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Can planting more milkweed save monarch butterflies? It's complicated 31.5.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Conservationists have long blamed farmers' use of pesticides for decimating the milkweed that monarch caterpillars like to eat. But scientists say simply planting more milkweed isn't the answer.
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Threatened By Climate Change, National Parks And World Heritage Sites Draw Millions 31.5.2016 Think Progres

Last year, 305 million people visited National Park Service-administered sites, signifying the parks' appeal to millions of Americans and world tourists.

The post Threatened By Climate Change, National Parks And World Heritage Sites Draw Millions appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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A Lot of Weird Stuff Has Been Happening in the Oceans 30.5.2016 Wired Top Stories
A Lot of Weird Stuff Has Been Happening in the Oceans
Whether the causes are El Nino or the “Blob” or ultimately climate change, The post A Lot of Weird Stuff Has Been Happening in the Oceans appeared first on WIRED.
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The Controversial Science Behind The Yellowstone Grizzly Losing ESA Protection 29.5.2016 Wired Top Stories
The Controversial Science Behind The Yellowstone Grizzly Losing ESA Protection
The US Fish and Wildlife Service wants to remove federal protections for grizzly bears, but some scientists and environmentalists say it's too soon. The post The Controversial Science Behind The Yellowstone Grizzly Losing ESA Protection appeared first on WIRED.
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Portland schools' courageous stand against climate-change denialism 28.5.2016 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: The Portland, Ore., school district is right to rid its textbooks of the manufactured doubt regarding the science of climate change. ("Portland schools tried to change how they teach climate change — and ignited a firestorm," May 24)

Groups like the Heartland Institute have been...

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10 Years After An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore May Actually Be Winning 24.5.2016 Wired Top Stories
10 Years After An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore May Actually Be Winning
In this exclusive WIRED interview, Al Gore weighs in on the presidential election, the Iraq war, and, of course, the ongoing battle against climate change. The post 10 Years After An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore May Actually Be Winning appeared first on WIRED.
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Green Party's Jill Stein Shares Her "Plan B" for Bernie Sanders Supporters: A Green New Deal 24.5.2016 Truthout.com
Jill Stein, the presumptive nominee of the Green Party. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout ) As the dominant media and political establishment begin to focus on a general election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Truthout speaks with 2016 presidential candidate Jill Stein, the presumptive nominee of the Green Party, about Bernie Sanders, the "Green New Deal" and the politics of fear. Jill Stein, the presumptive nominee of the Green Party. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout ) As Bernie Sanders' voters begin facing the question of whether or not to support Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton if she becomes the party's nominee, many of his supporters have pledged never to support her. In fact, voters in both major parties are seeking alternatives in this year's presidential election -- and third-party candidates are seeing an explosion in social media interest in their campaigns. For more original Truthout election coverage, check out our election section, "Beyond the Sound Bites: ...
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The GBR in black or white: coral bleaching or coal dust? 24.5.2016 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Health News
The fight between industrial need, with Australia’s great 2 exports of coal and iron ore, and possibly the biggest natural wonder we have on Earth has been frantic. The culmination of the argument could come soon as stress grows on all parties concerned.
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Another sign of climate change: Grizzlies and polar bears are mating 23.5.2016 Washington Post
The hybrid offspring — known as "pizzlies" or "grolars" — are becoming more common as the Arctic ice melts.
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Spotlight on Green News & Views: Centralized vs. distributive renewables; a billion birds gone 22.5.2016 Daily Kos
Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Here is the most recent previous Green Spotlight . More than 25,255 environmentally oriented stories have been rescued to appear in this series since 2006. Inclusion of a story in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. OUTSTANDING GREEN STORIES  enhydra lutris writes— Fire at Ivanpah solar plant. Lessons to be learned?  “According to an article at SF Gate this morning ( Ivanpah Fire ), there was a fire at the Ivanpah Solar Plant Thursday which required the closing of one generating tower. That is 1/3 of its generating capacity, and it is the largest solar power plant in the world right now. One other tower is down for maintenance, so it is currently running at 1/3 capacity. [...] Now, if my solar goes down, that’s it, I lose power. Actually, I feed the grid during daytime, so Pacific Grief and Extortion has to go pay retail for ...
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UN: Growing environmental threat from animal-to-man diseases 21.5.2016 Washington Post: World
A new U.N. report identifies some of the most worrying environmental threats facing the world today.
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There’s Still Time To Fix The World’s Most Pressing Environmental Problems, But Not Much 20.5.2016 Think Progres

While dire impacts are recorded in every corner of the world, there is time to address the worst effects of environmental degradation.

