Monthly Archives: March 2019

Offshore Lease Bids Double in One Year

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who think this is good news, and those who think it’s NOT good news. From the Houston Chronicle <https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/energy/article/Interior-reports-offshore-lease-sale-doubled-from-13704232.php?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=HC_AfternoonReport&utm_term=news&utm_content=headlines&gt; Business // Energy Interior reports offshore lease sale doubled from 2018 … Continue reading

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Never Home Alone – your household biodiversity

[A message from David Duthie, the former public information officer for the Ramsar Convention (wetlands conservation) — if he says this is a worthwhile book — it is. BP] Dear BIOPLANNERS, Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity all commit, … Continue reading

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Gizmodo: Arctic to Warm 15º by 2100

From Gizmodo <https://earther.gizmodo.com/the-arctic-is-on-track-to-warm-over-15-degrees-this-cen-1833288900&gt; —— Climate change The Arctic Is on Track to Warm Over 15 Degrees This Century Even If We Meet the Paris Agreement Pledges Brian Kahn Yesterday 12:32pm Photo: Getty A new report from the United Nations shows … Continue reading

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Get Girls Hiking

From High Country News — one of my favorite (weekly) newspapers <https://www.hcn.org/articles/hike-like-a-girl-to-close-outdoors-gender-gap?utm_source=wcn1&utm_medium=email&gt; ——— TrailPosse The outdoors gender gap needs to be closed Women’s tax dollars help fund public land – yet that public asset isn’t seen as safe for all … Continue reading

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How Rising Seas Eat Home Values

The economic effects discussed here for mid-Atlantic coastal states in the continental USA also operate on housing and other coastal development in the Eastern Caribbean. Rising Seas Soaked Home Owners for $16 Billion over 12 Years The threat of flooding … Continue reading

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Most US coal plants are contaminating groundwater with toxins, analysis finds

Another nice piece of reporting from The Guardian <https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/mar/04/us-coal-plants-contaminating-groundwater-toxins-analysisutm_term=RWRpdG9yaWFsX0d1YXJkaWFuVG9kYXlVUy0xOTAzMDQ%3D&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GuardianTodayUS&CMP=GTUS_email&gt; Headlines Environment / Most US coal plants are ‘contaminating groundwater with toxins’ Of 265 US power plants that monitor groundwater, 242 report unsafe levels of at least one pollutant derived from … Continue reading

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