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Hurricane Maria devastates Puerto Rico

Volunteer Power Industry Disaster Relief, Solar Energy Co-op Deploying Solar Outreach Solutions (SOS) in Puerto Rico

AMURTEL, Amicus Solar Cooperative and Aireko are working to deploy an initial 10, and as many as 100, mobile SOS units across hurricane-struck Puerto Rico.

Opposition continues to all potential routes for Keystone XL pipeline

Nebraska Public Service Commission Approves Alternate Route for Keystone XL Pipeline

The completed route of the Keystone XL pipeline is closer to fruition. The Nebraska Public Service Commission approved an alternate route for the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline project through the state. The Commission approved the alternate route by a three-to-two vote. TransCanada, the company building the pipeline, stated that it is evaluating the decision. “As a result of today’s decision,…

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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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Orbiting Carbon Observatory

2000-Year High in Annual CO2 Emissions Set During 2015-2016 El Nino

Drought and high temperatures compromised the health of tropical rain forests across South America, Africa and the Asia-Pacific during the 2015/2016 El Nino, leading to a spike in carbon dioxide emissions, according to an analysis of data from the NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory.

Don't allow drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in GOP Budget Crosshairs

Tell your Senator to remove drilling in the Refuge from the budget Contact your Senator now! A Medium post published by the Wilderness Society lays out the new threats facing the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Congress is set to vote this month on a provision in the proposed budget allowing drilling activity in the refuge. The last refuge The Arctic…

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Gas flare at Evanson Place - Arnegard North Dakota

Court Overturns Trump Administration’s Delay of a Methane Waste Rule

There is good news for environmentalists. Thanks to a court decision an Obama-era rule to prevent methane waste by the oil and gas industry now goes into effect. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that the Trump administration acted unlawfully when it suspended rules enacted by the Obama administration the oil and gas industry to…

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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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