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April 26, 2017 Opinion
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will give special attention to the controversial Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah, designated by President Clinton in 1996. (Photo: Bob Wick / BLM)

Destined to Lose, Trump Lurches Into Public Lands Debate

By: Brian Klonoski

President Trump is expected to sign an executive order today directing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review every national monument over 100,000 acres designated since 1996, including the controversial Bears...

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April 24, 2017 Climate & Energy
A protestor at the March for Science in Minnesota (Photo: Laurie Shaull / Flickr)

As Scientists March, CO2 Levels Hit Record

By: Common Dreams

By Lauren McCauley The amount of carbon in the Earth's atmosphere is now officially off the charts as the planet last week breached the 410 parts per million (ppm) milestone for the...

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April 22, 2017 Environment
These murals dot the few remaining homes in Hinkely. (Photo: Michael Cervin / Planet Experts)

The Resurrection of the Hinkley Valley: Of Crops, Chrom-6 and Erin Brockovich

By: Michael Cervin

Perhaps Julia Roberts could be forgiven when she won the Academy Award for her performance in the Oscar-wining movie Erin Brockovich and forgot to thank the real Erin Brockovich. But...

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April 21, 2017 Politics
Photo: Julia DeSantis / Flickr

March For Science Ready to Roll

By: Common Dreams

By Nadia Prupis On Saturday, people around the world will mark Earth Day with a March for Science to protest the Trump administration's crackdown on climate action and medical research. The marches come as President...

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April 19, 2017 Wildlife

Standing Tall Against the Silent Extinction of Giraffes

By: International Fund for Animal Welfare

By Mark Hofberg Best known for their beautiful long necks and distinctive coat patterns, giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis) are fascinating animals that have long captured the human imagination. Yet, in the...

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April 19, 2017 Climate & Energy
A chunk of ice falls into the ocean during a calving event at Alaska's Hubbard Glacier. (Photo: Bernard Spragg / Flickr)

Climate Change Could Force 13.1 Million Americans Inland, Where Big Fires Will Rage

By: Common Dreams

By Lauren McCauley Americans in many cases have been slow to acknowledge the real threats posed by global warming. But two new studies out Monday found that people living throughout...

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April 17, 2017 Climate & Energy
Meltwater flows south out of the Kaskawulsh Glacier, which has retreated a mile over the past century due to climate change. (Photo: Dan Shugar / University of Washington)

A River Vanishes, And Climate Change Is to Blame

By: Brian Klonoski

The remarkable pace of climate change has forced a Canadian glacier into such hasty retreat that a river of its meltwater has dried up and been diverted in a "geological...

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April 17, 2017 Opinion
That bottled water is safer than tap water is a myth funded by the bottled-water industry. (Photo: Mark Lee / Flickr)

An Open Letter to Erin Brockovich on Supporting Public Water

By: Lisa Kaas Boyle

LAist declares in a recent post that “LA’s Water is Officially as Clean as Bottled Water.”  The article cites LADWP’s move toward using UV light to disinfect water and to its...

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April 16, 2017 Opinion
As Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka, consolidates power in the White House, environmentalists find themselves with an opportunity to seize the President's ear. (Illustration: DonkeyHotey / Flickr)

An Opportunity for Environmentalists to Seize President Trump's Ear

By: Brian Klonoski

Have you heard? Steve Bannon -- President Trump's chief strategist and architect of the "America first" doctrine -- appears to be doomed. The feisty, hard-nosed populist has become increasingly isolated...

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