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Global climate strikes start Friday. Here’s what you should know

On Friday, people all over the world are expected to walk out of their schools and workplaces to demand action to address the global climate crisis.

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The silenced: meet the climate whistleblowers muzzled by Trump

Six whistleblowers and ex-government scientists describe how the Trump administration made them bury climate science – and why they won’t stay quiet…

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California lawmakers fail to pass sweeping plastic pollution plan

News
Sep
14

In a setback for environmental groups, California lawmakers early Saturday morning ended the 2019 legislative session without passing two bills that would have been the most ambitious effort in the nation to reduce the massive amounts of plastic pollution that are washing into oceans, rivers and lakes around the world.

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Major Oil Spill on Grand Bahama Reaches the Ocean, Damages Coastline

News, Pollution
Sep
12

An oil spill caused by Cat 5 Hurricane Dorian has been spotted in the ocean and has damaged the Bahamas coastline, the Norwegian energy company that owns the oil storage facility, Equinor, confirmed on Wednesday, a week and a half after the hurricane blew the lids off of six massive crude oil tanks.

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Fukushima: Japan will dump radioactive water into Pacific

The operator of the ruined Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant will have to dump huge quantities of contaminated water from the site directly into the Pacific Ocean, Japan’s environment minister has said – a move that would enrage local fishermen.

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World ‘gravely’ unprepared for effects of climate crisis – report

Trillions of dollars needed to avoid ‘climate apartheid’ but this is less than cost of inaction.

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Congress Must Vote to Protect America’s Coasts, Oceans, and Marine Life from Offshore Drilling – NRDC

It is important our elected officials act now to protect our coast. The House of Representatives is expected to vote this week on two bills that would permanently protect coastal communities across America from the dangers of reckless offshore oil and gas drilling and costly oil spills.

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New Marine Heatwave Emerges off West Coast, Resembles “the Blob”

About five years ago “the Blob” of warm ocean water disrupted the West Coast marine ecosystem and depressed salmon returns. Now, a new expanse of unusually warm water has quickly grown in much the same way, in the same area, to almost the same size.

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Thousands of Dorian survivors desperate to evacuate wrecked Bahamas as death toll climbs to 44

News
Sep
8

There are about 76,000 people left homeless and in need of assistance in the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama Island, the U.N. said.

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