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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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Eco News Roundup: February 11, 2018

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. The Arctic Refuge Still Bears Scars From Oil Exploration In The 1980s In the winters of 1984 and 1985, exploration crews representing more than 20 oil companies set out to evaluate the reserves contained in Alaska’s remote Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Heavy tracked vehicles and ski-mounted trailers crisscrossed the snow-covered terrain conducting seismic surveys, a process that involves sending sound waves into the ground to pinpoint deposits of crude oil and natural gas. These tests found an estimated 9 billion...

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Eco News Roundup: January 21, 2018

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. 24-Hour Solar Energy: Molten Salt Makes It Possible, and Prices Are Falling Fast The first thing you see of the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Facility, and you can be miles away, is a light so bright you can’t look directly at it. This sits atop a 640-foot cement tower, rising from the flat, empty Nevada desert around the halfway point on the highway from Reno to Las Vegas. The tower’s surrounded by a nearly two-mile-wide field of mirrors that send...

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Eco News Roundup: January 14, 2018

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. Six irrefutable pieces of evidence that prove climate change is real Climate change is often treated as a political issue, but it shouldn’t be. The facts are these: The climate of our planet is changing at a pace unlike anything seen in the natural fluctuations traced across geological records, and scientists have overwhelmingly traced this global warming trend to human activity. Unless you’re a supercomputer, you’ll find it virtually impossible to keep an eye on every single indicator of climate...

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