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The latest news on the environment and global climate change, the impact it is having on communities everywhere, and what is being done (or not being done) to save the planet. || News Plexus LLC — delivering your news in a convenient, AD-FREE and easy-to-read stream.

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NewsPlexus Media February 26, 2020

Scientists gather to study risk from microplastic pollution
Tiny bits of broken-down plastic smaller than a fraction of a grain of rice are turning up everywhere in oceans, from the water to the guts of fish and the poop of sea otters and giant killer whales. Yet little is known about the effects of these "microplastics" — on sea creatures or humans.
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NewsPlexus Media February 25, 2020

GOP lawmakers walk out after Oregon climate bill advances
Republican senators slipped out of the Oregon State Capitol on Monday, preventing the state Senate from convening in an attempt to doom a bill aimed at stemming global warming. The walkout was a repeat of action the GOP took last year to kill similar climate change legislation, a maneuver that prompted threats of having state police forcibly return lawmakers to the Statehouse.
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NewsPlexus Media February 24, 2020

Groups want cows corralled to protect jumping mouse habitat
Environmentalists have accused U.S. land managers of failing to keep livestock and wild horses out of streams and other wetlands in Arizona's White Mountains, resulting in damage to habitat required by a rare mouse species found only in the Southwest. The lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Tucson said the U.S. Forest Service is violating the Endangered Species Act and damaging the New Mexico meadow jumping mouse's habitat by failing to maintain fences, round up feral animals and enforce grazing regulations on forest land in southeastern Arizona.
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NewsPlexus Media February 20, 2020

Fire at Minnesota recycling plant affecting air quality
Officials are monitoring the air quality in Becker where a fire at a metal recycling plantcontinues to burn. Firefighters continued to fight the stubborn blaze Wednesday after working all day and through the night Tuesday at Northern Metal Recycling plant. The fire still had a number of hot spots and was not fully under control as of early Wednesday afternoon.
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NewsPlexus Media February 19, 2020

Delta says it will invest $1 billion to cut carbon emissions
Delta Air Lines said Friday it will invest $1 billion over the next 10 years in measures designed to offset climate-warming carbon emissions from its planes. Delta said the money would go into things such as boosting fuel efficiency and investing in efforts to remove carbon from the atmosphere by planting trees and restoring wetlands.
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NewsPlexus Media February 18, 2020

Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to fight climate change
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said Monday that he plans to spend $10 billion of his own fortune to help fight climate change. Bezos, the world’s richest person, said in an Instagram post that he'll start giving grants this summer to scientists, activists and nonprofits working to protect Earth.
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NewsPlexus Media February 14, 2020

Macron vows 'fight of the century' against climate change
France’s leader called the battle against climate change and environmental destruction “the fight of the century” Thursday after visiting a melting glacier in the French Alps. But President Emmanuel Macron’s tour of the Mer de Glace glacier and an ice cave carved into it near the mountain town of Chamonix was condemned as an electoral stunt by environmental campaigners.
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NewsPlexus Media February 14, 2020

Last month was hottest January on record, US scientists say
Last month was the hottest January since scientists began keeping temperature records in 1880, U.S. government forecasters said Thursday.
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NewsPlexus Media February 12, 2020

Push to scale back US environmental law draws ire at hearing
The Trump administration on Tuesday hosted the first of two hearings on its proposal to speed energy and other projects by rolling back a landmark environmental law. Opponents from Western states argued the long-term benefits of keeping the environmental reviews. Among other changes, President Donald Trump wants to limit public reviews of projects — a process that's enshrined in the National Environmental Policy Act signed in 1970 by President Richard Nixon.
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NewsPlexus Media February 12, 2020

Africa shouldn't need to beg for climate aid: Bank president
Africa shouldn’t have to beg for help in addressing climate change, the president of the African Development Bank said Tuesday, adding that polluting global powers “have to pay.” Akinwumi Adesina told The Associated Press in an interview on the sidelines of the African Union summit that the financing promised to African countries to cope with the consequences of climate change “needs to be put on the table.”
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NewsPlexus Media February 11, 2020

