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Enviro News Wrap: Young U.S. Voters Want Climate Action; Fossil Energy Divestment Takes Hold; Utilities vs. Rooftop Solar…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Young people in America know that global warming is real; as long as we can get them to vote we will never have another President that opposes a healthy environment. And, when did having a healthy environment become just a Democrat thing? Nixon…

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Businesses are increasingly taking stock of water management and risk as a cornerstone of sustainability

The Business of Sustainable Water Management

U.S. corporations are increasingly looking to sustainable water management standards that exceed the statutes of the Clean Water Act (CWA).  The CWA was passed 40 years ago on October 18th, 1972, it establishes the basic structure for regulating discharges of pollutants into U.S. waters. Although the CWA has not met its original goal of eliminating pollutants, some businesses are nonetheless showing…

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Enviro News Wrap: The Road Not Built (in the Serengeti); Congress Attacks Clean Water Act; Cheaper Solar Cells, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The Serengeti is a unique land: the government of Tanzania has decided that the harmony and integrity of the land is more valuable than building a paved road through the Serengeti for human transportation. Purifying water just got cheaper, BBC reports. Check out this slideshow…

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Many coastal areas have acidic "hot spots" caused by local problems that can be mitigated with current laws.

New Study Suggests Current Laws Can Help Local Communities Ease Hot Spots of Ocean Acidification

Many experts warn of rapidly increasing ocean acidification as a global issue in need of urgent action. While carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels drives the ongoing alteration in ocean chemistry on a global scale, a new study just published in the journal Science says coastal communities don’t need to wait for global solution to address the problem. The report…

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EPA Seeks to Block Mountaintop Removal Permit

On Friday the Environmental Protection Agency announced its intention to revoke a permit issued in 2007 for the Mingo Logan Coal Spruce #1 surface mine, a unit owned by Arch Coal Inc. of St. Louis. The move is the first time the EPA has sought to block a previously permitted project, saying it is doing so because the Spruce #1…

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