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Making National Parks Nationally Representative: Groups Launch New Effort to Make Parks More Diverse

In a recent study, just 22 percent of National Park visitors identified themselves as non-white. A new coalition of environmental justice, civil rights, and conservation groups recently called on the President to use the Centennial to call for a more inclusive approach to public lands.

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Yes, You Can Protect The Economy And The Planet

For years, a major argument against transitioning from fossil fuels has been that it's impossible to sustain national economies without burning fossil fuels. However, a new study from the World Resources Institute shows that reigning world economies are growing their economies while curbing ...

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High Temperatures Kill Over 100 People In India

In the past week alone, approximately 130 deaths have been attributed to India's record-breaking heat wave. This comes less than a year after at least 2,500 Indians died during one of the largest heat waves on record.

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EPA’s Clean Power Plan, Facing Supreme Court Stay, Gains Support

The EPA’s Clean Power Plan recently received a large amount of support from current and former members of Congress, as well as local governments.

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Climate Is Changing At An “Unprecedented” Rate

According to a recent study, a major climate shift may occur within the next few decades.

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Seaworld Will Finally Stop Orca Program

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In a Los Angeles Times Editorial, the CEO of Seaworld recently announced that its current orcas will be the park's last, as they will stop breeding the whales.

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After Porter Ranch, Los Angeles’ Low-Income Communities Want Environmental Justice Too

As the people of Porter Ranch return home, residents of Los Angeles’ working class communities continue to face similar environmental issues on a daily basis.

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Yellowstone’s Grizzly Bears Could Be Left Unprotected

Grizzly bears may lose their endangered species protections in and around Yellowstone National Park. There are approximately 700 bears in the area today, up from as few as 136 bears in 1975 when they were first listed as threatened.

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Air Pollution Killed Over Five Million People In 2013

According to a new report, air pollution prematurely killed more than 5.5 million people in 2013, with China and India accounting for more than half of the global total.

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More Plastic Than Fish In Oceans By 2050 Helps Drive Calls For Reduced Plastic Use

Plastic is infiltrating our oceans at alarming rates, which could finally force us to address our plastic consumption.

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Native American Tribe In Louisiana Becomes First Climate Change Refugee Group In US

The Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Native American tribe just became the first official group of climate change refugees in the United States.

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The Pentagon Is Taking Climate Change Seriously

The Department of Defense recently released a report on how the military should respond to climate change, showing that they consider climate change to be a significant threat.

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Big Business Wants To Make Money Off Of Melting Arctic

While the Arctic continues to melt at alarming rates, big businesses are getting ready to swoop in and profit.

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Obama Administration Wants To Reduce Methane Emissions From Public Land

For the second week in a row, Obama has announced a rehaul of 30 year old regulations on oil and gas companies. After banning new coal leases on federal land last week, the Obama administration announced this week that oil companies must reduce the wasteful release of natural gas and curb methane ...

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Obama Temporarily Bans New Coal Leases On Federal Land

In its first review of the coal program in thirty years, the White House recently announced a halt to coal-leasing on federal lands.

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