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California First State To Sign Single-Use Plastic Bags Ban Into Law

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California First State To Sign Single-Use Plastic Bags Ban Into Law

Source: The Sacramento Bee/Jeremy B. White - October 1, 2014

Time to invest in a reusable shopping bag.

Concluding the long odyssey of one of the most contentious bills of 2014, Gov. Jerry Brown on more…

War Games Near Disputed Seas

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War Games Near Disputed Seas

Source: Reuters/Manuel Mogato - September 30, 2014

(Reuters) - Thousands of Philippine and American soldiers began annual war games on Monday near disputed waters in the South China Sea, testing the readiness of the two oldest more…

Could Arctic Land Sale Lead To New Arctic Player?

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Could Arctic Land Sale Lead To New Arctic Player?

Source: The New York Times/Andrew Wiggins - September 29, 2014

LONGYEARBYEN, Norway — For anyone in the market for a majestic waterfront property with easy access to the North Pole, Ole Einar Gjerde has a more…

The Importance of Protecting the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument

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The Importance of Protecting the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument

Source: National Geographic/Brian Clark Howard - September 26, 2014

On Wednesday night, the White House announced that it is expanding an existing marine monument around seven U.S.-controlled islands and atolls in the central Pacific, more…

World’s Largest Marine Reserve to be Created in Pacific Ocean

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World’s Largest Marine Reserve to be Created in Pacific Ocean

Source: Washington Post/Juliet Eilperin - September 25, 2014

President Obama will use his legal authority Thursday to create the world’s largest fully protected marine reserve in the central Pacific Ocean, demonstrating his increased willingness to more…

National Geographic Society Expands Pristine Seas Campaign

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National Geographic Society Expands Pristine Seas Campaign

Source: National Geographic/Brian Clark Howard - September 24, 2014

NEW YORK—The National Geographic Society announced a major expansion Monday of its campaign to help protect the planet's most species-rich marine areas, with a goal more…

United Nations Climate Change Summit Surprisingly Quiet on Key Issue

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United Nations Climate Change Summit Surprisingly Quiet on Key Issue

Source: The Guardian/ David Miliband, José María Figueres and Trevor Manuel - September 23, 2014

On Tuesday, the UN headquarters in New York is hosting the largest gathering of world leaders ever to address climate change. It is an enormously important more…

People’s Climate March Draws Hundreds of Thousands to NYC for Climate Change

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People’s Climate March Draws Hundreds of Thousands to NYC for Climate Change

Source: NY Daily News/Ben Kochman, Erin Durkin, Stephen Rex Brown - September 22, 2014

More than 300,000 protesters — movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo among them — turned up the heat Sunday on world leaders delaying global more…

UN Climate Summit Likely to Show Building Momentum for Carbon Pricing

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UN Climate Summit Likely to Show Building Momentum for Carbon Pricing

Source: Bloomberg BNA/Andrea Vittorio - September 19, 2014

The growing global momentum for carbon pricing in both the public and private sectors will be on full display next week at a United Nations more…

Leonardo DiCaprio Named United Nations Messenger of Peace

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Leonardo DiCaprio Named United Nations Messenger of Peace

Source: Reuters/Louis Charbonneau - September 18, 2014

(Reuters) - Hollywood actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio has been named a United Nations Messenger of Peace, a post he will use to raise more…