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Red, Blue, and Purple States Agree: Limit Carbon Pollution

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By Heather Taylor-Miesle Conventional wisdom can be a funny thing, especially in politics. It’s often based on anecdote rather than fact. Take the politics of climate, for instance. The fossil fuel industry, backed by the Koch brothers, have poured hundreds of millions of dollars into defeating environmental champions. That kind of cash can be scary […]

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'Green News Report' - February 27, 2014

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By Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen The Green News Report is also available via… IN TODAY’S RADIO REPORT: Cancer clusters found downwind of Canada’s tar sands; Nebraska judge rejects Keystone XL tar sands pipeline route; Inspector General finds no conflicts of interest in Keystone XL environmental report; Tesla wants to free you from your electric […]

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Rhino Poaching In Kenya Doubled In 2013

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By James Gerken Armed poachers slaughtered double the number of Kenyan rhinos in 2013 compared to the year before amid a surge in wildlife killings, government officials said Thursday. At least 59 rhinos were killed for their horns last year, compared to 30 in 2012, Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) spokesman Paul Mbugua said. The rise […]

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We Are the Environment

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By Nikki Silvestri When I was a little girl growing up in Los Angeles, I would spend summer afternoons in the backyard of my grandmother’s home in South L.A., on Harvard and Martin Luther King Boulevard. I remember picking fresh berries off the bushes in her garden, and waiting for her to wash them and […]

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Lots Of Countries Have Passed Climate Bills, But The U.S. Is Still Behind The times

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By Kate Sheppard WASHINGTON — There now exist nearly 500 climate-related laws in 66 different countries, according to a report released Thursday. The report comes from the Global Legislators Organization (GLOBE International), a group that brings together lawmakers from around the world in the interest of promoting environmental action. One hundred legislators from 50 countries […]

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The Petro States Of America

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By Nick Visser The Keystone XL pipeline should be an open-and-shut case from a climate perspective, the criterion President Obama has set for judging it. …read more Source: Huffington Post Green     

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U.S. Moves One Step Closer To Offshore Drilling Along East Coast

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By Nick Visser The oil and gas industry is one step closer toward drilling off the East Coast of the United States after a decades-long moratorium. On Thursday, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) released its final environmental impact review on the effects of geological and geophysical activities to explore energy resources along the […]

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Unconditional Love: 16 Babies And Animals Who Get It Right

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By Megan Griffo There is no more perfect, pure love than that between a child and an animal. The children are still innocent, and animals are capable of incredible unconditional love. Here, YourTango has rounded up its favorite photos of the incredible bond between babies and animals. …read more Source: Huffington Post Green     

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Through the Climate Portal: Humanity's Tragic Flaw

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By David_Goldstein In the autumn of 1992, I was alone in my studio apartment in Philadelphia, puking my guts out. Something bad had happened inside; it felt like a bomb had gone off in my belly. Just how bad was it? Was I bleeding internally? Was I dying? I suspected what needed to be done: […]