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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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Eco News Roundup: October 1, 2017

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. Pentagon Moves Ahead With Obama-Era Climate Preparation Plan Despite Trump’s Orders The Department of Defense (DoD) has warned for years that climate change is a national security threat and, despite President Trump’s orders, the agency continues to take steps to help the military navigate and prepare for the impacts of a warming planet. As Military Times reports, the Pentagon is plowing ahead with its 2014 “Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap” even though Trump issued an executive order in March seeking to...

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Eco News Roundup: September 10, 2010 – Irma Edition

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. Florida governor has ignored climate change risks, critics say TAMPA — Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has been ubiquitous in recent days as Hurricane Irma bears down on the Sunshine State, warning of deadly winds and storm surges and imploring residents to heed evacuation orders. “This is a catastrophic storm our state has never seen,” he cautioned at one of many news conferences. By all accounts, Scott and other officials have aggressively tried to prepare the state and its residents...

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