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A running list of how Trump is changing the environment

The Trump administration’s tumultuous presidency has brought a flurry of changes—both realized and anticipated—to U.S. environmental policy. Many of the actions roll back Obama-era policies that aimed to curb climate change and limit environmental pollution, while others threaten to limit federal funding for science and the environment.

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Deep-diving scientists say shallow reefs can’t rely on twilight zone systems for recovery

A team of highly trained scientific divers explored Pacific and western Atlantic reefs to test a widely held hypothesis that climate-stressed life from shallow reefs can take refuge at mesophotic depths.The results are clear: deep and shallow reefs are different systems with their own species, and deep reefs are just as threatened by climate impacts, storms, and pollution.

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Surrendering to rising seas

Coastal communities struggling to adapt to climate change are beginning to do what was once unthinkable: retreat

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Lava from the Kilauea volcano has added nearly 700 acres to Hawaii’s Big Island

News
Jul
18

The island has grown by nearly 700 acres, the equivalent of more than 500 football fields.

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Sea Level Rise Could Double Erosion Rates of Southern California Coastal Cliffs

Coastal cliffs from Santa Barbara to San Diego might crumble at more than twice the historical rate by the year 2100 as sea levels rise. U.S. Geological Survey scientists combined several computer models for the first time to forecast cliff erosion along the Southern California coast.

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Why This Sand From Texas Is Suddenly Worth $80 a Ton

News, Sand Mining
Jul
14

A major second wave of US fracking is about to be unleashed upon the world.

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Massive iceberg breaks off from Greenland glacier

An iceberg four miles wide has broken off from a glacier in eastern Greenland and scientists have captured the dramatic event on video. New York University professor David Holland, an expert in atmospheric and ocean science, said “this is the largest event we’ve seen in over a decade in Greenland…”

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Forests and Marine Resources Continue to Shrink

Deforestation and unsustainable farming are depriving the planet of forests, while destructive practices in fishing are limiting the chance to sustainably manage our oceans.

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Powering ships with plastic in Amsterdam

News, Pollution
Jul
13

In the Port of Amsterdam, a new factory is being built that could revolutionize the way we dispose of plastic waste. Utilizing groundbreaking technology, the facility will use previously unrecyclable plastic to create fuel for diesel powered cargo ships.

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