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Black and Blue: Santa Barbara Oil Spill Takes Another Toll on the California Coast

Santa Barbara, CA On Tuesday, an onshore pipeline near Santa Barbara ruptured, spilling more than 100,000 gallons of crude oil onto one of the last remaining stretches of pristine, undeveloped coastline in California. An estimated 21,000 gallons escaped into the Santa Barbara Channel, creating a slick that has spread to cover nearly 10 square miles. Show More Summary

Obama Calls Climate Change ‘Immediate Threat’

Speaking to this year’s graduating class of the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, President Barack Obama called climate change “a serious threat to global security” and “an immediate risk to our national security.”

Wyoming Fights for the "Right" to Pollute Our Waters

As experienced environmentalists working in the West, we are not surprised when the government impedes our efforts to protect and restore precious wildlife habitat and popular recreation areas in public lands. We do not expect the state to sue us and write laws to criminalize our work to fight water pollution. Show More Summary

California farmers to voluntarily cut water usage by 25 percent

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Regulators in California accepted an historic offer by the state’s farmers on Friday to reduce their water usage by 25 percent by either leaving part of their land unplanted or by finding other ways to conserve water. Farmers in the Sacramento-San are

How Badass Senior Dog Steve McQueen Spent His Retirement

On Nov 9, 2013, Steve McQueen passed away peacefully in his dog bed at home in Staten Island. Two years before, he sat waiting to be killed in a concrete cell at the Rutherford County Animal Control pound in rural North Carolina. As a senior in a high kill pound, this big old hound had little chance of being rescued or adopted. Show More Summary

Project B connects urban beekeeping with the needs of restaurants

Project B: Fundamental to the biodiversity cycle, and essential to our food chain, bee populations in industrial countries are decreasing at an alarming rate due to changes dictated by the industrialization of nature’s environment. As a result of B

Weirdest Tree Ever? Jabuticaba Grows Fruit Right on its Trunk

The world is full of bizarre wonders, from flowers that look utterly alien to otherworldly landscapes and terrifying deep-sea creatures that seem to have sprung straight from your nightmares. This particular tree might not look quite...Show More Summary

Climate Week 2015: A Cleaner and More Prosperous Global Economy

I've often said that tackling climate requires changing the conversation, but -- more than that -- I've come to believe that it truly requires changing the framework that we use to make decisions about our energy future. This week, I had the immense privilege of joining business leaders and policymakers in Paris to celebrate Climate Week. Show More Summary

Jeb's Climate Dodgeball

If you've ever seen the movie Dodgeball, starring Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughan, then you'll know the rules guiding Jeb Bush's still-undeclared campaign when it comes to climate change: "Dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge." I'm guessing...Show More Summary

What We're Really Fighting For

My fans are the best. There's no other job that pays as well in the currency of love. People tattoo themselves with my songs. They sing them at their weddings. They sing them to their dead as they lower them into the ground. A lady once...Show More Summary

Kauai Official in Switzerland Urges Syngenta to Drop Lawsuit Blocking Enforcement of GMO Pesticide Law; Syngenta Replies, 'There Is No Lawsuit'

At the annual shareholders meeting of the Syngenta Corporation in Basel, Switzerland, Kauai County Council member Gary Hooser urged the transnational chemical giant to withdraw from its lawsuit against the Hawaiian island county. Syngenta...Show More Summary

Thinking Across Disciplines to Drive Science and Policy

Right after meeting with post-doctoral students to discuss river hydrology, Dr. Margaret Palmer welcomed me into her office to discuss science, communication and the work of the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) in Annapolis, Maryland. Founded in 2011, the National Science Foundation awarded funds to create SESYNC. Show More Summary

MS Tûranor PlanetSolar Leaves Venice To Start 2015 Campaign

Originally published on 1Sun4All. After the victories of MS Tûranor PlanetSolar‘s earlier 2013 DeepWater and 2014 TerraSubmersa expeditions, the boat’s next solar mission commissioned by the Race for Water Foundation begins with the solar ship leaving Venice after an 8-month winter stay on Certosa Island, in the Veneto region of Italy. Show More Summary

A Victory in the Decades-Long Fight for Environmental Justice in the Gulf and Beyond

Suzie Canales never planned on going back home. But, when she saw what was happening to her family, her friends, and her neighbors in her community, she could not stay away. In 1999, Suzie visited Corpus Christi from Illinois at a time of tragedy. Show More Summary

‘The Invisible Store of Happiness’ wooden installation produced less carbon emissions than an iPhone 6

British designer Sebastian Cox teamed up with with sculptor Laura Ellen Bacon to create a large wooden sculpture for the Clerkenwell Design Week 2015 in London. The piece, entitled The Invisible Store of Happiness is made from steam-bent and twisted in

Solar Parity Coming Faster Than Expected

Originally posted at ilsr.org. Back in 2012, ILSR released a pair of reports on the solar Rooftop Revolution, noting that one-third of Americans would live in a metropolitan area where the cost of solar energy from their roof would be less than the cost of power from the utility by 2021. Show More Summary

3p Weekend: Every Sustainability Acronym, Explained

We often hear that sustainability is a hot mess of acronyms that are intimidating to newcomers. We agree. Here's a comprehensive list of acronyms and abbreviations every sustainability professional should know.

Solar-Powered Tram Network Proposed In Melbourne (World’s Largest)

Jumping off the tram or bus to roam city streets, drink in the architecture, or just arrive at work in an urban area would be so much better if air quality were fresh and fine. Melbourne, Australia, considers this very thing and intends to...Show More Summary

California Assembly votes to ban all products with toxic plastic microbeads

California has just voted in favor of what could become the strictest ban in the U.S. on all products that contain plastic microbeads—the tiny gritty flecks found in a wide array of toothpastes and exfoliating body washes. Microbeads are typically in

Faux Fur Catching On In the Fashion Industry

You know faux fur is on the rise when animal activist and fashion designer Stella McCartney is proudly showcasing it on her runway. McCartney surprised many earlier this year when, Read More The post Faux Fur Catching On In the Fashion Industry appeared first on Ecorazzi.

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