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China to plow $361 billion into renewable power by 2020

China will plow 2.5 trillion yuan ($361 billion) into renewable power generation by 2020, the country’s energy agency has said, as the world’s largest energy market continues to shift away from dirty coal power towards cleaner fuels.

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Pacifica Leaders Vote to Demolish Vacant Building Due to Coastal Erosion, CA

Erosion, News
Jan
5

In a unanimous vote, the Pacifica City Council agreed to pay a demolition team nearly $219,000 to tear down a building threatened by the city’s crumbling coastline…

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Us Warned: “Hands Off Our Beaches!”

The US is looking at Bahamian sand as a resource to shore-up Florida’s eroding coastline.

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Up to 20,000 dead fish, other animals washed up on Nova Scotia coast

The carcasses of thousands of sea creatures have mysteriously washed up on the western coast of Nova Scotia, and the Canadian authorities said they have no idea why.

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Christmas Revelers Leave 15 Tons of Trash on Australian Beach

News, Pollution
Jan
3

Coogee beach – a popular destination in the Sydney suburb for backpackers on Christmas Day – was left strewn with a reported 15 tonnes of garbage by an estimated 10,000 resellers…

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New UN report finds marine debris harming more than 800 species, costing countries millions

News, Pollution
Dec
29

Marine debris is negatively affecting more than 800 animal species and causing serious losses to many countries’ economies, according to a United Nations report launched December 5th, 2016.

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How climate change transformed the Earth in 2016

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2016 was a milestone year in the continued warming of the planet. From unstable agriculture to the drought in California to melting ice sheets to extreme weather events and heat waves, climate change has disrupted virtually every corner of the world.

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Rhode Island offshore wind farm, first in the U.S., to power thousands of homes

Fifteen miles off the coast of Rhode Island stand 600-foot turbines, anchored in 90 feet of Atlantic waters. They are expected to generate enough energy to power 17,000 homes.

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Super Typhoon Nock-ten (Nina) Has Rapidly Intensified Ahead of Strike on the Philippines on Christmas

News
Dec
24

A major typhoon is gaining strength as it draws closer to the Philippines, where it’s expected to make landfall during Christmas Day.

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