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With a tweet, astronomers crack open mystery of a massive bulge at the center of our galaxy 21.7.2016 Washington Post
With a tweet, astronomers crack open mystery of a massive bulge at the center of our galaxy
The lagoon in front of Rio’s Olympic Park is so filthy the fish are dying 21.7.2016 Washington Post
Brazil promised a cleanup, but progress lagged due to financial and bureaucratic problems.
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Letter: We stand with the tribes on Bears Ears monument 19.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The Mormon Environmental Stewardship Alliance is a 501-c3 non-profit registered in Utah representing the views of LDS Church members and followers in Utah and across the nation. We find that educated LDS people believe scientific data and are concerned about global climate change and environmental justice. They share a reverence for the earth and a desire to be good stewards. They are aware of the many LDS scriptures that admonish us to be good stewards over the earth and protect the purity of...
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Tesoro agrees to reduce emissions at Utah refinery in $425M settlement with EPA, DOJ 19.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Tesoro will pay about $150 million to install pollution controls at its Salt Lake City oil refinery as part of a settlement with the United States Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA on Monday announced the settlement, which includes $403 million in pollution-reduction efforts at six refineries operated by subsidiaries of Tesoro Corp. and Par Hawaii Refining. Tesoro will also pay $12 million for environmental projects in polluted communities and a $10 million ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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How your U.S. lawmaker voted 16.7.2016 Seattle Times: Politics

WASHINGTON — Here’s how Washington state’s members of the U.S. House and Senate voted on major issues in the week ending July 15. Congress is now in recess until Sept. 6. House 2017 appropriations By a vote of 231 for and 196 against, the House on July 12 passed a fiscal 2017 appropriations bill (HR […]
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Arctic cruise raises hopes and environmental concerns 12.7.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

Logistics of running a large luxury ship through wild and remote waters raises many questions.
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No more fish in the sea 8.7.2016 BBC: Business
Foreign fishing vessels operate illegally off the coast of Guinea, depleting its fish population and destroying marine life. Despite the economic and social consequences of illegal fishing, the Guinean government has failed to police its waters because it doesn't have money to operate surveillance equipment, as the BBC's Tamasin Ford reports.
Tale of 2 Rios: the Olympic city and the rest of town 5.7.2016 Washington Post: World
Copacabana Beach is an Olympic construction site. The beach volleyball venue is going up, broadcast studios rise on scaffolding above the sand and a mammoth tent is jammed with thousands of pricey souvenirs.
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Tale of 2 Rios: the Olympic city and the rest of town 5.7.2016 AP Top News
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Copacabana Beach is an Olympic construction site. The beach volleyball venue is going up, broadcast studios rise on scaffolding above the sand and a mammoth tent is jammed with thousands of pricey souvenirs....
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Army Corps to reduce lake flows fueling Florida algae bloom 1.7.2016 AP National
STUART, Fla. (AP) -- As a noxious algae bloom fouls beaches on Florida&apos;s Atlantic coast, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing to reduce the flow of water from Lake Okeechobee that many blame for fueling the problem....
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Army Corps to reduce lake flows fueling Florida algae bloom 1.7.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

STUART, Fla. (AP) — As a noxious algae bloom fouls beaches on Florida’s Atlantic coast, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing to reduce the flow of water from Lake Okeechobee that many blame for fueling the problem. The Corps’ Jacksonville District planned to begin the reductions Friday, targeting the Caloosahatchee Estuary and the […]
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Plastic plague in world's oceans 1.7.2016 CNN: Top Stories
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch has become the stuff of legend. This hotspot of marine waste, created by the spiral currents of the North Pacific Gyre, has been described as a floating trash island the size of Russia.
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Group sues to force pollution disclosure at Washington dam 30.6.2016 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- An environmental group sued the federal agency that operates the nation&apos;s largest hydropower producer Wednesday, saying operations at the Grand Coulee Dam in Washington state are polluting the Columbia River in violation of federal clean-water laws....
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Household fuels major source of Beijing smog: Study 28.6.2016 New Kerala: World News
Beijing, June 28 : A new study has pinned down an overlooked source of outdoor pollution in Beijing -- residential cooking and heating -- which according to scientists contributes more to the city's choking smog than do the transportation sector and power plants combined.
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DREAMer vows to beat SCOTUS ruling 25.6.2016 CNN: Top Stories
Last week was the anniversary of the announcement of President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, which gives unauthorized immigrants who were brought to the United States as children temporary protection from deportation. Thursday, Obama's attempt to expand that program to millions of immigrant parents and others was dealt a crushing setback.
Last year was the deadliest ever for the world’s environmental activists 20.6.2016 Washington Post
A new report says the number of people killed worldwide in 2015 for opposing mining, logging and dams rose almost 60 percent from the previous year.
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What Is Hillary Clinton’s Agenda? 20.6.2016 American Prospect
This article appears in the Summer 2016 issue. Subscribe here .  It is misleading, some observers have rightly pointed out, to treat the 2016 election as a contest between two candidates who are equally serious about policy. Donald Trump has been on both sides of many issues, contradicting himself from one day to the next. On occasion, he has given a speech written by advisers on a subject like energy where he seemed as surprised by the text as the audience was.  He has a core of symbolically important positions on such issues as immigration, but otherwise his views are murky. Much of what he says about foreign or domestic problems is all impulse and no thought, so when his impulse momentarily changes, his positions change too. For Hillary Clinton, however, substance actually does matter. Her seriousness defines her. We have not reached the stage of gender equality when a woman candidate for president could get away with being as subject to changing moods and personal pique as Trump is. While no one ...
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For Olympic sailors and fishermen alike, Rio's dirty bay sets off alarms 18.6.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Guanabara Bay will host the Olympic sailing competition in August. But it's so heavily polluted, it threatens the livelihoods of those who depend on its waters.
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For Olympic Sailors And Fishermen Alike, Rio's Dirty Bay Sets Off Alarms 18.6.2016 NPR News
Guanabara Bay will host the Olympic sailing competition in August. But it's so heavily polluted, it threatens the livelihoods of those who depend on its waters.
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#NPRNightSky: Send Us Your Pix Of The World's Least Light-Polluted Skies 15.6.2016 NPR News
Eighty percent of the world lives under light-polluted skies. For the 20 percent who can see clear views of the heavens at night, we want to see your photos.
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