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Kids take U.S. government to court for not addressing the dangers of climate change

On Tuesday, a federal court heard arguments in a case which could force the United States government to finally take climate change seriously and do something to rectify the problem. Juliana vs. United States was filed in 2014 by 21 children and young adults who charge that the “government’s inaction on addressing climate change violated their […]

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Wildfires are getting much more dangerous — Here’s 3 ways to change that

Wildfires have been ravaging communities across the world in recent years, and the devastating effect of these fires is actually getting much worse and more dangerous. With summer just ahead, it’s time to take a look at what’s causing these destructive events and what can be done to reduce the danger. The Wilderness Society recently […]

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US Department of Energy rebrands fossil fuels as ‘freedom molecules’

In what appears to be a desperate effort to promote the waning fossil fuels industry as the world begins turning to renewable clean energy sources, the U.S. Department of Energy is rebranding fossil fuels as “freedom molecules.” Seriously. President Donald Trump and his administration has made it clear that they are going to promote dirty […]

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California Assembly passes bill requiring deforestation-free supply chains

As deforestation continues to worsen and causes climate change to become more uncontrollable, the California state assembly voted to do something about it this week by passing legislation requiring deforestation-free supply chains. Every year, the world’s rainforests disappear a little more, robbing us of trees that provide oxygen and reduce carbon dioxide, help in the […]

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EPA pulls 12 pesticides linked to killing of bees

Environmental groups concerned with the harm pesticides are doing to the population of bees around the globe scored a court victory that forced the Environmental Protection Agency to cancel 12 pesticides last week. For years, beekeepers and environmental activists have been fighting the use of neonicotinoid (neonics for short) pesticides used by farmers to protect […]

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Bureau of Land Management quietly takes out a sentence about sustaining land from mission statement

The way the Bureau of Land Management is presenting itself to the press and world under the Trump administration is reflecting a focus on exploiting and extracting resources from federal lands, rather than stewardship and conservation. The latest example appears on the Bureau of Land Management’s press releases this week. At some point, a sentence […]

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Report: Trump administration effort to change the math regarding air pollution will kill and harm thousands of Americans

Is the Trump administration willing to kill thousands of people to satisfy its coal industry patrons? A New York Times report indicates they might. President Trump wants to allow coal mines to remain in operation longer than current federal rules would allow. To justify that, some at the EPA have complied to change the math […]

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Carcinogen found in 90 million Americans’ drinking water supplies remains unregulated in most states

The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment, found a carcinogen, in nearly 90 million American’s drinking water supplies. But as if that’s not concerning enough, the human-made carcinogen called 1,4-Dioxane is also found in thousands of personal care products. It remains almost completely unregulated in […]

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