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Eco News Roundup: August 20, 2017

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. Three EU Countries Hit 2020 Renewable Benchmarks Early Newly released data shows that three European Union member countries have already met their renewable energy goals for 2020. A number of other members are also well on their way to meeting their benchmarks, though some countries, most notably the U.K., are a long ways away. Eurostat, the main entity that keeps data on the EU, released renewable energy data for 2012 on Tuesday. Sweden leads the way for all EU members...

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Eco News Roundup: August 13, 2017

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. Trump is the past. Clean energy is the future for America and the planet Donald Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the historic Paris climate agreement and turn his back on the other 194 countries that signed it leaves him isolated on the world stage. But Trump is also isolated from the very Americans he purports to lead, and here lies hope. Across America, families, businesses, churches, institutions and governments are busy building a clean energy future. And...

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Eco News Roundup: August 6, 2017

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. With Floating Farm, New York Looks to the Future of Public Parks Come April, a farm full of fruit trees and other crops will float to locations in three New York City boroughs, and visitors will be invited to enjoy nature by literally picking, snipping, and sowing to their hearts’ content. Located on a 5,000-square-foot barge, “Swale” will include 4,000 square feet of solar-powered growing space, including a perennial garden, an aquaponics area, and an apple orchard sponsored by Heineken USA’s Strongbow Apple...

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Eco News Roundup: July 30, 2017

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. 76 women on a glacier are changing the world Heidi Steltzer’s job, as she puts it, is “hiking where no one else will go.” As a mountain and polar ecologist studying rare plants, she’s accustomed to traveling to breathtaking Arctic vistas to chase flora along mountain ridges. Steltzer’s colleagues were more knowledgeable than your average gaggle of tourists. The travelers on her trip were all scientists, and several of them focus specifically on climate change. What’s more, her 75 companions on...

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Eco News Roundup: July 23, 2017

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’ is arriving just when we need it A decade ago, former Vice President Al Gore had one of the unlikeliest hit films of all time, An Inconvenient Truth. Now he’s back with a follow-up, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, which premiered in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. In an interview with Stephen Colbert on CBS’s The Late Show Monday night, Gore joked, “And to young people in particular, I really recommend this movie as a date...

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