UN warns of 'major shock' as Africa locust outbreak spreads
Uganda scrambled to respond to the arrival of the biggest locust outbreak that parts of East Africa have seen in decades, while the United Nations warned Monday that "we simply cannot afford another major shock" to an already vulnerable region.
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NewsPlexus Media February 9, 2020

Antarctica appears to have broken a heat record
The temperature in northern Antarctica hit nearly 65 degrees (18.3 degrees Celsius), a likely heat record on the continent best known for snow, ice and penguins. The reading was taken Thursday at an Argentine research base and still needs to be verified by the World Meteorological Organization.
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NewsPlexus Media February 6, 2020

UK boosts climate effort by banning new gas vehicles by 2035
Britain announced Tuesday that it plans to ban the sale of new gas and diesel cars by 2035 — five years earlier than its previous target — in a bid to speed up efforts to tackle climate change. The announcement was timed to coincide with the launch of Britain's plans for the United Nations' climate summit, known as COP26, which is scheduled to be held in Glasgow in November.
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NewsPlexus Media February 5, 2020

BP oil spill cash rebuilds eroded Louisiana pelican island
A Louisiana island that provides a crucial nesting ground for pelicans and other seabirds is being restored to nearly its former size after decades of coastal erosion and a devastating offshore oil spill 10 years ago. Gov. John Bel Edwards visited the Queen Bess Island on Monday, unveiling a sign dedicating it as a wildlife refuge.
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NewsPlexus Media February 5, 2020

Descendants of extinct tortoise species found in Galapagos
Conservationists working around the largest volcano on the Galapagos Islands say they have found 30 giant tortoises partially descended from two extinct species, including that of the famed Lonesome George.
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NewsPlexus Media February 2, 2020

China locked down 50 million people and has to keep them fed
As global anxiety about the new virus rises, authorities have blocked 50 million people from leaving Wuhan and nearby cities at the center of the outbreak. That in turn requires a massive effort to keep them supplied with food and other necessities.
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NewsPlexus Media February 2, 2020

Climate activists from African nations make urgent appeal
Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate and peers from other African nations on Friday made an urgent appeal for the world to pay more attention to the continent that stands to suffer the most from global warming despite contributing to it the least. The Fridays For Future movement and activist Greta Thunberg held a news conference with the activists to spotlight the marginalization of African voices a week after The Associated Press cropped Nakate out of a photo at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
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NewsPlexus Media January 30, 2020

German government defends coal phase-out against critics
The German government approved a bill Wednesday that will codify the country's closure of coal-fired power stations, defending the plan against critics who say it's not ambitious enough. After signing off on the bill in Cabinet, Economy Minister Peter Altmaier called the plan to phase out the burning of coal by 2038 "a breakthrough" in efforts to combat climate change.
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NewsPlexus Media January 28, 2020

Northeast governors slow to embrace regional climate pact
Supporters of a regional pact that would tackle transportation emissions are struggling to win over several New England governors concerned that the climate change initiative will increase gas prices.
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NewsPlexus Media January 26, 2020

Erosion, floods make some final resting places not so final
Rising seas, erosion and flooding from worsening storms that scientists believe are caused by climate change are putting some older graveyards across the country at risk. From western Alaska to Louisiana to the eastern shores of Maryland, some historical burial grounds are sinking or submerged in swamps. And the problems are not just in coastal areas.
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NewsPlexus Media January 26, 2020

Trump rollback could leave waterways vulnerable to pollution
The Trump administration on Thursday ended federal protection for many of the nation's millions of miles of streams, arroyos and wetlands, a sweeping environmental rollback that could leave the waterways more vulnerable to pollution from development, industry and farms. The policy change narrows the types of waterways that qualify for federal protection under the half-century-old Clean Water Act.
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NewsPlexus Media January 24, 2020

