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Bye to 'Whole Paycheck'? New owner Amazon slashes Whole Foods prices

Bye to 'Whole Paycheck'? New owner Amazon slashes Whole Foods prices | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
Amazon.com Inc. completed its $13.7-billion purchase of Whole Foods Market Inc. on Monday and immediately slashed prices by up to 43% for some of the grocery chain’s bestselling products.
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What the World Will Look Like 4°C Warmer

What the World Will Look Like 4°C Warmer | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
Will your grandchildren live in cities on Antarctica?
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The murder of a beloved anti-poaching crusader steels the resolve of fellow conservationists

The murder of a beloved anti-poaching crusader steels the resolve of fellow conservationists | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
Wayne Lotter, 51, co-founder of PAMS Foundation USA, an NGO that supports anti-poaching efforts across Africa, was shot dead on Aug. 16, 2017.
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Countries without laws and strong protections for both people and planet are never a safe place and in ever-present struggle.
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Pebble Beach 2017: The VW van is back — but this time it's electric

Pebble Beach 2017: The VW van is back — but this time it's electric | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
The iconic VW van is coming back. Volkswagen will build new versions, starting soon. But this time around, they're all electric.
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Best way to distract from the act you illegally used computer controls to emit a gazillion tons of pollutants: unveil and electric vehicle!
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The US Won't Pay For the World's Best Climate Science

The US Won't Pay For the World's Best Climate Science | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
Historically, the biggest chunk of money for the IPCC climate report has come from the US. Or rather, it used to.

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Climate Change's Impact in the US? It's Already Here, Scientists Say Attempting to Avoid Being Silenced by U.S. Administration

Climate Change's Impact in the US? It's Already Here, Scientists Say Attempting to Avoid Being Silenced by U.S. Administration | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
The impacts of climate change across the U.S. are dramatic, according to a new report.
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Elon Musk tweets picture of first Tesla Model 3 production car

Elon Musk tweets picture of first Tesla Model 3 production car | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
The billionaire entrepreneur unveiled photos of the first Model 3 to come off the production line.
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Policy change in Jakarta accidentally teaches drivers the value of carpool lanes

Policy change in Jakarta accidentally teaches drivers the value of carpool lanes | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
Los Angeles, if you think traffic on the 101 is bad, be thankful you don’t live in Jakarta — especially since the city did away with its controversial carpool rules.
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After the drought, the 'Killer Kern' river is a different beast

After the drought, the 'Killer Kern' river is a different beast | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
During this deadly year for the so-called Killer Kern, the county has relied on two teams of about 50 trained volunteers to save swimmers
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These dynamic flows with high year-to-year variability in this era of a changing climate bode a world with many more such deaths.
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Dakota Access Pipeline

Dakota Access Pipeline | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
Explore the pipeline route, the effects it will have on surrounding communities and beyond, and a few of the alternatives to the fossil fuel-dependent economy of which DAPL is one small piece.
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ExxonMobil’s shareholders force the company to confront climate change head on

ExxonMobil’s shareholders force the company to confront climate change head on | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
To stay sane, environmental activists have to live by the mantra, "you win some, you lose some." Earlier today (May 31), Reuters and Axios both cited sources saying president Donald Trump will likely pull the US out of the Paris climate agreement. Almost as if to make up for it, on the same day
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True American Power - 60

Learn more about how wind energy is working for America at www.americanwindaction.org/
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A nonprofit group backed by the wind industry is launching a seven-figure advertising blitz in D.C., touting the renewable energy's American bona fides, seeking to capitalize on President Trump's driving mantra of America First.

