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The storms trashed SoCal beaches; here’s a list of cleanups happening this weekend

The storms have cleared, but our precious Southern California beaches are trashed. Debris and trash line the rocks where the San Gabriel River empties into the ocean at the north end of Seal Beach, CA on Friday, January 18, 2019. Volunteers with Save Our Beach/Seal Beach will be out Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon, to help clean up. (Photo by Paul Bersebach, Orange County Register/SCNG) Crews work to clean the sand at the north end of Seal Beach, CA on Friday, January 18, 2019. Volunteers with Sa...
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Diver filmed with huge great white: sharks must be 'protected not feared'

Ocean Ramsey, a shark researcher, came face-to-face with what could be one of the largest great whites ever recordedTwo shark researchers who came face to face with what could be one of the largest great whites ever recorded are using their encounter as an opportunity to push for legislation that would protect sharks in Hawaii.Ocean Ramsey, a shark researcher and conservationist, told the Associated Press that she encountered the 20ft (6m) shark Tuesday near a dead sperm whale off Oahu. The even...
Tags: Animals, Environment, US news, Wildlife, Conservation, Marine Life, Oceans, Hawaii, Associated Press, Sharks, Ramsey, Oahu, Juan Oliphant, Hawaii Ocean Ramsey

Deadly Newcastle disease prompts California to call for chicken-show cancellations

In the latest sign of growing concern over the virulent Newcastle disease killing chickens in Southern California, State Veterinarian Annette Jones has issued a recommendation that poultry shows that include birds from the affected counties be cancelled. But with o major shows scheduled before August in the affected counties of Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura, at least some exhibitions elsewhere in the state are expected to simply screen out exhibitors from the four counties. ...
Tags: News, California, Environment, Uncategorized, Usda, Sport, Soccer, Newcastle, Riverside County, Southern California, Riddle, Compton, Ventura, U S Department of Agriculture, San Bernardino County, California Department of Food and Agriculture

Murray-Darling basin authority and NSW largely culpable for fish kill, report finds

Exclusive: Australia Institute calls for inquiry similar to royal commission and greater MDBA transparencyThe crisis on the Lower Darling, which has seen up to 1 million fish die, is largely due to the decisions by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority on instructions from the New South Wales government, a report by the Australia Institute finds.It says the reasons for those decisions appear to be about building the case for the new Broken Hill pipeline and the Menindee Lakes project, which will se...
Tags: Environment, Water, Australia news, Wildlife, New South Wales, Murray-darling Basin, Murray, Australia Institute, Broken Hill, Murray Darling Basin Authority, Lower Darling, Menindee Lakes

Stop Releasing Balloons Into the Sky

Where exactly do balloons go once you’ve released them into the sky? We now know that answer, and unfortunately, it’s anything but pretty.Read more...
Tags: Environment, Recycling, Parties, Lifehacks, Trash, Garbage

Friends of the Smokies: Great Smoky Mountains Association to Reopen Park Visitor Centers for MLK Jr. Weekend

KODAK, Tenn. – Friends of the Smokies announced Thursday that it will temporarily fund the reopening of Sugarlands Visitor Center near Gatlinburg, Tenn., and Oconaluftee Visitor Center near Cherokee, N.C., from Friday through Monday, Jan. 18-21. Visitation to the park is expected to increase during these dates due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday. Both visitor centers will be open Friday from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Following ...
Tags: Hiking, Environment, America, Kodak, Events, Sport, Cycling, Tennessee, North Carolina, Martin Luther King Jr, GSMA, Issues, National Park Service, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Smokies, Cades Cove

Antarctica expedition yields remains of tiny, ancient 'water bears'

Surprise haul of dead crustaceans and tardigrades made in Mercer subglacial lakeScientists have found the remains of tiny, ancient animals in an Antarctic lake that has lain undisturbed for thousands of years beneath a kilometre-thick slab of ice.The surprise haul of dead crustaceans and tardigrades, or “water bears”, was made by US researchers on a rare mission to drill into the Mercer subglacial lake which lies nearly 400 miles from the south pole. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Environment, US, World news, Antarctica, Antarctic, Mercer

Antarctic expedition yields remains of tiny, ancient 'water bears'

Scientists surprised by haul of crustaceans and tardigrades in undisturbed subglacial lakeScientists have found the remains of tiny, ancient animals in an Antarctic lake that has lain undisturbed for thousands of years beneath a kilometre-thick slab of ice.The surprise haul of dead crustaceans and tardigrades, also known as “water bears” or “moss piglets”, was made by US researchers on a rare mission to drill into the Mercer subglacial lake which lies nearly 400 miles from the south pole. Contin...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Animals, Environment, US, World news, Antarctica, Antarctic

Readers on coping with Australia's summer heatwave – in pictures

Readers responded to our request for images of hot weather across Australia as temperature records tumbled Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Australia, Environment, Drought, Australia news, Extreme Weather, Australia Weather

