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EPA will limit public’s ability to oppose pollution created by power plants and factories

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is about to weaken rules that give communities a say-so in determining how much pollution can be released by power plants and factories located close to their residents. According to the New Y0rk Times: “The changes would eliminate the ability of individuals or community advocates to appeal against E.P.A.-issued pollution […]

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Department of Agriculture suspends tracking of dwindling honey bee population

The U.S. Department of Agriculture abruptly suspended all data collection for the Honey Bee Colonies report on Monday, saying that federal budget cuts are responsible for the decision, which comes as the population of honey bees continues to fall across the country, according to HuffPost: “The number of honey bee hives, vital to pollinating crops […]

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California dumped 96 million balls into a reservoir and saved 300 million gallons of water a year

The state of California takes the issues of conservation and protecting the environment very seriously, and they’re almost always at the forefront of ideas that help better the planet and mitigate the worst damage that humans do to Mother Nature. But when the idea was floated a back in 2015 that millions of so-called “shade […]

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White rhinos at San Diego Zoo may be able to save another nearly extinct rhino species

Their names are Victoria and Amani. They’re two female southern white rhinos who live at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and they’re both pregnant. Victoria is due to give birth in July or August. Amani’s baby is expected in November or December. Anytime an animal as majestic as these rhinos is about to give […]

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Major U.S. insurance company cuts all ties to the coal industry as a result of climate change

U.S. insurance giant Chubb said Tuesday that they will cease all investments in the coal industry and also stop selling policies that help construct coal plants. It will also stop underwriting companies that generate more than 30 percent of their revenue from coal mining or electricity produced coal. The Guardian reports: “Chubb will become the […]

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Agriculture Department caught hiding studies proving the dangers of climate change

The Trump administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture are actively burying dozens of government-funded scientific studies detailing the effects of climate change, according to Politico: “The studies range from a groundbreaking discovery that rice loses vitamins in a carbon-rich environment — a potentially serious health concern for the 600 million people world-wide whose diet consists […]

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