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Millions Of Pieces Of Plastic Are Piling Up On An Otherwise Pristine Pacific Island By Camila Domonoske, NPR, May 15, 2017 Henderson Island, in the South Pacific, is thousands of miles from any major industrial centers or human communities. But it's filled with trash — more than 37 million pieces of it, researchers say.  (Jennifer Lavers/University of Tasmania) More than 37 million pieces of plastic debris have accumulated on a remote island in the South Pacific, thousands of... 
 
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ETP Spills Two Million Gallons of Drilling Material in Ohio


By:  @kavika, 2 weeks ago
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Courtesy Ohio EPA Ohio EPA workers wade through mud infused with drilling materials after a two-million-gallon spill into wetlands from work for an Energy Transfer Partners fracking pipeline. The federal government has told the company to stop new horizontal drilling in eight spots throughout the state. ETP Spills Two Million Gallons of Drilling Material in Ohio Energy Transfer Partners’ Rover Pipeline construction spill mucks up Ohio wetlands... 
 
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There are diseases hidden in the ice, and they are waking up.


By:  @randy, 3 weeks ago
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By Jasmin Fox-Skelly 4 May 2017 Throughout history, humans have existed side-by-side with bacteria and viruses. From the bubonic plague to smallpox, we have evolved to resist them, and in response they have developed new ways of infecting us. We have had antibiotics for almost a century, ever since Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin. In response, bacteria have responded by evolving antibiotic resistance. The battle is endless: because we spend so much time... 
 
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PJ's Pic of Protest in Seattle - Climate Control


By:  @pj, 3 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @jwc2blue, 3 weeks ago

Yesterday I left my hotel early to walk to an event I am attending in Seattle.  On my way I encountered a peaceful protest on climate control from pro earth, pro science, pro humanity, from a group of citizens and visitors.   I had no idea that there were protests scheduled so it was a surprise to see.  I think I came upon it as it was just starting out and getting some momentum.  I wasn't able to watch for very long because I had an event to get to.  I also wasn't surprised to see many... 
 
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Scientists Solve Mystery Behind Antarctica's Blood Falls


By:  @kavika, 3 weeks ago
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Scientists Solve Mystery Behind Antarctica's Blood Falls     Cassie Shortsleeve 21 hrs ago   © Photo by National Science Foundation/Peter Rejcek Image via CNTraveler.com Exploring the frozen beauty of Antarctica —a.k.a. the White Continent—often involves sights of, well, white. But at Taylor Glacier , a 34-mile-long polar glacier, you’ll find startling sights of red—a blood-like deposit of iron-rich, salty water flowing... 
 
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Climate diarist "wasn’t out to prove anything"


By:  @randy, one month ago
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CBS News April 21, 2017, 12:23 PM GOTHIC, Colo. -- A springtime visit to Billy Barr’s place in the Colorado Rockies is no simple journey. To avoid a three-mile cross country ski from the nearest paved road, first you need a forest service permit. Then you hitch a ride like ours, courtesy Dave Ochs and his Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association. But it’s all worth it when you discover a remote cabin deep in the woods is home to one of the world’s most valuable – and... 
 
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A river of rubbish: the ugly secret threatening China's most beautiful city


By:  @randy, 2 months ago
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An ‘international tourism destination of peerless beauty’ say the slogans hanging in the streets of Guilin, but one of the scenic city’s rivers has recently been home to sewage and garbage. In a country where environmentalists are charged with anti-government espionage, will the authorities intervene? W hen Jianjun Xu woke up one morning in May 2015, the ground floor of his house in Gongcheng, Guilin, was flooded. After heavy rainstorms, the nearby Cha River swelled, sweeping... 
 
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5 Tribal Lands Where You Can Stalk Wild Animals—With a Camera


By:  @kavika, 2 months ago
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Courtesy thebearsofbute.com The Homalco First Nation in British Columbia offers guided tours so the bears can be photographed. Facebook 14 Twitter Pinterest 0 Google+ 1 Email Print More 15 --> 5 Tribal Lands Where You Can Stalk Wild Animals—With a Camera Tourists will find North American Indian nations... 
 
