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California finds widespread water contamination of 'forever chemicals' 15.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

Nearly 300 drinking water wells and other water sources in California have been found to have traces of man-made chemicals linked to cancer.

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56 feet above Lake Superior, lighthouse buyer finds the beauty of life on the edge 14.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
This fall a 34-year-old tech executive from San Francisco made a highly unusual real estate transaction: He bought a historic Lake Superior lighthouse, sight unseen, in a government auction. A month later, he flew to Duluth to see his purchase in person for the first time.
As “green rush” rolls on, Boulder’s Surna helping make cannabis industry more sustainable 13.10.2019 Denver Post: Business
Legal cannabis cultivation in the United States consumed 1.1 million megawatt hours of electricity in 2017 (enough to power 92,500 homes for a year,) generating 472,000 tons carbon dioxide, according to a 2018 New Frontier Data report.
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Border wall rising in Arizona, raises concerns among conservationists, Native tribes 13.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Customs and Border Protection agency says it is doing its best to reduce impact to the environment and tribal citizens. Conservationists and Native tribes in the area are not appeased.
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EPA proposes new regulations for lead in drinking water 11.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The new proposal is being criticized for not proactively replacing lead service lines across the nation. It also keeps the same threshold for lead in drinking water that the U.S. currently has.
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PG&E Was Once Part of the Climate-Denial Machine That Helped Fuel California’s Blackout Crisis 11.10.2019 Mother Jones
Rather than take the chance that its downed power lines would spark another blaze like last year’s Camp Fire, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), the largest utility in California, shut off the power for more than 600,000 of its 16 million customers this week. Climate change has helped wildfires spread far and wide and lengthened […]
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Trump Has No Clue About Homelessness. This California Lawmaker Actually Does. 11.10.2019 Mother Jones
In recent weeks, President Donald Trump has escalated his ongoing feud with California, repeatedly turning his attention and Twitter feed to the state’s homelessness crisis. The administration is reportedly planning a crackdown that may involve moving homeless people in the state to government-backed facilities. After visiting last month, Trump claimed—seemingly without basis—that needles and other trash from San Francisco and […]
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Can looking to the future help preserve a historical fishery against climate change? 10.10.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Can looking to the future help preserve a historical fishery against climate change?
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Firefighting foam leaves toxic legacy in Californians' drinking water 8.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

The Los Angeles Times reviewed hundreds of pages of Pentagon documents and found California has more bases contaminated with the chemicals, known as PFAS, than any other state — at least 21 that exceed federal health guidelines.

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Policy News: October 7, 2019 8.10.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: Senate Spending Bills Include Modest Increase for NSF, Interior Agencies NSF receives 3% increase. States Challenge New Endangered Species Act Regulations in Courts House Natural Resources Committee pushes a bill to reverse regulations; Congressional Western Caucus releases draft legislation to codify the new rules. Newest IPCC Report Highlights ‘Unprecedented and Enduring Changes ...
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The next big California vs. Trump fight is over water and endangered species 4.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

A California fight over delta water will reveal how far Gov. Gavin Newsom is willing to go as he battles the Trump administration over environmental rollbacks.

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Local communities play outsized and overlooked role in global fisheries 3.10.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Flying along the coast in Senegal, it’s impossible not to notice thousands of dots below in the water. These are large, planked fishing canoes, the product of centuries of design and tradition, and a vital part of the local economy.
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The biggest likely source of microplastics in California coastal waters? Our car tires 2.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

Driving is not just an air pollution and climate change problem. Turns out, rubber particles from car tires might be the largest contributor of microplastics in California coastal waters, according to the most comprehensive study to date.

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Defying environmentalists, Newsom vetoes bill to block Trump's Endangered Species Act rollback 28.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

Newsom, who had announced his intent to veto Senate Bill 1 after it was approved by the Legislature earlier this month, expressed little concern about a rift with environmentalists over the legislation, which he dismissed as a "solution in search of a problem."

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EPA to California: You're also 'failing' to meet water pollution standards 26.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

The letter comes after the EPA threatened to cut federal transportation funding from California for not submitting timely pollution-control plans.

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RELEASE: Global Commission on Adaptation Launches “Year of Action” to Accelerate Climate Adaptation 24.9.2019 WRI Stories
RELEASE: Global Commission on Adaptation Launches “Year of Action” to Accelerate Climate Adaptation More than 75 governments, institutions, civil society organizations, and private sector actors join as partners to advance eight Action Tracks, focused on: Finance and Investment, Food Security and Agriculture, Nature-Based Solutions, Water, Cities, Locally-led Action, Infrastructure, and Preventing Disasters NEW YORK (September 24, 2019) — Building on the momentum of the UN Climate Action... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Letters to the Editor: Why weren't the Democratic candidates at the climate marches? 24.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Young people can do what it takes to fight climate change, but older adults -- including political leaders -- appear content mostly to talk, talk, talk.

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Policy News: September 23, 2019 24.9.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: North American bird populations decrease an estimated 30% in 50 years Common bird species severely impacted. Senate Appropriations Bills Include Increases of Department of Energy and Agricultural Research Programs The Department of Energy’s Office of Science receives a 9.6% increase. Administration Finalizes EIS for drilling the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge The House ...
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Bolivia is fighting major forest fires nearly as large as those in Brazil 22.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Firefighters, troops and volunteers have been working for the past two months to put out some of the worst wildfires in the country's recent history.
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Climate change could mean less farming in the West 20.9.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Colorado and California are rethinking water management for a hotter, drier future, while balancing urban water needs with the benefits agriculture brings to rural communities.
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