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Sally Field arrested during Jane Fonda’s weekly climate change protest

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Jane Fonda continued her weekly tradition of protesting on the steps of the U.S. Capitol Friday. This time, actress Sally Field was there. She left the event with Capitol police, and in handcuffs.  Field, along with environmentalist Winona LaDuke, urged people to get out of their comfort zones to fight...
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Michelle Obama to Greta Thunberg: Former first lady tweets message of support to Thunberg after Trump slams the climate change activist

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Michelle Obama tweeted a message of support to Greta Thunberg just a day after President Trump slammed the climate change activist. “Don’t let anyone dim your light,” the former first lady said in a tweet directed at Thunberg, who earlier this week was named Time’s 2019 Person of the Year....
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Trump Greta Thunberg: President Donald Trump mocked teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg for being named Time’s 2019 Person of the Year

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President Trump mocked teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg on Twitter Thursday, one day after she was named Time’s 2019 Person of the Year. Thunberg did not waste any time in responding.   Mr. Trump called Time’s recognition of the 16-year-old “ridiculous.”  “Greta must work on her Anger Management problem,...
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Lake Erie ‘Dead Zones’ are Impacting Northeast Ohio Drinking Water Every Summer

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A report by Tony Briscoe in the Chicago Tribune last month explained how “dead zones” in Lake Erie are leading to an increase in manganese levels in the local water supply. These dead zones, largely the result of dying algae from expansive algae blooms, are forcing Cleveland’s Water Department to...
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Exxon found not guilty of misleading investors in climate-change lawsuit

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A judge on Tuesday ruled in favor of ExxonMobil in a case that accused the company of misleading investors about climate-change regulations. New York state’s attorney general launched an invetigation into Exxon in 2015 and sued the company last year, claiming it used two sets of numbers when calculating the...
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Ohio Farming Event Focuses on Creating Climate for Change

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click to enlarge COLUMBUS, Ohio – After a planting season plagued by extreme weather, Ohio farmers now have an opportunity to better explore the concept of agricultural resiliency at an upcoming event. Registration is open for the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association’s 2020 Conference, a three-day event in Dayton...
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First US steel plants powered by wind, solar, are coming for industry with big carbon footprint

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A Nucor steel plant in Missouri will be the first powered by wind, while a Colorado steel plant is going to solar. Recycled steel using renewables will make a dent in the climate challenge, but steel contributes 6%–7% of greenhouse gas emissions. Source link: Click here for more
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Climate change is causing birds to shrink, new study says

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For almost four decades, ornithologist David Willard has collected and measured Chicago’s dead bird population. His data shows a concerning trend: North America’s migratory birds have been shrinking over time. According to a study published Wednesday in the journal Ecology Letters, birds’ legs are getting shorter, their wings are getting...
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Dan Brouillette: Senate confirms next U.S. energy secretary after Rick Perry resigns

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The Senate on Monday confirmed Dan Brouillette as the next U.S. energy secretary. Brouillette succeeds Rick Perry, who leaves the job as questions swirl in the impeachment inquiry about whether his dealings with Ukraine. Brouillette, 57,  has served as the Energy Department’s deputy secretary since 2017, and he previously worked...
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Pelosi to lead delegation to climate summit amid U.S. withdrawal from Paris climate deal

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is leading a delegation of members of Congress to the annual international climate summit known as COP25 in Madrid, Spain, next week. While the delegation will include members of both the House and Senate, it will not be bipartisan, as only Democrats will be attending.  “It is...
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The economics behind planting billions and billions of trees

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Can planting billions and billions of trees really mitigate climate change. We talk to experts about the economics and the feasibility of such an effort. Source link: Click here for more
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Harvard-Yale football game interrupted by climate protest

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The annual Harvard-Yale football game was interrupted at halftime on Saturday by alumni and students from both schools who flooded the field to protest investments the schools have in fossil fuel companies. The game was delayed indefinitely until local police could clear the field. Harvard is leading Yale 15 to...
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Trump administration may allow drilling in Alaskan conservation areas

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Anchorage, Alaska — The Trump administration will consider a new management plan and expanded oil drilling for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, an Indiana-size area that former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar characterized as an “iconic place on our Earth.” The Bureau of Land Management announced Thursday it will take public comment through...
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Amazon rainforest wildfires: NYC and LA officials urge boycott of meat companies linked to Amazon fires

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City officials in Los Angeles and New York have proposed legislation that would require the country’s two biggest municipalities to cut ties with businesses linked to wildfires burning in the Amazon rainforests in Brazil.  Spurring the recently introduced bills are heightened concerns about wildfires in the Amazon, the largest rainforest...
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Treetop science: Measuring the changing climate’s effects on California sequoias

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Today in our Eye on Earth series, we are walking among giants – the huge sequoia groves of California that draw millions of tourists a year. But these forests are more than photo opportunities; they are longtime warriors in the battle against climate change. In Sequoia National Park many of...
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Report: Ohio Farmers Can Help Solve Climate Crisis

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click to enlarge COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio farmers are all too familiar with the impact of climate change, and a new report highlights the urgent need to help growers and producers build resilient operations. According to the findings from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, the U.S. agricultural production sector has...
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Greta Thunberg sailing from the U.S. to Spain for UN climate summit

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Greta Thunberg scolds world leaders at U.N. Climate activist Greta Thunberg found a ride back across the Atlantic thanks to a pair of YouTubers, after a United Nations climate change summit got relocated from Chile to Spain.  The 16-year-old Swedish activist, who has been making speeches and leading protests across...
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‘Leave now’: Australians urged to evacuate as ‘catastrophic’ fires loom

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Authorities declared a state of emergency across a broad swath of Australia’s east coast on Monday, urging residents in high risk areas to evacuate ahead of looming “catastrophic” fire conditions. Source link: Click here for more
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San Francisco mural: Greta Thunberg mural aims to draw attention to climate change

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San Francisco – The newest addition to the San Francisco skyline is a work of art: a mural depicting activist Greta Thunberg, designed to draw attention to climate change, CBS SF Bay Area reports. Thunberg is the 16-year-old who has inspired young people all over the world to take to...

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