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Help Protect People

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has some of the most dangerous air to breath. During the summer months, conditions worsen. Next week is Air Quality Awareness week – a cooperative effort amongst EPA, state environmental agencies, and the National Weather Service, to remind everyone to protect their health by paying attention to local air quality. With the onset […]
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Why Are The Frogs Dying?

Blood Samples Show Deadly Frog Fungus at Work in the Wild Pathogen leads to dehydration, other ill effects The mountain yellow-legged frog is an amphibian species affected by the chytrid fungus. Credit and Larger Version April 25, 2012 The fungal infection that killed a record number of amphibians worldwide leads to deadly dehydration in frogs […]
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Update: Greenhouse Gases

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the 17th annual U.S. greenhouse gas inventory. The final report shows overall emissions in 2010 increased by 3.2 percent from the previous year. The trend is attributed to an increase in energy consumption across all economic sectors, due to increasing energy demand associated with […]
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3000 Dead Dolphins

There have been reports that 3,000 dolphins have been found dead on the beaches of Peru in the first 3 months of 2012. A recent episode washed up 615 bodies.   Images for dolphins peru dead – Report images 1 day ago 2 days ago 1 day ago 3000 Dolphins Found Dead On Peruvian Beaches In 2012 (VIDEO) ?? www.huffingtonpost.com/…/3000-dolphins–dead–peru…New1 day ago […]
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    • Sea Level Warning
      A new study, written by James Hansen (NASA’s former lead climate scientist) and 16 co-authors, concludes that glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica will melt 10 times faster than previous estimates. The result could be a sea level rise of at least 10 feet in the next 50 years. Hanson said the new findings would be […]
    • EPA: Climate Change Report
      WASHINGTON –The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released one of the most comprehensive analyses to date on the economic, health and environmental benefits to the United States of global climate action. The peer-reviewed report, “Climate Change in the United States: Benefits of Global Action,” examines how future impacts and damages of climate change across […]
    • Supreme Court Upholds Pollution
      The Supreme Court over-ruled one of the Obama administration’s environmental protections — an Environmental Protection Agency regulation that limits emissions of mercury and other pollution from coal-fired power plants. Writing for the majority, in the 5-to-4 decision, Justice Antonin Scalia wrote: “It is not rational, never mind ‘appropriate,’ to impose billions of dollars in economic […]
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    • Why “Just Say No” is Just Plain Wrong: the Sound Legal Basis for the Clean Power Plan
      By Tomas CarbonellKentucky power plant. Photo by Cindy Cornett Seigle/Flickr The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will soon finalize the Clean Power Plan — a suite of historic Clean Air Act standards that will establish the first nationwide limits on carbon pollution from America’s fossil fuel-fired power plants. Rigorous carbon pollution standards for the nation’s […]
    • From Sea to Shining Sea: Cap-and-trade Programs Showing Success on Both Coasts
      By Katie Hsia-KiungWhen the preliminary plans for California’s cap-and-trade program were first introduced in 2010, it was quickly regarded as a groundbreaking policy due to its stringency, size, and scope. California was the ninth largest economy in the world – it has now jumped to eighth – and the Golden State’s program would soon implement […]
    • Clean Energy Conference Roundup: August 2015
      By EDF BlogsEach month, the Energy Exchange rounds up a list of top clean energy conferences around the country. Our list includes conferences at which experts from the EDF Clean Energy Program will be speaking, plus additional events that we think our readers may benefit from marking on their calendars.         August […]
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    • June 2015 Drought
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    • California 'rain debt' equal to average full year of precipitation
      A new NASA study has concluded California accumulated a debt of about 20 inches of precipitation between 2012 and 2015—the average amount expected to fall in the state in a single year. The deficit was driven primarily by a lack of air currents moving inland from the Pacific Ocean that are rich in water vapor. […]
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