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Why Trump’s EPA Is Far More Vulnerable to Attack Than Reagan’s or Bush’s

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Why Trump’s EPA Is Far More Vulnerable to Attack Than Reagan’s or Bush’s

Source: The Conversation/Walter Rosenbaum, University of Florida - February 27, 2017

For people concerned with environmental protection, including many EPA employees, there is broad agreement: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is in deep trouble.

The Trump more…

The United Nations Launches a Bold New Plan to Make Ocean Trash History

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The United Nations Launches a Bold New Plan to Make Ocean Trash History

Source: The Huffington Post/Eleanor Goldberg - February 24, 2017

The way things are going now, our oceans will contain more plastic than fish by 2050. An ambitious United Nations campaign aims to stop this more…

Red State Rural America Is Acting on Climate Change – Without Calling it Climate Change

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Red State Rural America Is Acting on Climate Change – Without Calling it Climate Change

Source: The Conversation/Rebecca J. Romsdahl, University of North Dakota - February 23, 2017

President Donald Trump has the environmental community understandably concerned. He and members of his Cabinet have questioned the established science of climate change, and his more…

Dell and Adrian Grenier Team up to Fight Ocean Plastics

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Dell and Adrian Grenier Team up to Fight Ocean Plastics

Source: CNBC/Xenia Tan and Melissa Teo - February 22, 2017

U.S. technology giant Dell and Hollywood actor Adrian Grenier are making waves as they launch their global pilot program to turn the tide on ocean pollution. By more…

How an Office Feud Caused International Climate Change Uproar

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How an Office Feud Caused International Climate Change Uproar

Source: The New York Times/Hiroko Tabuchi - February 21, 2017

A few weeks ago, on an obscure climate-change blog, a retired government scientist named John Bates blasted his former boss on an esoteric point having more…

For Indigenous Communities, Fish Mean Much More Than Food

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For Indigenous Communities, Fish Mean Much More Than Food

Source: The Conversation/Yoshitaka Ota, University of British Columbia and Andrés Cisneros-Montemayor, University of British Columbia - February 20, 2017

Along the arid coastline of northwestern Mexico, indigenous Seri communities, who first resisted Spanish rule and then Mexican extermination efforts, eventually gained formal titles over more…

This Is What Trump’s Probable Chief Scientific Adviser Thinks About Climate Change

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This Is What Trump’s Probable Chief Scientific Adviser Thinks About Climate Change

Source: The Independent/Ben Kentish - February 17, 2017

The man likely to become Donald Trump’s chief scientific adviser has said researchers working on climate change resemble a “glassy-eyed, chanting cult”.

William Happer, a Princeton University physicist, also more…

Will Blazing a Low-Carbon Path Pay Off for California?

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Will Blazing a Low-Carbon Path Pay Off for California?

Source: The Conversation/Matthew Kahn, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences - February 16, 2017

President Trump has made it clear he intends to dismantle the Obama administration’s policies for reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. But California Governor Jerry Brown more…

Why Politicians Think They Know Better Than Scientists – And Why That’s Dangerous

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Why Politicians Think They Know Better Than Scientists – And Why That’s Dangerous

Source: The Conversation/Elizabeth Suhay, American University - February 15, 2017

One of the most unexpected political developments in recent months has been the political awakening of scientists in the United States.

A normally reticent group more…

Malta to Host Ocean Literacy Conference

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Malta to Host Ocean Literacy Conference

Source: Times of Malta - February 14, 2017

Europe's next ocean literacy conference is to be hosted by the University of Malta this coming October.

The European Marine Science Educators Association event will more…

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