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Trump Could Face the Climate Trial of the Century

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Trump Could Face the Climate Trial of the Century

Source: The Washington Post/Chelsea Harvey - December 2, 2016

A few weeks ago, a federal judge in Oregon made headlines when she ruled that a groundbreaking climate lawsuit will proceed to trial. And some more…

Symposium to Focus on Trump Administration Ocean Policies

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Symposium to Focus on Trump Administration Ocean Policies

Source: Press of Atlantic City/Michelle Brunetti, Post - December 1, 2016

With a healthy ocean so important to both the environment and economy of the state, The Monmouth University Urban Coast Institute wants to raise the more…

New York Governor Signs Ocean Acidification Task Force Into Law

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New York Governor Signs Ocean Acidification Task Force Into Law

Source: NRDC/Alison Chase - November 30, 2016

Governor Cuomo has given fresh hope to all of us who use and love New York’s ocean by signing into law A. 10264/ S. 7908, which more…

Shifting the Ocean Conservation Paradigm in This Post-Election Era

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Shifting the Ocean Conservation Paradigm in This Post-Election Era

Source: National Geographic/Ayana Elizabeth Johnson - November 29, 2016

Given the election, it seems wise to relinquish expectations of US federal leadership on ocean or climate policy. Our anti-science (among other deeply concerning antis) more…

How to Protect the Oceans and Coasts Over the Next Four Years

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How to Protect the Oceans and Coasts Over the Next Four Years

Source: Huffington Post/Dr. Chad Nelson - November 28, 2016

Among the radical shifts in the political landscape that took place on November 8th are the revival of some serious threats to our ocean, our more…

After Helping Uncover the Public Health Crisis in Flint, the Costs of Doing Good Science Became Clear

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After Helping Uncover the Public Health Crisis in Flint, the Costs of Doing Good Science Became Clear

Source: The Conversation/William Rhodes, Rebekah Martin, and Siddhartha Roy, Virginia Tech - November 25, 2016

Our team of more than two dozen students and research scientists at Virginia Tech has spent much of the past year analyzing and publicizing unsafe more…

Trump May Reverse US Climate Policy, But He’ll Have Trouble Dismantling the EPA

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Trump May Reverse US Climate Policy, But He’ll Have Trouble Dismantling the EPA

Source: The Conversation/Sarah Anderson, University of California, Santa Barbara - November 23, 2016

During the Republican primary debates, President-elect Trump threatened to gut the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), saying, “We are going to get rid of it in more…

Trump’s Plan to End Climate Funding Thrusts Other Countries Into Leadership Positions on the Issue

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Trump’s Plan to End Climate Funding Thrusts Other Countries Into Leadership Positions on the Issue

Source: The Conversation/Stephen Macekura, Indiana University, Bloomington - November 22, 2016

Global climate change politics are at a critical juncture.

On the one hand, there is promising momentum around the climate change pact negotiated last December more…

President Obama Blocks New Gas and Oil Drilling in the Arctic

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President Obama Blocks New Gas and Oil Drilling in the Arctic

Source: ABC News/Matthew Daly, AP - November 21, 2016

The Obama administration is blocking new oil and gas drilling in the Arctic Ocean, handing a victory to environmentalists who say industrial activity in the more…

Tackling Climate Change in Africa

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Tackling Climate Change in Africa

Source: Al Jazeera/Aly Abou-Sabaa - November 18, 2016

From making jam with cactus fruit, to reviving traditional underground canals to defend against drought, Morocco has a leading role in the fight against climate change in more…

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