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Eco News Roundup: July 9, 2017

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. Scientists baffled by strange sea creatures near Alaska Strange sea creatures that resemble large pink thimbles are showing up on the coast of southeast Alaska for the first time after making their way north along the West Coast for the last few years. Scientists say the creatures are pyrosomes, which are tropical, filter-feeding spineless creatures usually found along the equator. They appear to be one long pink tube, but in reality, they’re thousands of multi-celled creatures mushed together, generally about...

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Eco News Roundup: July 2, 2017

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. No more business as usual: the corporates stepping up to save the planet When the US president, Donald Trump, announced his intention to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, one might have anticipated a hearty cheer from industry around the world relieved that business as usual could continue. Instead the opposite has happened. Across the United States, the business community is taking it upon itself to implement the measures needed to address climate change. And in Australia an increasing number...

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Eco News Roundup: June 25, 2017

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. Climate Change Drives Lakes Toward Ecological Tipping Points When rising temperatures brewed up a perfect storm of excessive rainfall and extreme heat in the summer of 2014, the fallout hit home. The impacts were felt by at least half a million people in Ohio when a super-bloom of cyanobacteria, a toxic blue-green algae, shut down drinking water supplies for several days. The algae feasted on fertilizers washed in from farm fields, and the warming may have pushed the lake past...

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Eco News Roundup: June 18, 2017

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. Trump administration backs away from fight over California’s power to set rules for cars and trucks The Trump administration is backing off its threat to revoke California’s unique authority to set its own tough pollution standards for cars and trucks — rules that have become a crucial tool for states to combat climate change without help from Washington. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt assured lawmakers on Thursday that his agency is not currently looking to take away the power...

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Eco News Roundup – June 11, 2017

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. Trump Administration Seeks ‘Drastic Remedy’ to Derail Kids Climate Lawsuit The Trump administration filed a writ of mandamus petition with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Friday, seeking an extraordinarily rare review of a Nov. 10, 2016 decision by U.S. District Court Judge Ann Aiken to deny its motion to dismiss Juliana v. United States. Further, the Trump administration is seeking “a stay of proceedings in the district court” while the Ninth Circuit considers its petition. The Trump administration argues...

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