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Antarctica is getting greener

Antarctica is changing. The typical image is that of a pristine, white wilderness of ice and snow. “The white of the snow, the brown of the rocks, and the blue of the sky is a perfect day on the Antarctic Peninsula,” says researcher Dominic Hodgson of the British Antarctic Survey. But Hodgson says there is […]

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Op-Ed: U.S. withdrawal from Paris pact makes sense

By Shoshana Bryen WASHINGTON, D.C. — If you’re looking for American ingenuity and technological prowess to help resolve the climate issues that face the world, the Paris Climate Pact is not for you.  The pact is a voluntary agreement among countries including the world’s worst polluters (this is axiomatic, since only Nicaragua and Syria are […]

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Earliest fossil evidence of Homo sapiens found in Morocco

Anthropologists have long sought to pin down the exact location of the proverbial “Garden of Eden” — the region of our planet where the earliest Homo sapiens emerged. Over the last two decades, a combination of genetic evidence and data from the fossil record led scientists to conclude that the first members of our species […]

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As Trump alienates the US from the rest of the world, California Gov. takes up climate talks with China

In the wake of the US’s announced withdrawal from the Paris agreement, California Governor Jerry Brown met with Chinese President Xi Jinping this week to cement green Sino-American economic and technological cooperation. “Where the grass is green and the energy is greener.” Image credits Tobias Müller. Five days ago, President Trump split the US in […]

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For blind Israelis, every guide dog has its day

Use of the animals is growing in Israel, although the country’s lone accredited school training them in Hebrew struggles with lack of funding and awareness By Luke Tress Six juvenile Labradors and Golden Retrievers surrounded Yariv Melamed, intently watching the piece of bread the dog trainer held in his hand. Several others wrestled with each […]

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Awe-inspiring photos of the Earth from space in honor of World Environment Day

Our swiftly tilting planet Earth rotating at night. NASA Close your eyes and picture what the Earth looks like. You’re probably picturing a circle, mostly blue thanks to the ocean, with swirls of clouds and the occasional green and brown land mass. The entire sphere is floating in a mass of impossible black. You’re picturing […]

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Michael Bloomberg Pledges $15Mil to Ensure U.S. Fulfills Paris Climate Accord

In response to President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from participation in the Paris climate accord, Michael Bloomberg said Thursday that his nonprofit foundation would commit $15 million to fill the gap left by the U.S. government backing out of the 2015 global agreement. On Friday the billionaire announced the creation of “America’s […]

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Nikki Haley says President Trump believes in climate change caused by pollution

WASHINGTON—When President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he was withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement, he never said whether he believed in the science of global warming or if he still considers it a hoax, as he has said in the past. At least one of his aides, Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the […]

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Nancy Pelosi: Donald Trump ‘dishonoring’ God in global warming decision

Rep. Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that President Trump was “dishonoring” God and questioned whether his grandchildren will even be able to breathe air after his announcement a day earlier that he would withdraw from the Paris climate accord. “How is he ever going to explain to his grandchildren what he did to the air they […]

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Ivanka Trump loses climate battle as Bannon re-emerges in White House

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the Paris climate agreement Thursday, delivering a blow to worldwide environmentalists, major European powers — and daughter Ivanka. In the process, Trump also revealed that his controversial chief strategist, Steve Bannon, who appeared to have fallen out of favor in recent months, has regained […]

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How California Will Fight Trump on Climate Change

California became the heart of the anti-Trump resistance as soon as there was a Trump presidency to resist; almost as soon as the polls closed on November 8, some called for the state to secede from the rest of the country. Six months later, California remains part of the United States, but it now has […]

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Obama lashes at Trump as climate legacy slips away

A frustrated former President Obama chided President Trump Thursday for canceling U.S. involvement in the Paris climate agreement, and insisted the rest of the world is still headed toward lower greenhouse gas emissions even without American leadership. Even as Mr. Trump was still speaking in the White House Rose Garden, announcing his decision, Mr. Obama […]

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Donald Trump withdraws U.S. from Paris climate accord

President Trump announced Thursday that he was starting the process for a U.S. exit from the Paris climate change agreement, but said he would try to renegotiate a better deal for the American people. He said he was getting out of the deal, and immediately ending all compliance activity. He said it was a bad […]

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Trump preparing to pull US from Paris climate accord, amid last-minute lobbying

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump hasn’t made a final decision on whether the U.S. will quit the Paris Accord on climate change, but White House officials indicated Wednesday that he was headed in that direction, setting off a worldwide reaction. A flurry of leaks, counter-leaks and public statements thrust back into the spotlight a decision […]

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