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By Michael Elizabeth Sakas Colorado Public Radio Colorado is wasting more and recycling less. From 2018 to 2019, the state’s recycling rate dropped to 15.9% from 17.2%, far below the national average of 35%, according to an annual report released by Eco-Cycle and the Colorado Public Interest Rese...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Veronica Penney © The New York Times Co. New research on the connection between climate change and winter drownings has found that reported drowning deaths are increasing exponentially in areas with warmer winters. The study, published Wednesday in the journal PLoS One, looked at drownings...
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By Michelle Li The Associated Press/Report for America CHARLESTON, S.C. » Vickie Hicks, who weaves intricate sweetgrass baskets in Charleston, South Carolina’s historic city market, remembers climbing onto the table at her grandmother’s booth downtown when the floodwaters rushed by. Decades l...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
  By Margie Mason and Robin Mcdowell The Associated Press SUMATRA, INDONESIA » With his hand clamped tightly over her mouth, she could not scream, the 16-year-old girl recalls — and no one was around to hear her anyway. She describes how her boss raped her amid the tall trees o...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
  By Nicholas K. Geranios The Associated Press SPOKANE, WASH. » The Trump administration announced plans Thursday that ease protections for sage grouse in the West, prompting an outcry by critics who say the move paves the way for widespread mining and drilling and ignores a federal cour...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
By Lisa Prevost © The New York Times Co. The hotel industry has fallen behind other real estate sectors in adopting energy-efficiency measures, but a Connecticut developer hopes to change that by converting an office building into what could be the most energy-efficient hotel in the country. ...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
By Julia Turshen © The New York Times Co. It’s the first harvest season of an unparalleled year. We visited three small farms, where we found people cultivating far more than food. Despite quarantines and lockdowns and disruptions, they are nurturing networks. It’s both inspiring and instructi...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Biden Names Secretary John Kerry as Special Presidential Envoy for Climate Secretary Kerry needs no introduction. From signing the Paris Agreement on behalf of the United States as Secretary of State, to forming a bipartisan climate action coalition alongside the next generation of climate activist...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
Administration’s moves would benefit oil and gas companies, other industries By Matthew Brown and Ellen Knickmeyer The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » Down to its final weeks, the Trump administration is working to push through dozens of environmental rollbacks that could weaken century- old p...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Dear Friend, The end of the year often becomes one of the more wasteful times of the year — especially for leftover food and energy usage. The holidays should (and can) be a time to reduce your footprint. It’s never too late to make small sustainable changes that can help. Check out some tips from...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
TNYT Nov 18, 2020 By Coral Davenport and Lisa FriedmanWASHINGTON — President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr., eager to elevate climate change issues throughout his administration, is already drafting orders to reduce planet-warming pollution and seeking nominees who will embed climate policy not only in e...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
  By Henry Fountain © The New York Times Co. In a last-minute push to achieve its long-sought goal of allowing oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, the Trump administration Monday announced that it would begin the formal process of selling leases to oil comp...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
    By Jim Robbins © The New York Times Co. Are the wolves of Yellowstone National Park the first line of defense against a terrible disease that preys on herds of wildlife? That is the question for a research project underway in the park, and preliminary results suggest that the answ...
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Posted by on in Clean Water
By Wayne Parry The Associated Press New Jersey is upping its efforts to force chemical companies to pay for decades of contamination of waterways by substances including so-called “forever chemicals,” used to stain-proof clothing and produce nonstick cookware, that have become ubiquitous in everyda...
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Posted by on in Clean Technology
  By Stanley Reed © The New York Times Co. Nov 15, 2020 The Denver Post  The energy industry has experienced its worst year in decades because of the pandemic, but clean sources for generating electricity have still managed to grow, the International Energy Agency said Tuesday. Cons...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
by Jennifer A. Dlouhy Inside Climate News  The Trump administration is rushing to issue permits, finalize major environmental regulations and even sell the rights to drill for oil in Alaskan wilderness before Inauguration Day in a push that could complicate Joe Biden’s climate and conserva...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Scientists have extensively documented the impacts climate change is having on the ocean. As greenhouse gas emissions have increased, the ocean has become hotter, more acidic, and less habitable for fish and wildlife. But the ocean is not just a victim of climate change. It’s also a powerful source ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Henry Fountain © The New York Times Co. In studying the effects of climate change on hurricanes, scientists have focused on what occurs over water, when storms are forming and strengthening, picking up heat and moisture as they churn over the ocean. But a new study looks at what happens after ...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
REPORT SOUNDS AN ALARM ON DECLINE OF U.S. CORAL REEFS TALLAHASSEE, FLA. » A first of its kind assessment of coral reefs in U.S. waters is again sounding the alarm over the continued decline of these sensitive underwater ecosystems, which scientists deem essential to the health of the wo...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Many environmentalists hoped that Joe Biden would become the FDR of climate change. But if, as seems likely, Biden emerges as the winner of a deeply divisive presidential election, in which the Republican Party retains control of the Senate, it is more likely he will need the skills of an LBJ. And ...
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