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The plastic backlash: what's behind our sudden rage – and will it make a difference? – podcast

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2018/11/26 - 5:00am

Decades after it became part of the fabric of our lives, a worldwide revolt against plastic is under way

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Categories: Environment

U.S. Faces 'Immediate Threat' From Climate Change, Report Says

NPR News - Environment - Mon, 2018/11/26 - 3:02am

David Greene talks to Andrea Dutton, associate geology professor at the University of Florida, about a federal report that says climate change is causing more frequent and severe weather in the U.S.

Categories: Environment

News Brief: Border Closure, Genetically Edited Babies, Climate Report

NPR News - Environment - Mon, 2018/11/26 - 3:02am

The U.S. briefly shut down its largest border crossing with Mexico Sunday. A report from The AP indicates designer babies are more within reach. A comprehensive climate report has been released.

Categories: Environment

Everything you want to know about climate change in #MyClimateQuestions

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2018/11/25 - 6:45pm

Guardian Australia runs live online Q&A as hundreds of school students plan to strike over environmental inaction

Young Australians are frustrated about inaction on climate change – more so when the older generations don’t appear to be doing much about it.

Related: Passing the baton: will young people take up the fight to save the planet?

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Categories: Environment

More than 140 pilot whales die in 'heartbreaking' New Zealand stranding

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2018/11/25 - 6:11pm

A hiker camping in remote Stewart Island alerted authorities to the discovery

More than 140 pilot whales have died on a remote New Zealand beach, the latest in a recent string of whale strandings and deaths in the country.

On Saturday night the Department of Conservation [DoC] was informed of a mass whale stranding in Mason Bay on Stewart Island.

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Categories: Environment

The Holy Spirit

The Field Lab - Sun, 2018/11/25 - 4:10pm
It never ceases to amaze me how I continually evolve with the help of The Holy Spirit...The Holy Spirit is God’s power in action, his active force.  God sends out his spirit by projecting his energy to any place to accomplish his will.  Micah 3:8 Luke 1:35  Psalms 139:7  Psalms 104:30
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Understaffed And Overworked: Firefighters Exhausted By Severe California Fires

NPR News - Environment - Sun, 2018/11/25 - 11:35am

As major wildfires increase in California, some firefighters are being pushed to the point of exhaustion — and overtime costs are soaring.

(Image credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Categories: Environment

Hundreds of apparently 'flash-frozen' turtles wash ashore in New England

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2018/11/25 - 7:30am
  • Conservationists record unusually high number of strandings
  • Many of turtles are critically endangered Kemp’s ridley species

An unusual number of sea turtles have washed ashore in New England in the recent cold snap, many dead and appearing to have been “flash-frozen”.

Related: Manatees in peril as toxic red tide tests Florida's resources for rescued animals

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Categories: Environment

Trump Push For 'Energy Dominance' Boosts Drilling On Public Land

NPR News - Environment - Sun, 2018/11/25 - 5:55am

The Trump administration is offering millions of acres of federal land for oil and gas drilling. It's a boon for some states, but is fueling battles with environmentalists.

(Image credit: Cooper McKim/Wyoming Public Media)

Categories: Environment

What It's Like To Breathe Some Of The Most Polluted Air In The World

NPR News - Environment - Sun, 2018/11/25 - 5:00am

In New Delhi, the air has a dusty, burnt taste, says NPR's Furkan Latif Khan. And sometimes the air is so bad she wears a face mask.

(Image credit: Furkan Latif Khan )

Categories: Environment

Bath residents resent £9 congestion charge plan to tackle pollution

Guardian Environment News - Sun, 2018/11/25 - 4:16am

City says government is forcing it to take action to reduce nitrogen dioxide levels

The city of Bath may have a reputation for gentility but plans to charge many motorists £9 a day to drive into its Georgian streets are provoking anger and resentment.

High levels of pollution, largely caused by topography – the city lies in a giant bowl – are forcing the council to act, but critics say the move will hit people struggling financially and force traffic out into areas just outside the zone.

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The Field Lab - Sat, 2018/11/24 - 5:39pm
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To Prevent Wildfire Devastation, Researcher Looks At Building Design

NPR News - Environment - Sat, 2018/11/24 - 3:38pm

The destruction left in the wake of wildfires can feel inevitable. But there are ways to make them less destructive. One researcher pioneered the study on how to design more fire-resistant properties.

Categories: Environment

National Report Confirms Climate Change 'Is Affecting Every Sector,' Scientist Says

NPR News - Environment - Sat, 2018/11/24 - 3:38pm

The economy could take a major hit if climate change continues at its current pace, according to the latest National Climate Assessment. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with climate scientist Michael Mann.

Categories: Environment

Climate report: Trump administration downplays warnings of looming disaster

Guardian Environment News - Sat, 2018/11/24 - 10:40am

Democrats ramp up pressure to act in wake of most sobering government analysis yet

The Trump administration attempted to downplay the stark findings of its own climate change assessment, as Democrats sought to pressure the White House to avert looming economic and public health disaster.

The US National Climate change assessment, the work of 300 scientists and 13 federal agencies, was released on Friday afternoon. It found that wildfires, storms and heatwaves are already taking a major toll on Americans’ wellbeing, with climate change set to “disrupt many areas of life” in the future.

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She trolled Trump, but can she lead a green wave across Europe?

Guardian Environment News - Sat, 2018/11/24 - 8:00am

Swedish minister Isabella Lövin found fame in a jibe aimed at the White House. Now she aims for change beyond Twitter

In February last year, a week after Donald Trump had signed an anti-abortion executive order surrounded by seven men, Isabella Lövin posted a photograph of herself on Twitter signing a climate change bill alongside seven other women.

Sweden’s then deputy prime minister remained enigmatic as the picture went viral and she was asked whether she had been “trolling” the US president. “It is up to the observer to interpret the photo,” she was quoted as saying. “We are a feminist government, which shows in this photo.”

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Categories: Environment

Environmental protesters block access to Parliament Square

Guardian Environment News - Sat, 2018/11/24 - 6:11am

Demonstration organised by Extinction Rebellion aims to highlight government failure on the environment

Dozens of campaigners blocked the roads around Parliament Square to highlight concerns about the environment on Saturday.

About 50 activists from Extinction Rebellion, a direct action group that has been coordinating a campaign of civil disobedience which has brought areas of the capital to a standstill in recent weeks, risked arrest by standing defiantly in roads in front of queueing traffic.

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New Climate Change Report Places Blame On Human Actions For Natural Disasters

NPR News - Environment - Sat, 2018/11/24 - 5:52am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Katherine Hayhoe of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University about a new report showing that recent extreme natural events are due to climate change.

Categories: Environment

Camp Fire In Northern California Almost Entirely Contained

NPR News - Environment - Sat, 2018/11/24 - 5:52am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with California Fire Chief Ken Pimlott about the cost and recovery efforts in the aftermath of the wildfires.

Categories: Environment

New York's Adirondack Mountain Received Snow Earlier Than Usual

NPR News - Environment - Sat, 2018/11/24 - 5:52am

Winter arrived early in New York's Adirondack Mountains. The high country is locked in snow and ice. We have a Thanksgiving week postcard from a trek to the summit of Algonquin Mountain.

Categories: Environment
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