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From North Dakota to Puerto Rico, controversial security firm profits from oil protests and climate disasters
Monday March 12th 2018, 11:59 PM

TigerSwan, the mercenary security firm that worked to suppress the NoDAPL movement, is promoting its disaster response efforts in Houston and Puerto Rico.

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The government is nearly done with a major report on climate change. Trump isn’t going like it
Monday March 12th 2018, 11:58 PM

A dire federal climate report is scientifically accurate, experts say – and should be released later this year.

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EPA youth advisors urge agency to act on climate change
Monday March 12th 2018, 11:56 PM

Draft report recommends ways to engage young people on climate and environmental justice.

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Microplastic pollution in oceans is far worse than feared, say scientists
Monday March 12th 2018, 11:54 PM

A study reveals highest microplastic pollution levels ever recorded in a river in Manchester, UK and shows that billions of particles flooded into the sea from rivers in the area in just one year.

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22 national science academies urge their governments to address climate change
Monday March 12th 2018, 11:52 PM

The scientists, from the UK, Canada, Australia and other Commonwealth countries, warn that stronger measures are needed to keep global warming under 2 degrees.

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South Africa’s Cape Town faces severe economic troubles over drought: Moody’s
Monday March 12th 2018, 11:51 PM

Rating’s agency Moody’s warned on Monday the water crisis affecting Cape Town would cause the city’s borrowing to rise sharply and the provincial economy to shrink the longer the situation lasted.

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Burning coal may have caused Earth’s worst mass extinction
Monday March 12th 2018, 11:49 PM

New geological research from Utah suggests the end-Permian extinction was mainly caused by burning coal, ignited by magma.

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Ignoring science at our peril
Monday March 12th 2018, 11:47 PM

History is filled with examples of scientifically sound guidance that was ignored by those in power.

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Red Cross turns to climate attribution science to prepare for disasters ahead
Monday March 12th 2018, 11:45 PM

Understanding how extreme weather and heat waves are changing helps relief organizations like the Red Cross determine where to stockpile emergency supplies.

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Getting “above the fray” with EHN founder Pete Myers
Monday March 12th 2018, 10:22 PM

Sometimes you just need the 2,500 foot view.


EHN founder and chief scientist Pete Myers recently took a plane ride high above his hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia, with Ali Nouri, who runs a Youtube channel called

Above the Fray

. Nouri—previously a legislative director for former Minnesota Democrat Senator Al Franken and currently an an adjunct professor at George Washington University where he teaches a course on alternative energy—launched the channel to interview people working in different fields at the intersection of policy and science.

Myers hopped aboard the plane to discuss bisphenol-A (BPA), a controversial endocrine disrupting chemical. But, as Myers warns, BPA is just the tip of the iceberg.

“If it’s on the shelf that does not mean it’s been tested. Only a tiny fraction of chemicals for sale today in consumer products have been seriously tested.”

“Why?” Nouri asks.

“It’s because the regulatory system is operating under ground rules that reflect really ancient knowledge.”

Check out their whole ride in the video above, and see all of Nouri’s

Above the Fray videos here

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Standing Rock: Dakota Access pipeline leak technology can’t detect all spills
Monday March 12th 2018, 11:28 AM

The tribe argues that thousands of barrels of oil a day could leak into the Missouri River and not be detected by the pipeline company’s equipment.

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Clearing the radioactive rubble heap that was Fukushima Daiichi, 7 years on
Monday March 12th 2018, 11:26 AM

The water is tainted, the wreckage is dangerous, and disposing of it will be a prolonged, complex and costly process.

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