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Posted: November 26, 2018, 6:04 pm
Controversy over Blue Fin Tuna, AP Patrick Whittle
Posted: November 26, 2018, 5:49 pm

Earth Protect is very thankful for each of you who care about creating and preserving a healthy, beautiful, sustainable environment. Too often we forget that we depend upon our air, water, land, other creatures for our very lives. We honor and thank those who put to work each day practices in their homes, work places, schools, parks, cities and rural areas.


Today we especially honor 2 of the ...

Author: (GreenDog)
Posted: November 21, 2018, 3:45 pm

At 97,620 acres, the Woolsey Fire is now among the largest wildfires to have ever swept through the LA area.

It is the “largest fire on record,” Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby said Tuesday, pointing out that the blaze is now roughly the size of Denver.

In terms of size, the Woolsey Fire isn’t quite as large as the Station Fire, which torched more than 160,000 acres of Angeles National...

Author: (rochisam)
Posted: November 16, 2018, 1:13 pm

With thick acrid smoke being swept into the Bay Area from the Camp Fire nearly 200 miles to the northeast, residents from Monterey to Napa are getting a taste -literally – of what residents in smog-choked cities like Beijing have been choking on for years now.

And while it feels a bit shameful to complain, as the wildfire’s death toll climbs higher each day, the air quality in San Francisco and...

Author: (SamS)
Posted: November 16, 2018, 12:53 pm

The Trump administration's top environmental official for the Southeast was arrested Thursday on criminal ethics charges in Alabama reported to be related to a scheme to help a coal company avoid paying for a costly toxic waste cleanup.

Trey Glenn, 47, was briefly booked into a county jail in Birmingham before being released on a $30,000 bond. Glenn was appointed in August 2017 to serve as chie...

Author: (glennwood35)
Posted: November 16, 2018, 12:49 pm

Shared from the 11/13/2018 The Denver Post eEdition

Scientists: Wind, drought worsen fires,

not bad management


By Seth Borenstein
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON» Both nature and humans share blame for California’s devastating wildfires, but forest
management did not play a major role, despite President Donald Trump’s claims, fire scientists say.
Nature provides the dangerous winds tha...
Author: (GreenDog)
Posted: November 13, 2018, 5:41 pm

The Open Forum


Letters to the Editor

Jim Miller, Arvada

Prop 112 effort sends clear message to legislators

Re: “Drilling setbacks fall short,” Nov. 7 news story

Wake up politicians! Your constituents care about the environment.

We are horrified by what the world’s leading scientists and economists are telling us loud and clear.

Climate change is real, it’s now, it’s us, it’s bad . . . real ba...

Author: (GreenDog)
Posted: November 12, 2018, 6:42 pm


In the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, the massive Ocean Cleanup device is currently beginning its first attempt to fish plastic trash out of the sea. It’s a difficult challenge, but the systemic challenge is significantly larger: Every minute, the equivalent of another garbage truckload of plastic enters the water globally. The world’s use of plastic onl...

Author: (GreenDog)
Posted: November 12, 2018, 6:31 pm

More protection: U.N. says Earth’s ozone layer is healing

“I don’t think we can do a victory lap until 2060,” one scientist warns. By SETH BORENSTEIN | The Associated Press

November 5, 2018 at 11:13 pm WASHINGTON — Earth’s protective ozone layer is finally healing from damage caused by aerosol sprays and coolants, a new United Nations report said.

NASA via APThis combination of images made ava...

Author: (GreenDog)
Posted: November 7, 2018, 4:37 pm