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Trump Nominates Coal Lobbyist for Top EPA Job Just Days after Puerto Rico Visit

Nomination comes as Caribbean scientists calls for urgent climate action in wake of Hurricane Maria

Even a week after his visit to the Hurricane ravaged island of Puerto Rico, President Trump is still having to defend his crass comments and insensitive actions when he was there. Speaking over the weekend, Trump defended his widely criticized action of…
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by: Andy Rowell – October 9, 2017

Portuguese Kids to Sue 47 EU Governments Over Climate Change

Children from region hit by country's worst forest fires seek crowdfunding for lawsuit

For the last couple of years in the US, 21 children and young adults, known as the “climate kids,” have been involved in a landmark legal suit against the US Government for failing to act on climate change. The legal action, which…
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by: Andy Rowell – September 26, 2017

Hurricane Harvey’s Toxic Legacy

How Big Oil amplified the storm's impact on public health and the environment

Yesterday, the Governor of Texas warned that the bill for reconstruction after Superstorm Harvey could be as high as $180 billion. To put this into perspective, this is much worse that Hurricane Katrina. It also does not include the hidden huge impact…
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by: Andy Rowell – September 5, 2017

Making the Connection Between Climate Change and Hurricane Harvey

As President Trump visits Texas, it's time to discuss how global warming likely intensified the superstorm

Texas has never seen rain like it. Some forty to sixty inches of rain in some places. Over 9 trillion gallons of water or maybe even more. There has been so much rain that the National Weather Service had to add extra…
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by: Andy Rowell – August 29, 2017

The US Is Unprepared to Clean Up Arctic Oil Spill

Coast Guard issues warning as House considers opening Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling

For months now America’s climate denying President, Donald Trump, has been manoeuvring to open up the Arctic to oil drilling, in another act of defiance against his predecessor, Barak Obama. Photo by Coast Guard News A US Coast Guard icebreaker in the…
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by: Andy Rowell – July 21, 2017

Protests Increase in Italy Against “Europe’s DAPL”

Euro-Caspian Mega Pipeline will stretch from the oilfileds of Azerbaijan through six countries to Italy

There is increasing outrage in Italy against what campaigners are calling “Europe’s DAPL,” with thousands of people taking to the streets to campaign against the 3,500 kilometer, $45 billion, Euro-Caspian Mega Pipeline (ECMP). photo by Giovani Comunisti/e, FacebookThe Euro-Caspian Mega Pipeline stretches…
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by: Andy Rowell – April 7, 2017

Louisiana Floods: A “Classic Signal of Climate Change”

At least six people dead and 20,000 people rescued due to “historic” flooding event

Louisiana was under a state of emergency over the weekend with at least six people dead and 20,000 people rescued due to an “historic” flooding event affecting the state for the previous few days. Photo courtesy of FEMAOn Sunday, the federal government…
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by: Andy Rowell – August 16, 2016

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