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Movies for Change: The Oscars of Environmental Health

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By Michael Green The Oscars are nearly here, and everyone is asking, “Who will win best director,” “Will Sandra Bullock win again,” and “What was up with the ending of Her?” We have another question: where are the Oscar-nominated environmental health movies of 2013? Last year’s crop of films may not have included any environmental health […]

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Koch Brothers-Backed Group Distorts Mark Begich Stance

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By Paige Lavender The Following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. The conservative Americans for Prosperity claims Democratic Sen. Mark Begich “is on record supporting a carbon tax … that will cost the average family over $2,000 annually.” Not true. Begich hasn’t backed a carbon tax proposal, and the $2,000 figure is based on general assumptions, […]

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Meet Marlin, The Shedd Aquarium's New Rescue Dog Ambassador (PHOTOS)

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By Joseph Erbentraut You’d better up your game, dolphins, because a quartet of rescue dogs at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium might just be stealing your spotlight. Earlier this month, the Shedd announced the arrival of Marlin, the fourth dog they’ve adopted from a local shelter. Starting this spring, Marlin will be another of the aquarium’s canine […]

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Family Farmers + You

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By Danielle Nierenberg By Danielle Nierenberg and Sarah Small, Food Tank Family farmers are more than food producers. They are stewards of biodiversity, climate change fighters, and entrepreneurs, boosting local economies. To help them do their multiple jobs better, we need to invest more in family farmers, small and large, in the United States — […]

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The Climate Post: Supreme Court Divided After Hearing on EPA Authority

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By Tim Profeta In a hearing Monday, the Supreme Court questioned whether the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is correct in its interpretation that regulating greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles triggers the requirement to also implement permitting requirements for large stationary sources. At issue is the legality of EPA’s interpretation of the Prevention of Significant […]