Most people are wildly underestimating what Trump’s win will mean for the environment

Updated by David Roberts and Brad Plumer Nov 14, 2016, 9:21am EST It’s not just Trump. Take a look at Congress. Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images Unified Republican control of the federal government over the next two years augurs a sea change in US environmental policy like nothing since the late 1960s and ’70s, when America’s landmark environmental laws were first passed.…

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Humans Aren’t Just Changing the Climate. We’re Changing ‘Life Itself’

It’s not just about us. By Eric Roston eroston November 16, 2016 — 6:00 AM EST The earth has warmed barely a single degree Celsius, and yet virtually no place on the planet is unaffected by climate change. That’s the conclusion of both a new study published in the journal Science and a popular-science book out this week, The Unnatural World, by David Biello, the science curator at TED and a Scientific American…

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‘Poisoned Waters’ — An In-Depth Look at the Sources and Impact of Water Pollution

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 waterways are in serious jeopardy. In Frontline’s special report, “Poisoned Waters,” which originally aired in…

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Plan bee: Minnesota sets broad limits on chemicals blamed for bee decline

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 governor on Friday ordered the broadest restrictions yet in a US state on…

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Climate Headed for Catastrophic Change Despite Paris Accord

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 drought, according to the United Nations. Without further pledges to curb emissions, temperatures…

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Coal doesn’t help the poor; it makes them poorer

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 new coal power plants in countries where a large percentage of the population…

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We’re on track to lose a huge chunk of the world’s animal populations

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, those numbers look like this: Land animals have declined by 38 percent, marine…

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CANADA’S CAMPFIRE IN THE GLOBAL VILLAGE: A GATHERING OF SONGS OF SUSTAINABILITY.

Canadian Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980), the renowned  public intellectual from the department of culture and technology at the University of Toronto. Known for coining the expressions "the medium is the message" and the global village, and for predicting the World Wide Web almost thirty years before it was invented. He was the first major communications theorist of how the new media have the power to…

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