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Why hurricanes Harvey and Irma won’t lead to action on climate change

The hurricanes of Harvey and Irma will be a catalyst for a new age of realism regarding the hazards of climate change.

Leaked Zinke memo urges Trump to shrink national monuments, allow drilling

Zinke also proposed opening these publicly held national monuments up to drilling, logging, commercial fishing and other activities for private profit.

Beyond Harvey and Irma

Militarizing Homeland Security in the climate-change era.

New bill aims to restore ‘common-sense’ plastic water bottle ban in national parks

The bill would allow National Park Service regional directors the discretion to implement the policy and encourages them to develop a visitor education strategy to explain the rationale for the program.

90 companies helped cause the climate crisis – they should pay for it

The companies responsible for the climate crisis should cover the costs of fighting wildfires and recovering from hurricanes.

The great flood

The damage suffered by Houston, Tampa and Miami is not an anomaly. It is the beginning of the end.

These corporations have the biggest influence on climate policy

“The data shows the climate policy agenda, in terms of corporate influencing, is being driven by a small number of massive global corporations.”
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Scientists: Climate change may wipe out third of world’s parasites, with disastrous ripple effects

The loss of species of lice, fleas and worms could have profound ripple effects on the environment and might pave the way for new parasites to colonize humans and other animals with disastrous health outcomes.

US solar industry sees phenomenal growth

The American solar industry is projected to triple cumulative capacity over the next five years.