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Posted by on in Lakes/Rivers/Wetlands
  Shared from the 8/16/2019 The Denver Post eEdition By Felicia FonsecaThe Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ.» Snow piled up in the mountains across the West last winter, leaving enough to thrill skiers into the summer, swelling rivers and streams when it melted, and largely making wildfire r...
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Posted by on in Wind
By Mead Gruver
The Associated Press CHEYENNE» Bigger and more-efficient equipment will allow an electric utility to redevelop Wyoming’s first commercial wind farm so it produces the same amount of power with far fewer turbines, an example of the growing feasibility of renewable energy in the top U....
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Shared from the 8/18/2019 The Denver Post eEdition By Jamey Keaten and Maria Cheng
The Associated Press GENEVA» From guitars to traditional medicines and from tusk to tail, mankind’s exploitation of the planet’s fauna and flora is putting some animals and plants at risk of extinction. Represen...
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Posted by on in Clean Water
Shared 8/16/19 By Bruce Finley
The Denver Post Scientists testing rainwater around metro Denver and high in the Front Range mountains found microscopic bits of colored plastic in more than 90% of their samples — adding to growing evidence that plastics have contaminated the planet far more deeply ...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
  Shared from the 8/16/2019 The Denver Post eEdition   WASHINGTON » The Environmental Protection Agency has withdrawn preliminary approval for deadly sodium cyanide traps blamed for injuries to people and pets as well as targeted predators. EPA head Andrew Wheeler said in a stateme...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  Shared from the 8/16/2019 The Denver Post eEdition GRETA THUNBERG Swedish climate activist sails to America amid a storm of criticism By Claire ParkerThe Washington Post Two days into her transatlantic voyage aboard a hyper-efficient sailing yacht, 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thun...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
8/16/19 The Denver Post share BERLIN » July was the hottest month measured on Earth since records began in 1880, the latest in a long line of peaks that scientists say backs up predictions for man-made climate change.   The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thurs...
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Posted by on in Animals
Shared from the 8/14/2019 The Denver Post eEditior By Ellen Knickmeyer The Associated Press     GREENBELT, MD.» Hand-raising monarch butterflies in the midst of a global extinction crisis, Laura Moore and her neighbors gather ’round in her suburban Maryland yard to launch a bu...
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Posted by on in General Environment
JULY 26, 2019   Washington, D.C. — The Trump Administration released its final management plan today for the 15% of Bears Ears National Monument it didn’t strip of monument status. It allows the “chaining” of thousands of acres of forest, and rights of way for new roads and utility lines thro...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Shared from the 8/15/2019 The Denver Post eEdition By Jennifer A. Dlouhy
Bloomberg News The Trump administration is readying a plan to end direct federal regulation of methane leaks from oil and gas facilities, even as some energy companies insist they don’t want the relief. A draft proposal ...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
 InsideClimate News carol has shared this page from InsideClimate News.  Trump Weakens Endangered Species Protections, Making It Harder to Consider Effects of Climate Change by Sabrina Shankman The changes also let the government consider economic interests and could ope...
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Posted by on in Animals
In honor of Shark Awareness Day, international conservation organization WildAid and Plan B Media PCL, one of Thailand’s leading outdoor media service providers, urge the public to stop serving and consuming shark fin. The advertisements, placed on Plan B’s media platforms in prominent locations aro...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
    BY SETH BORENSTEIN and JAMEY KEATEN ,Associated Press•August 8, 2019  GENEVA (AP) — Human-caused climate change is dramatically degrading the Earth's land and the way people use the land is making global warming worse, a new United Nations scientific r...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
By Bloomberg News Southern California is known for its pristinely maintained beaches. But those perfect ribbons of sand are causing problems for the surrounding ecosystems. Grooming and filling, primarily intended to beautify the sand for human recreation, is altering the biodiversity of beach eco...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
By Somini Sengupta and Weiyi CaiAug. 6, 2019 Today, among cities with more than 3 million people, World Resources Institute researchers concluded that 33 of them, with a combined population of over 255 million, face extremely high water stress, with repercussions for public health and social unrest...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
By Ellen Knickmeyer and Brady McCombs 
The Associated Press William Perry Pendley WASHINGTON» An ardent critic of the federal government who has argued for selling off almost all public lands has been named the Trump administration’s top steward over nearly a quarter-million federally controlled ...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
By Levon Sevunts |  The federal government and the Inuit announced Thursday the first step in the creation of a new marine protected area in the northernmost part of Nunavut in the High Canadian Arctic. The proposed Tuvaijuittuq Marine Protected Area is located off northern Ellesmer...
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Posted by on in General Environment
BY MARIANNE LAVELLE    The Trump administration's Environmental Protection Agency has sidestepped the agency's process for ensuring quality and balance in its advisory committees, and numerous appointees are serving without having undergone the required federal ethics review, the Go...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  Shared from the 7/18/2019 The Denver Post eEdition By Judith Kohler The Denver Post Public lands in Colorado and across the West could make climate change worse if oil and gas leases recently sold by federal land managers start producing and emitting millions of tons of greenhouse gas...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
Shared from the 7/17/2019 The Denver Post eEdition By Laura Reiley The Washington Post Remember when ketchup turned upside down? Or when half gallons of milk grew plastic screw caps on their sides? We are resistant to change in food packaging, attached to our squeezy honey bear, Toblerone...
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