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How to Restore an Urban River? Los Angeles Looks to Find Out

"In its natural state, before it was channeled and lined with concrete, the 51-mile-long Los Angeles River was often little more than a trickle for nine months of the year. During the rainy season, however, the small, braided stream would turn into a powerful, churning river. It behaved like a dropped firehose, wildly lashing the Los Angeles valley, scouring gravel and soil across a seven-mile-wide floodplain, and carving a new course with every deluge."
http://e360.yale.edu/feature/restoring_the_los_angeles_river/3015/

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#environmentalnews #urbanriver #conservation #nature
Officials are moving ahead with a major revitalization of the Los Angeles River – removing miles of concrete along its banks and re-greening areas now covered with pavement. But the project raises an intriguing question: Just how much of an urban river can be returned to nature?
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Microbeads report reveals loopholes in pledges by biggest firms

"Loopholes in the voluntary pledges by the biggest personal care companies to phase out polluting microbeads have been revealed in a report from Greenpeace, which says a legal ban is needed."
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jul/20/microbeads-report-reveals-loopholes-pledges-by-biggest-firms

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#environmentalnews #microbeads #pollution #Greenpeace
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Amazon could face intense wildfire season this year, Nasa warns

"Conditions created by the strong El Niño event that warmed up Pacific waters in 2015 and early 2016 altered rainfall patterns around the world. In the Amazon basin, that meant reduced rainfall during the wet season, plunging some parts of the region into severe drought."
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jul/18/amazon-could-face-intense-wildfire-season-this-year-nasa-warns

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#environmentalnews #Amazon #NASA #wildfires
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Six Years After BP Spill, Remaining Oil More Toxic Than Ever To Fish

"Six years after the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig spilled nearly three million barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, scientists have found that ultraviolet light is transforming the remaining oil into a more toxic substance that hinders the development of heart, eye, and brain function in fish."
http://e360.yale.edu/digest/deepwater_horizon_toxic_oil_fish/4762/

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#environmentalnews #BPSpill #crudeoil #marinelife
Six years after the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig spilled nearly three million barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, scientists have found that ultraviolet light is transforming the remaining oil into a more toxic substance that hinders the development of heart, eye, and brain function ...
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Obama’s development legacy rings hollow on farmers’ rights

"While US NGOs erupted in near-giddy applause last week, celebrating the passage through Congress of the Global Food Security Act of 2016, peasant communities in Honduras and land rights activists around the world mourned the death of environmentalist Lesbia Yaneth Urquía, whose body was found in a rubbish dump 160km west of the capital, Tegucigalpa."
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/jul/11/barack-obama-legacy-farmers-rights-lesbia-yaneth-urquia-honduras-food-security-agriculture

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#environmentalnews #farmersrights #agriculture #foodsecurity
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Court Decision on Climate Plan Jolts Carbon Prices

"Carbon prices in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, or RGGI, have fallen 40 percent since the Supreme Court’s decision in February to stay the Clean Power Plan — from their peak at $7.50 per metric ton of carbon dioxide in December to $4.53 per ton in June."
http://www.climatecentral.org/news/decision-on-climate-plan-jolts-carbon-prices-20497

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#environmentalnews #Carbonprices #emissions #energy
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Antarctic peninsula temperatures have fallen, study shows

"Researchers analysed air temperature data from the area, which covers about 1% of the continent, and found it had warmed quickly from the 1920s until the late 1990s, as climate change drove up global temperatures. Since then, temperatures have fallen."
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jul/20/antarctic-peninsula-temperatures-have-fallen-study-shows

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#environmentalnews #Antarctic #climatechange #ozone
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Fracking may worsen asthma for nearby residents, study says

"Fracking may worsen asthma in children and adults who live near sites where the oil and gas drilling method is used, according to an 8-year study in Pennsylvania.
The study found that asthma treatments were as much as four times more common in patients living closer to areas with more or bigger active wells than those living far away."
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/86804f261e5748cbab3004358ce2665f/fracking-may-worsen-asthma-nearby-residents-study-says

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CHICAGO (AP) — Fracking may worsen asthma in children and adults who live near sites where the oil and gas drilling method is used, according to an 8-year study in Pennsylvania. The study found that asthma treatments were…
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Clean energy won’t save us – only a new economic system can do that

"Earlier this year media outlets around the world announced that February had broken global temperature records by a shocking amount. March broke all the records, too. In June our screens were covered with surreal images of Paris flooding, the Seine bursting its banks and flowing into the streets. In London, the floods sent water pouring into the tube system right in the heart of Covent Garden. Roads in south-east London became rivers two metres deep."
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2016/jul/15/clean-energy-wont-save-us-economic-system-can

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#environmentalnews #cleanenergy #economy #climatechange
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Can Virtual Reality Emerge As a Tool for Conservation?

"Virtual reality can give everyone, regardless of where they live, the kind of experience needed to generate the urgency required to prevent environmental calamity,” says Jeremy Bailenson, professor of communication at Stanford University."
http://e360.yale.edu/feature/can_virtual_reality_emerge_as_a_tool_for_conservation/3010/

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#environmentalnews #conservation #virtualreality #climatechange
New advances in technology are sparking efforts to use virtual reality to help people gain a deeper appreciation of environmental challenges. VR experiences, researchers say, can be especially useful in conveying key issues that are slow to develop, such as climate change and extinction.
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Arctic sea ice crashes to record low for June

"The Arctic sea ice extent was a staggering 260,000 sq km (100,000 sq miles) below the previous record for June, set in 2010. And it was 1.36m sq km (525,000 sq miles) below the 1981-2010 long-term average, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center."
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jul/07/arctic-sea-ice-crashes-to-record-low-for-june

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#environmentalnews #ArcticIce #globalwarming #solarheat
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Stop Monsanto's Dangerous #GMO Labeling Bill Sign the petition now! http://ow.ly/wZWW3021FPU #Monsanto #eathealthy
I just took action demanding Congress reject Monsanto's dangerous GMO labeling bill that would keep us in the dark about GMOs in our food. I think you should too.
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