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July 17, 2017 Environment
Sunset on the South China Sea. (Photo: bvi4092 / Flickr)

Managing the South China Sea Commons through Science Policy

By: James Borton

The South China Sea is the home, for now, to some of the most spectacular biodiverse coral reefs in the world. Yet the world continues to witness satellite images in...

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July 11, 2017 Environment
Photo: Gilda / Flickr

Sixth Mass Extinction a Threat to All Life -- Even Humans

By: Common Dreams

By Jake Johnson A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Monday argues based on "current trends of population declines and extinctions" that we are currently witnessing Earth's...

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June 21, 2017 Climate & Energy
Demonstrators protest during a fossil fuel divestment march in 2015. (Photo: Trocaire / Flickr)

Report: Big Banks Financing Climate Disaster

By: Common Dreams

Threatening a climate-stable planet, the world's biggest banks are continuing business-as-usual by continuing to provide funding for "extreme fossil fuels." So finds the latest Fossil Fuel Finance Report Card — produced by...

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June 19, 2017 Environment
This area of jungle was deforested due to the use of Agent Orange during the Vietnam War and has been marked for recultivation by the government. (Photo: a_brlnr / Flickr)

Vietnam's Social Media Shaping New Environmentalism

By: James Borton

“I am frequently on several environmental online forums and campaigns led by Vietnamese, who have addressed Hanoi’s logging of 6,700 trees, the Thai Binh deforestation for economic development, and the...

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June 13, 2017 Environment
Amy Andrle is a founding board member of the Cannabis Certification Council and owns, along with her husband, L'Eagle Services, a company that cultivates and sells environmentally-friendly marijuana out of its dispensary in Denver, Colorado. (Photo: L'Eagle)

Q&A: Amy Andrle on Growing Greener Weed

By: Brian Klonoski

Amy Andrle knows a thing or two about growing, processing and selling environmentally-friendly marijuana. Along with her husband, John, she co-owns L'Eagle Services, a cultivator and dispensary in Denver, Colorado...

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June 13, 2017 Environment
The Milky Way unfurls over Valley of the Gods in Bears Ears National Monument. (Photo: John Fowler / Flickr)

Zinke Recommends Shrinking Bears Ears National Monument

By: Center for Biological Diversity

On Monday, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommended that President Trump vastly shrink Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument, removing critical protections for irreplaceable public lands and rewarding corporate polluters and the lawmakers they...

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June 7, 2017 Environment
The United Nations General Assembly. (Photo: Paul VanDerWerf / Flickr)

A Retrospective: Constructing a Framework for a Sustainable Future Continues at The United Nations: Ocean Conference

By: Georgienne Bradley

by Georgienne Bradley and Abhi Iyer “The ultimate test of man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be...

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May 31, 2017 Environment
Photo: MakeWild

Cuban Surfers Ride Waves For Change

By: Tristin Weber

HAVANA – The tattoo machine in Ana Lara's hand buzzed as she tested it, adjusting the pink grip tape before leaning over my shoulder in concentration. I winced as she...

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May 28, 2017 Environment
Jupiters surface is a maelstrom of swirling clouds. (Photo: NASA / JPL)

A Low-Resolution Afterthought, NASA's JunoCam Turns Jupiter into Fine Art

By: Brian Klonoski

Launched to explore Jupiter's atmosphere and poles, NASA's spacecraft Juno traveled 1.74 billion miles to reach the gas giant. You'd think a journey of that length and scale would demand...

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May 25, 2017 Environment
Demonstrators in Brussel protest Donald Trump during his visit to NATO. (Photo: Miguel Discart / Flickr)

Poll: 84% See Climate Change as Potentially Catastrophic

By: Common Dreams

By Nadia Prupis A majority of people in eight countries say they are ready to change their lifestyles if it would prevent climate catastrophe, a survey on global threats released Wednesday found....

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May 24, 2017 Environment
Photo: Pixabay

Climate Change FAQ for the Concerned Citizen

By: Guest Author

By Neil Stawski / ClimateWise If you’re concerned about climate change (which we all should be), you may not know exactly how to become part of the solution. It’s a...

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May 22, 2017 Environment

Federal judge protects Wolf Creek pass on Endangered Species Day

By: Rocky Mountain Wild

A decision that protects the Endangered Species Act listed Canada lynx When a coalition of conservation organizations entered the courtroom to present oral arguments in a pending lawsuit in front...

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May 20, 2017 Environment
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is at the center of LA 2024's "radical reuse" strategy. (Photo: LA 2024)

UCLA Helps LA Pitch Greenest Olympics Ever

By: Belinda Waymouth

Last week, L.A. 2024 pitched what would be the most sustainable games in modern history to visitors from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the StubHub Center’s South Bay Sports...

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May 10, 2017 Environment
Not all the hotspots were near cities. Channel Islands National Park, off the coast of Southern California, didn't fare so well. (Photo: Doc Searles / Flickr)

Plastic Pollution at Four Coastal California Hotspots Violates Clean Water Act

By: Center for Biological Diversity

San Francisco Bay and at least three other California coastlines suffer severe plastic pollution that violates the federal Clean Water Act, according to an appeal the Center for Biological Diversity...

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May 5, 2017 Environment

Join California Kids in Helping Our Oceans on Kids Ocean Day

By: Lisa Kaas Boyle

This year’s Kids Ocean Day has a theme that defies the acrimony of grown up politics in America today: Come Together.  That’s right, right now, over the ocean. Our oceans...

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May 3, 2017 Environment
NASA's Cassini spacecraft swoops through plumes of gas erupting from the surface of Enceladus, one of Saturn's moons. (Photo: NASA/JPL)

10 Important Discoveries in April 2017

By: Brian Klonoski

A big part of our mission here at Planet Experts is to connect our readers to scientists and their data in a way that's useful and interesting. But keeping up...

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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 14, 2017 Climate & Energy
The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Claire Anderson / Unsplash)

The Climate Change Lawsuit That Could Save the Planet

By: Jedamiah Wolf

“The one thing about climate change and the fundamental rights being asserted by my 21 youth plaintiffs is that they’re really threatened by the irreversibility of their rights and the...

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