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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
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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
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“Lost Springs” Film Screening and Panel Discussion

“Lost Springs” Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Friday, June 23, 2017 at 6:00pm and FREE!
Matheson Museum 513 E University Avenue Gainesville, FL 32601

Matt Keene’s new documentary, “Lost Springs,” chronicles the Ocklawaha River’s hidden springs that return to life every three to five years when there is a drawdown at Rodman Reservoir, which–along with the George Kirkpatrick […]

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‘Breatharian’ couple survives on ‘the universe’s energy’ instead of food

A “Breatharian” mom and dad of two have barely eaten for nine years as they live off “the universe’s energy.” Husband and wife Akahi Ricardo and Camila Castello believe that food
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New study says American families are overwhelmed by clutter, rarely eat together, and are generally stressed out about it all – The Boston Globe

New research by UCLAcq-affiliated social scientists concludes that American families are overwhelmed by clutter, too busy to go in their own backyards, and rarely eat dinner together. The team of anthropologists and archeologists spent four years studying 32 middle-class Los Angeles families in their natural habitat — their toy-littered homes — and made observations so […]

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Trump Administration Scraps New Protection For Endangered Whales, Sea Turtles

It hasn’t been a good week for America’s endangered species. The Trump administration has been taking aim at protections for some of the country’s most vulnerable creatures: Last week, it was the imperiled sage grouse; this week, it’s endangered whales and sea turtles off the Pacific Coast.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s fisheries division […]

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Trump Tells Mayor Of Sinking U.S. Island Not To Worry About Climate Change

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, apparently confirming his disregard for the risks of global climate change, reportedly told the mayor of a small Chesapeake Bay island that could soon disappear to erosion and rising seas that there’s no cause for concern.
Trump phoned James “Ooker” Eskridge, the mayor of Tangier, Virginia, on Monday, a few […]

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Losing my religion for equality

Women and girls have been discriminated against for too long in a twisted interpretation of the word of God.
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Barack Obama on food and climate change: ‘We can still act and it won’t be too late’

The former president addresses some of the biggest problems facing the world, and what we can do about them
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Finding My Florida

It’s a much-mocked place — but also many states in one. All of them can be fascinating and, yes, sometimes weird.
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#1 Florida Bioluminescence Kayaking Tour

What’s so amazing about Florida Bioluminescence Night Kayaking? This is 1 of only 6 places in the world you can do this. Dinoflagellates and comb jellies GLOW in the dark river water! People …
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Billionaire Who Made Fortune Polluting Oceans To Donate Wealth To Clean Them Up

Norwegian billionaire Kjell Inge Røkke, who accrued his wealth in part through offshore oil drilling, announced this month that he’s donating the majority of his wealth to help save the oceans. Røkke is funding a 600-foot research yacht, which will tackle some of the most pressing environmental concerns of our time ― including how to […]

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Top Trump Economic Adviser: Coal Doesn’t Make Sense Anymore

Donald Trump spent months promising miners that he’d make the ailing coal mining industry great again during his election campaign. But it seems one of the president’s top economic aides has other ideas.

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Donald Trump Delays Final Decision On Paris Agreement Until Next Week

The White House will decide next week on whether to remain in the Paris Agreement, the historic climate 2015 pact President Donald Trump vowed to withdraw from during his campaign last year.

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Trump’s views on climate are ‘evolving,’ aide says, amid pressure from Europeans

Climate pleas at G-7 summit come as Trump administration nears decision on abandoning Paris accord.
Source: Trump’s views on climate are ‘evolving,’ aide says, amid pressure from Europeans

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Florida’s water seems free for the taking — at a cost to the rest of us

We think of Florida’s fresh springs as eternal, but in truth they can be polluted, salt-infused and sapped to a relative trickle by exploitative pumping.
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Climate change could make cities 8C hotter – scientists

Combination of carbon emissions and ‘urban heat island’ effect of concrete and asphalt gives rise to worst-case scenario by end of 21st century
Source: Climate change could make cities 8C hotter – scientists

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France Declares All New Rooftops Must Be Topped With Plants Or Solar Panels | CSGlobe

A new law recently passed in France mandates that all new buildings that are built in commercial zones in France must be partially covered in either plants
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‘Trump has declared war’: journalists denounce any attack on press freedom

President’s apparent suggestion that the FBI should ‘consider putting reporters in prison’ prompts call to action from journalists increasingly under attack
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