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Global warming isn't fake news. Why do so many think it is?

How Can We Set Aside Biases to Perception of Climate Change?

Guest post by Emily Folk Despite scientific evidence, a vast portion of the population still believes global climate change isn’t taking place, or it isn’t a human-made phenomenon. The publication of new research hasn’t helped the situation — researchers found that more information leads the public to sift through the data to find what best suits their already held biases….

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Protestors at the U.S. COP23 side event promoting clean coal

U.S. Delegation Offers Up Clean Coal Side Event at COP23

Back in 2015 at the COP21 climate conference in Paris, the U.S. delegation presented numerous side events in the Blue Zone, from EPA, NASA, NOAA, the Department of Energy and more. The United States clearly embraced its role as a world leader at a historic global inflection point. Fast forward two years, to the end of President Donald Trump’s first year…

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Number of Hot Days Rises Eight-Fold in Northern Spain

The effects of the Earth’s warming climate continue to take their toll, globally, including in northern Spain. Tucked away in Spain’s northwest corner, hot, dry summer days are coming much earlier and persisting much longer in Galicia than has been the case over the course of the past century. Rising temperatures and balmy days in mid-May signaled the onset of…

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Is There a Link between Renewable Energy and Clean Drinking Water?

Despite the advanced age we live in, one in every 10 people doesn’t have access to clean water. That adds up to more than 800 million people worldwide. Billions of people are forced to draw their drinking water from contaminated sources, and the impact has been truly disastrous. Most countries in Central Asia, South America, Africa and Eastern Europe have…

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Standing Rock Sioux shift from protest to calls for divestment

Standing Rock Sioux Move From Protesting To Calling For Divestment

A strategy of protest Protests at the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota over the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) occurred in 2016, catching the attention of environmentalists and the news media. The Dakota Access Pipeline is a 1,168 miles mile pipeline that will carry crude oil from the Bakken oil fields from North Dakota to southern Illinois. It would…

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Pruitt's war on the EPA and the Clean Power Plan

The EPA Repeals the Clean Power Plan

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt issued a notice proposing to repeal the Clean Power Plan (CPP). The CPP is the cornerstone of former President Obama’s climate change policy. In 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized new standards to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, developed under the Clean Air Act. The Supreme Court…

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Environmental Psychology - Connecting with the Environmental Around Us

How Psychology Can Help Save the Environment

The psychology field may not be the first sector that comes to mind when thinking about how different professionals are working together to preserve the planet. However, what you’re about to read may surprise you. It discusses how psychologists are relying on people’s emotions and behaviors to inspire climate-changing choices. Public awareness could keep our oceans cleaner A recent study…

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