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Eco News Roundup: November 12, 2017

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. Denver Becomes Latest City to Require Green Roofs Denver is the latest city to mandate rooftop gardens or solar installations on new, large buildings, joining San Francisco, New York, Paris, London and other cities around the world with similar green roof measures, the Associated Press reported. The Colorado capital ranks third in the nation for highest heat island and eighth in the nation for worst ozone/particulate pollution, according to the Denver Green Roof Initiative, a grassroots group that advocated for...

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Eco News Roundup: November 5, 2017

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. Nuns Stand With Native Alaskans to Oppose Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge If you don’t often associate nuns with environmental activism, you probably haven’t met the Sisters of Mercy. The Roman Catholic women’s organization strives to “act in harmony and interdependence with all of creation” by advocating action on climate change and standing in solidarity with pipeline protestors. This week, the Sisters reaffirmed their commitment to protecting all life on Earth, when they called on Congress to keep...

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Eco News Roundup: October 29, 2017

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. US winter has shrunk by more than one month in 100 years The length of the US winter is shortening, with the first frost of the year arriving more than one later than it did 100 years ago, according to more than a century of measurements from weather stations nationwide. The trend of ever later first freezes appears to have started around 1980, according to data from 700 weather stations across the US going back to 1895 and compiled by...

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Eco News Roundup: October 22, 2017

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. EPA steps in as Puerto Ricans grow desperate for clean drinking water The Environmental Protection Agency has hired contractors to repair fencing around a federally designated, hazardous waste site and “local security is stationed at the wells to prevent access,” the agency said, after reports surfaced that residents — desperate for drinking water — were taking water from a toxic well. Puerto Rico’s water utility, Autoridad de Acueductos y Alcantarillados, had been distributing water from a well at the Dorado...

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Our Earth – Eco News Roundup: October 8, 2017

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. Despite Trump, States Still on Pace to Reach Paris Climate Goals A coalition of states that vowed to fight global warming is on track to meet its share of U.S. targets set under the Paris Climate Agreement, even as President Donald Trump guts federal environmental efforts. California, New York, and other members of the U.S. Climate Alliance have collectively cut greenhouse gases 15 percent since 2005, putting them within reach of the national goal of reducing emissions at least 26 percent by...

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