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Park City signs 100% renewable electricity pledge

Archived, 15 days ago From ecowatch.com 

Cleveland, OHIO - Park City, Utah became the latest in a series of mountain communities to commit to 100 percent renewable electricity. Surrounded by city council members, key members of the community and partners, Park City Mayor Jack Thomas signed on today to Climat ...

Lawsuit launched to protect plants, monarchs from toxic new pesticide

Archived, 15 days ago From biologicaldiversity.org 

Tucson, ARIZONA - The Center for Biological Diversity is suing the Environmental Protection Agency for once again approving a toxic pesticide without fully considering its potential harm to the environment. The potent new plant-killer, halauxifen-methyl, could harm ra ...

This designer is cleaning up city smog and turning it into jewelry

Archived, 16 days ago From care2.com 

Redwood City, CALIFORNIA - A Dutch designer has created a new tower to filter city smog and — hopefully — help end China’s air pollution problem.

China’s ongoing struggle with smog is notorious. Rapid industrialization paired with an initial lack of environmenta ...

Hurricane Sandy-level flooding is rising so sharply that it could become normal

Archived, 16 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The frequency of floods of the magnitude of Hurricane Sandy, which devastated parts of New York City in 2012, is rising so sharply that they could become relatively normal, with a raft of new research laying bare the enormous upheavals already under ...

Great Australian Bight: Sea Shepherd declares victory after vowing to fight BP on the high seas

Archived, 16 days ago From abc.net.au 

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - Activist group Sea Shepherd has declared victory after BP backed down from plans to conduct exploratory drilling in the Great Australian Bight.

It had vowed to fight BP on the high seas if the oil company was granted approval from the ...

Hawaii’s newly discovered deep sea reefs thrive in a ‘twilight zone’

Archived, 16 days ago From takepart.com 

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA - Imagine living your entire life in the weak illumination provided by a single match.

That’s not much different from the conditions hundreds of feet below the surface of the ocean off Hawaii, where researchers have discovered the most e ...

No combustion-engine cars sold in Germany after 2030, parliament says

Archived, 16 days ago From ecowatch.com 

Cleveland, OHIO - Germany's Bundesrat, its upper house of parliament, passed a bipartisan resolution calling for a ban on sales of new vehicles powered by internal combustion engines, which includes both gasoline and diesel.

"If the Paris agreement to c ...

World Bank says Paris climate goals at risk from new coal schemes

Archived, 17 days ago From businessgreen.com 

London, U K - Slowing down construction of coal-fired power stations will be vital to hit globally agreed climate change goals, the World Bank president, Jim Yong Kim, said as he outlined a five-point plan to flesh out last year's Paris agreement to reduce CO2 emi ...

Amazonian communities at the front line against climate change

Archived, 17 days ago From opendemocracy.net 

London, U K - Indigenous communities of the Ecuadorian Amazon are facing considerable threats to their territorial integrity from the Chinese-owned Andes Petroleum. This puts them once again on the front line to preserve the Amazon on which the international commu ...

Climate Change has doubled the area burned by forest fires in the West

Archived, 17 days ago From publicnewsservice.org 

Boulder, COLORADO - Anyone who lives in the western United States is familiar with the massive fires that rage every summer, and a report out Monday says climate change has doubled the amount of acreage burned since 1984.

Researchers from the University ...

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