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Red Cloud’s Revolution

How the Oglalla Sioux are freeing themselves from fossil fuels

It’s high summer in South Dakota, and a cruel sun beats down with an endless floodtide of photons that burns skin through t-shirts and tinted car windows. That’s the way Henry Red Cloud likes it. To Red Cloud — descendant of a…
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Courts Call Out Trump’s Blitzkrieg on Environmental Rules

A cascade of courtroom standoffs are beginning to slow EPA rollbacks thanks to the administration’s ‘disregard for the law’

In its first year in office, the Trump administration introduced a solitary new environmental rule aimed at protecting the public from pollution. It was aimed not at sooty power plants or emissions-intensive trucks, but dentists. Photo by Thomas HawkThe EPA’s pro-fossil fuel…
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Study Finds 73% of Deep Water Fish Ingested Microplastics

The sampled fish may have originated from a particularly polluted patch of the Atlantic Ocean

Marine scientists from the National University of Ireland (NUI) in Galway found the plastic bits in 73 percent of 233 deep-sea fish collected from the Northwest Atlantic Ocean—one of the highest microplastic frequencies in fish ever recorded worldwide. Photo by NOAA Oceans…
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Dramatic Decline in Borneo’s Orangutan Population as 150,000 lost in 16 years

Fresh efforts needed to protect critically endangered animals from hunters and habitat loss as population more than halves

Hunting and killing have driven a dramatic decline in the orangutan population on Borneo where nearly 150,000 animals have been lost from the island’s forests in 16 years, conservationists warn. Photo by Gemma i Jere, Flickr Female orangutans are sometimes killed for…
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China’s Ban on Plastic Waste Imports Is a Wake-Up Call

Recycling is not enough: We need bold solutions to deal with our plastic overproduction problem

Remember that plastic milk jug you emptied out last month? And that yogurt container you threw in your recycling bin last week? Chances are, they are now sitting in one of the growing mounds of plastic piling up in collection centers across…
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New Online Calculator Reveals the Full Impact of Your Meat Intake

One person's meat-eating can take a big toll on animals, climate, and health over time

One of my resolutions this year is to eat less meat. As a lifelong carnivore, this task has already proven to be easier said than done. The major challenge comes down to changing my habits. After years of enjoying bacon with my…
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