Posted 4 days ago

Walker’s Relaxed Regulations Could Mean Increased Environmental Dangers

Walker’s Relaxed Regulations Could Mean Increased Environmental Dangers

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

New relaxed regulations mean less transparency and fewer hurdles for business permits in Wisconsin.
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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has recently set into motion two separate actions which are concerning environmentalists in the state, making business building permits more easily attainable and allowing for less public commentary on the process.

The first action, approved by…

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Posted 1 week ago

Lego and Shell to End Partnership

Lego and Shell to End Partnership

Lego CEO Jørgen Vig Knudstorp has stated that the company will not renew its partnership with Shell gas stations. This announcement comes at the end of a three-month campaign led by Greenpeace against Arctic drilling.

The partnership, begun in 2011, involved Lego toys being handed out at Shell gas stations in 30 countries to…

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Posted 2 weeks ago

8 Ways to Eat Environmentally Friendly

8 Ways to Eat Environmentally Friendly

Vegetables on a wooden table

Small changes can add up to eating sustainably.
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It can be difficult to eat sustainably, but you can make many small changes that can really add up to make a difference. Below are 8 changes to your eating and shopping habits you can implement today to help the environment.

  1. Reuse it. Now enforced in many states, you should use a reusable bag when shopping to help the planet. The…

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Posted 3 weeks ago

Chinese March Against Trash Incinerator for Second Day

Chinese March Against Trash Incinerator for Second Day

Garbage barge in Hong Kong

Environmental concerns over disposing of trash in China have led to public demonstrations.
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Residents in the southern region of China protested for a second straight day Sunday, September 13th, against a proposed garbage incinerator. According to witnesses, police said that the ringleaders of earlier demonstrations should surrender.

But the government of Boluo…

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Posted 1 month ago

California Loses Tesla after Rejecting Environmental Degradation

California Loses Tesla after Rejecting Environmental Degradation

Tesla Motors logo

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 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 months 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 2 months 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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