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Right on cue, the science denying stupidity is claiming that the polar vortex "proves" that there's no global warming.

Right on cue, the science denying stupidity is claiming that the polar vortex "proves" that there's no global warming.


Via: atheist  •  Environment/Climate  •  74 Comments  •  one week ago

There’s a Vanishing Resource We’re Not Talking About

There’s a Vanishing Resource We’re Not Talking About


Via: don-overton  •  Environment/Climate  •  1 Comments  •  2 weeks ago

Within 100 years, many of our cities will become uninhabitable, submerged under oceans or deadly hot. Food will be more difficult to grow. Storms will become more violent. The gentle planet we’ve...
A 'super blood wolf moon' and five eclipses are among 2019's major astronomy events

A 'super blood wolf moon' and five eclipses are among 2019's major astronomy events


Via: kavika  •  Environment/Climate  •  54 Comments  •  2 months ago

There are a number of great events (eclipse) coming this year. (Click on seeded article for all of them)...But this one. Blood Wolf Moon is going to be really spectacular....I would advise if you...
Trump’s EPA says limits on mercury emissions from coal plants not necessary

Trump’s EPA says limits on mercury emissions from coal plants not necessary


Via: don-overton  •  Environment/Climate  •  13 Comments  •  2 months ago

Under the Mercury and Air Toxic Standards, or MATS, enacted under former President Barack Obama, coal-burning power plants have been forced to install expensive equipment to cut output of mercury,...
How Native American tribes are bringing back the bison from brink of extinction

How Native American tribes are bringing back the bison from brink of extinction


Via: split-personality  •  Environment/Climate  •  43 Comments  •  2 months ago

On 5,000 hectares of unploughed prairie in north-eastern Montana, hundreds of wild bison roam once again. But this herd is not in a national park or a protected sanctuary – they are on tribal...
Global Warming .... On it goes

Global Warming .... On it goes


Via: atheist  •  Environment/Climate  •  91 Comments  •  2 months ago

I recently read a comment by someone in the Trump administration, though I can't recall her name or where I read it right now (and it doesn't actually matter for the purpose of this discussion)...
A Grave Climate Warning, Buried on Black Friday

A Grave Climate Warning, Buried on Black Friday


Via: dignitatem-societatis  •  Environment/Climate  •  1 Comments  •  3 months ago

By Robinson Meyer at The Atlantic - November 23, 2018 Excerpts from the article: On Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year, the federal government published a massive and dire new report...
Trump's Methane Rule Rollback Will Make More People Sick

Trump's Methane Rule Rollback Will Make More People Sick


Via: bob-nelson  •  Environment/Climate  •  1 Comments  •  5 months ago

On Tuesday, the Trump administration took the long-anticipated step of reversing an Obama-era rule that would’ve helped prevent leaking, venting, and flaring of methane from oil and gas...
Ryan Zinke to the oil and gas industry: “Our government should work for you”

Ryan Zinke to the oil and gas industry: “Our government should work for you”


Via: bob-nelson  •  Environment/Climate  •  1 Comments  •  5 months ago

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told an oil and gas conference this week that the government should work for them, prompting an outcry from environmental groups.Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images...
'For me, this is paradise': life in the Spanish city that banned cars

'For me, this is paradise': life in the Spanish city that banned cars


Via: bob-nelson  •  Environment/Climate  •  20 Comments  •  5 months ago

Calle Mellado before and after the implementation of the scheme.        Concello de Pontevedra People don’t shout in Pontevedra – or they shout less. With all but the most essential traffic...
This terrifying graphic from The Weather Channel shows the power and danger of Hurricane Florence

This terrifying graphic from The Weather Channel shows the power and danger of Hurricane Florence


Via: bob-nelson  •  Environment/Climate  •  9 Comments  •  5 months ago

A new video from The Weather Channel shows in real time the danger of flood waters already rising in parts of the Carolinas as Hurricane Florence starts battering the coast. The storm is moving...
Trump Administration Wants to Make It Easier to Release Methane Into Air

Trump Administration Wants to Make It Easier to Release Methane Into Air


Via: bob-nelson  •  Environment/Climate  •  1 Comments  •  5 months ago

The Trump administration, taking its third major step this year to roll back federal efforts to fight climate change, is preparing to make it significantly easier for energy companies to release...
A global shift to sustainability would save us $26 trillion. Why aren’t we doing it?

A global shift to sustainability would save us $26 trillion. Why aren’t we doing it?


