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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.

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Posted 1 week 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 1 month ago

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

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

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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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Posted 1 month ago

New Study Reveals that Nature Helps Reduce Impulsiveness

Feeling #impulsive? Go enjoy #nature.

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A new study has found that nature helps reduce impulsiveness.
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Nature has many positive benefits, but one of the most recent benefits to come into the spotlight is its ability to suppress impulsive tendencies—even when viewed virtually.

This is according to a new study out of Utah State University and published in PLOS One, which tested impulsivity in study participants through…

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Posted 1 month ago

Chesapeake Bay Clean Up

It’s time to clean up #ChesapeakeBay and keep our rivers healthy!

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The Chesapeake Watershed Agreement will help combat pollution in the Chesapeake Bay.
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On Monday, June 16, government leaders in the Chesapeake Bay watershed signed the Chesapeake Watershed Agreement, which is a broad agreement to restore the health of its waters. This agreement comes at a time when the blue crab and oyster populations of the area continue to fluctuate and…

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Posted 1 month ago

Earthjustice Files Lawsuit Against Gulf Power

How about some arsenic in your water? @earthjustice says “no thanks” to Gulf Power.

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Earthjustice claims that Gulf Power’s Sholz plant is dumping harmful chemicals like arsenic into the local water supply.

An environmental legal group called Earthjustice claims a coal ash dump associated with Gulf Power’s Scholz generating plant near Sneads, Florida, is releasing pollutants like arsenic into the water. The group released a press release that stated that scientists measured…

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Posted 1 month ago

How Obama Made Climate Change History this Week

#GoBig or #GoHome. Bravo, Mr. Obama. It’s time to #ActonClimate NOW!

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Obama’s drastic climate changes are exactly what we need.
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Early this week, the Obama administration unveiled historic environmental rules to cut carbon pollution from power plants by 30% by 2030. The rules, announced formally by the Environmental Protection Agency, are the first time any president has moved to regulate carbon pollution from power plants

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Posted 1 month ago

Walmart to Launch Recycling Fund

You might be surprised at some of the big #companies supporting #green initiatives these days! Check it out:

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Walmart has joined several major companies in a new sustainable agriculture and supply chain commitment.

At Walmart’s inaugural Sustainable Product Expo, the company announced a fund to invest $100 million in recycling infrastructure products and joined CEOs from Kellogg, Coca-Cola, Monsanto and other major companies to sign sustainable agriculture and supply chain commitments. At their three-day…

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Posted 2 months ago

Climate Changes Affects Sex of Sea Turtles

#Sex of sea turtles is determined by sand temperature, making them extremely vulnerable to #extinction with #climatechange:

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Warmer sand temperatures increase the likelihood that sea turtles will be born female.
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A recent study publishedin the scientific journal Nature Climate Change, shows that continual warming climate could cause greater numbers of sea turtles to be born female. The publication warns that when the sands become too warm, the sea turtle eggs grow too warm. Without enough male sea…

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Posted 2 months ago

Minnesota Becomes First State to Ban Triclosan

What’s in your soap? Probably #triclosan.

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Minnesota has banned the use of triclosan in most retail consumer hygiene products, such as antibacterial soap.
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Triclosan is an antibacterial and antifungal agent found in many soap products, deodorants, toothpaste and even some toys.

Governor Mark Dayton signed a bill last Friday making Minnesota the first state to ban the use of triclosan in most retail consumer hygiene…

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