The advertisements will run on cable, radio and digital outlets across D.C., with the president, his new administration and Congress as the target audience. The ads will run on Fox and Friends, which Trump watches regularly, along with other influential cable shows.
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Exxon Mobil shareholders successfully demand climate policy accountability

Exxon Mobil shareholders successfully demand climate policy accountability | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
Even as the US pulls back from leadership on climate change, corporate shareholders are beginning to demand more information from large companies about their plans for a low-carbon future.
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I was an Exxon-funded climate scientist

I was an Exxon-funded climate scientist | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
A new study confirms what many already know: Exxon for years sowed uncertainty and doubt about climate change in the public. Should scientists reject certain funding sources?
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With These Science Apps, You Can 'Shazam' Mother Nature

With These Science Apps, You Can 'Shazam' Mother Nature | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
Don't just point and shoot, point and learn! These apps are fun for nature lovers, and contribute to scientific databases of flora and fauna. 
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Aides, but not real substitutes for natural history knowledge.
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Trump advisor Carl Icahn resigned in advance of magazine article on his potential conflicts of interest

Trump advisor Carl Icahn resigned in advance of magazine article on his potential conflicts of interest | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
Carl Icahn, who resigned Friday from as President Donald Trump's adviser on deregulation efforts, stepped down ahead of a lengthy article detailing his potential conflicts of interest.
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National parks are already setting attendance records. Now come the eclipse chasers.

National parks are already setting attendance records. Now come the eclipse chasers. | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
Here’s how the 20 national parks on the path of totality are preparing.
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Jerry Brown talks a green game. So why isn't California tougher on these polluters?

Jerry Brown talks a green game. So why isn't California tougher on these polluters? | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
two current stories have skeptics wondering whether state regulators are watchdogs or lap dogs.
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75,000 Trees Donated So Far to ‘Trump Forest’ to Offset President’s Climate Destruction

75,000 Trees Donated So Far to ‘Trump Forest’ to Offset President’s Climate Destruction | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
GR: The name is acceptable since there will be no single place to name thus giving future visitors the wrong impression that Trump  contributed. "Environmental activists have created a worldwide reforestation project called "Trump Forest" to help offset the potential environmental destruction caused by President Trump's anti-climate agenda. "We wanted something tangible that people could…

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Explosion, major fire rocks DWP power station; 140,000 customers without power

Explosion, major fire rocks DWP power station; 140,000 customers without power | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
An explosion Saturday at a Los Angeles Department of Water and Power plant in the San Fernando Valley caused a major fire and knocked out electricity to 140,000 customers.
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Yet another argument of a distributed, battery/storage-based electrical grid.
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Gov. Brown unveils plan for global climate summit, further undercutting Trump's agenda

Gov. Brown unveils plan for global climate summit, further undercutting Trump's agenda | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
In a swipe at Trump, Gov. Jerry Brown told climate activists Thursday he'll convene an international summit on global warming in San Francisco in 2018.
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Rick Perry and Al Franken exchange heated words on global warming

Rick Perry and Al Franken exchange heated words on global warming | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
And it shows exactly why we need to stop arguing about climate science.
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More insanity of climate/fact-deniers who grab at any slim misquote as evidence that the entirety of the collective wisdom about the reality of climate change is a farce.
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A beleaguered EPA has become ground zero in Trump's war on science

A beleaguered EPA has become ground zero in Trump's war on science | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
The Environmental Protection Agency is the federal entity most threatened by Trump's anti-science agenda.
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IKEA is releasing a version of its iconic shopping bag made from potato chip wrappers

IKEA is releasing a version of its iconic shopping bag made from potato chip wrappers | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
Two Egyptian women have redesigned a Swedish classic in the name of sustainability. Attendees of last week's IKEA Democratic Design open house in Älmhult, Sweden cooed over sparkly, silver versions of the company's Frakta shopping bag. This latest incarnation of the iconic IKEA workhorse bag is the work of Mariam Hazem and Hend Riad, founders of Reform Studio, a desig
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Pick Figs, Grapes, And Lemonade Berries At This 5-Acre Park In Culver City

Pick Figs, Grapes, And Lemonade Berries At This 5-Acre Park In Culver City | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
The fruit-bearing plants were installed by the art collective Fallen Fruit.
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