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Living without plastic: One family's journey 19.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Jasper and Vjera Watts, along with their two young children, are trying to live a plastic-free life. It isn't easy.

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India’s Environmental Challenges in 10 Images 16.7.2019 THE CITY FIX
The last two decades have seen a rampant rise in environmental challenges being faced by cities and countries globally. In India, too, challenges related to air pollution, waste management, scarcity of water, conservation of natural resources, and loss of biodiversity, ...
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Los Angeles is finally ditching coal — and replacing it with another polluting fuel 16.7.2019 LA Times: Business

L.A. will build a gas-fired power plant in Utah, even as Mayor Eric Garcetti touts a "Green New Deal" to fight climate change.

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Coral Bleaching Not Just Caused by Global Warming But Nitrogen Pollution From Sewage, Fertilizers, Top Soil 15.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"It is important for everyone to know that their actions on land impact their local reefs onshore: runoff from agriculture and sewage, particularly during storm events, compromise our reefs," an expert told Newsweek.
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Water Gremlin to pay $500 fine per day in addition to $7 million settlement 13.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has denied an extension for the White Bear Lake Township company to test its pollution control equipment. Water Gremlin was fined earlier this year for air quality violations for more than 15 years.
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Avoiding water-borne illness this summer 11.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Contamination at three Minneapolis beaches and reported illness among several Lake Minnetonka visitors has many worried about getting sick when they swim.
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The Biggest Lie in Trump’s Environmental Speech Today 9.7.2019 Mother Jones
There were so many lies strung together in President Trump’s environmental speech from the White House on Monday, it’s a challenge to fact-check. “I’m glad you finally let people know what we’re doing,” Trump said, taking the podium from his Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler, who was one of the string of speakers appearing […]
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Trump Is Going to Brag About All He’s Done for the Environment. No. Really. 6.7.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Guardian and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Donald Trump plans to go on the offensive against criticism of his industry-friendly rollbacks of environment protections in a speech on Monday, according to three sources familiar with the plans. Trump will tout America’s clean air and […]
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How Plastics Are Clogging the Ocean, Even Before You Toss that Bottle Away 4.7.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Undark and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Last September, Jace Tunnell discovered a layer of tiny, round plastic pellets covering a beach on Padre Island off the southern coast of Texas. There were “millions of them,” he recalled, “and it went on for miles.” Tunnell, a marine biologist, […]
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Dutch dairy tries to promote animal welfare and combat pollution with urban farming 30.6.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Peter van Wingerden's dairy farm smells just like any other farm — the rich aroma of cow manure and grass hangs in the air around the unusual stable housing the cattle. The farm itself is far from traditional.

Moored in a small harbor in Rotterdam's busy port, the farm is a futuristic three-story...

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Bioplastics and circularity: Why can't we be friends? 29.6.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Flexible plastics enable the modern world and food access — but they shouldn't contaminate or overrun it. Could bioplastics be the answer?
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Family planning is our only hope for healing a wounded world 27.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: It was a welcome surprise to see The Times giving space to the issue of family planning, although the cautious solutions advanced by Potts and Graves (“Foreign aid for family planning works. So why don’t we do more of it?” Opinion, June 23) stop far short of matching the existential...

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Yes, clean, electric buildings can reduce emissions and save money in new construction 27.6.2019 GreenBiz.com
A new report publishes outdated research about emissions in the built environment — here are the facts about building electrification.
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Beach pollution spikes after massive wildfires and heavy rains, report finds 26.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

An exceptionally wet winter on the heels of the worst fire year in the state’s history led to diminished water quality at popular beaches across Southern California, according to Heal the Bay’s Beach Report Card.

The annual survey of roughly 500 California beaches, released Wednesday, showed that...

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Daily Digest: Projects and pardons 26.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A look at some of the big stories about government and politics.
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How Fashion Companies Can Collaborate to Tackle Their Biggest Source of Carbon Pollution 26.6.2019 WRI Stories
How Fashion Companies Can Collaborate to Tackle Their Biggest Source of Carbon Pollution Comments|Add Comment|PrintAs the fashion industry churns out more items, climate impacts grow. Flickr/ILO in Asia and the Pacific Low prices and unprecedented demand are fueling the growth of "fast fashion," which takes trends from runway to consumers in record time. The problem is that, in the process, fashion is putting eye-popping pressure on the environment through water use, pollution, waste and carbon... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Extinction Rebellion stages 'bitumen spill' outside prime minister's office 25.6.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
In response to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's approval of the Trans Mountain tar sands pipeline on June 18, Extinction Rebellion Ottawa organized a "bitumen spill" the following afternoon outside his office in downtown Ottawa. Extinction Rebellion billed the action as "taking the Trans Mountain fight to the prime minister's doorstep." There are many reasons to oppose the 890,000-barrels-per-day tar sands pipeline. It violates Indigenous sovereignty and lacks the free, prior and informed consent of numerous First Nations. There are 133 First Nations on or near the route of the 1,150-kilometre pipeline. Almost 520 kilometres of that route would cross the Secwepemc Nation without their consent. Furthermore, only 43 First Nations have signed "mutual benefit agreements" (which should not be confused with their free, prior and informed consent for the pipeline). The pipeline would emit massive amounts of carbon pollution. It would produce an estimated 26 million tonnes of upstream and 60 million tonnes of ...
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Clean Energy Innovation: An Important Piece of the Climate Puzzle 20.6.2019 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
Bipartisanship and congressional action aren’t words associated with climate change in recent years. But we may be taking steps away from that stalemate. There is growing momentum in Congress to support innovation in clean energy – which can play an important role in reducing climate pollution. Members from both parties recognize that investing in innovation […]
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7 ways for cities to slash plastic pollution 18.6.2019 GreenBiz.com
Let's send community cleanup days to the trash heap.
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The Trump EPA is setting back chemicals policies by decades 13.6.2019 Nanotechnology Notes
Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. Tacoma, WA 1972 As we approach the third anniversary of the historic passage of bipartisan legislation to overhaul our nation’s broken chemical safety system, we’re hearing that political appointees at the agency are gearing up to celebrate their “successes” in implementing the law. While the chemical industry may […]
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