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SPARCC: Igniting Sustainable, Equitable Community Development

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4 mentions1 month ago
I anticipated that relief and joy would be my overriding emotions today in announcing the communities in which SPARCC—the Strong, Prosperous and Resilient Communities Challenge—will invest. But I find that ...

Infographic: More Workers In Solar Than Fossil Fuel Power Generation

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12 mentions2 months ago
Energy Renewable energy has made impressive strides in the U.S. in recent years. According to a new report from the U.S. Department of Energy, solar power employs more people than ...

States Lead the Way Toward 100% Renewable Energy

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32 mentions1 week ago
Lawmakers in California and Massachusetts have recently introduced bills that would require their respective states to get all of its electricity from renewable energy sources. California Senate leader Kevin de ...

Tunisia bans disposable plastic shopping bags

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10 mentions8 hours ago
In an effort to reduce plastic waste, shoppers will no longer be able to get single-use bags at supermarkets. If you happen to be shopping for groceries in Tunisia, you ...

How an Indigenous renewable energy alliance aims to cut power costs and disadvantage

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6 mentions5 days ago
Like so many of the Indigenous communities dotted across the Australian continent, the remote communities in north-west New South Wales are struggling. “These are not happy places,” says the Euahlayi ...

The Most Unexplored Habitat on Earth Is Packed with Pollution

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2 mentions4 weeks ago
In Disney’s latest animated release, titular character Moana and a demigod named Maui dive to the bottom of the ocean to do battle with a giant, David Bowie–channeling crab in ...

Trump Can’t Stop This: Global Renewable Energy Booms

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7 mentions4 weeks ago
Welcome to our first international climate action update, where we take a moment each month to remember that Donald Trump is not the president of the world — and celebrate other countries’ ...

NRDC: Trump’s Misguided Budget on Energy, Oceans, Climate and Environment

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5 mentions1 week ago
Jake Thompson, [email protected], (202) 289-2387 Elizabeth Heyd, [email protected], (202) 289-2424 WASHINGTON– President Trump released his proposed 2018 federal budget today, and experts at the Natural Resources Defense Council ...

Hip hop is used to teach kids about gardening

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7 mentions1 month ago
This innovative education model gets kids rapping, planting, and cooking in marginalized neighborhoods of London. Music is a universal language, but until last week, I never imagined it could be ...

Protect the environment, reject Pruitt: Our view

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30 mentions2 months ago
Much of the debate over human-caused climate change has been focused on whether the threat has been overestimated. But what if the threat has been underestimated? Scientists are constantly being ...

Solar jobs soar as Maryland prioritizes renewable energy

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14 mentions4 weeks ago
Matt McDonough and his crew rolled up to the Brookly Park home around 8 a.m., unloaded their ladders, harnesses and tools, and got to work tiling another roof with solar ...

The UN has declared war on ocean plastic pollution

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4 mentions4 weeks ago
The Clean Seas campaign was launched last week, aimed at eliminating major sources of marine plastic and changing shopping habits. The United Nations has declared war on plastic. In an ...

The Real Lowdown: The Trump and Congressional Republican Assault on Our Environment, Vol. 4

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6 mentions7 days ago
That warning rang true the day after, on March 16, when President Trump released his 2018 budget proposal. The Washington Post front page was covered in red ink showing Trump’s ...

Pollution Has Worked Its Way Down To The World's Deepest Waters

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The Mariana Trench in the northern Pacific is the deepest part of the world's oceans. You might think a place that remote would be untouched by human activity. But the ...