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The Largest Inland Oil spill in U.S. History Happened Today in Minnesota


By:  @kavika, 3 months ago
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Latest By:  @community, 3 months ago

The Largest Inland Oil Spill in U.S. History Happened Today in Minnesota In 1991, more than 1.7 million gallons of oil spilled after a pipeline ruptured near Grand Rapids — much of the oil flowed into the Prairie River Most Minnesotans don’t realize that we boast the largest inland oil spill in U.S. history . On this day, March 3, in 1991 , the Line 3 pipeline ruptured near Grand Rapids, Minnesota , spilling over 1.7 million gallons of oil, much of which flowed into... 
 
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How Opponents Sank A GOP Bill To Sell Off Federal Land — And What They Learned


By:  @kavika, 3 months ago
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How Opponents Sank A GOP Bill To Sell Off Federal Land — And What They Learned Rep. Jason Chaffetz just “kicked a hornet’s nest,” one conservationist said.   By Chris D’Angelo X   640     WASHINGTON — Perhaps it was lingering outrage from the election. Or it could have been the  explicit language of the bill , which called for the “ disposal ” of millions of acres... 
 
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California 'bombogenesis', biggest storm in years, kills two


By:  @randy, 3 months ago
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    One of California's strongest storms in years - dubbed a "bombogenesis" or "weather bomb" - has hit the state, killing two, and bringing torrential rain and flash floods. More than 100 homes have been evacuated amid fears of mud slides near Los Angeles. Hundreds of flights have been delayed or cancelled at Los Angeles International Airport. The weather has also brought car-swallowing sinkholes and power cuts. One man was killed after a tree fell and pulled a... 
 
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Canada Protects 85% of the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia


By:  @kavika, 4 months ago
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Nick Visser Reporter, The Huffington Post Barcroft via Getty Images The spirit bear, a rare subspecies of black bear that is not albino, is found almost exclusively in the rainforest.     Environmentalists are hailing the Canadian government’s landmark deal to protect 85 percent of the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia from logging and development — an area more than twice the size of Belgium. The agreement,... 
 
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Yakutsk: Journey to the coldest city on earth


By:  @kavika, 5 months ago
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Latest By:  @kavika, 5 months ago

At minus 5C, the cold is quite refreshing and a light hat and scarf are all that's required to keep warm. At minus 20C, the moisture in your nostrils freezes, and the cold air starts making it difficult not to cough. At minus 35C, the air will cold enough to numb exposed skin quickly, making frostbite a constant hazard. And at minus 45C, even wearing glasses gets tricky: the metal sticks to your cheeks and will tear off chunks of flesh when you decide to remove them. I know this because... 
 
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Massive 2013 Oil Spill in North Dakota Still Not Cleaned Up


By:  @krav-maga, 5 months ago
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Three years and three months later, a massive oil spill in North Dakota still isn't fully cleaned up. The company responsible hasn't even set a date for completion. Though crews have been working around the clock to deal with the Tesoro Corp. pipeline break, which happened in a wheat field in September 2013, less than a third of the 840,000 gallons that spilled has been recovered — or ever will be, North Dakota Health Department environmental scientist Bill Suess said. A farmer,... 
 
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Feds halt Twin Metals plan for Minn. copper mine near Boundary Waters


By:  @community, 5 months ago
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Latest By:  @enoch, 5 months ago

Two federal agencies have denied the renewal of mineral leases near Ely and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, dealing a major blow to the efforts of Twin Metals Minnesota to open an underground copper-nickel mine there. The government also initiated steps that could lead to a 20-year moratorium on new mining in the region.   In announcing its decision, the U.S. Department of the Interior and Department of Agriculture cited concerns expressed in thousands of public... 
 
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Army corps Denies Easement for DAPL


By:  @ambivalent, 6 months ago
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Latest By:  @kavika, 6 months ago

The Army Corps of Engineers has decided to deny the easement for the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The decision essentially halts the construction of the oil pipeline about half a mile south of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. The decision also comes as demonstrators across the country flocked to North Dakota in protest. "Our prayers have been answered," National Congress of American Indians President Brian Cladoosby said in a statement. "This isn't over, but it is... 
 
