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On path to Senate confirmation, Trump's EPA pick has tried to avoid Scott Pruitt's missteps 16.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Andrew Wheeler, President Trump’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency, has two things going for him when he appears before senators Wednesday at his confirmation hearing.

First, he’s not Scott Pruitt, who was forced to resign last year under a cloud of ethics investigations.

Second,...

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A Planet in Crisis: The Heat’s on Us 15.1.2019 Truthout.com
We have a finite amount of time left to coexist with significant parts of the biosphere.

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To Take Down Fossil Fuels, We Must Abandon Capitalism 15.1.2019 Truthout.com
Dahr Jamail's latest book bears witness to the destruction of our natural world due to climate change.

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World's loneliest frog finds a possible mate 15.1.2019 BBC: World
The world's loneliest frog, known as Romeo, finds a possible mate after water frogs found in the wild.
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World's 'loneliest' frog gets a date 15.1.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Scientists find a Juliet for water frog, Romeo, once thought to be the last of his kind in the world.
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Concerns over increase in toxic brine from desalination plants 14.1.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Operations to extract fresh water from the sea are now producing 50% more of this salty effluent than expected.
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The Biggest Issues for Wildlife and Endangered Species in 2019 13.1.2019 Truthout.com
Experts warn that the opportunity to make a difference on conservation is already running short.

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The Shutdown Has Halted Important Scientific Research 12.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. In Southern Utah, there is a patch of desert heated by infrared lamps. The lamps hang just above the plants and soil crusts commonly found in this desert surrounding Moab. These lamps help scientists study how temperature increases impact plants […]
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2019 Will Be a Big Year for Water 9.1.2019 Truthout.com
There will be new limits to the Clean Water Act, growing threats from climate change and aging infrastructure to fix.

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Ryan Zinke’s Real Legacy Is Rolling Back Environmental Protections and Cozying Up to Big Oil 2.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The question was about climate change—the man-made global crisis that Ryan Zinke, as a Montana state senator, once urged President Barack Obama to take action on, but in recent years has become willfully blasé about. “It appears that the world is laughing at […]
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Like Fruit, Vegetables, and Almonds? Scientists Have Bad News. 1.1.2019 Mother Jones
So far, this winter has brought ample snows to the Sierra Nevada, the spine of mountains that runs along California’s eastern flank. That’s good news for Californians, because the range’s melted snow provides 60 percent of the state’s water supply. Anyone in the United States who likes fruit, vegetables, and nuts should rejoice, too, because […]
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Exploding Ants, Rainbow Slugs, and Tiny Seahorses: 11 New Species Discovered This Year 30.12.2018 Mother Jones
Considering there are nearly eight billion people on Earth, and that more and more species are being pushed into extinction by climate change, habitat destruction, and pollution, it may seem like there would be few species left for humans to discover. In fact, there could be up to a trillion species on the planet, 99.999 percent of which have yet to […]
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How Worried Should We Be About Declining Insect Populations? 28.12.2018 Truthout.com
The real story of an “insect Armageddon" is nuanced, but unsettling.

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Ten Grim Climate Scenarios If Global Temperatures Rise Above 1.5 Degrees Celsius 28.12.2018 Truthout.com
Here’s a peek into our climate-addled future.

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We Need to Talk About Palm Oil 27.12.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. We wash our hair with it, brush our teeth with it, smother our skin in it and use it to powder our cheeks, plump our lashes and color our lips. We clean our houses with it, fuel our cars with it and […]
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Ten Ways 2018 Brought Us Closer to Climate Apocalypse 27.12.2018 Truthout.com
From an insect apocalypse to a failing global food system, 2018 was a year of record-breaking tragedies.

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Scientists Are Using Penguin Poop to Understand How Climate Change Is Affecting the Arctic 18.12.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Wired. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Satellites watch many things as they orbit the Earth: hurricanes brewing in the Caribbean, tropical forests burning in the Amazon, even North Korean soldiers building missile launchers. But some researchers have found a new way to use satellites to figure out what penguins eat by capturing images of […]
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Seagrass could stall climate change -- if climate change doesn't kill it first 17.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Scientists have identified a giant bed of deep sea grass in Australia's Great Barrier Reef that may be absorbing millions of tons of carbon. But these so-called blue carbon sinks need protecting, too.
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From Insects to Starfish, We’re Edging Toward Biological Annihilation 11.12.2018 Truthout.com
To save life itself would require a genuine reevaluation of modern life and its institutions.

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Shark Fishing Tournaments Devalue Ocean Wildlife and Harm Conservation 9.12.2018 Truthout.com
Fishing sharks for prize money shows disrespect for nature and further endangers our marine ecosystem.

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