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Building toward a climate policy

 

This editorial was written by Bloomberg View. The Denver Post Editorial 

President Donald Trump flips through environmental impact statements for a road while delivering remarks on infrastructure investment and deregulation on June 9 in Washington. Pool/ Getty Images

President Donald Trump’s idea of putting solar panels on a border wall with Mexico, and usin...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: June 20, 2017, 6:54 pm

A federal judge has handed a lifeline to efforts to block the Dakota Access pipeline, ruling Wednesday that the US Army Corps of Engineers did not adequately consider the possible impacts of an oil spill where the pipeline passes under the Missouri river.

US district judge James Boasberg said in a 91-page decision that the corps failed to take into account how a spill might affect “fishing righ...

Author: hzicko@gmail.com (hzicko)
Posted: June 15, 2017, 3:48 pm

The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed delaying a federal air pollution rule for two years, despite acknowledging that children will be disproportionately harmed by the decision.

The regulator plans to suspend standards aimed at preventing leaks from the oil and gas industry while it reconsiders the rule, which was introduced in June 2016 under Barack Obama’s administration.

In its an...

Author: gregcoverdale@bbis.de (Coverdale)
Posted: June 15, 2017, 3:35 pm

Helen Davidson

 

 

 

 

As climate change pushes marine species towards cooler waters, and the fishing industry expands around the globe, the tropics are emptying out, a leading fisheries expert has warned.

The federal government is expected to release its new management plan for marine reserves in coming weeks, after a 2016 review recommended winding back protections. However, Dr Daniel Pauly ...

Author: csea@4nha.com (CSea)
Posted: June 15, 2017, 3:19 pm

By Sylvia Earle and Jason Patlis

This week, the ocean finally gets the attention it deserves – and desperately needs. Delegates from almost all of the United Nations' 193 member states have gathered for the U.N. Ocean Conference, an unprecedented and historic special session of the General Assembly to push the world to better sustain the ocean and its resources for the future.

A healthy ocea...

Author: bjb41@columbia.edu (bjb41)
Posted: June 8, 2017, 6:43 pm
World Ocean Day

World Oceans Day is an international day to celebrate the beauty and importance of our blue world.

Posted: June 8, 2017, 6:39 pm

The American People Support the Paris Agreement

 

Climate change is a serious threat to the economic prosperity, national security, and public health and welfare of the United States and nations around the globe. That’s why more than 190 nations came together in 2015 to create the Paris Agreement, a historic pact to curb carbon pollution and avoid the worst impacts of climate change before it’s...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: June 6, 2017, 2:33 pm
The Sandstone Dilemma Indonesia
Posted: June 6, 2017, 2:22 pm

By now we all know that Trump intends to disengage from the UN Climate Accord, joining only 2 countries in the world, Syria and Nicaragua. After the stomach drop and the depression, comes the realization that strong and diverse leadership is emerging and its a good thing too as we cannot afford to slow down in reducing the green house gases contributing to climate change. In fact, we have to sp...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: June 5, 2017, 2:43 pm

Mayor Eric Garcetti today led a coalition of mayors across the United States in denouncing President Trump’s decision to walk away from the Paris Climate Agreement.

“Climate change is a fact of life that people in Los Angeles and cities around the world live with every day. It is a grave threat to our health, our environment, and our economy — and it is not debatable or negotiable,” said Mayor ...

Author: dougycook@hotmail.com (bobbyroby30)
Posted: June 5, 2017, 4:46 am