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Vancouver city council this week targeted single-use plastic items, such as straws, but researchers wonder why the straw has been singled out when there are hundreds of plastic items making their way into the environment.Researchers have cited balloons, food containers, plastic cutlery and pieces of netting as items that also pose a risk to the environment and animals.

On Wednesday, a Vancouver...

Author: (saiphetali1974)
Posted: June 16, 2018, 12:43 am

A demoralized workforce watching as its agency is dismantled by the very people charged to lead it: That is the grim state of affairs depicted by John J. O’Grady, a longtime employee in the Chicago field office of the Environmental Protection Agency, which is tasked with protecting the nation’s air and water, while preventing the exposure of citizens to harmful chemicals. The agency is doing no...

Author: (extra035)
Posted: June 16, 2018, 12:32 am



Ice sheet in rapid melt since 1992


By Seth Borenstein

The Associated Press

Shared from the 2018-06-14 The Denver Post eEdition


This photograph, taken in 2010, shows crevasses near the edge of Pine Island Glacier, Antarctica. Ian Joughin, University of Washington via The Associated Press

WASHINGTON» The melting of Antarctica is accelerating at an alarming rate, with about 3 tri...

Author: (GreenDog)
Posted: June 14, 2018, 4:46 pm

Shared from the 2018-06-14 The Denver Post eEdition

EPA changes could cause 80,000 more deaths per decade


By Eric Roston


Two Harvard social scientists, writing an opinion column in a prominent medical journal, have put forward “an extremely conservative estimate” that some 80,000 more Americans could die each decade if proposed changes at the Environmental Protection Agency are imp...

Author: (GreenDog)
Posted: June 14, 2018, 4:39 pm

Efforts to clean famous monument have been slow, mostly ineffective

By Shashank Bengali

Los Angeles Times AGRA, INDIA» India’s most famous poet, Rabindranath Tagore, once wrote that the Taj Mahal stood on the banks of the river Yamuna “like a teardrop suspended on the cheek of time.”

One wonders whether the late Nobel laureate could have found a lyrical description of the latest threat facing t...

Author: (GreenDog)
Posted: June 4, 2018, 5:06 pm
Geomagnetic storm

Oliver Wright, Aurora over Lapland 

Posted: June 4, 2018, 4:45 pm
People's Climate Movement 2018
Posted: June 1, 2018, 5:19 pm

By JUSTIN WORLAND Updated: May 30, 2018 2:56 PM ET

For eight years, climate change activists lobbied President Obama to address global warming with everything from stronger regulations on greenhouse gases to rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline. The efforts often — if not always — succeeded.

But under the Trump Administration, they have all but given up on changing the president’s mind. ...

Author: (GreenDog)
Posted: May 31, 2018, 4:50 pm


MAY 29, 2018 | 3:00 AM

At a time when acts of defiance against the Trump administration are routine in Sacramento, the rebuke that breezed through the California Assembly this month still came as a jolt. Even Trump loyalists in the chamber joined in.

The message to the administration was clear: Forget about your plan to unleash on freeways a class of rebuilt trucks that s...

Author: (GreenDog)
Posted: May 30, 2018, 3:23 pm

Forecasters predict a 35 percent chance of an above-normal season, a 40 percent chance of a near-normal season, and a 25 percent chance of a below-normal season for the upcoming hurricane season, which extends from June 1 to November 30.

“With the advances made in hardware and computing over the course of the last year, the ability of NOAA scientists to both predict the path of storms and warn ...

Author: (charlinhyn)
Posted: May 28, 2018, 5:43 pm