The post There’s Still Time To Fix The World’s Most Pressing Environmental Problems, But Not Much appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Inside The Looming Disaster Of The Salton Sea 19.5.2016 Think Progres

The Salton Sea, California's largest lake, is evaporating and close to a tipping point that could harm fish, wildlife, and more than a million people.

The post Inside The Looming Disaster Of The Salton Sea appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Over A Third Of North America’s Bird Species Need ‘Urgent Conservation Action’ 19.5.2016 Think Progres

Thirty-seven percent of migratory birds in North America qualify for the conservation watch list, according to a new report.

The post Over A Third Of North America’s Bird Species Need ‘Urgent Conservation Action’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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The Death and Birth of the American Dam - WIRED 19.5.2016 dam - Google News
The Death and Birth of the American Dam WIRED In two very different parts of North America, two rivers are being transformed. Over the past six years, engineers have steadily corralled the Reventazón River in eastern Costa Rica behind a 130-meter-high dam, completed as of the end of March. Once it ...
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Spotlight on green news & views: 'Exxon Knew' probe moves ahead; can we adapt fast enough? 19.5.2016 Daily Kos
Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Here is the most recent previous Green Spotlight.  More than 25,230 environmentally oriented stories have been rescued to appear in this series since 2006. Inclusion of a story in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. OUTSTANDING GREEN STORIES  SChelydra writes— Best opportunity now to Stop Wildlife Crime — & James Agee's haunting last words : “One Sunday afternoon, walking with friends, we came upon an unlocked back door at a boarded-up mansion on the grounds of a federal bird sanctuary. We slipped in and explored, ending up in a very dark basement, where vague heaps and weird shapes gradually resolved into skins, some furry, some scaly. There was a pile of leopard cubs or ocelots, dozens of them, maybe a hundred in all, and one dried-up, dusty, twisted crocodile hide that must have been close to a world record in length. The ...
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Space exploration will spur transhumanism and mitigate existential risk    18.5.2016 TechCrunch
 When people think about rocket ships and space exploration, they often imagine traveling across the Milky Way, landing on mysterious planets and even meeting alien life forms. In reality, humans’ drive to get off Planet Earth has led to tremendous technological advances in our mundane daily lives — ones we use right here at home on terra firma. Read ...
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'Green News Report' - May 16, 2016 18.5.2016 BradBlog
IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Global protests for action on climate change receive no coverage in corporate media; New evacuations for Fort McMurray fire in Canada's oil sands country; Obama's EPA issues new rules to cut the methane; Shell Oil gives the Gulf of Mexico another spill; A win for whales; ...
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Open thread for night owls: Global warming means more boreal forest fires, which means more warming 17.5.2016 Daily Kos
— Joel Luther (@joel_luther) May 13, 2016 BLAST FROM THE PAST At Daily Kos on this date in 2011— Gingrich denies supporting health coverage mandate after saying he supports a mandate : You know you're having a bad day in the Republican primary field when you feel compelled to put out a video denying that you support a health coverage mandate. And if you're name isn't Mitt Romney, you're having an especially bad day. Newt Gingrich, who last held elective office nearly fifteen years ago, found himself in that position today, thanks to comments he made yesterday :       “I agree that all of us have a responsibility to help pay for health care. And I think that there are       ways to do it that make most libertarians relatively happy,” Mr. Gingrich told the host David            Gregory. “I’ve said consistently, where there’s some requirement you either have health      insurance or you post a bond or in some way you indicate you’re going to be held accountable.” That's pretty clear support for a federal ...
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Bay Area Voters Will Decide Next Month If They Want To Pay To Adapt To Sea Level Rise 13.5.2016 Think Progres

"This is an extremely forward-thinking solution to climate adaptation."

The post Bay Area Voters Will Decide Next Month If They Want To Pay To Adapt To Sea Level Rise appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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