Locust outbreak, most serious in 25 years, hits East Africa
The most serious outbreak of locusts in 25 years is spreading across East Africa and posing an unprecedented threat to food security in some of the world's most vulnerable countries, authorities say. Unusual climate conditions are partly to blame. The locust swarms hang like shimmering dark clouds on the horizon in some places. Roughly the length of a finger, the insects fly together by the millions and are devouring crops and forcing people in some areas to bodily wade through them.
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NewsPlexus Media January 22, 2020

Australia firefighters save world's only rare dinosaur trees
Specialist firefighters have saved the world's last remaining wild stand of a prehistoric tree from wildfires that razed forests west of Sydney, officials said Thursday.
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NewsPlexus Media January 20, 2020

Venezuelan theater becomes Plan B in lawmakers' turf battle
Venezuelan opposition lawmakers are expected in the coming days to make their third attempt to get inside the legislative chamber in downtown Caracas, after twice this month being blocked by forces loyal to President Nicolás Maduro. The losing turf battle recently drove the lawmakers to a covered amphitheater in El Hatillo, a normally quiet community in the hilly outskirts of the capital that's popular for its souvenir shops, restaurants and visitors strolling around the colonial square.
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NewsPlexus Media January 20, 2020

Protesters in Berlin support environment-friendly farming
Demonstrators in Berlin called for more environment-friendly agriculture practices at a protest Saturday in Berlin that included farmers with more than 150 tractors. Thousands of people gathered at the German capital's Brandenburg Gate for the protest under the motto “We've had enough.”
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NewsPlexus Media January 19, 2020

Fever chart: Earth had its hottest decade on record in 2010s
The decade that just ended was by far the hottest ever measured on Earth, capped off by the second-warmest year on record, two U.S. agencies reported Wednesday. And scientists said they see no end to the way man-made climate change keeps shattering records.
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NewsPlexus Media January 17, 2020

Environmental issues top worries for those heading to Davos
Following another year of extreme heat and ice sheet melt, environmental issues are now considered to be the top five long-term risks confronting the global economy, organizers of next week's gathering of elites in the Swiss resort of Davos said Wednesday. Citing a survey of more than 750 key decision-makers, the World Economic Forum said catastrophic trends like global warming and the extinction of animal species would be front and center at next week's meeting.
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NewsPlexus Media January 17, 2020

Researchers tie massive Pacific seabird die-off to heat wave
Hundreds of thousands of common murres, a fast-flying seabird, died from starvation four winters ago in the North Pacific, and a new research paper attempts to explain why. Common murres were ambushed by effects of the northeast Pacific marine heatwave dubbed "The Blob."
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NewsPlexus Media January 13, 2020

Second day of record warmth bathes parts of New England
Bostonians ditched their parkas, mittens and thermal underwear for a second day as record-breaking warm temperatures again bathed the region in springlike temperatures. In Boston, the mercury reached a wildly unseasonable 72 degrees Fahrenheit.
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NewsPlexus Media January 12, 2020

Mexican environmental authorities said Thursday that 292 sea turtles found dead on the country's southern Pacific coast since Christmas died as a result of a red tide algae bloom.
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NewsPlexus Media January 12, 2020

China mourns native paddlefish scientists say is now extinct
The Chinese paddlefish's sharp, protruding snout made it one of the largest freshwater species in the world. Since scientists declared it extinct in a research paper published last week, Chinese internet users and media outlets have been paying tribute to the hefty creature.
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NewsPlexus Media December 29, 2019

Slippery salvation: Could seaweed as cow feed help climate?
Coastal Maine has a lot of seaweed, and a fair number of cows. A group of scientists and farmers think that pairing the two could help unlock a way to cope with a warming world. The researchers — from a marine science lab, an agriculture center and universities in northern New England — are working on a plan to feed seaweed to cows to gauge whether that can help reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.
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NewsPlexus Media December 29, 2019

