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Environment Takes the Biggest Hit in Trump’s Budget Blueprint – March 16, 2017

EPA budget slashed by 31 percent, funding for key climate change programs scuttled

Donald Trump’s first budget blueprint, released today, hits the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other federal climate change programs and initiatives the hardest while rewarding extractive industries and polluters.

photo of Great LakesPhoto by Joel DindaTrump's budget blueprint slashes funding for the EPA and eliminates funding for programs like the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which has helped address pollution in the Great Lake system, including Lake Michigan (pictured).

The $54 billion in cuts to federal programs in the president’s Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again slashes the EPA’s annual spending by more than 31 percent; cuts $250 million that… more

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Youth Voices at the COP21 Climate Talks – December 11, 2015

Young activists remain hopeful as they push to be heard in Paris

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Brower Youth Award winners Dyanna JayeChloe Maxmin, and Ryan Camero are in Paris attending the COP21 climate negotiations. The three young environmental leaders are participating in the talks as part of a US youth delegation with SustainUS, an organization that empowers young people to engage in advocacy.

Jaye came to the climate movement through engaging with environmental battles in her home state of Virginia while in college. She joined SustainUS last year on a delegation to the COP20 climate negotiations in Lima, and is co-leading the SustainUS delegation to COP21.

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Turn Up the Heat Locally, Urge Climate Groups Following Cancellation of Marquee Paris March – November 24, 2015

Concurrent marches planned in cities across the world during COP21 have now taken on added significance

It’s final: The November 29 marquee climate march in Paris has been cancelled.

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A week ago (November 17) we reported climate change activists saying that they would press on with a major march in Paris on November 29 despite the French government’s decision to suspend the march for security reasons following the November 13 terrorist attacks. French officials had first said that the organizers could have a stationary rally instead with only 5,000 people in attendance. (The long-planned march, similar to the People’s Climate March in New York last year, was expected to… more

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This Amazing Beach Art Will Give You a Moment of Zen – April 10, 2015

Artist Andres Amador seeks to highlight the power of the impermanent

Andres Amador says that when he’s in the midst of creating one of his epic beach art installations, passers-by often become anxious when they notice the tide coming in. Many viewers just can’t grasp that someone would take the time to create such a beautiful piece of art, knowing that it’s fated to disappear. “There’s a sense of wonder, that someone would make something so large, and that it would wash away within a few hours,” says Amador, 43, a San Francisco Bay Area-based artist. “People are like, ‘Oh, it’s going to wash away. Aren’t you upset?”

No, he isn’t – and that’s exactly the point.

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