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Eco News Roundup: Earth Day – April 22, 2018

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. Earth Day 2018: The 10 Most Pressing Environmental Concerns Facing Our Planet – And Rays of Hope for Each On Earth Day, the world comes together to take a hard look at the state of our planet and to inspire people and nations to become catalysts for change. The movement began on April 22, 1970, when 20 million Americans took to the streets to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment. Now, 48 years later, Earth Day has become a global...

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Eco News Roundup: April 15, 2018

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. One hive at a time, backyard beekeepers try saving the world DETROIT — For the past few years, national media have touted Detroit’s comeback story: It endured dark days, went through the nation’s largest municipal bankruptcy, and is — literally, with the construction of a new skyscraper — on the rise. The city is about to face a different kind of buzz. “We’re starting to see more bees in the city,” said Timothy Paule, who, with his girlfriend, started a...

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Eco News Roundup: March 25, 2018

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. ‘It’s About Taking Back What’s Ours’: Native Women Reclaim Land, Plot By Plot Gould and her partner in crime Johnella LaRose, who is Shoshone-Bannock and Carrizo, founded the Sogorea Te Land Trust in 2012 to reclaim Ohlone land in the Bay Area. “It’s about decolonizing our own minds and taking back what is ours,” Gould said of their grassroots, woman-led organization. “We are going to be extinct if we do not take care of all of these things.” In January...

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Eco News Roundup: March 4, 2018

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. From Almonds To Rice, Climate Change Could Slash California Crop Yields By 2050 Climate change could decrease the yield of some crops in California by up to 40 percent by 2050. That’s a big deal for farmers in the state, which provides about two-thirds of the nation’s produce. California farmers grow more than 400 commodity crops. Tapan Pathak, a University of California Cooperative Extension specialist based in California’s Central Valley, and his research team analyzed 89 studies on climate change...

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Eco News Roundup: February 18, 2018

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. Navajo Nation & Havasupai Resist Trump Opening Up Uranium Mining on Tribal Lands SUPAI, ARIZONA – Responding to President Donald Trump’s overtures to open up uranium mining on tribal lands, the Navajo Nation and Havasupai Tribe (People of the Blue Green Water) are expressing their opposition. Navajo Nation Vice President Jonathan Nez joined Arizona State Rep. Eric Descheenie and six other runners on a run to the village of Supai on February 14 to collect handwritten letters from the students...

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