection of environmental and civil rights.
On Jan. 25, President Trump signed an executive order instructing construction to begin on a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Environmentalists and civil rights activists say the proposed wall on the southern border with Mexico is a threat to the environmental rights […]

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Americans are confused on climate, but support cutting carbon pollution | Dana Nuccitelli

The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication published the findings of its 2016 survey on American public opinion about climate change. The results are interesting – in some ways confusing – and yet they reveal surprisingly broad support for action to address climate change. The Yale team created a tool with which the results can […]

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Japanese government held liable for first time for negligence in Fukushima

 
A court in Japan has ruled that negligence by the state contributed to the triple meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in March 2011 and awarded significant damages to evacuees.
Source: Japanese government held liable for first time for negligence in Fukushima

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Sabal Trail Pipeline Will Be an Environmental and Economic Disaster, Critics Warn

Source: Sabal Trail Pipeline Will Be an Environmental and Economic Disaster, Critics Warn

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The Japanese practice of ‘forest bathing’ has scientifically proven health benefits

The tonic of the wilderness was Henry David Thoreau’s classic prescription for civilization and its discontents, offered in the 1854 essay Walden: Or, Life in the Woods. Now there’s scientific evidence supporting eco-therapy. The Japanese practice of forest bathing is proven to lower heart rate and blood pressure, reduce stress hormone production, boost the immune […]

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California’s Wild Climate Will Only Get More Volatile As Temperatures Rise

To understand how climate change is creating a world of extremes, look to California, where the reality of severe drought coupled with intense precipitation threatens millions of residents, a rich ecosystem and the dated infrastructure designed to protect them… The record rains soaking the most populous U.S. state this winter seemed an impossible reprieve: Following the […]

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Poisoned Montana Town Is Now At The Mercy Of The GOP Health Care Plan

WASHINGTON — Jim Devlin has fond memories of growing up in the picturesque Rocky Mountain town of Libby, Montana, playing baseball and scampering across piles of shimmering ore mined from a nearby mountaintop… But that harmless childhood fun ― the simple act of breathing Libby’s air ― has left him with an incurable, potentially fatal […]

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These Students Are Adopting The Climate Goals That Trump Dismisses

Two days after President Donald Trump’s stunning election victory in November, about 80 high school students crammed into the classroom of a suburban Seattle science teacher for an emergency meeting… The students from Tesla STEM High School were worried that Trump, an occasional climate change denier, would follow through on his campaign promise to abandon […]

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Poachers Have All But Emptied This ‘Sanctuary’ Of Forest Elephants

Poachers in just a decade slaughtered roughly 25,000 forest elephants in Africa’s Minkébé National Park ― as much as 81 percent of the population in what has been an important sanctuary for the species, according to a new study… The park’s population of elephants fell by at least 78 percent from 2004 to 2014, according […]

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Man Points Camera At Ice, Then Captures The Unimaginable On Film

Photographer James Balog and his team were examining a glacier when their cameras caught something out of the ordinary… The incident took place in Greenland, where James and his mates were gathering images from cameras that had been deployed around the Arctic Circle over the years… James and his crew were looking for some good […]

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Scientists Agree: It’s Time To End The War On Wildlife

Killing large predators to reduce livestock conflicts or benefit game populations has long been thought to be ineffective — and devastating for ecosystems — and a growing body of scientific literature criticizing the widespread practice is confirming those fears… Most recently, this month, the Journal of Mammalogy — a highly respected international scientific journal and […]

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What would happen to Florida if the EPA really did go away?

For years the Environmental Protection Agency has been depicted as a jackbooted thug, a humorless generator of red tape, even the nefarious villain in such films as The Simpsons Movie and the original Ghostbusters… Now the agency started by a Republican president, Richard Nixon, faces an uncertain future. The new president who once pledged to […]

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A Tiny Forest On The Tip Of The World

Every year, travellers head to Patagonia to marvel at the vast glaciers, huge open skies and soaring mountains. But at Omora Ethnobotanical Park on Tierra del Fuego, visitors are encouraged to think small… Tierra del Fuego, a remote, windswept archipelago at the bottom of South America, might offer little in terms of animals and trees, […]

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State Of Emergency Declared In Chile Due To Wildfires

Chile has declared a state of emergency as the country battles historic wildfires… President Michelle Bachelet called for international help combating the almost 40 wildfires plaguing the country. Unusually hot temperatures and an ongoing eight-year drought are complicating efforts to bring the fires under control. So far, almost 300,000 acres of woodland have been torched.
https://news.vice.com/story/state-of-emergency-declared-as-chile-battles-wildfires

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Japan’s Largest Coral Reef Is Dying

Japan’s largest coral reef is under severe stress, according to a recent survey conducted by the country’s Environment Ministry. More than 90 percent of the corals in Sekiseishoko reef, located in the Ryukyu Islands near Okinawa, were discovered to be at least partially bleached when surveyed in November and December. About 70 percent of the […]

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Badlands National Park Defies Trump With Climate Change Facts

The National Parks system has another rogue tweeter, and they’re not afraid to get real about climate change… The official Twitter account of Badlands National Park in South Dakota fired off a series of since-deleted tweets Tuesday afternoon listing facts about the planet’s rising carbon dioxide levels, just one day after sources inside the Environmental […]

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Project Aims To Grow A ‘City Of Trees’

A project aims to plant three million trees – one for every man, woman and child – in Greater Manchester over the next 25 years… Those behind City of Trees hopes the effort will not only green the region but improve our understanding of the benefits trees provide to society… These include reducing stress, improve […]

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Another National Park Tweets Some Inconvenient Truths On Climate Change

Another national park is apparently going off-message on social media, tweeting about climate change a day after Badlands National Park deleted its own scientifically accurate tweets on global warming… On Wednesday, Redwood National and State Parks in Northern California said the region’s famous trees could help fight climate change:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/redwood-national-park-climate-change-twitter_us_588967a4e4b0737fd5cb8780?vr4t3ysfx4oyldi

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