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An aerial view of a mining site for Canadian tar sands in Alberta, Canada.

An aerial view of a mining site for Canadian tar sands in Alberta, Canada.

CREDIT: Josh Burstein/NextGen Climate Action

Twenty-one activists in Utah were arrested Monday after they chained themselves to fences and equipment at a site planned to become the first to mine tar sands in the Continue →

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The Parr family.

The Parr family wanted payback. For three years, they were sick — chronic rashes, bloody noses, and muscle spasms. Lisa’s lymph nodes stuck out of her neck like ping pong balls. Emma, then seven, was sent to the hospital for her symptoms.

The culprit, they deciphered, was air pollution from Continue →

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Florida Utilities Move To Slash Energy Conservation Programs

by ThinkProgress » Climate on July 21, 2014

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Over 100 people are expected to join a protest rally in Tallahassee on Monday ahead of hearings before Florida’s Public Service Commission (PSC) that could see the state’s energy conservation programs slashed by up to 93 percent.

The rally is being organized by the Sierra Club and Continue →

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Planet’s Hottest June On Record Follows Hottest May

by ThinkProgress » Climate on July 21, 2014

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Last month was the warmest June since records began being kept in 1880, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported Monday. That follows the warmest May on record.

Land and sea surface temperature percentiles in June 2014. Hot spots in red.

CREDIT: NOAA

As the map shows, the oceans Continue →

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Nancy Skinner during the 2006 Michigan 9th District  race.

Nancy Skinner during the 2006 Michigan 9th District race.

CREDIT: AP Photo/Gary Malerba

DETROIT, MICHIGAN — Congressional candidate Nancy Skinner is taking a novel approach when it comes to the issue of climate change: she’s running on it.

Skinner, a Democratic candidate for Michigan’s 11th district, is making climate Continue →

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Meet The People Fighting Pollution In Michigan’s Most Toxic ZIP Code

by ThinkProgress » Climate on July 21, 2014

Dolores Leonard, 79, who lives in Detroit zip code 48217.

Dolores Leonard, 79, who lives in Detroit zip code 48217.

CREDIT: Photo by Heather Rousseau, courtesy of CircleofBlue.org

DETROIT, MICHIGAN — On Saturday morning, Dr. Dolores Leonard sat in front of a small crowd of people, watching a video about ZIP code 48217, the most polluted area of Michigan. Continue →

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Chilling Map Shows Boston With A 7.5-Foot Coastal Flood

by ThinkProgress » Climate on July 21, 2014

Boston, Massachusetts.

Boston, Massachusetts.

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Flooding from sea level rise is threatening to wash away many of Boston’s historical buildings and archaeological sites, according to WGBH News.

In 2012, the city was spared when Hurricane Sandy turned west and slammed into New York instead. But the close call sparked a May Continue →

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Clouds of smoke billow from a wildfire Friday, July 18, 2014, near Twisp, Wash.

Clouds of smoke billow from a wildfire Friday, July 18, 2014, near Twisp, Wash.

CREDIT: AP Photo/Elaine Thompson

At least one person is dead and thousands more forced from their homes as multiple wildfires burn in Washington state.

Carlton, WA resident Rob Koczewski, a retired U.S. Marine and Continue →

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Heat energy in the top 2,300 feet (700 meters) of the ocean in 2013 compared to the 1993-2013 average. Orange and blue areas show where the upper ocean’s heat storage rose or fell by as much as 5 gigajoules per square meter.

Heat energy in the top 2,300 feet (700 meters) of the ocean in 2013 compared to the 1993-2013 average. Orange and blue areas show where the upper ocean’s heat storage rose or fell by as much as 5 gigajoules per square meter.

CREDIT: NOAA, Larry Belcher, John Lyman

The Continue →

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Property ownership is a critical ingredient of the society we are trying to build. No one can deny that. The wealthiest people and companies in this society have made a great part of their wealth through property dealings – buying, leasing, sub-dividing, selling, renovating and so on….property is critical to Continue →

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Norway is known as a world leader in exporting oil and gas — but it’s also a leading fish exporter. However with global demand growing, feeding all these fish is getting more expensive and challenging. In the first half of this year Norway’s salmon export value reached Continue →

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Typhoon Rammasun Hits South China Sea, Killing 55 And Injuring 100

by ThinkProgress » Climate on July 18, 2014

Residents waded through floods as Typhoon Rammasun battered the Philippines on Wednesday.

Residents waded through floods as Typhoon Rammasun battered the Philippines on Wednesday.

CREDIT: AP Photo / Aaron Favila

Typhoon Rammasun arrived on the southern Chinese island of Hainan on Friday, after cutting northwest through the South China Sea, ABC News reports.

As of Friday morning the storm had killed one Continue →

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