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Earth Day 2014: Whales at the White House | Ocean Doctor

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Sylvia A. Earle

oceandoctor.org - Purpose:  To ask President Obama to direct the Navy to remove its objection to the use of an alternate shipping lane in California waters to reduce the killing of blue whales from ship strikes.  Ba...

Here’s how the media is getting the story on cities & millennials wrong

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grist.org - Another day, another article about millennials supposedly flocking to cities, leaving their native suburbs bereft. Last week, the New York Times informed us that there has been a precipitous declin...

Top 6 Environmental Issues for Earth Day - And What You Can Do to Solve Them

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inhabitat.com - While 97 percent of climate scientists agree that global warming is occurring and greenhouse gas emissions are the main cause, political will has not been strong enough so far to initiate a massive...

Irrawaddy Dolphins: The Smiling Faces of the Mekong | Stories

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World Wildlife Fund

worldwildlife.org - What are the biggest threats to Irrawaddy dolphins? Irrawaddy dolphins are directly threatened by bycatch, when they accidentally get caught in fishing gear meant to net other fish. Research has fo...

Volcanoes That Act as Air-Conditioning for a Warming World - Scientific American

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scientificamerican.com - On Valentine's Day, Indonesia's Mount Kelud blew its top and coated villages up to 500 kilometers away with ash. At the same time, the eruption injected a small but consequential amount of sulfur d...

Campaigns and Programs - Ivory's Curse

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Sheldrick Wildlife

bornfreeusa.org - It has been a quarter century since Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) placed all African elephants on Appendix I, thus eliminating commercial trade in e...

As pesticide worries grow, 'bee safe' plants generate a buzz

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SustEarth

mprnews.org - Gardeners shopping for plants this spring at Bachman's nurseries will find some new signs in the soil. The company will begin telling customers which of its plants are safe for bees. Bachman's is g...

Fracking Draws Support From Unions As Jobs Flourish, Worrying Environmentalists

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huffingtonpost.com - PITTSBURGH (AP) — After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're now b...

National park under fire for backing plans which threaten rare bird

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Kevin Coyle

heraldscotland.com - Moss is the lead author of a new scientific study of three woodlands in the Cairngorms area showing that capercaillie are very vulnerable to human disturbance. The birds stayed hundreds of metres a...

Sea Shepherd UK :: Violent Seal Killers Threaten Sea Shepherd Crew - Caught on Camera

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seashepherd.org.uk - As predicted by Sea Shepherd on Good Friday, the killing team of the Scottish Wild Salmon Company escalated tensions in the Scottish seal killing grounds with an unprecedented attack on a member of...

Solar Warriors vs. the Black Snake of Tar Sands

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Bill McKibben

commondreams.org - Winona Laduke, Executive Director of Honor the Earth, is an author, activist, former US vice presidential candidate, and mother. She is an Anishinaabekwe (Ojibwe) enrolled member of the Mississippi...

Can you put a price on the beauty of the natural world? | George Monbiot | Comment is free

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Mark Gately

theguardian.com - George Orwell warned that "the logical end of mechanical progress is to reduce the human being to something resembling a brain in a bottle". This is a story of how it happens. On the outskirts of S...

Wildlife mystery: Who is shooting vultures in Chesterfield?

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Kevin Coyle

wtvr.com - CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WTVR)- Someone in Chesterfield is killing vultures. Dead birds have been found in neighborhoods off Robious Road across a three-mile radius. Some have been taken to the Richmond ...

Four Years After the BP Gulf Disaster -- More Spills, No Safeguards, and a Push to Drill 

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Oceana

huffingtonpost.com - A few months after the BP Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in flames, sending 210 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, President Obama said that "... one of the lessons we've learned f...

NRDC: Eat Green

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NRDC

nrdc.org - Eat Green Our everyday food choices affect global warming and the environment

Wildlife Conservation Society: Battle for the Elephants

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Georg Grey

wcs.org - WCS is leading the charge to counter the slaughter. For decades we have stemmed poaching where we work, protected habitat, and helped elephant populations recover. But rising demand for ivory requi...

Start Your Gardens

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nrdc.org - There were still, however, potatoes, garlic and onions in cold storage, a freezer stuffed with beans, tomato sauce and roasted eggplants, plus all kinds of berries. And this abundance was produced ...

