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A Sigh for the  National Monuments

A Sigh for the National Monuments

Joshua Tree National Park began as a national monument created under the Antiquities Act. (timotale/iStockphoto)  U.S. Senate Defeats Attack on President’s Power to Create National Monuments  Suzanne Potter / California News Service Environmental...
Protect Whales and Dolphins

Protect Whales and Dolphins

Conservation Groups Concerned They Don’t Go Far Enough Suzanne Potter / California News Service SAN DIEGO – Wildlife conservation groups are speaking out against a new federal rule that is supposed to improve conditions for captive marine mammals,...
Big Win for Solar

Big Win for Solar

Public Utilities Commission Retains Net Metering Suzanne Potter/ California News Service In a big win for rooftop solar in California, the state Public Utilities Commission last week rejected big fee increases and cuts to reimbursement rates –...
Contra la agua sucia

Contra la agua sucia

El Sierra Club Se Une a Campaña para la Celebración de Debate en Flint, Michigan Sierra Club/ Washington, DC El sábado, el presidente de la campaña de Hillary Clinton, John Podesta, propuso la celebración de un debate presidencial demócrata en...
The Arctic

The Arctic

Doug Moss & Roddy Scheer / EarthTalk The image of a polar bear standing on a shrinking iceberg has become one of the most iconic symbols of global warming, yet few of us realize just how important the Arctic’s ice is, wherever we may live on the earth....
Save the Elephants

Save the Elephants

A disturbing new wave of illegal elephant poaching has been underway in Africa in recent years due to rising demand for ivory goods by China’s budding middle class. Credit: Philip Milne, FlickrCC. Doug Moss & Roddy Scheer / EarthTalk What is being...
Aging Gas Fields, Leaks are Common

Aging Gas Fields, Leaks are Common

The United States has 413 aging underground natural gas storage facilities similar to the one in California where a failed well has been spewing methane since October. (Energy Information Administration) Public Meeting about SoCal Methane Leaks Surprising Suzanne...
Down With TPP?

Down With TPP?

Dear EarthTalk: Why do many green groups oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) governing trade in the Pacific?  Doug Moss & Roddy Scheer/ EarthTalk The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an international agreement that seeks to unite the economic...
Futuro del Planeta

Futuro del Planeta

Javier Sierra Pienso y pienso qué otro logro de la humanidad se puede comparar con el Acuerdo Climático de París. Y sigo sin encontrar algo que se le parezca, al menos en la historia reciente. Para la generación de mi hija, este bien podría ser el...
WILD VS. THE BORDER

WILD VS. THE BORDER

Doug Moss & Roddy Scheer / EarthTalk Dear EarthTalk: How are borderlands causing widespread environmental damage while splintering families and communities across the U.S. Southwest?        — Peter Jackson, Baltimore, MD Today, over 650 miles...

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