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How a Coal Baron’s Wish List Became President Trump’s To-Do List

How a Coal Baron’s Wish List Became President Trump’s To-Do List | Environmental issues | Scoop.it
Robert E. Murray, the chief executive of Murray Energy, wrote a lengthy “action plan” last year for President Trump. There’s not much left undone.
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Curious Nashville: What Happens When The Wrong Stuff Gets In The Recycling Bin?

Curious Nashville: What Happens When The Wrong Stuff Gets In The Recycling Bin? | Environmental issues | Scoop.it
For most people, recycling means placing an empty soda can or some scrap paper in a blue bin. They might take that bin to the curb or to a drop-off site.
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The Art & Science of Getting BPA Out of Our Products

The Art & Science of Getting BPA Out of Our Products | Environmental issues | Scoop.it
The most recent damning report on BPA from the Center for Environmental Health documented the current use of BPA in can linings and found that 38% of the cans tested from four large national retail chains -- Kroger, Albertsons, Dollar Tree, and 99 Cents Only -- still use BPA-containing linings. They also found that, in many can linings, and different toxic materials may be used in place of BPA. For example, 19% of cans tested use linings containing PVC, which is considered a toxic substitute.
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For the Environment, Should We Crack Down on Illegal Drugs or Give Up the Fight?

For the Environment, Should We Crack Down on Illegal Drugs or Give Up the Fight? | Environmental issues | Scoop.it
Jeremy Hance, a leading environmental journalist, tells us about some
surprising ways that illegal-drug producers are affecting nature:

When we think about agriculture and deforestation, we tend to imagine
forests being felled for crops such as oil palm, soy, and cattle pastures.

But pictu
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Why microplastic debris may be the next big threat to our seas

Why microplastic debris may be the next big threat to our seas | Environmental issues | Scoop.it
More than five trillion pieces of plastic debris are estimated to be in our oceans, though many are impossible to see with the naked eye.
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Plastic, Caught In Our Blind Spots

Plastic, Caught In Our Blind Spots | Environmental issues | Scoop.it
Christine Ren, is making waves with her thought provoking art, drawing attention to environmental issues.  Her piece entitled, “Blind Spots” is mind blowing.  A satirical piece, sparking conversation about environmental concerns as it makes an interesting commentary on society’s consumption of plastic.  The portrait of a girl blindfolded with a shopping cart full of plastic…
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Scientists say the pace of sea level rise has nearly tripled since 1990

Scientists say the pace of sea level rise has nearly tripled since 1990 | Environmental issues | Scoop.it
A new study finds a much larger acceleration of global sea level rise than detected in previous work.
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Genetically Modified Bacteria Could Eat Away The World’s Massive Plastic Problem

Genetically Modified Bacteria Could Eat Away The World’s Massive Plastic Problem | Environmental issues | Scoop.it
By 2050, the weight of plastic in the ocean will equal the weight of the fish in it. To the rescue come bacteria that could literally eat up plastic bottles!
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A NOAA Budget that Cuts to the Bone

A NOAA Budget that Cuts to the Bone | Environmental issues | Scoop.it
Late Friday night, The Washington Post broke the news that the Trump Administration’s budget plans devastating cuts for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This is what w
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Hong Kong art project highlights link between drains and ocean pollution

Hong Kong art project highlights link between drains and ocean pollution | Environmental issues | Scoop.it
Artists such as G.O.D’s Douglas Young and Tang Nannan to take part in Ocean Recovery Alliance’s Grate Art project, under which ceramic tiles with environmental messages will be installed in Hong Kong
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Scientists Just Discovered There Are 'Bees' in the Oceans

Scientists Just Discovered There Are 'Bees' in the Oceans | Environmental issues | Scoop.it
"That pollination by animals can occur adds an entirely new level of complexity to the system, and describes a very interesting plant-animal interaction that hasn’t really fully been described before."
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99% of These Sea Turtles Are Turning Female—Here’s Why

99% of These Sea Turtles Are Turning Female—Here’s Why | Environmental issues | Scoop.it
At the Pacific Ocean's largest green sea turtle rookery, a crisis is unfolding, likely thanks to warming temperatures. Will this become a global problem?
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Findings from J.A.M.I.N. Mangrove Disease Research - Living Oceans Foundation

Findings from J.A.M.I.N. Mangrove Disease Research - Living Oceans Foundation | Environmental issues | Scoop.it
Ryann Rossi finds one culture provided by students in the J.A.M.I.N. program that is the same fungus causing mangrove disease in The Bahamas.
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We know how to reduce deforestation – so where's the money?

We know how to reduce deforestation – so where's the money? | Environmental issues | Scoop.it
Paying people not to cut down trees works, evidence shows – so can we really afford not to do so?
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50+ Interviews With EPA Staff: Trump Poses 'Greatest Threat' to Agency in 47-Year History

50+ Interviews With EPA Staff: Trump Poses 'Greatest Threat' to Agency in 47-Year History | Environmental issues | Scoop.it
From repealing and replacing Obamacare to constructing that border wall, President Donald Trump has broken a lot of promises that he made on the campaign trail.
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Above the Waterline: Do you believe in the dog poop fairy? - Atlanta INtown Paper

Above the Waterline: Do you believe in the dog poop fairy? - Atlanta INtown Paper | Environmental issues | Scoop.it
Flying undetected, the fabled dog poop fairy is believed to follow dogs and their owners, picking up what dogs have deposited on the ground and their owners have left behind in small plastic bags. A belief in this fairy apparently reassures the owners that additional cleanup is optional. Public parks attract poop fairy devotees in…
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WCS Wild View: Education is a Solution to Pollution

WCS Wild View: Education is a Solution to Pollution | Environmental issues | Scoop.it
We learned that environmental threats such as oil spills, and even worse, plastic pollution, are major contributors to the demise of wildlife around the world. –Olivia Ries. Photo by onemoregeneration.org.
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Warmer weather, more killer whales bad news for Hudson Bay belugas

Warmer weather, more killer whales bad news for Hudson Bay belugas | Environmental issues | Scoop.it
A study suggests a warming climate and more killer whales could spell bad news for beluga whales in the southwestern portion of Hudson Bay.
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What the Trump Presidency Might Mean for Waste & Recycling

What the Trump Presidency Might Mean for Waste & Recycling | Environmental issues | Scoop.it
Look for the EPA playing a reduced role and some policies that could lead to a boost in MSW volumes.
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More than 900 coins removed from turtle's stomach in Thailand

More than 900 coins removed from turtle's stomach in Thailand | Environmental issues | Scoop.it
Twenty-five-year-old green sea turtle nicknamed Bank swallowed money thrown into her pool by tourists seeking good luck
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It's not just plastic that is killing sea turtles...
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The Reluctant R of REDUCE

The Reluctant R of REDUCE | Environmental issues | Scoop.it
Part Two In part one, The Recalcitrant R in REDUCE, we established that REDUCE means differently to the plastics industry and to the groups and
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Prince Charles says climate change is the 'wolf at the door' as meeting with Donald Trump is mooted

Prince Charles says climate change is the 'wolf at the door' as meeting with Donald Trump is mooted | Environmental issues | Scoop.it
Prince Charles
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