Nebraska town's grim choice: Can it pick up and move?
It took only minutes for the icy Elkhorn River to surge over a levee and engulf tiny Winslow, but months after the floodwaters receded, the village finds itself struggling to decide its future — or if it has a future. Will it be reborn atop a nearby hill, or will the town stay put, living under a dark cloud?
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NewsPlexus Media December 28, 2019

Sustainability in the fashion industry faces an uphill climb
Sustainability in fashion is a hot button topic, with retailers large and small racing to prove their green credentials, but the desire for new attire churns and the industry remains one of the world's largest polluters as climate activists and watchdogs sound alarms. The industry is the second largest consumer of water and is responsible for 8-10% of global carbon emissions, more than all international flights and maritime shipping combined.
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NewsPlexus Media December 28, 2019

West Coast fishery rebounds in rare conservation 'home run'
A rare environmental success story is unfolding in waters off the U.S. West Coast. After years of fear and uncertainty, bottom trawler fishermen — those who use nets to scoop up rockfish, bocaccio, sole, Pacific Ocean perch and other deep-dwelling fish — are making a comeback here, reinventing themselves as a sustainable industry less than two decades after authorities closed huge stretches of the Pacific Ocean because of the species' depletion.
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NewsPlexus Media December 28, 2019

Innovative fashion designers lead the way on sustainability
Innovative fashion designers are turning to such things as horseradish and nettles to make sustainable clothing and accessories to the delight of a growing number of buyers. While more consumers are paying closer attention to how the production of goods impacts the environment, old habits die hard. A buy-and-toss mentality persists despite a boost from celebrities helping to drive the upcycle and vintage movements.
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NewsPlexus Media December 28, 2019

In New Jersey, a slow-motion evacuation from climate change
The state has bought and torn down 145 homes since 2013 in Woodbridge, New Jersey, with eight homes demolished this month alone. Dozens more are slated to be torn down in the near future. It's all part of an effort to get ahead of climate change. Some neighborhoods in this town of over 100,000 residents just off the bustling New Jersey Turnpike are projected to be partly or fully underwater in coming decades as global sea levels rise.
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NewsPlexus Media December 28, 2019

Scientists struggle to save seagrass from coastal pollution
Seagrass beds in New Hampshire and along shorelines around the world are important because they have been found to provide food and shelter for fish, shellfish and sea turtles. They also blunt the impacts of ocean acidification, reduce coastal erosion and keep the water clean by filtering out excessive nutrients. Their comeback in the Great Bay gives hope for recovery elsewhere.
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NewsPlexus Media December 20, 2019

Audubon's annual Christmas Bird Count stronger than ever
Ít's been 120 years since New York ornithologist Frank Chapman launched his Christmas Bird Count as a bold new alternative to what had been a longtime Christmas tradition of hunting birds. The annual count continues, stronger and more important than ever. “He realized that we were over-harvesting birds and something had to be done,” says Geoff LeBaron, who has led The National Audubon Society's massive community science effort for more than 30 years.
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NewsPlexus Media December 18, 2019

Disappointment as marathon climate talks end with slim deal
Marathon U.N. climate talks ended Sunday with a slim compromise that sparked widespread disappointment, after major polluters resisted calls for ramping up efforts to keep global warming at bay and negotiators postponed debate about rules for international carbon markets for another year. Organizers kept delegates from almost 200 nations in Madrid far beyond Friday's scheduled close of the two-week talks. In the end, negotiators endorsed a general call for greater efforts to tackle climate change and several measures to help poor countries respond and adapt to its impacts.
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NewsPlexus Media December 16, 2019

Documents: Mining company writing own environmental report
Documents show the Trump administration intervening in a U.S. Forest Service decision so that a Canadian company could write a key environmental report on its proposed open-pit gold mines in central Idaho. The report, called a biological assessment, would typically be written by the Forest Service or an independent contractor. Its purpose is to examine the potential effect the open-pit mines would have on salmon, steelhead and bull trout protected under the Endangered Species Act.
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NewsPlexus Media December 16, 2019

