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Survey shows a majority of Americans support Obama’s climate action plan

July 18th, 2013

Obama’s climate action plan has strong support among Americans, according to a new poll, which shows majorities favor reducing carbon emissions from power plants, driving more fuel efficient cars and developing wind, solar and hydroelectric power.

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Sharing the land in India, supporting farmers in Mexico and Australia and other cool ways people are stopping desertification

June 21st, 2013

Desertification threatens lands across the planet as weather extremes worsen and development strips areas of protective trees and vegetation.The process displaces farms, wildlife, green areas and impoverishes local people by stealing their means of support. But groups around the world are finding unique, organic and sustainable solutions that push back desertification.

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Invasive zebra mussels muscle into Texas, but boat owners can save the day if they follow this advice

June 20th, 2013

Zebra mussels are ready to invade Texas, but boat owners can help defend the state’s lake reservoirs by taking steps to run a clean operation.

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HOAs must consider drought-tolerant landscaping under new law passed by Texas legislature

June 3rd, 2013

Homeowners will still have to submit their plans to their association, but they will be allowed to move toward more drought-tolerant landscaping under a new Texas law awaiting Gov. Rick Perry’s signature.

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Portland residents reject fluoridation, thwarting City Council that had mandated it

May 22nd, 2013

Portland voters soundly rejected fluoridation of the city’s water, reversing a 2012 mandate by the city council. Anti-fluoride forces are calling the vote a victory for modern science, which has identified excessive fluoride exposures as contributing to thyroid disease, bone damage and lower IQs among children.

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Baylor University: Going for a deeper shade of green

February 19th, 2013

Baylor University, the world’s largest Baptist-affiliated college, is known for its schools of business and law; classic, steepled campus and commitment to education with a Christian flavor. Built in 1845, the university cherishes tradition, but it is also embracing the latest technologies to save energy and preserve nature for future generations.

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What Americans think of Obama’s plan to fight climate change

February 13th, 2013

“For the sake of our children we must do more to combat climate change,” Obama declared in his State of the Union Address. It turns out a majority of Americans agree with him, according to post SOTUS poll.

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Hollywood stars (and thousands of regular Americans) align to point Obama toward climate solutions

February 11th, 2013

The Forward on Climate rally, being organized by 350.org, Sierra Club and the Hip Hop Caucus wants to press President Obama to aggressively fight the greenhouse gases causing climate change. For starters, the groups would like Obama to deny the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, which would add a heavy carbon burden to the planet but also has heavyweight support in Congress.

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Will your university divest from fossil fuels?

January 23rd, 2013

Concerned about the heavy toll that carbon pollution is taking on the planet, students across the US are petitioning their colleges to divest from fossil fuels….By clicking on the link to their school, students are connected either to a petition they can sign, or a website for their campus group working for fossil fuel divestment.

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These 16 US states recorded their hottest year on record in 2012

January 10th, 2013

To no one’s surprise the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists released their report this week about how 2012 was the hottest year on record in the U.S. We knew that was coming.

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Anti-fracking groups gear up for protest in New York

January 8th, 2013

The New Yorkers Against Fracking coalition is planning a rally in Albany to urge Gov. Andrew Cuomo to keep fracking out of the state. Opponents of fracking in the Empire State are worried that draft rules for gas wells has paved the way for gas well permits in advance of needed scientific scrutiny.

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Bloom Town: The wild life of American cities

November 27th, 2012

One of America’s hottest cities and one of its coldest may have more in common than you would guess. In places like Phoenix and Minneapolis, scientists think that cities are starting to look alike in ways that have nothing to do with the proliferation of Starbucks, WalMart or T.G.I Fridays. It has to do with the flowers we plant and the fertilizers we use and the choices we make every spring when we emerge from our apartments and homes and descend on local garden centers.

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