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Alright Kiddies — Time To Cut The Cord To The Fossil-Fueled Grid

Anyone can say fossil fuels are evil. But let’s count the protestors living without them? Every kind of motherhood spirit and mass delusion was at the Global Climate Picnic today. It was all things to all people, a day to…

What we know about vaping-related lung illness

More than 500 people have become sick from a mysterious vaping-related lung illness and several people have died. But federal health officials say they still don’t know what’s causing the devastating sickness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)…

The world's largest privately owned giant sequoia forest may soon be protected

A conservation group has reached a $15.65 million deal to buy the largest privately owned giant sequoia grove left on Earth, an ancient forest with hundreds of the endangered redwood trees, which can live for 3,000 years and rise nearly…

She got her start saving animals. Now she's set her sights on saving the ocean

Mimi Ausland has big plans for the planet. The 23-year-old is perhaps best known as the founder of Freekibble, an interactive quiz website that encourages users to answer animal trivia questions to fuel donations of pet food to shelters across…

NASA finds a tiny tropical storm Kiko

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA’s Terra satellite is one in a fleet of NASA satellites that provide data for research. Terra captured an image of Tropical Storm Kiko in the Eastern Pacific Ocean which showed the extent of the small storm.

NASA analyzes rainfall rates Hurricane Lorena over Mexico, and Mario nearby

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Two tropical cyclones are very close together near the coast of western Mexico. Hurricane Lorena was moving over the southern tip of Baja California, and Tropical Storm Mario was south of Lorena over the Eastern Pacific Ocean. NASA calculated the rainfall rates happening in both of those tropical cyclones.

EPA Tees Up Response To California’s Fuel Economy Deal With Four Carmakers

The Environmental Protection Agency is questioning whether California has the legal authority to strike a deal with four automakers on fuel economy standards stronger than what the Trump administration will set. The Environmental Protection Agency sent a letter to California…

Trump:  We’re Stripping California’s Right to Set Tougher Auto Standards

Auto industry experts say the uncertainty would likely dampen the market for electric vehicles.  Nine other states could lose their tougher rules, too. President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that his administration would strip California of its authority to enact the…

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‘Wake up and face facts’ : Greta Thunberg pleads with politicians to lead fight against climate crisis – as it happened

That’s it from the Liveblog for today. Greta Thunberg capped her visit to Capitol Hill with a rallying message, urging action on climate change. “This is the biggest crisis humanity has ever faced and we need to treat it accordingly.”…

The biggest source of microplastics in fresh water is laundry lint

When you clean out your dryer lint screen, you get a clump of fluff that comes from your clothes and other laundry. But that’s not the only place these fibers are going. Sometimes they never even make it to the…