After 20 years and $1 billion spent on Washington state salmon programs, fish still declining, new report says

The 2018 State of the Salmon report by the Governor's Salmon Recovery Office paints a sobering picture.
Tags: News, Washington, Environment, Local News, Salmon Recovery Office

Former California Gov. Jerry Brown visits Olympia to boost support for Inslee’s climate plan

Former California Gov. Jerry Brown dropped by Olympia Thursday to share his wisdom on how Democratic lawmakers could enact big legislation to fight climate change. His visit comes as Gov. Jay Inslee presses to pass his latest package of proposals to reduce carbon.
Tags: News, California, Environment, Jerry Brown, Local News, Democratic, Olympia, Inslee, Jay Inslee

Navy dumps equivalent of 50 truckloads of hazardous material into Puget Sound, state AG says

Attorney General Bob Ferguson said the Navy dumped the material while cleaning a decommissioned aircraft carrier.
Tags: News, Navy, Environment, Local News, Bob Ferguson, AG

Feds rush Whittier Narrows Dam fix to prevent breach that would flood 1M residents from Pico Rivera to Long Beach

Because of the potential of massive flooding, the Army Corps of Engineers is rushing to begin a $500-million repair project for Whittier Narrows Dam, classified as the highest priority of any of the 13 “high risk” dams in the country. Nearly three years ago, the Army Corps of Engineers elevated the risk of failure from “high urgency” to “very high urgency” after a re-inspection revealed a greater threat of erosion and breach that would cause massive downstream flooding to one million Southern Ca...
Tags: News, California, Environment, Los Angeles, Department Of Defense, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Local News, Army Corps, Alhambra, San Gabriel, Corps, Deborah, Army Corps Of Engineers, Rio Hondo

How much snow did the storm bring to Southern California mountains?

At local mountains, where snowfall was plentiful at the start of the week, raindrops started falling from the sky Thursday. It’s not the best news for those planning on hitting the slopes, as the rain turns the snow to mush. But there’s a bright side to all this wet stuff: For lakes that have suffered from low levels in recent years, it means reservoirs are filling up. Around the state, snowpacks are near normal levels and local rain totals have surpassed what’s expected this time of year. And w...
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Off the Grid in Belize With Island Expeditions

What does the word "luxury" really mean when you're heading to Belize? This is, after all, a country where nature is the main draw and there are exactly zero international luxury hotel chains. (Just a lot of really nice independent ones.) There are places where you will get turndown service, a driver in a nice SUV, or a villa with a view, but you can get those things almost anywhere around the world. We think the best reasons to come to Belize are the experiences, especially the ones that brin...
Tags: Travel, Environment, Central America, Caribbean, Adventure Travel, Belize, Kayaking, Awesome View, Travel Life, Luxury Travel Features, Adventure Tours, Off The Grid, Glover, Snorkeling, Belize adventure, Belize With Island

Add firefighters, helicopters and training academy to fortify wildfire response, says Washington Lands Commissioner Franz

Hilary Franz's plan comes as Washington state has wrestled in recent years with record-breaking fires and smoke that has hurt air quality.
Tags: News, Washington, Environment, Local Politics, Franz, Hilary Franz

Australia has long had a gay beach subculture but they haven't always been safe spaces

How gay-friendly is Australia’s beach culture?Cast your vote in Australia’s best beach poll“Surfers go to south Bondi, backpackers, families and people from western Sydney go in the middle, then gays go to north Bondi.”The advice Dan Murphy was given upon arriving in Sydney from Queensland’s Sunshine Coast in 2003 is an unspoken rule. For Australia’s famous but relatively small beach, each social group is remarkably compartmentalised. It was to become prophetic: Murphy is now one of 1,094 Lifesa...
Tags: Australia, Environment, World news, Australia news, Queensland, LGBT rights, Sydney, Bondi, Sunshine Coast, Murphy, North Bondi, Dan Murphy

Gisele Bündchen hits back at minister's 'bad Brazilian' jibe

Model attacks rising Amazon deforestation and sets out her environmental credentialsThe Brazilian model Gisele Bündchen has rebutted an extraordinary attack by Brazil’s agriculture minister, who called her a “bad Brazilian” for her environmental activism and said she did not know “the facts”.Bündchen said the “bad Brazilians” were those responsible for Brazil’s worst deforestation figures in a decade. Continue reading...
Tags: Amazon, Environment, Americas, World news, Conservation, Deforestation, Brazil, Gisele Bündchen, Bündchen

Tribe calls for NOAA to help rescue two ailing orcas, but scientists sent home during government shutdown

Killer whales K25 and J17 were reported to be in an unhealthy condition earlier this month.
Tags: News, Environment, Noaa, Local News

6 in 10 Wild Coffee Species Are Threatened With Extinction, According to Scientists

