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Tesla’s Solar Roof To Cost Less Than A Regular Roof

Elon Musk made quite the announcement today. During the special shareholders meeting to approve the merger with SolarCity, which they approved by 85%, he said that he was coming back from a meeting with the SolarCity engineering team about the solar roof and that he now feels confident that they could deliver the product at […]

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 […]

Viral Tiger Drone Video Reveals A Grim Reality In China

 This week, the Chinese state-run media introduced to the world a streak of chubby tigers, adorably chasing a drone out of the sky… Set to playful music, the video shows Siberian tigers, including a few surprisingly fat ones, stalking a drone and eventually knocking it out of the air… Staff at this tiger park in China’s […]

Massive Rescue Mission Underway After Hundreds Of Whales Found Beached In New Zealand

Hundreds of volunteers gathered at the northern tip of New Zealand’s Golden Bay early Friday morning after a government conservation worker discovered at least 416 pilot whales washed up on Farewell Spit beach ― one of the country’s largest whale strandings on record… A team of more than 500 people managed to re-float up to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Help Keep Alachua County Beautiful

Keep Alachua County Beautiful needs volunteers for the Great American Cleanup. Together with our fellow Keep America Beautiful Affiliates in other cities and states, we will engage community volunteers in a half day of picking up litter, renewing parks, planting trees and flowers, beautifying neighborhoods, and removing debris from waterways. Your organization can make a […]

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 […]

The Dental Nurse Who Became An Alligator Catcher

Christy Kroboth gave up her career as a dental nurse to focus on animals with a lot more teeth – alligators. When she started training as an alligator catcher she was the only woman in her class, but – as she describes here – that made her even more determined to show she could jump […]

Flint Residents Sue EPA, Alleging Negligence In Drinking Water Crisis

More than 1,700 residents of Flint, Michigan, have filed a class action lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency, accusing officials of “negligent” mismanagement of the city’s drinking water crisis… The suit, accusing the EPA of a critical failure to supervise local officials who allowed extraordinarily high levels of toxic lead to leach into the city’s drinking water, […]

Dakota Pipeline Will Never Be Completed, Veterans Vow

U.S. military veterans have thrown down the gauntlet to the Trump administration, vowing that the Dakota Access Pipeline will “not be completed— not on our watch,”… Veterans Stand, a group of vets who have vowed to protect the pipeline protesters of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation and supporters, ominously threatened the possibility of more “boots […]

Our Changing Attitudes To Chimpanzees

The BBC’s revelations about the illegal trade in baby chimpanzees triggered an outpouring of emotion on social media about the cruelty suffered by these adorable animals… And this raises questions about how our attitudes to our closest relations in the natural world have changed… Some people who contacted me volunteered to adopt Nemley Jr, the […]

Melissa McCarthy Tries To Save Planet In Painfully Funny Super Bowl Ad

At least somebody is acknowledging climate change ― and on one of TV’s biggest stages, no less… Melissa McCarthy of “Ghostbusters” attempts to save the whales, the rhinos, the trees and the ice caps (and takes her lumps for it) in her Super Bowl ad for Kia.

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 […]

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… […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Woman Working On The Front Line Of The War On Poaching

Asuka Takita was born and raised in Japan, but she has made her home on the Maasai Mara, where she leads patrols to stop ivory poachers…When Asuka Takita was a young girl in Japan, her father gave her a carved ivory pipe engraved with a flower, which was passed down from her grandfather… Back then, […]

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, […]

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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