Posts tagged climate justice
Mozambique: 160,000 At Risk After 2nd Cyclone in Six Weeks

(Time) - Erratic weather has not allowed Mozambique residents to recover as they continue to flee from Cyclones and tropical storms. This marks a first for the nation being hit by two cyclones in one season. The relentless storms have lead to flooding disasters, leaving over 160,000 people in dangerous and inaccessible areas.

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Simply Explained: What is Coral Bleaching and How is it Caused?

(Modest Fish) - Coral bleaching can be caused by a variety of elements, most of those attributable to the effects of climate change. The result is serious economic and ecological losses. Read more to better understand coral bleaching and preventative measures to stop the loss of coral reefs and the disruption of aquatic ecosystems.
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Tech Workers Got Paid in Company Stock. They Used it to Agitate for Change

(New York Times) - Amazon employees petitioned to have the e-commerce giant declare a climate change plan and how it intends to reduce reliance on fossil fuels.  Tech employees who are given shares have come together recently in order to address serious grievances and concerns.
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The Oil Industry’s Covert Campaign to Rewrite American Car Emissions Rules

(New York Times) - Automakers are less opposed to new auto-efficiency regulations than the oil industry. Marathon and other oil giants have hired government relations firms and requested private meetings with EPA director Scott Pruitt and their lobbyists. Oil execs argue that oil scarcity no longer being an issue justifies tapering off on fuel-efficient auto production.

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EPA Expected to Announce New Definition of Waters Protected Under Clean Water Act

(The Denver Channel) - The Environmental Protection Agency is announcing new policy changes after the Trump Administration requested a review of the Waters of the United States rule which designated which bodies of water are protected under the Clean Water Act.

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Study Links Air Pollution to Early Death

(Market Place) The leading threat to human life is air pollution, most of it caused by burning fossil fuels. Studies show that the average person will have their life shortened by two years. The Clean Air Act saw an uptick in air quality and an increase of 1.5 year life expectancy, but certain urban areas still trail behind due to environmental racism.

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We have to Save the Planet. So I am Donating $1 Billion

(New York Times) Mr. Wyss has seen local communities push for safeguarding their land and water conservation resulting in sustainability and economic growth. Some scientists agree that to save the whole planet, we need to protect about half of it. The best part about all of this is that it is totally possible. Mr. Wyss hopes to see 1/3 of our planet protected by 2030 through funding of scientific studies, raising public awareness and climate action.

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