Evangelicals applaud PA’s move to protect children by cutting VOCs

Published on May 24th, 2020 | by

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Currently, over 300,000 of Pennsylvania’s children attend 1,118 schools within a half mile of oil and gas facilities, exposing them to methane and other toxins. As pro-life Christians, defending children’s health remains at the core of who we are. That’s why we are pleased that Pennsylvania’s Department of Environment Protection just released its standard for […]

5 tips for shopping sustainably and avoiding greenwashing

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Sustainability and eco-brands on the raise, we find some are far off being ethical or align with sustainable values. Here’s how to step up from greenwashing & find out whether or not a brand is sustainable. By Emily Folk The colossal impact of fast fashion on the environment is better understood now than it was […]

Trump pulls out of yet another treaty (making war more likely)

Published on May 24th, 2020 | by

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Still bent on opting out of treaties and international programs that the United States initiated or in which it has been a key participant, Donald Trump plans to withdraw from the multilateral Treaty on Open Skies, according to senior White House officials. The treaty, which allows signatory nations to overfly each other for unarmed surveillance, was first proposed 65 years ago in […]

The coronavirus pandemic might make buildings sick, too

Published on May 23rd, 2020 | by

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While millions of people are under orders to stay home amid the coronavirus pandemic, water is sitting in the pipes of empty office buildings and gyms, getting old and potentially dangerous. Discolored water can be caused by heavy metals, such as iron or copper. Iron can also act as a nutrient for organisms to grow […]

8 ways to rebuild a stronger ocean economy after the Coronavirus

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Almost no facet of our global economy has been immune to the COVID-19 crisis. Much has been said about the disruption in more familiar sectors such as airlines, restaurants and sports — but the long arm of COVID-19 has also reached out to sea, affecting our “blue economy.” This collection of formal and informal marine jobs, products […]

Facebook (finally) takes action against propaganda after polar bear climate change denial video

Published on May 23rd, 2020 | by

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Two recurring issues here: deniers’ debunked insistence that polar bears are thriving, and social media companies’ generally too-little-too-late attempts to follow years-old advice to make it harder for propagandists to flood their websites with disinformation, have finally converged in Facebook’s recent “reduced distribution” of PragerU content for its “repeated sharing of false news.” By Climate Denier Roundup The straw that broke the camel’s […]

Renewable Roundup: Renewable energy is a huge boon for the island nation of Indonesia

Published on May 23rd, 2020 | by

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Indonesia is undergoing another conversion in government policy on energy. There is much more renewable energy in this year’s plan, to be achieved much sooner than previously thought, on more than 9,000 inhabited islands. Wind, solar, geothermal, hydro, wave, tide, storage… By Mokurai Indonesia should put more energy into renewable power Aug 19, 2019 In […]

Tiny plankton drive processes in the ocean that capture twice as much carbon as scientists thought

Published on May 22nd, 2020 | by

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The ocean plays a major role in the global carbon cycle. The driving force comes from tiny plankton that produce organic carbon through photosynthesis, like plants on land. Ocean carbon storage is driven by phytoplankton blooms, like the turquoise swirls visible here in the North Sea and waters off Denmark. NASA by Ken Buesseler, Woods […]

Ecoright News climate change week in review, May 22, 2020

Published on May 22nd, 2020 | by

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Happy Friday! I realize that I keep track of the days of the week based on what deliveries are coming. On Tuesday, I get a CSA delivery of microgreens. Wednesdays is bread day from the Lyon Bakery, a local shop in my community. Thursdays I get dairy from my friend’s creamery delivery (they aren’t taking […]

100% Renewable Energy: The emerging power of microgrids

Published on May 22nd, 2020 | by

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Over many decades, the centralized power grid — a one-way flow of electricity, generated by large, remote power plants and distributed over miles of transmission lines to homes and businesses — succeeded in delivering electricity across continents to billions. But in recent years the system’s shortcomings have become increasingly evident. By Justin Gerdes Ensia The […]

Socialism for the oil companies: YOU end up paying cleanup costs at “orphan wells”

Published on May 22nd, 2020 | by

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In the wake of California oil and gas regulators approving 7.8% more new oil wells during the first quarter of 2020 than during the first quarter of 2019, Consumer Watchdog today urged Governor Gavin Newsom to prevent oil companies from receiving approvals for new oil wells without first requiring full bonding for their clean-ups. By […]

Climate Hawk RL Miller wins election to DNC (This should shake things up)

Published on May 22nd, 2020 | by

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RL Miller, founder of the advocacy group Climate Hawks Vote (and regular contributor to RedGREENandBlue), was elected to the Democratic National Committee last Friday—and she intends to push the Democratic Party’s governing body to improve how it handles the climate crisis and fossil fuel industry, according to a Thursday interview in Emily Atkin’s HEATED newsletter. By Jessica Corbett Common […]

Environmental journalists shouldn’t try to be “fair and balanced” when Trump is unfair and imbalanced

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The Society of Environmental Journalists had a webinar last week with Columbia University’s Earth Institute that discussed how the Trump administration has ramped up efforts to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to further roll back regulations to benefit polluters. By Climate Denier Roundup Western Wire, the Western Energy Association’s blog, wrote about the event, and it’s […]

Four environmental businesses that are changing the world for the better

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Many companies have felt the pressure over the past few years to go green – but some US corporations have made it their mission to help our planet and are making huge changes to our world. By Emily Folk New studies come out frequently regarding how individuals impact the Earth. People throw away cans, plastics […]