Four Years Later, BP Oil Spill Still Taking A Toll On Gulf Fisherman: 'We Haven't Started To Recover'

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Michele

huffingtonpost.com - The BP oil spill, often called the worst man-made environmental disaster of our time, first began four years ago today. On April 20, 2010, BP's Deepwater Horizon drilling platform exploded, causing...

Numbers on the board: The Gulf Coast, four years after the BP disaster

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Grist

grist.org - How could you relate when you ain’t never been great? And rely on oil money to keep food up on your plates? I might sell a rig on my birthday 36 years of doing dirt like it’s Earth Day. You might r...

BBC News - Malta criticised for mass shooting of migratory birds

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bbc.co.uk - A leading British naturalist has accused the Maltese authorities of failing to prevent large-scale illegal shooting of migratory birds by hunters. Chris Packham, who is in Malta, said rare species ...

Earth System Science | Classroom Resources

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pbslearningmedia.org - NOVA's Earth system science collection highlights important Earth processes normally invisible to the human eye. The standards-based media resources below expose the intricate web of forces that su...

Earth Day 2014: How It Became a Global Environmental Event

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National Geographic

news.nationalgeographic.com - More than a billion people around the world will celebrate Earth Day on April 22, 2014—the 44th anniversary of the annual day of action. Earth Day began in 1970, when 20 million people across the U...

Two degrees: How the world failed on climate change - Vox

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vox.com - Around this time, an advisory council of scientists in Germany proposed one stunningly simple way to think about climate change. Look, they reasoned, human civilization hasn’t been around all that ...

Wildlife Extra News - US suspends the import of sport-hunted elephant trophies

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wildlifeextra.com - April 2014: The United States has suspended imports of sport-hunted elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Tanzania citing questionable management practices and a lack of effective law enforcement. In...

Updates: news releases and updates

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Friends of the Earth

foe.org - WASHINGTON, D.C.– Three leading advocacy groups filed a petition today asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to take action to address harms caused by lead emissions generated by the cont...

Illegal Wildlife Trafficking Nearly A $20 Billion Dollar Business

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Kevin Coyle

americanlivewire.com - Illegal wildlife trafficking is nearly a $20 billion dollar business and has yet to slow down. Areas such as South Florida and Southern California have been at the center of recent cases against th...

California's Drought Ripples Through Businesses, Then To Schools : NPR

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npr.org - Cannon Michael runs an 11,000-acre farm in California's Central Valley. His family has been farming in the state for six generations. Michael's multimillion-dollar operation usually provides a weal...

Hawaii Is Ground Zero For The GMO Debate

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huffingtonpost.com - WAIALUA, Hawaii (AP) — You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii. The tiny island state 2,500 miles from the nearest cont...

EPA's Region 6 News and Events | US Environmental Protection Agency

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Nature Conservancy

epa.gov - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy are honoring 14 organizations and companies in Region 6 for their commitment to protecting the environment through greater...

Eco-conscious Ed Begley Jr. lives by example - latimes.com

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Environmental Tweets

latimes.com - Actor and eco-activist Ed Begley Jr.'s "aha" moment about the environment came during the first Earth Day in 1970. He heard the talk about air and water pollution, and it struck a chord. He had per...

Reject and Protect: Stop Keystone XL – The plan for Saturday the 26th.

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350 dot org

rejectandprotect.org - President Obama has delayed his decision on Keystone XL — but we can’t wait for action, and Reject and Protect will still be happening in full force over the next few days. Keystone XL poses a grav...

Fueling the Future: How California Businesses are Advancing Earth Day’s Vision

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EDF

blogs.edf.org - To mark the 44th Earth Day, EDF has released a new Green Roads map celebrating clean transportation, an economic sector that is helping the Earth by producing groundbreaking and sustainable technol...

Big trouble for bluefin tuna - Fishupdate.com

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Blue Planet Society

fishupdate.com - Scientists at the International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna-like species in the North Pacific Ocean, or ISC, published their findings online today.  ‘This is a textbook example of what h...

Conservative heavyweights have solar industry in their sights - latimes.com

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latimes.com - WASHINGTON — The political attack ad that ran recently in Arizona had some familiar hallmarks of the genre, including a greedy villain who hogged sweets for himself and made children cry. But the b...

Dutch Engineers Test Glow-in-the-Dark 'Smart Highway'

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Mashable

mashable.com - Luminescent powder in paint has given a glow to 500 meters of Dutch highway, resulting in a trial section of glow-in-the-dark road. Designer Daan Roosegaarde, who won best future concept for the id...

