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May 11, 2017 Climate & Energy
Activists has warned that it was only a matter of time until the Dakota Access pipeline sprung a leak. Their fears have already been confirmed. (Photo: Karla Cote / Flickr)

While Small, First DAPL Spill Seen as Dark Omen

By: Common Dreams

By Deirdre Fulton Throughout the battle over the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL), indigenous campaigners and their allies repeatedly warned it was not a question of if, but when a breach would occur. Now, before the pipeline is...

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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 8, 2017 Opinion
A protester at the People's Climate March on April 30, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Becker1999 / Flickr)

The End of the EPA... For Now

By: Brian Klonoski

Scott Pruitt, a climate denier with a long history of suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), was always a terrible choice to lead it. His contributions have been swift, pernicious...

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May 8, 2017 Wildlife

A Midsummer Night's Grunion Run

By: Dana Roeber Murray

The waves curl and crash ashore before slowly bubbling back to sea, a potion of water, foam and sand. The light of the full moon grazes the sandy beach at...

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May 8, 2017 Wildlife
These pangolin scales, confiscated in Cameroon, were eventually burned. (Photo: USFWS / Flickr)

Massive Pangolin Seizure Highlights Need for Stronger Protections

By: International Fund for Animal Welfare

Today, Malaysian officials reported they had seized over 700 kilograms of pangolin scales, worth over $2 million, in what is the largest seizure for the country to date. This amount...

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May 8, 2017 Videos
For the first time, scientists have capture a cuttlefish battle on video. (Photo: Richard / Flickr)

First-Ever Cuttlefish Battle Caught on Video

By: Planet Editor

Two researchers diving off the coast of Turkey in 2011 captured what they claim is the first-known video of two cuttlefish engaged in a physical battle. The newly released footage,...

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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 4, 2017 Politics
President Donald Trump and his aides are mulling a withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, which could cast the U.S. as an international pariah. (Photo: Gage Skidmore / Flickr)

Trump Mulls Withdrawal From Paris Agreement

By: Common Dreams

By Deirdre Fulton With the Trump administration reportedly on the verge of withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement, environmental groups are warning that doing so could make the U.S. an international...

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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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May 1, 2017 Climate & Energy
Hurricane Sandy is one of many extreme weather events that's been linked to climate change. (Photo: NASA)

Zooming in on How Climate Change Affects Severe Weather

By: Belinda Waymouth

Floods, droughts, heatwaves and other incidents of nasty weather are on the rise. Each time one of these incidents happens, journalists want to know if climate change is to blame...

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April 30, 2017 Climate & Energy
Miners Line Up to Go Into the Elevator Shaft at the Virginia-Pocahontas Coal Company Mine #4 near Richlands, Virginia, in 1974. (Photo: Jack Corn / Wikimedia Commons)

Coal Miners -- Still Holding the Ladder

By: Peter Banner

Whenever I write about coal, I ask myself what my friend Pete Gordy would think about my article. Most of the time, when I’m discussing environmental issues, he would probably...

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April 28, 2017 Politics
A new bill calls for the U.S. to be entirely powered by renewable energy by 2050. (Photo: Jason Blackeye / Unsplash)

Confronting Climate Change, Bill Seeks 100% Renewable Energy by 2050

By: Common Dreams

By Nadia Prupis Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) on Thursday introduced legislation to build a 100 percent renewable energy economy by 2050 — a bill that...

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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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