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November 05, 2016  By Dr. Mercola The 1972 Clean Water Act regulates discharges of pollutants into U.S. waterways and sets quality standards for surface waters. It was supposed to ensure clean water for swimming and fishing, yet after more than four decades of clean water regulations, our...

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Reuters Saturday 27 August 2016 But farmers are concerned they will not be able to protect crops from insects if they cannot use neonicotinoids Minnesota governor Mark Dayton issues order requiring farmers to verify they face ‘imminent threat of significant crop loss’ before using neonicotinoids. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Minnesota’s...

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Jessica Shankleman Jess_Shankleman November 3, 2016   Warming of 3.4 Celsius expected under current climate plans Countries must find at least 12 gigatonnes of carbon savings   This week’s early entry into force of the Paris Agreement on climate change won’t save the planet from rising seas, super storms and deadly...

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Dana Nuccitelli Monday 31 October 2016 Climate denial often centers around myths about the importance of coal in alleviating poverty The coal-fired Castle Gate Power Plant is pictured outside Helper, Utah. Photograph: George Frey/Reuters A dozen international poverty and development organizations published a reportlast week on the impact of building...

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By Lindsey Pulse Oct 27th 2016 11:59AM The world's animal species are dying, and humans are a big reason why. The World Wildlife Fund's Living Planet Report shows global populations of wild mammals, fish, birds, amphibians and reptiles declined 58 percent on average between 1970 and 2012. Broken down,...

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Thomas L. Friedman SEPT. 7, 2016 Credit Tyler Hicks/The New York Times HONOLULU — Robert Macfarlane, in his book “Landmarks,” about the connection between words and landscapes, tells a revealing but stunning story about how recent editions of the Oxford Junior Dictionary (aimed at 7-year-olds) dropped certain...

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Scientists at the biggest U.S. oil company understood as early as anyone that fossil fuel emissions were heating up the earth’s atmosphere. Paul Barrett Matthew Philips matthewaphilips Cover photo-www.iran-daily.com September 7, 2016 — 11:00 AM CEST Last fall, ExxonMobil executives hurried along the hushed, art-filled halls of the company’s Irving, Texas, headquarters,...

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- Close to 15% of the Earth's land and 12% of its territorial waters are covered by national parks and other protected areas. - Coverage of marine protected areas more than quadrupled in the last decade. - Eight in 10 key biodiversity areas worldwide lack complete protection. Every...

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Michal Szymanski, UN Environment News & Media Alessandro Badalotti, IUCN Congress media team  UNEP News Center  1 September 2016 Yesterday, the US announced that by 2020, they would invest $100 billion per year to help developing countries fight climate change. India and the US committed themselves to the new agreement...

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