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8/21/2018

Greek Island to Be First in Mediterranean to Power Itself With Only Wind and Solar
The Greek island of Tilos is set to be the first in the Mediterranean to power itself entirely with wind and solar power, The Associated Press reported Sunday.The final tests of a new system that will allow the island to power itself with batteries
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8/21/2018

Walmart Joins Ranks of Retailers Pulling Toxic Paint Strippers From Shelves – When Will EPA Follow Suit?
By Sarah VogelMonday, Walmart announced that it will stop selling paint strippers containing methylene chloride or N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP) in stores by February 2019—making it the first general merchandise retailer to take such action. Walmart's a
EcoWatch
8/21/2018

Florida Manatee: 10 percent of Population Could Be Wiped Out This Year
2018 has not been a good year for Florida's iconic manatees. A total of 540 sea cows have died in the last eight months, surpassing last year's total of 538 deaths, according to figures posted Monday by Public Employees for Environmental Responsi
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8/21/2018

Wildfires Choke Washington State s Air, Delaying Flights and Trash Collection
Unhealthy levels of air pollution caused by smoke from wildfires delayed flights and trash collection in parts of Washington state Sunday and Monday. The city of Spokane in Eastern Washington had the worst air quality in the country Monday morning,
EcoWatch
8/21/2018

The Much-Loathed Monsanto Name Is About to Die
By Dan NosowitzThe public seems to loathe Monsanto. A recent poll ranked the company among the 20 most hated in America (nearly every other name on the list is a consumer-facing company the public deals with regularly, like health insurers, telecoms
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8/20/2018

Hothouse Earth Co-Author Says People Will Look Back on 2018 as the Year When Climate Reality Hit
By Jessica CorbettAmid a flurry of "breathless headlines" about warnings in a new study that outlines a possible "Hothouse Earth" scenario, one co-author optimistically expressed his belief that "people will look back on 2018 as the year when climat
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8/20/2018

Blotting Out the Sun to Save the Earth? Seriously?
By Jeff TurrentineScience fiction doesn't always stay fictional. Space exploration, robots and self-driving cars are just a few of the modern-day wonders that once existed only as plot devices or fantastical theories. Our capacity for turning scienc
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8/20/2018

Tons of Plastic Trash Enter the Great Lakes Every Year – Where Does It Go?
By Matthew J. Hoffman Awareness is rising worldwide about the scourge of ocean plastic pollution, from Earth Day 2018 events to the cover of National Geographic magazine. But few people realize that similar concentrations of plastic pollution are
EcoWatch
8/20/2018

Arctic Warming Amplifies Extreme Weather Events Globally: Wildfires, Flooding Likely to Be More Severe
Warming in the Arctic is causing the jet stream, a belt of air held "up" around the Arctic by the temperature difference between the Arctic and warmer climates, to weaken and slow. This is resulting in "stuck" weather patterns, according to a new re
EcoWatch
8/20/2018

Trump Power Plant Plan Will Significantly Increase CO2 Pollution
The Trump administration is expected on Tuesday to propose a major rollback of the Clean Power Plan, President Obama's signature climate policy. The replacement will relax rules for coal-fired plants and will very likely increase air pollution a

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