Via: bob-nelson  •  Environment/Climate  •  6 Comments  •  6 months ago

$26 trillion by 2030. That, according to the most authoritative research to date, is the amount of money humanity could save through a global shift to sustainable development. It’s a lot of...
Why protected bike lanes are more valuable than parking spaces

Why protected bike lanes are more valuable than parking spaces


Via: bob-nelson  •  Environment/Climate  •  1 Comments  •  6 months ago

An Underwater Sculpture in the Maldives Is the Perfect Monument to Climate Change

An Underwater Sculpture in the Maldives Is the Perfect Monument to Climate Change


Via: bob-nelson  •  Environment/Climate  •  70 Comments  •  6 months ago

The Maldives are the lowest lying nation in the world. The highest point is just eight feet above sea level, meaning the country’s culture and fate are intimately tied to the vast ocean...
E.P.A. to Reconsider Obama-Era Curbs on Mercury Emissions by Power Plants

E.P.A. to Reconsider Obama-Era Curbs on Mercury Emissions by Power Plants


Via: bob-nelson  •  Environment/Climate  •  5 Comments  •  6 months ago

The Trump administration is reviewing a major Obama-era clean air regulation on the emission of mercury — a pollutant linked with damage to the brain, to the nervous system and to fetal...
Trump administration lifts ban on pesticides linked to declining bee numbers

Trump administration lifts ban on pesticides linked to declining bee numbers


Via: bob-nelson  •  Environment/Climate  •  1 Comments  •  7 months ago

The Trump administration has rescinded an Obama-era ban on the use of pesticides linked to declining bee populations and the cultivation of genetically modified crops in dozens of national...
From Dow’s ‘Dioxin Lawyer’ to Trump’s Choice to Run Superfund

From Dow’s ‘Dioxin Lawyer’ to Trump’s Choice to Run Superfund


Via: bob-nelson  •  Environment/Climate  •  1 Comments  •  7 months ago

The lawyer nominated to run the Superfund toxic cleanup program is steeped in the complexities of restoring polluted rivers and chemical dumps. He spent more than a decade on one of the nation’s...
'God wants you to act on what's in front of you': enforcing conservation law in the Coral Triangle

'God wants you to act on what's in front of you': enforcing conservation law in the Coral Triangle


Via: bob-nelson  •  Environment/Climate  •  10 Comments  •  7 months ago

Robert Chan risks his life to stop poachers and powerful developers destroying precious marine life in the Philippine Robert Chan with his team at Palawan NGO Network Incorporated, Puerto...
The Former Coal Lobbyist Now Leading the EPA Just Gutted Coal Ash Regulations

The Former Coal Lobbyist Now Leading the EPA Just Gutted Coal Ash Regulations


Via: bob-nelson  •  Environment/Climate  •  14 Comments  •  7 months ago

Our boy Andrew Wheeler has wasted no time during his takeover at the Environmental Protection Agency. Scott Pruitt may be out, but that doesn’t mean propping up the fossil fuel industry is. First...
Trump aims to end automatic protections for some species

Trump aims to end automatic protections for some species


Via: bob-nelson  •  Environment/Climate  •  14 Comments  •  7 months ago

The Trump administration on Thursday proposed ending automatic protections for threatened animals and plants and limiting habitat safeguards meant to shield recovering species from harm. In this...
Meet the New EPA Chief, Same As the Old EPA Chief (But Maybe Less Obviously Corrupt)

Meet the New EPA Chief, Same As the Old EPA Chief (But Maybe Less Obviously Corrupt)


Via: bob-nelson  •  Environment/Climate  •  3 Comments  •  7 months ago

Andrew WheelerJacquelyn Martin (AP) Andrew Wheeler, former aide to climate change denier Sen. James Inhofe, Senate Environment and Public Works Committee staff director, and more recently...
Why Colorado thinks it has a chance to make oil companies pay for climate change

Why Colorado thinks it has a chance to make oil companies pay for climate change


Via: bob-nelson  •  Environment/Climate  •  31 Comments  •  8 months ago

The most important climate change fights right now are in state courtrooms. Nine cities and counties in Colorado, California, Washington, and New York, as well as the state of Rhode Island, have...
Our natural world is disappearing before our eyes. We have to save it.

Our natural world is disappearing before our eyes. We have to save it.


Via: bob-nelson  •  Environment/Climate  •  7 Comments  •  8 months ago

The creatures we feared our grandchildren wouldn’t see have vanished: it’s happened faster than even pessimists predicted. Illustration by Nate Kitch It felt as disorienting as forgetting my pin...
This Midwestern Pipeline Approval Just Pissed Off a Lot of People

This Midwestern Pipeline Approval Just Pissed Off a Lot of People


Via: bob-nelson  •  Environment/Climate  •  1 Comments  •  8 months ago

Shit’s about to go down in Minnesota. The state’s Public Utilities Commission just approved a brand spanking new pipeline, and people are pissed. I’m talking Standing Rock-level of pissed. Line 3...
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