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Why carbon credits for forest preservation may be worse than nothing 23.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The hunger for these offsets is blinding us to the mounting pile of evidence that they haven't -- and won't -- deliver the climate benefit they promise.
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3M, Lake Elmo settle for $2.7M, land transfer in drinking water lawsuit 22.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
3M will pay $2.7 million into the city's water account, which pays for maintaining its water system, and will transfer 180 acres of farmland to the city.
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Will smoggy L.A. have ‘zero bad air’ in 2025? Don't hold your breath 10.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

It was one of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s most dramatic pledges in his sweeping “Green New Deal” for Los Angeles: “We will have zero days of unhealthy air quality by 2025.”

The goal, it turns out, was not as ambitious as it sounded.

Rather than using current federal health standards, the mayor’s plan...

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Shrimp Are Testing Positive for Cocaine and Scientists Don’t Know Why 2.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Scientists also found ketamine and a banned pesticides in shrimp.
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Food, Fuel and Footnotes: Why Earth Day Aspirations Hinge on Sustainable Food and Energy 24.4.2019 WRI Stories
Food, Fuel and Footnotes: Why Earth Day Aspirations Hinge on Sustainable Food and Energy Comments|Add Comment|PrintFresh chilis. Flickr/Adam Fagen A version of this post originally appeared on Devex.com. Since the very first Earth Day nearly five decades ago, the environmental movement has tackled a wide range of problems, including air pollution, water contamination, deforestation, and biodiversity loss. But this Earth Day, there are two fundamental issues the movement must address over the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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How One Activist Used a Little Shaming and a Lot of Patience to Clean Up Chinese Factories 23.4.2019 Mother Jones
One humid July day, the Chinese environmentalist Ma Jun stood in front of an alley sandwiched by two warehouses at the factory of an Apple supplier called Catcher, a two-hour bullet-train ride south of Beijing. He wore safety goggles and scribbled in a notebook. Two Apple executives flanked him. Guides from Catcher toured Ma around […]
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Water Pollution Concerns U.S. More Than Climate Change 23.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
A new report shows strong regional differences in the amount of concern Americans have for global warming.
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Trump Celebrates Earth Day With a Proclamation About How Capitalism Is Good 22.4.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Guardian and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Donald Trump issued on Monday an Earth Day proclamation that omitted any mention of climate change or the cavalcade of environmental threats posed by deforestation, species loss and plastic pollution. The president chose instead to praise the benefits of […]
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Nine Years Later, the BP Oil Spill’s Environmental Mess Isn’t Gone 20.4.2019 Mother Jones
Nine years ago, BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded off the coast of Louisiana, causing the worst oil spill in US history. The disaster on April 20, 2010 killed 11 workers as the flaming rig sank into the Gulf of Mexico. It took nearly three months to stem the flow of oil from the ruptured […]
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A Shocking Discovery Shows Just How Far Wind Can Carry Microplastics 16.4.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Wired and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  At the top of the French Pyrenees, not far from the border with Spain, is a virtually pristine clearing, home to snow and a weather station—but mostly feet upon feet of snow. The nearest road closes in the winter. The […]
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Airborne Microplastics Pollute Remotest Parts of Earth 15.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Plastic pollution is not just a city, river or sea problem," the study's co-author told Newsweek.
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Some 3M money now up for grabs for local water projects 15.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
State agencies are making $25 million available for accelerated projects that tackle long-term drinking water solutions in the east Twin Cities metro.
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As Trump makes border visit, leaders from California and Mexico will discuss pollution 5.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

As President Trump makes his third visit to California on Friday to tour the border in Calexico, state lawmakers and Mexican leaders will meet at another end of the state’s southern boundary to discuss what they see as a crisis in the border region: high levels of air and water pollution.

The inaugural...

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Former regulator wants to bring people together around clean water 3.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
After 40 years in state government, John Linc Stine is now executive director of the St. Paul-based nonprofit Freshwater. We asked him if he thinks the state can make meaningful progress on water quality.
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California fixes a major problem with oilfield wastewater injection 2.4.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
California fixes a major problem with oilfield wastewater injection
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Growing corn is a major contributor to air pollution, study finds 2.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A study ties an estimated 4,300 premature deaths a year to the air pollution caused by corn production in the U.S. In some regions, the per-bushel health costs exceed the corn's market price.
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Nitrate study for southeastern Minnesota in budget limbo 2.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Environmental Quality Board is weighing whether to order an in-depth groundwater study but is also wondering if the Legislature will fund it.
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New House Climate Change Bill: New Green Deal Lite? 27.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The ambitious climate change proposal—named after President Franklin Roosevelt’s series of job and economic initiatives during the Great Depression known as the New Deal—calls for an overhaul of American energy consumption.
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Indonesia Charts a New, Low Carbon Development Path. Will Other Countries Follow Suit? 26.3.2019 WRI Stories
Indonesia Charts a New, Low Carbon Development Path. Will Other Countries Follow Suit? Comments|Add Comment|PrintFarmers in Yogyakarta. Indonesia’s government is charting a new, low carbon path to development. Photo by the International Rice Research Institute. Indonesia’s recent socioeconomic performance has been impressive. Over the past two decades, the country has cut extreme poverty in half and doubled per capita income. This economic growth has come at a steep cost, including slashing... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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4 of the most dangerous attacks in the Trump admin’s new EPA budget proposal 25.3.2019 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
The Trump administration’s federal budget proposal for the 2020 fiscal year reaffirmed the White House’s misguided intent to undercut agencies and programs dedicated to protecting public health, the environment, and our climate. Similar its budget proposals of the last two years, the administration targeted EPA in particular for major reductions. In total, the administration proposed […]
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