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Flint, Michigan finally gets the money

The embattled city of Flint, Michigan is finally getting much-needed funding to fix its water infrastructure after years of dealing with poisonous levels of lead. While under the management of then-Governor Rick Snyder’s so-called “emergency managers,” the city of Flint switched their drinking water source from Lake Huron and the Detroit River back to the […]

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U.N. treaty would be first ever to protect ecosystems in international waters from exploitation

The United Nations is preparing to take a stand in defense of international waters to protect ecosystems from exploitation by crafting a treaty to regulate how nations exploit the resources found in parts of the ocean not under anyone’s jurisdiction. As climate change, pollution and over-fishing continue to negatively impact ocean ecosystems, the world is […]

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Scientist finds beloved lake from his childhood polluted, see what he did next

What if there were a totally safe, biodegradable nanomaterial that could transform polluted ponds and lakes into healthy, vibrant ecosystems again? It turns out, that such a technology already exists, created by a young man named Marino Morikawa.   A Peruvian-Japanese scientist with a degree in environmental science from a university in Japan, Marino Morikawa, […]

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Trump official admits climate change is real and calls for action to reduce carbon emissions

An energy official appointed by President Donald Trump is now on record admitting that climate change is real and that we need to do something about it immediately, thus joining the majority of the scientific community. Trump appointed Neil Chatterjee as the chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in 2017, but while Trump is […]

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Over 3,500 Amazon employees call for company to take action to address climate change

As the threat of climate change continues to grow, thousands of Amazon employees are asking the company to act to address it even if the federal government won’t. Over 3,500 Amazon employees signed an open letter on Wednesday calling on founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and the Board of Directors to put the company’s vast […]

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Jay Inslee takes climate change more seriously than other Democratic 2020 candidates

Washington Governor Jay Inslee isn’t just saying he supports fighting climate change, he has walked the walk, and was doing so long before many of his fellow Democratic 2020 presidential contenders. Let’s be honest, Inslee does not have the known profile or name recognition like Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) or Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), but […]

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Science and conservation help unite the worst of enemies in war torn Afghanistan

Even in wartorn countries like Afghanistan, there is a surprising bridge that could unite the worst of enemies, including the Taliban, Afghan opposition figures, refugees, and U.S. officials. This bridge transcends ethnicity, religion, language, culture, and politics: conserving natural resources.   If people are willing to go to war over land, it makes sense they […]

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Report warns climate change will hit real estate developers hard

President Donald Trump may not be interested in dealing with climate change, but he should be, especially since the real estate industry he has been involved with for decades is starting to take it seriously. Partnering with global investment manager Heitman, a real estate investment firm with properties all around the world, the Urban Land […]

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