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First Mammal Goes Extinct Due to Human-Caused Climate Change

First Mammal Goes Extinct Due to Human-Caused Climate Change
The Bramble Cay melomys—a rodent found only on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef—has been declared extinct, according to a new study from researchers at the Queensland’s Department of Environment and Heritage Protection and the University of Queensland.
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Renewable Energy Jobs Keep Growing While Fossil Fuel Jobs Keep Shrinking

Renewable Energy Jobs Keep Growing While Fossil Fuel Jobs Keep Shrinking
More than 8.1 million people are now employed by the renewable energy industry worldwide, an increase of five percent over last year, according the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
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Climate Denier Trump Building Wall in Ireland to Keep Climate Change Out

Climate Denier Trump Building Wall in Ireland to Keep Climate Change Out
Donald Trump doesn't think climate change is real... unless it's threatening one of his gold courses in Ireland.
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In 'Profound Loss for Maine's Citizens,' Court OKs Sale of Town's Water to Nestle

In 'Profound Loss for Maine's Citizens,' Court OKs Sale of Town's Water to Nestle
Decision "paves the way for a private corporation to profit from a vital public resource for decades to come."
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Why is Coal Suddenly Becoming a Major Talking Point in the Presidential Election?

Why is Coal Suddenly Becoming a Major Talking Point in the Presidential Election?
It simply wouldn’t be an election year in the United States without the fictitious “war on coal” talking point rearing its ugly head. But something is different this year. In years past, the “war on coal” was admittedly fake, but today we really do have presidential candidates who have expressed interest in making the industry a thing of the past, and those quotes are being used as a catalyst to rally voters in coal-dependent states like West Virginia and Kentucky.
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Monsanto Takeover? Corporate Cabal's Control of Food Supply Continues

Monsanto Takeover? Corporate Cabal's Control of Food Supply Continues
Mergers like Bayer's rumored takeover of Monsanto 'would make it even harder for farmers, consumers and communities to build a vibrant, sustainable food system' German chemical giants Bayer AG and BASF SE are both considering takeovers of U.S. seed behemoth Monsanto, according to news reports on Thursday. Of the potential Bayer takeover of Monsanto, valued at roughly $40 billion, Bloomberg noted that it "would create the world’s largest supplier of seeds and farm chemicals."
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Democratic Senator Believes His Party “In Denial” About Fossil Fuel Importance

Democratic Senator Believes His Party “In Denial” About Fossil Fuel Importance
Democratic Senator Joe Manchin from West Virginia has always been at odds with the majority of his fellow Democrats in terms of environmental protection, but his statements a few weeks ago show that he might have actually become an enemy to the environment.
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Historic Victory: 7 Kids Win Climate Change Lawsuit in Washington State

Historic Victory: 7 Kids Win Climate Change Lawsuit in Washington State
Today, in a surprise ruling from the bench in the critical climate case brought by youths against the State of Washington’s Department of Ecology, King County Superior Court Judge Hollis Hill ordered the Department of Ecology to promulgate an emissions reduction rule by the end of 2016 and make recommendations to the state legislature on science-based greenhouse gas reductions in the 2017 legislative session.
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Bill Nye the Science Guy Takes On Climate Denialist Joe Bastardi the ‘Goebbels’ Guy

Bill Nye the Science Guy Takes On Climate Denialist Joe Bastardi the ‘Goebbels’ Guy
You might have heard that quote from outspoken American author Upton Sinclair, who once wrote: “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.” TV presenter and science advocate Bill Nye “the Science Guy” dusted off Sinclair’s 1935 quote in a new video, in which he challenged climate science denialist and weatherman Joe Bastardi to two $10,000 bets. Nye bet Bastardi, a regular guest on conservative media, that 2016 would be one of the top ten hottest years on record.
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Republican State Attorneys General Trying To Kill The Clean Power Plan Have Taken Millions From Dirty Energy Interests

Republican State Attorneys General Trying To Kill The Clean Power Plan Have Taken Millions From Dirty Energy Interests
27 states, led by coal-heavy West Virginia, are suing the federal government to stop the plan, and the Supreme Court issued a stay last February that bars its implementation until all legal challenges have been resolved. That means the ball is now in a D.C. Circuit Court that is not expected to make a decision on the case possibly until as late as this fall.
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