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IPCC: THERE ARE FAR-REACHING DIFFERENCES BETWEEN A 1.5°C AND 2°C WORLD

New climate change report issues by Anders Lorenzen.

http://ow.ly/6dQ950joDVy

#environment #globalwarming #climatechange #parisagreement
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Why We Must Save the Endangered Species Act from the Trump Administration

Urged on by the oil and gas industry, the Trump administration is moving to drastically weaken the Endangered Species Act. But the act, writes a former U.S. Interior Secretary, has saved hundreds of species that might now be extinct, while allowing for well-managed development. 

"The administration claims the act has failed to protect species and has imposed unacceptable economic costs. Both charges are false."

https://e360.yale.edu/features/why-we-must-save-the-endangered-species-act-from-the-trump-administration-babbitt

#endangeredspecies #endangeredspeciesact #wildlife #wildlifeconservation #environment
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Environmental Issues & Impact News!

UK government urged not to bury nuclear waste under national parks
Conservation groups speak out as fears grow of Lake District being eyed as possible site

“We recognise that safe disposal of nuclear waste is one of the key challenges our society currently faces but this should not be used as an excuse to put at risk the huge range of benefits these areas deliver for society, the environment and the economy,” the groups said in an open letter to the nuclear energy minister, Richard Harrington.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/sep/28/nuclear-waste-national-parks-lake-district-conservation-groups

#nuclearenergy #nuclearwaste #nuclearpower #nationalparks
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It's World Gorilla Day! Be nice to your gorillas!

Make a donation to Dian Fossey's org or visit a zoo and support conservation efforts. https://gorillafund.org/get-involved/other-ways-to-help/world-gorilla-day/

#gorilladay #worldgorilladay #wildlifeconservation #endangeredspecies #wildlife #rainforest
Today is the second-annual #WorldGorillaDay ! Follow along as we highlight gorillas and the conservation needed to keep their amazing species here.
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Water-wise Lawns Keeping your lawn can help the environment, and keeping sprinklers in good order helps too.

We read an article in the Los Angeles Times about keeping your lawn, rather than tearing it out and replacing it with mulch or native plants, or something else. The idea is that it can help combat "urban heat island effect" by making your neighborhood cooler and reducing demand on electricity.

UC Riverside's Turfgrass Research Facility http://turfgrass.ucr.edu says that by removing turf it creates a situation that requires more energy to cool your surroundings. The EPA says that air temperatures in hard surface areas in cities can be as much as 12 degrees warmer than in green areas, esp. in the evening.

Tips:
Water less- adjust your sprinklers
Choose the right turf
Feed your lawn 4x year
Mow wisely - sharpen blades & leave clippings
Maintain sprinklers - clean or replace filters

What do you think? Are you still going to keep your lawn?

Article dated September 22, 2018 in the Home & Design section of the L.A. Times (apparently unavailable online)

#waterconservation #lawns #gardening #ecofriendlylawn #california
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Coastal Cleanup Day It's always a good time to clean up our waterways. Even if you are not on the coast, it's helpful to clean up any litter and trash on the ground. You never know where it will end up!

https://www.coastal.ca.gov/publiced/ccd/ccd.html

https://oceanconservancy.org/trash-free-seas/international-coastal-cleanup/

#coastalcleanupday #marinedebris #environment
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Rise for Climate See this blog for the demonstration yesterday for climate action across the country. 30,000 were demonstrating in San Francisco alone...

http://ow.ly/JlWS30lLied

#climatechange #riseforclimate #environment #environmental #cleanenergy
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Have you made the call? Save SCOTUS!

If you are in the U.S., we urge you to call your state senator to urge them to vote No on confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. He has a bad environmental record and a dangerous record on guns. There are also concerns about democracy and his views on executive power.

http://ow.ly/68gq30lIdSz

#savescotus #brettkavanaugh #supremecourt #environment
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Environmental Issues & Impact News! Good news!

Environmental, landowner, and Tribal Nation plaintiffs scored a significant win in their case against TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline Wednesday after a federal court ruled that the U.S. Department of State had cut corners when approving the project’s Nebraska route....

Read more: http://ow.ly/6KQi30lFpO8

#keystonepipeline #oilindustry #tarsandsoil #transcanada #environmental
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What do you think of these? Edible pods of water instead of using water bottles? Kind of a strange thing to actually eat water. Would they break in your pocket? Are they kid friendly?

#saveplastic #noplastic #waterbottles #plasticfree #hydration #water
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