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The Endangered Animal Bracket, Round 7: Sea Otter Vs. Penguin

by ClimateProgress Staff on March 27, 2015

Click image to expand. Now updated with Thursday's winners: Polar Bear and Wolverine

Click image to expand. Now updated with Thursday’s winners: Polar Bear and Wolverine

CREDIT: Dylan Petrohilos

Welcome back to March Sadness, ClimateProgress’ educational bracket tournament of animals impacted by Continue →

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For the second year in a row, new cars are ahead of the game when it comes to reducing their carbon footprint.

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Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, head of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.

Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, head of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.

CREDIT: AP Photo/Drew Angerer

The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology issued a Continue →

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Beans that can take the heat might feed a warming world.

Beans that can take the heat might feed a warming world.

CREDIT: Flipser/Shutterstock

Beans: they’re not fruit (technically, they’re legumes) but when it comes to feeding a growing, Continue →

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Roshorv, a village in Tajikistan

Roshorv, a village in Tajikistan's Bartang Valley. Photo by taken from zamkosmopolit's Live Journal with permission.

Renewable energy currently provides the main hope that the world can avoid the catastrophic Continue →

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The Chase Is On

by Haley Rabic on March 26, 2015

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Shell’s Arctic drilling fleet is on the move, right now— even before the US government has approved the final permits. As you read this, Shell is transporting an oil rig, Continue →

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Your Seafood may be Caught by Slaves

by Myriam Fallon on March 26, 2015

“If Americans and Europeans are eating this fish, they should remember us,” said Hlaing Min, 30, a runaway slave. “There must be a mountain of bones under the sea. … Continue →

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The Associated Press recently released results of an investigation into slavery on Southeast Asian fishing trawlers that supply major supermarkets and seafood companies throughout the United States. The enslaved Continue →

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The Maryland State House in Annapolis.

The Maryland State House in Annapolis.

CREDIT: Glynnis Jones

On Tuesday, Maryland legislators passed legislation that would place strong limits on the extraction of natural gas in the Continue →

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Click image to expand. Now updated with Tuesday’s winners: Elephant, Narwhal, Moose, Mountain Goat.

Click image to expand. Now updated with Tuesday’s winners: Elephant, Narwhal, Moose, and Mountain Goat.

CREDIT: Dylan Petrohilos

Welcome back people. If you don’t already know, this is Continue →

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CREDIT: The Natural History Museum

Leading climate scientists and museum experts called on science and natural history museums to “cut all ties with the fossil fuel industry and funders Continue →

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A few days after accusing “global warming alarmists” like California Governor Jerry Brown (D) of ridiculing and insulting “anyone who actually looks at the real data” Continue →

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Girls play on a soccer field near the L.V. Sutton Complex operated by Duke Energy in Wilmington, N.C. Nearly all of Duke's $25 million fine for coal ash contamination at the plant would go into a statewide fund for public schools.

Girls play on a soccer field near the L.V. Sutton Complex operated by Duke Energy in Wilmington, N.C. Nearly all of Duke’s $25 million fine for coal ash Continue →

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Piles of coal are shown at NRG Energy's W.A. Parish Electric Generating Station Wednesday, March 16, 2011, in Thompsons, Texas. The plant, which operates natural gas and coal-fired units, is one of the largest power plants in the United States.

Piles of coal are shown at NRG Energy’s W.A. Parish Electric Generating Station Wednesday, March 16, 2011, in Thompsons, Texas. The plant, which operates natural gas and coal-fired Continue →

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東京、けやき坂のイルミネーション。画像:FlickrユーザーのDick Thomas Johnsonより。CC-BY-2.0.

Illumination in Keyakizaka, Tokyo. Photo from Flickr user Dick Thomas Johnson. CC-BY-2.0

An innovative approach to recycling and alternative power generation is allowing the cherry trees along Tokyo's Meguro Continue →

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Children of Ambovombe, Madagascar suffering from malnutrition via John Strauss Kotovaoarivelo on his facebook page

Children of Ambovombe, Madagascar suffering from malnutrition via John Strauss Kotovaoarivelo on his facebook page

A scientific publication in the Journal of Ecological Economics argues that “over-exploitation of either Labor Continue →

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The Smithsonian’s Koch Problem

by Rachel Rye Butler on March 24, 2015

Two of our most celebrated natural history museums have a serious Koch problem.

David Koch sits on the board and is a major donor for both the Smithsonian and the American Continue →

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Here’s a lesson for lobbyists: eating your words is a lot safer than drinking the poison you help sell.

Today’s lesson is brought to you by Dr. Patrick Moore, who has Continue →

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A group gathers outside of the White House Tuesday to remember the 26th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

A group gathers outside of the White House Tuesday to remember the 26th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

CREDIT: Natasha Geiling

Activists and representatives from five environmental Continue →

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March Sadness Cute Animal Tournament, Round 4: Hooves And Horns

by ClimateProgress Staff on March 24, 2015

Click image to expand. Now updated with Monday’s winners: Sea Horse, Sea Otter, Whale, and Penguin. Half way through the first round!

Click image to expand. Now updated with Monday’s winners: Sea Horse, Sea Otter, Whale, and Penguin. Half way through the first round!

CREDIT: Dylan Petrohilos

The March Sadness educational Continue →

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Climate Denial Ain’t Slick: BP Dumps ALEC

by Connor Gibson on March 24, 2015

Oil In South Pass Area of Louisiana Gulf Coast

It was one thing when Google chairman Eric Schmidt told the world that Google was leaving a lobbying group called ALEC for “literally lying” about climate change. It’s another for Continue →

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