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Obama Goes Full-On Climate Crazy: Kids Will Face An ‘Uninhabitable Planet’

Former President Barack Obama warned Wednesday the world’s children faced an “uninhabitable planet” if Vice President Joe Biden did not gain the White House. “We’ve seen folks of every age and background who’ve packed city centers and airports in town…

Red maples doing better in the city

A new study examines how trees respond to different urban intensities by comparing tree size and age, foliage nitrogen signature, nutrient and heavy metal content and other factors in forests. Not only were the trees acclimated to urban conditions in the higher density Philadelphia forests, but the red maples there were actually healthier and more productive compared to those surrounded by less urbanization in Newark.

Recycling

During COVID-19 Outbreak, Cities Slash Recycling Programs. Here’s the Impact.

The coronavirus pandemic has changed a lot. We’re working from home when possible. We’re social distancing. Some are wearing masks whether it’s a state mandate or not. We’re getting curbside meals rather than eating out. We’re staying home more, ordering online more, and creating more trash and recycling than before.These new habits have impacted a […]

7 ways that climate change will drastically change the way we live – indy100

Minik Rosing, professor at the University of Copenhagen said: “There is no longer any doubt that the climate in the Arctic is changing markedly and rapidly.” All of the Nordic countries comprise Arctic territories, where climate change has gone from…

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With big rallies cancelled, young climate activists are adapting election tactics

For young climate activists in the US, staying home because of the pandemic does not mean staying silent, with plans gathering pace across the country to make their voices heard in November’s elections. It has been nearly a year since…

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Revealed: oil giants help fund powerful police groups in top US cities

Big corporations accused of driving environmental and health inequalities in black and brown communities through toxic and climate-changing pollution are also funding powerful police groups in major US cities, according to a new investigation. Trump is using federal agents as…

Ignore The Green Puffery: Fossil Fuels Are Here To Stay

The easy thinking flies smoothly off the keyboard: “Fossil Fuels are Done”; “End of the Oil Era”; “The Inevitable Death of Natural Gas”; “The Demise of King Coal”; On and on, a parade of abstractions unconnected to the empirical world…