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Trump’s Path for Energy Independence to Change US Climate Narrative

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Trump’s Path for Energy Independence to Change US Climate Narrative

Source: BBC News/Matt McGrath - March 29, 2017

"This is, I think, one of the most historic attacks on climate and environmental action that the US has ever seen," said Liz Perera from more…

Three Rivers in the World Now Have Legal Rights as People: But That’s Just the Start

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Three Rivers in the World Now Have Legal Rights as People: But That’s Just the Start

Source: The Conversation/Erin O'Donnell/Julia Talbot-Jones - March 28, 2017

In the space of a week, the world has gained three notable new legal persons: the Whanganui River in New Zealand, and the Ganga and more…

Florida Ban on Shark Fins Weakened After Amendment

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Florida Ban on Shark Fins Weakened After Amendment

Source: The Florida Times-Union/Emelia Hitchner - March 27, 2017

Environmentalists sighed in disappointment after a Florida Senate bill banning the sale and trade of shark fins was amended last week, weakening its original intent.

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A Record Low For Arctic Sea Ice

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A Record Low For Arctic Sea Ice

Source: Phys.org/Seth Borenstein - March 24, 2017

The frigid top of the Earth just set yet another record for low levels of sea ice in what scientists say is a signal of more…

Yoga Pants Believed to be a Source of Plastic Pollution in the Ocean

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Yoga Pants Believed to be a Source of Plastic Pollution in the Ocean

Source: The Huffington Post/Eleanor Goldberg - March 23, 2017

Here’s something to meditate about.

Yoga pants, and other clothes made from common synthetic materials, are causing the world’s oceans to fill up with minuscule more…

Study Finds That Florida Sharks Are Worth Much More Alive Than Dead

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Study Finds That Florida Sharks Are Worth Much More Alive Than Dead

Source: The Miami Herald/Jenny Staletovich - March 22, 2017

A live shark swimming through Florida’s waters is about 200 times more valuable than a dead shark, a new study has found.

The study, commissioned more…

Dead Zones Could Be Threatening Coral Reefs Around the World

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Dead Zones Could Be Threatening Coral Reefs Around the World

Phys.org/ Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute - March 21, 2017

Dead zones affect dozens of coral reefs around the world and threaten hundreds more according to a new study by Smithsonian scientists published in Proceedings more…

River in New Zealand Now Has The Same Legal Rights as a Human Being

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River in New Zealand Now Has The Same Legal Rights as a Human Being

Source: The Guardian/ Eleanor Ainge Roy - March 20, 2017

In a world-first a New Zealand river has been granted the same legal rights as a human being.

The local Māori tribe of Whanganui in more…

The Many Shades of Water: A Sea of Green for St. Patrick’s Day

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The Many Shades of Water: A Sea of Green for St. Patrick’s Day

Source: The TeraMar Project - March 17, 2017

For more than 50 years now, the Chicago River has turned green on St. Patrick’s Day. This is no work of a magical leprechaun, just more…

A New Use For Plastic: Entrepreneur Turns Waste Into a Way to Save Trees in Kenya

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A New Use For Plastic: Entrepreneur Turns Waste Into a Way to Save Trees in Kenya

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Benson Rioba - March 16, 2017

Plastic littering the streets of Kariobangi is an eyesore for many residents. But for Aghan Oscar it spells opportunity.

Thirteen years ago, Aghan, bothered by more…