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Bernie burns House Science Committee after devastating Breitbart tweet


By:  @community, 6 months ago
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Latest By:  @oliver, 6 months ago

The House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space and Technology sent a tweet on Thursday linking to an article on the conservative media outlet Breitbart , saying that Earth's temperatures are in a "plunge."  Judging from reactions on Twitter — one of which was a stinging burn tweeted by Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont — many are finding it deeply and sadly ironic that the Science Committee doesn't recognize the overwhelming scientific consensus that climate change is real and... 
 
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Federal government moves to halt oil pipeline construction near Standing Rock Sioux tribal land By  Joe Heim  and  Mark Berman   September 9 at 7:15 PM     Federal Judge ruled against a Native American tribe seeking an injunction on a pipeline under construction in North Dakota. The anti-pipeline protest has become a rallying point for Native Americans across the United States. Here's what you need to know. (Daron Taylor/The Washington Post) A federal judge... 
 
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The Top 5 Climate Change Myths Debunked


By:  @xxjefferson51, 9 months ago
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Latest By:  @cerenkov, 9 months ago

If there’s one point of contention between the left and the right, it’s on the subject of climate change. The environmentalists on the left have been screaming from the not-so-much melting polar ice caps that the ice caps are melting for eons. In fact, the hysterical adherence to the climate change message has helped develop and unofficial pagan religion around the issue. It has all the necessary feathers, webbed feet, bills, and quacks to be able to accurately call it that kind of duck.... 
 
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Dayton issues 'bee-friendly' rules on insecticide use


By:  @community, 9 months ago
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Gov. Mark Dayton issued broad new guidelines Friday designed to restrict the use of a controversial pesticide that has been implicated in the decline of honeybees and other pollinators. Standing in the Agriculture-Horticulture building at the State Fair, next door to an exhibit hall filled with live bees and honey jars, the governor said his executive order would make Minnesota a leader in protecting pollinators. “We can show the nation how better to both farm and enjoy nature and... 
 
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Bring Back the Bears to California


By:  @jerry-verlinger, 10 months ago
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Latest By:  @kavika, 10 months ago

WHO REALLY BELONGS ON CALIFORNIA’S FLAG? For years a grizzly bear has graced California’s state flag — but there hasn’t been a grizzly in the wilds of the Golden State since 1924, when the last one was shot. But maybe it’s time to bring them back to parts of the state.   CENTER for BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY The Center has launched a series of fun PSAs to raise the profile of grizzlies in California and encourage people to   sign a petition   urging the California... 
 
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Hotter days bring bigger wildfire challenges to West


By:  @community, 11 months ago
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By BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press AP Photo/Richard Vogel         PHOTO GALLERY Wildfires Multimedia... 
 
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This alien world is the hottest place on Earth


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Ethiopia's Danakil Depression has one of the most extreme climates found on Earth – yet even here, life has found a way. By Vivien Cumming 15 June 2016 The Sun scorches the cracked earth, a wavering mirage confuses the eye, and dry air and dust suck the moisture from your mouth and eyes. Ethiopia's Danakil Depression is one of the hottest, driest and lowest places on the planet. The area is located in the Afar Region of north-east Ethiopia near the border with... 
 
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Commentary The Truth Warming Alarmists Don’t Want You To Know About The Climate Models LINK : http://www.investors.com/politics/commentary/the-truth-warming-alarmists-dont-want-you-to-know-about-the-climate-models/   Climate scientists rely heavily on flawed computer models to do their work. Is that science? (iStockphoto) KERRY JACKSON 8:25 AM ET Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new... 
 
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Nuclear Waste Leaking at ‘American Fukushima’ in Northwest


By:  @kavika, last year
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Nuclear Waste Leaking at ‘American Fukushima’ in Northwest Alexander Nazaryan, Newsweek 5/14/16 The Hanford Nuclear Reservation sits on the plains of eastern Washington, where the state meets Oregon and Idaho. This is open country through which cars pass quickly on the way to the Pacific coast or, conversely, deeper into the heartland. The site is nearly 600 square miles in area and has been largely closed to the public for the... 
 
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