Of 124 known coffee species, 75 are at risk of extinction
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Six in 10 Wild Coffee Species Are Threatened With Extinction, According to Scientists

Of 124 known coffee species, 75 are at risk of extinction
Tags: News, Environment, Uncategorized, Overnight, Onetime

‘Stop treating seas as a sewer,’ MPs urge in bid for protection treaty

Paris agreement for the sea recommended as rates of plastic pollution to skyrocketA new global agreement to protect the seas should be a priority for the government to stop our seas becoming a “sewer”, according to a cross-party group of MPs.Plastic pollution is set to treble in the next decade, the environmental audit committee warned, while overfishing is denuding vital marine habitats of fish, and climate change is causing harmful warming of the oceans as well as deoxygenation and acidificati...
Tags: Politics, Environment, UK News, Mining, Pollution, Marine Life, Paris, Plastics, Fishing Industry

Tracking technology to reveal whether food produced legally and sustainably

OpenSC venture, which will track Patagonian toothfish, developed by WWF and BCG DigitalA new project that uses technology to track the movements of food through the supply chain will aim to inform consumers whether items such as fish they buy at a restaurant were produced legally and sustainably.The new venture is called OpenSC and uses product QR codes that consumers can scan with a smartphone to automatically display information on where the product was caught, when and how it was produced, wh...
Tags: Technology, Animals, Environment, Australia news, Fish, Wildlife, Wwf

New Diet Guidelines to Benefit People and the Planet: More Greens for All, Less Meat for Some

A report in the medical journal The Lancet recommends cutting food waste and consumption of red meat, especially among people who eat a lot of it.
Tags: Meat, News, Environment, Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Carbon Dioxide, The Lancet, Lancet Global Health, Diet And Nutrition, Agriculture and Farming, The (Journal

New plant-focused diet would ‘transform’ planet’s future, say scientists

‘Planetary health diet’ would prevent millions of deaths a year and avoid climate changeThe first science-based diet that tackles both the poor food eaten by billions of people and averts global environmental catastrophe has been devised. It requires huge cuts in red meat-eating in western countries and radical changes across the world.The “planetary health diet” was created by an international commission seeking to draw up guidelines that provide nutritious food to the world’s fast-growing popu...
Tags: Health, Food, Climate Change, Environment, Pollution, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Farming, Health & wellbeing, Diets and dieting, The meat industry

Democrats Hit Trump EPA Nominee on Coal Lobbying, Rollbacks

Democrats pressed Andrew Wheeler about his lobbying before joining the EPA, saying his work for coal companies should disqualify him from leading an agency that regulates coal.
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Andrew Wheeler, at E.P.A. Confirmation Hearing, Walks a Fine Line on Climate Change

The former coal lobbyist took the stand before a Senate panel to make his case for leading the E.P.A. and steering President Trump’s agenda of rolling back environmental rules.
Tags: News, Senate, Environment, Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Wheeler, Environmental Protection Agency, Carbon Dioxide, Trump, Politics And Government, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, United States Politics and Government, Andrew Wheeler, Andrew R

EPA nominee: Climate change huge issue, not greatest crisis

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday called climate change “a huge issue” but not the “greatest crisis,” drawing fire from Democrats at his confirmation hearing over the regulatory rollbacks he’s made in six months as the agency’s acting administrator. Republicans on the GOP-majority Senate Environment and Public Works Committee mostly had praise for Andrew Wheeler, who has served as the agency’s acting head si...
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From farm to table, sustainability shines at the Belle Mont Farm eco resort

Anyone who has savored the beauty of the Caribbean can attest to its splendor. Not only are there captivating coastlines, but the islands in the area are accustomed to managing limited resources and are naturally focused toward sustainable development. One eco resort, Belle Mont Farm, has taken steps to lead the way in creating an earth-friendly luxury option in the region. The Belle Mont Farm on the island of St. Kitts, West Indies is a sanctuary that encompasses a lush golf course lined with...
Tags: Design, Environment, Colombia, Farm, Caribbean, Social Responsibility, Eat & Drink, Eco Tourism, Eco Resort, Sustainable Resort, Eco-friendly Resort, Easter Island, St. Kitts, Belle Mont Farm, St Kitts West Indies, St Kitts Finally Belle Mont

Greens to introduce bill for royal commission into Murray-Darling

Sarah Hanson-Young says Menindee fish kill is just the latest example of mismanagement, but Labor defends basin plan The Greens will introduce legislation to establish a royal commission into the mismanagement of the Murray-Darling Basin when parliament returns in February, in the wake of the massive fish kill at Menindee last week.The Greens environment and water spokeswoman, Sarah Hanson-Young, said she would move to set up the inquiry, which will have power to compel testimony from bureaucrat...
Tags: Labor, Environment, Water, Australia news, Australian politics, Labor party, Australian Greens, Greens, Murray Darling Basin, Sarah Hanson-Young, TONY BURKE, Rural Australia, Murray Darling, Menindee