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Zinke leaked plan exposes intention to reduce protection of 10 national monuments. Among them is Bear's Ears in Utah

Interior Secretary Zinke’s Leaked Plan Would Shrink Protection For 10 National Monuments

A plan by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, obtained by the Associated Press, recommends that President Trump shrink 10 national monuments. A national monument is a land or historic area the Congress or President has given permanent protection to through the Antiquities Act of 1906. An executive order issued by President Trump in April instructed Zinke to review 27 monuments designated…

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mountain glaciers receding

Mountain Digest Highlights Wide-Scale, Varied Effects of Climate Change on Glaciers Worldwide

From discovery of frozen mummies in the Alps to a scientific expedition to Peru’s highest peak and an anomalous summer cold air vortex in the Karakoram, unprecedented changes are taking place across the world’s glaciers and high mountians.

Desert Solar, Wind Power to Fuel Santiago, Chile’s Subway System

The Chilean capital’s subsway system is considered the finest, as well as the largest, in Latin America. Come 2018, some 60% of its electricity is to come from solar and wind power resources far north.

Beach erosion

Caribbean Nations Look to International Community to Help Conserve Region’s Sandy Beaches

A prospective US$4.5 million from South Korea could lead to the launch of an inter4national project on the part of Association of Caribbean States’ members to stem the loss of sandy beaches throughout the region.

Health risk from degrading air quality

Nearly 127 Million Americans’ Health Risks Rise as Air Quality Worsens

In addition to producing mapping air quality nationwide, NRDC is calling on government leaders at all levels to do what needs to be done to mitigate the rising health risks posed by rising greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution, temperatures and unhealthy air days.

World Religious, Indigenous Leaders Join in Launch of Global Initiative to End Deforestation

Religious and indigenous leaders from around the world gathered in Oslo, Norway June 19-21 to draw international attention to the growing threats and costs posed by ongoing tropical rainforest deforestation and take initial steps to stem the tide. Buddhist, Christian, Daoist, Hindu, Jewish and Muslim leaders were joined by His Majesty King Harald V of Norway in launching the Interfaith Rainforest Initiative, which was deemed an “unprecedented initiative” to end deforestation and protect our world’s tropical rain forests.

Information is Power: Böll Foundation Releases Inaugural World Ocean Atlas

Highlighting the threats and costs climate change and human activites are having on the world ocean, the Heinrich Böll Foundation released its inaugural “Ocean Atlas 2017.”