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California Loses Tesla after Rejecting Environmental Degradation

California Loses Tesla after Rejecting Environmental Degradation

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Tesla Motors will build their new factory in Nevada.
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Electric carmaker Tesla has chosen to build its new gigafactory in Nevada in a deal amounting to roughly $1.25 billion in incentives. The deal was struck after California had offered the company roughly $500 million in a package of incentives to build a gigafactory in its home state.

The Reno Gazette-Journalsaid…

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Posted 1 week ago

Great White Shark Attacks Two Kayakers off of Cape Cod

Great White Shark Attacks Two Kayakers off of Cape Cod

Great white shark swimming

A great white shark attacked two kayakers on the east coast, but no one was injured.
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Last week, a great white shark near a group of seals attacked two kayakers near Massachusetts. Unfortunately for the kayakers, there has been a surge in the seal population near Cape Cod Bay, and thus a rising number of predatory sharks—especially near seal colonies and other prey.

“White…

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Posted 2 weeks ago

GOP Launches Investigation into EPA Carbon Emission Rule

GOP Launches Investigation into EPA Carbon Emission Rule

The GOP vs. the EPA on carbon emissions

The GOP wants more information on the EPA’s carbon emission rule.
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Earlier this week, House Republicans launched an investigation into what they are deeming “improper influence” by a national environmental group in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) creation of a federal rule to reduce carbon emissions from power plants.

Members of the House Oversight and Government…

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Posted 3 weeks ago

Nicaragua to Move Forward with Canal Project

Nicaragua to Move Forward with Canal Project

Lake Nicaragua could be detrimentally affected by the canal project

Lake Nicaragua is the main water source for the country and could face problems if the canal project moves forward.
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Officials in Nicaragua are moving forward with plans to create a large canal in order to form a trans-oceanic waterway. The Nicaraguan government wants the dig to start as soon as December and is certain that the presence of the canal will have a positive effect.…

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Posted 1 month ago

Omaha, Nebraska Teacher Wins National Environmental Award

Omaha, Nebraska Teacher Wins National Environmental Award

Denton received an award from the EPA for her efforts in environmental education

Kristine Denton, a science teacher in Nebraska, won the EPA Presidential Award for helping students build indoor aquaponic farms. Image: EPA.gov

The Environmental Protection Agency awarded an Omaha, Nebraska teacher with one of 17 nationwide EPA awards for environmental education. Kristine Denton received a presidential innovation award for her work at Omaha’s King Science and Technology Magnet…

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Posted 1 month ago

California Experiencing Most Severe Drought Ever Recorded

California Experiencing Most Severe Drought Ever Recorded

California drought is the worst ever recorded

California is currently experiencing the worst drought on record. Image: Shutterstock

Over half of California has now reached the most severe level of drought for the first time since the federal government began issuing regular drought reports in the late 1990s. As of Thursday, July 31st, over 58 percent of the state was declared under exceptional drought, a shocking increase of more than 20…

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Posted 1 month ago

Sustainable Agriculture vs. Climate Change

Sustainable Agriculture vs. Climate Change

A green sprout in natural soil

Regenerative organic agriculture could alleviate–or even reverse–the effects of climate change.
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Could the way we grow food actually help minimize the impact of climate change? Science not only says yes—it suggests conscientious agriculture could reverse the effects of climate change as well.

The global system of growing food, including land-use, feed, fertilizer,…

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Posted 1 month ago

Gibraltar Did Not Breach Bloc’s Environmental Regulations

Gibraltar Did Not Breach Bloc’s #Environmental Regulations

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Last year, Spain accused Gibraltar of breaching the bloc’s environmental regulations.
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Last year, Spain accused Gibraltar of committing a breach to the bloc’s environmental regulations with the artificial reef they created last year, along with other activities. This week, however, the European Commission found that the government of Gibraltar did not commit to such a breach.

“T…

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Posted 1 month ago

Consumer Energy Looks Out for Environment

Consumer Energy Looks Out for Environment

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The Jackson, MI based utility company Consumers Energy is being recognized again as a top energy provider in the Midwest United States. The company has been named top “environmental champion” among combination energy providers (providers of both electricity and natural gas) in the Midwest by Cogent Reports, a division of Market Strategies International that measures…

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Posted 2 months ago

U.S. Oil Export Decision Could Open New Gateway for Industry

U.S. Oil Export Decision Could Open New Gateway for Industry

U.S. Oil Industry

U.S. Oil Industry

Amid debate over reevaluation of the export prohibitions for U.S. oil, the U.S. Commerce Department has quietly cleared two Texas-based companies to export a type of crude oil, slightly easing decades-old restrictions and possibly opening the door for many other oil producers.

This comes at a time when the U.S. oil industry is seeing domestic production booms and is considering…

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