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Insect collapse: ‘We are destroying our life support systems’

Published: 
Thu, 01/17/2019 - 4:07pm

Scientist Brad Lister returned to Puerto Rican rainforest after 35 years to find 98% of ground insects had vanished

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PG&E’s bankruptcy could slow California’s fight against climate change

Published: 
Wed, 01/16/2019 - 12:53pm

Climate change helped fuel the deadly fires that prompted California’s largest power company to announce Monday that it would file for bankruptcy in the face of $30 billion in potential liabilities.

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California Utility Tied To Devastating Wildfires To File For Bankruptcy

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Wed, 01/16/2019 - 11:32am

Pacific Gas and Electric, the power company blamed for sparking several devastating wildfires in California in recent years, announced Monday it will file for bankruptcy later this month.

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The World Is Choking on Digital Pollution

Published: 
Wed, 01/16/2019 - 11:24am

Tens of thousands of Londoners died of cholera from the 1830s to the 1860s. The causes were simple: mass quantities of human waste and industrial contaminants were pouring into the Thames, the central waterway of a city at the center of a rapidly industrializing world. The river gave off an odor so rank that Queen Victoria once had to cancel a leisurely boat ride. By the summer of 1858, Parliament couldn’t hold hearings due to the overwhelming stench coming through the windows.

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Scientists Call for Drastic Drop in Emissions. U.S. Appears to Have Gone the Other Way.

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Tue, 01/15/2019 - 10:57am

The signals are blaring: Dramatic changes to our climate are well upon us. These changes — we know thanks to a steady drumbeat of alarming official reports over the past 12 months — could cripple the U.S. economy, threaten to make vast stretches of our coastlines uninhabitable, make basic food supplies scarce and push millions of the planet’s poorest people into cities and across borders as they flee environmental perils.