UN chief warns against 'survival of the richest' on climate
Failure to tackle global warming could result in economic disaster, the United Nations Secretary-General warned Thursday in Madrid, as negotiators at the U.N. climate talks remained deadlocked over key issues. António Guterres said unrestrained climate change would allow only the “survival of the richest," while former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the “absence of leadership” from Washington was a big obstacle in the talks.
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NewsPlexus Media December 15, 2019

California considers requiring zero emission truck sales
The country's most populous state could become the first to require a portion of new truck sales be electric or "zero emission" vehicles as California grapples with how to clean up its worst-in-the nation air quality. Home to the two largest ports in the country in Los Angeles and Long Beach, California has roughly 1.5 million medium and heavy duty trucks on the road that spew harmful pollutants as they haul freight to warehouses. The state's transportation sector accounts for 41% of all greenhouse gas emissions, a cause of climate change, and is a major source of ozone and particulate matter pollution that can cause respiratory problems.
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NewsPlexus Media December 15, 2019

A fan mussel found only in the Mediterranean was officially added to the list of critically endangered species, after scientists recorded a dramatic decline in its population numbers caused by a newly discovered pathogen. The International Union for Conservation of Nature said in a press release this week that its updated Red List includes the noble pen shell, or Pinna nobilis, the Mediterranean's largest mollusk.
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NewsPlexus Media December 14, 2019

Trump mocks global warming, lowballs sea level rise
At a campaign rally, President Donald Trump mocked concerns about global warming, saying that oceans would rise just “one-eighth of an inch within the next 250 years.” Although Trump’s comment may have been a joke — and not intended to be a prediction of sea level rise — his figure is many times lower than scientific estimates. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, global sea level is currently increasing by about an eighth of an inch per year, not an eighth of an inch over two-and-a-half centuries. The Trump campaign did not respond to a request for comment.
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NewsPlexus Media December 12, 2019

California commission lists yellow-legged frog as endangered
There's new hope for an endangered California frog that has vanished from half of its habitat. The state Fish and Game Commission on Wednesday approved protections for five of six populations of the foothill yellow-legged frog.
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NewsPlexus Media December 10, 2019

Too much of a Greta thing? Activist urges focus on others
With dozens of cameras pointing at her across a room full of reporters, celebrity teen environmentalist Greta Thunberg had an unexpected message: Look the other way. "Our stories have been told over and over again," the 16-year-old Swede said, explaining why she and prominent German activist Luisa Neubauer would be handing over the stage at the U.N. climate meeting in Madrid to other young activists.
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NewsPlexus Media December 9, 2019

Nobel laureate: Face up to climate change, no escaping Earth
An astronomer who shares this year's Nobel physics prize for discovering a planet outside the Earth's solar system is taking issue with people who shrug off climate change on the grounds that humans will eventually leave for distant planets. Didier Queloz was one of several Nobel laureates who spoke about climate change at a news conference Saturday in Stockholm. "I think this is just irresponsible, because the stars are so far away I think we should not have any serious hope to escape the Earth," Queloz said.
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NewsPlexus Media December 9, 2019

Climate scientists try to cut their own carbon footprints
Some climate scientists and activists are limiting their flying, their consumption of meat and their overall carbon footprints to avoid adding to the global warming they study.
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NewsPlexus Media December 9, 2019

US feels the heat as Trump pulls out of global climate pact
President Donald Trump is aiming to make the annual U.N.-sponsored climate talks underway in Madrid the last ones for full participation by the United States, which is the world's No. 1 economy and the second-biggest carbon emitter. Trump dismisses climate change and he thumbed his nose at previous climate talks by twice sending White House delegations to promote climate-degrading coal. He is due to complete the U.S. withdrawal from the landmark Paris global climate accord on Nov. 4, 2020, the day after next year's U.S. presidential election.
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