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Americans Are Confused On Climate, But Support Cutting Carbon Pollution

 

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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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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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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Climate Change Is A Far Bigger Threat To Wildlife Than We Thought

A global analysis of Earth’s threatened and endangered species has upended our scientific understanding about the extent to which climate change is affecting wildlife… “We are massively underreporting what is going on,” James Watson, a co-author of the new study and director of science and research initiatives at the Wildlife Conservation Society, told The Huffington Post… […]

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EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Says Those Who Want To Kill His Agency Are ‘Justified’

OXON HILL, Md. ― Those who want the Environmental Protection Agency to eliminate the department are “justified” in their beliefs, the EPA head under President Donald Trump told a gathering of conservatives on Saturday… “I think people across this county look at the EPA much as they look at the IRS,” said EPA chief Scott Pruitt during an appearance at […]

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Hillary Clinton: ‘I Remain Convinced That The Future Is Female’

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CALIF. ― Hillary Clinton may have lost her presidential bid, but she has not stopped being a present and vocal advocate for women and girls… In a new video, which opened the MAKERS Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California on Monday night, Clinton told a room full of women: “Despite all the challenges […]

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EPA Freezes Grants, Tells Employees Not To Talk About It, Sources Say

WASHINGTON ― The Environmental Protection Agency has frozen its grant programs, according to sources there… EPA staff has been instructed to freeze all its grants ― an extensive program that includes funding for research, redevelopment of former industrial sites, air quality monitoring and education, among other things ― and told not to discuss this order […]

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Humane Society President Points To ‘Major Change’ In Businesses Nationwide

Humane Society president Wayne Pacelle believes there’s an unprecedented change taking place in our society in terms of animal rights. It’s an awakening, he says, and there’s not just one reason why it’s happening. There are several… As Pacelle tells Oprah during an interview for “SuperSoul Sunday,” there are many players participating in the movement […]

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Withdrawing From The Paris Climate Agreement Is A Terrible Business Move

By the time you read this post and if the rumor mill is correct, President Donald Trump may have taken steps to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. If he has, or if he does, he will pull America out of the biggest business and jobs opportunity in U.S. and world history… […]

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Republicans Prepare To Overturn Rule Protecting Waterways From Mining

House Republicans voted to overturn a regulation meant to protect U.S. waterways from coal mining operations on Wednesday. The measure will now move to the Senate, where GOP leaders are expected to quickly follow suit… Earlier this week, lawmakers in both houses announced bills to block the stream protection rule, an update to regulations that […]

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Florida Congressman Drafts Bill To ‘Completely Abolish’ The EPA

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) has drafted a bill to “completely abolish” the Environmental Protection Agency, according to an email obtained by The Huffington Post… The freshman congressman sent the email on Tuesday morning to lawmakers who might co-sponsor the legislation, which would shutter the EPA by the end of next year… “Our small businesses cannot […]

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Just 2 Of Trump’s 19 CEO Advisers Publicly Condemn Order Targeting Muslims

There are nearly 20 chief executives and prominent business leaders signed up to advise President Donald Trump. But only Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick have so far had the gumption to speak out against the president’s executive order blocking refugees and citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S… The order, issued […]

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Trump’s Ex-EPA Advisor Calls Environmental Movement The ‘Greatest Threat To Freedom’

Myron Ebell, the longtime climate denier who led President Donald Trump’s transition work at the Environmental Protection Agency up until his inauguration, did not mince words Monday about his disgust with the green movement… Seeming to echo language often used by the scientific community to describe the climate change crisis, Ebell called the movement to […]

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Al Gore Revives Climate Summit The CDC Abruptly Canceled

Former Vice President Al Gore is hosting his own climate change summit after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention abruptly canceled the one it had been planning for months… Gore announced Thursday that he’ll hold the Climate & Health Meeting in Atlanta on Feb. 16 with Howard Frumkin, former director of the CDC’s […]

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New Mercury Threat To Oceans From Climate Change

They’ve (Swedish researchers) discovered a new way in which warming increases levels of the toxin in sea creatures… In experiments, they found that extra rainfall drives up the amount of organic material flowing into the seas… This alters the food chain, adding another layer of complex organisms which boosts the concentrations of mercury up the […]

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Trump Mexico Wall Will Destroy Lives, Berlin Mayor Warns

Berlin Mayor Michael Mueller has urged US President Donald Trump “not to go down the road of isolation” with his planned border wall with Mexico… Mr Mueller warned such divides cause “slavery and pain” and would “destroy the lives of millions”… The German city was divided by the Berlin Wall from 1961 to 1989… Mr […]

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People Are Tweeting #ClimateFacts Since EPA Workers Can’t

(CNN)Climate change is real — and we’re causing it. That’s a basic fact… But it’s also a controversial one in the Donald Trump era… In its first week, the US President’s administration instituted a media blackout at the US Environmental Protection Agency, removed references to climate change on the White House website and posted an […]

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Elon Musk Seen At The White House On President Trump’s First Day In Office

Tesla CEO and serial tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, along with executives from Lockheed Martin, Johnson & Johnson, Whirlpool and others, attended U.S. President Donald Trump’s meeting on manufacturing Monday morning at the White House. Trump along with his ten senior executives reiterated his stance on producing U.S. jobs by keeping manufacturing in America. Trump told […]

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As U.S. Cedes Leadership on Climate, Others Step Up at Davos

DAVOS, Switzerland — When the chief executive of Saudi Arabia’s national oil and gas company mapped out a glowing future for fossil fuels at a discussion in Davos this past week, dissent came from an unexpected corner of the room… “We have to make a big push in renewables investment,” urged Qiao Baoping, chairman of […]

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