Great Barrier Reef safer with success of starfish cull | Environment

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Blue Planet Society

theguardian.com - The government has said it is making good progress in culling coral-eating starfish that have been blamed for munching through much of the Great Barrier Reef. Greg Hunt, the environment minister, s...

Why a Climate Treaty or Carbon Tax Is Unlikely 

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huffingtonpost.com - The climate crisis is real and it requires an immediate and continuous response, but it is very unlikely that the response will be a treaty or a tax. For a long time I have been observing colleague...

World Oceans Day » Shaping a conservation “ask”

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The Ocean Project

worldoceansday.org - This year, we’re encouraging all participating organizations to create celebrations that go beyond raising awareness to inspiring action under the theme, “Together we have the power to protect the ...

These Terrifying Maps Show How Much of the World Will Be Underwater if the Polar Ice Caps Melt » RYOT News

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RYOT NEWS

ryot.org - Martin Vargic, a graphic designer from Slovakia, created maps that give us a glimpse of what the planet would look like if the polar ice caps melted. Here’s how much ice we lost between 1980 and 20...

Kochs, conservative allies align against solar

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Sierra Club

msnbc.com - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently did its level best to alert the public to a genuine global crisis: climate change is accelerating and the need for action is critical. The IPC...

WeChat | The Nature Conservancy

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Nature Conservancy

nature.org - The Nature Conservancy is bringing you the latest news and information on how to get involved in conservation efforts right to your smartphone when you add Nature_org as a contact on your WeChat ac...

Illinois could be first state to ban microbeads - chicagotribune.com

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Project GreenBag

chicagotribune.com - The tiny plastic particles found in many facial cleansers and soaps promise a gentle scrubbing and luxuriously smooth skin. But those little beads of grit are also piling up in waterways, where the...

A Single Pot Plant Uses HOW Much Water?! – MOTHER EARTH NOW

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Mother Earth News

now.motherearthnews.com - Like college sophomores philosophizing over bong hits late at night, the California North Coast's booming marijuana farms languish in the smoky haze of paradox. On the one hand, they're hyper-regul...

MBNMS: Sanctuary Currents 2014 - General Info & Program

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Project GreenBag

montereybay.noaa.gov - By now we are all familiar with our collective role in polluting the planet, the ocean included. It is a rare trip to the beach or tide pools, even here in the beautiful Monterey Bay, that doesn't ...

World Oceans Day » Project ideas

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The Ocean Project

worldoceansday.org - June 8th is World Oceans Day, when people around the world celebrate and take action to create a healthier ocean for everyone. Last year, thousands of people around the world came together and held...

Cattle and Conservation

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Rainforest Alliance

rainforest-alliance.org - In the Brazilian Amazon, 80 million cattle roam land that was once intact rainforest. Ranches are currently responsible for more than three-quarters of Brazil's forest loss, and they create 18 perc...

Marcellus Waste Radioactivity In Water Leaching From Landfills / Public News Service

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Center for Bio Div

publicnewsservice.org - CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Tests show that wastewater from gas field landfills contains radioactivity. That is raising concerns about the disposal of Marcellus Shale drill cuttings. Bill Hughes, chair, We...

Striking the Balance | World Resources Institute

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World Resources Inst

wri.org - Investors face growing pressure to reduce the negative environmental and social impacts of their investments. In trying to do so they are confronted with the question of how to interact with govern...

White House Honors Solar Energy Visionary Henry Red Cloud as Champion of Change - ICTMN.com

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Sierra Club

indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com - Today the White House honored 10 local heroes as “Champions of Change” for their efforts to promote and expand solar deployment in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors. Among the hono...

Anti-seal shooting protesters confront salmon fishermen in Gardenstown bay | Banffshire Journal

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Blue Planet Society

banffshire-journal.co.uk - ANTI-SEAL shooting protesters were involved in a tense stand-off with commercial salmon fishermen in the historic Banffshire Coast villages of Gardenstown and Crovie over Easter weekend. Marine con...

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Jack Johnson Helps OMG Raise Awareness About Plastic Pollution

Please consider supporting OMG and our environment by donating to our  fundraising drive. We have partnered with the  Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation , and they have agreed to match every dollar we raise (up to $2,500.00) to help us bring our amazing curriculum to more students. This is a perfect opportunity for you to get involved and double your donation.