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Jeremy Bloom
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Living green in the great Northwest
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“We can solve problems, build extraordinary structures, explore space, fabricate exquisite instruments, and feed billions, because we have embraced science – the means by which we have come to know nature,” Nye said. “Science is the key to our future. It is in no one’s best interest to ignore what we discover. Instead, we acknowledge the facts we find, celebrate discoveries, make scientifically informed, fact-based decisions, and march forward ensuring a better tomorrow for people all over the world.”

The March for Science will be held on April 22 all around the world. Organizers are encouraging people to register online, support the march, and follow the March’s social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook for more updates.

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Will you come out to support science?
Scientists, science advocates, educators and concerned citizens will march on April 22 at 480 satellite events – a number that continues to grow as the event nears. Organizers have partnered with over 170 organizations to make an impact throughout the world, including Earth Day Network, American Geophysical Union, National Science Teachers Association, and Carnegie Science.

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Since its inception, CTO has accelerated 1,036 startups, leading to $1.135 billion in external capital and 3,067 jobs created. They provide startups with the resources to develop, validate, and launch successful companies in the clean technology and sustainability sectors.

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“Governor Brown and Secretary Zinke had a very cordial conversation today and there was a real recognition that California and the federal government are deeply interconnected when it comes to land and water management," said Evan Westrup, Brown's press secretary, in an email to the LA Times.

Delta and public trust advocates fear that Brown will try to make a deal with Zinke and other Trump administration officials to expedite the construction of the tunnels.

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"With Steve Bannon’s influence ebbing and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arguing for sticking with the Paris agreement while retreating on actual efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the naysayers may lose the stay-or-go argument. Pruitt may be the toughest nut to crack. Just this week, he told Fox & Friends that he thought the United States should bail on the Paris agreement"

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Bill Nye: "a group of civil engineers have done an analysis that shows we could power the entire U.S. renewably right now if we just decided to do it. With wind turbines, solar panels, a little bit of geothermal and tidal energy. If we exploited all of these things aggressively, we could own it.”

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"What Pruitt failed to mention to his friends at Fox is that the ever-expanding industries behind the generation of electricity by wind and sun now employ four times as many people in the United States as the coal industry does. Last year, solar jobs increased by 25 percent over 2015, with 260,000 such jobs now tallied. Meanwhile, by the end of 2016, there were 88,000 Americans working in wind jobs. In both cases, that’s more than three times as many people who were employed in those fields in 2010. "

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“Endangered species like jaguars and ocelots don’t observe international boundaries and should not be sacrificed for unnecessary border militarization. Their survival and recovery depends on being able to move long distances across the landscape and repopulate places on both sides of the border where they’ve lived for thousands of years.”

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Cumulative net costs to the U.S. economy (in increased capital, fuel, and operations and maintenance (O&M) expenditures) would exceed $100 billion by 2030 and would reach nearly $600 billion by 2050.[…]

Although the CPP’s focus is on reducing carbon emissions, the same policies also reduce particulate pollution, which is responsible for thousands of heart attacks and respiratory diseases each year. Repealing the CPP would increase particulate emissions, causing more than 40,000 premature deaths in 2030 and more than 120,000 premature deaths in 2050.

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The threat from climate change is greater than that of World War II. Denying it, ignoring it, failing to address it quickly are prescriptions for far more death and economic destruction than that war caused...

Fortunately, we have technology on our side, as the Canada Clean Energy folks point out. The claims made since the 1970s that wind and solar and other renewable sources of energy can never be anything more than niche technologies for hippies and tree-huggers can still be heard in some quarters like the Heartland Institute and, of course, the White House, but these grow ever less credible by the minute.
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