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The Trump Administration's Pro-Offshore Oil Drilling Stance is Ecological War On Alaska

Enabled by a ruthlessly pro-corporate GOP, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is hellbent on compromising public lands and threatening the ecological livelihood of local communities.
Jonathan Parks-Ramage
4 days ago
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Corporations are Privatizing Power in Puerto Rico as Trump Administration Relief Aid Continues to Stumble

A toxic combination of incompetency, greed and vulnerability after Hurricane Maria make the island ripe for a dangerous move toward privatization of major utilities.
Alice Rowsome
2.12.18
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Livable Planet

These US Cities Are Dealing With the Worst Drinking Water Problems Nationwide

Everyone deserves the right to clean and safe drinking water, so let’s continue to fight for the American communities that need our help.
Jonathan Parks-Ramage
2.5.18
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Livable Planet

America Got a D+ Grade for Our Terrible Water Infrastructure

America was put to the test, and unfortunately it’s failing—literally. A new plan suggests the country needs 10 years and $150 billion to fix things.
Jonathan Parks-Ramage
2.1.18
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Livable Planet

The Trump Administration Just Gave States Free Reign for Offshore Drilling, But You Can Fight Back

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke plans to open up almost all of the U.S. coast to offshore oil drilling—more than 90 percent of the continental shelf.
Kimberly Lawson
1.26.18
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An Urban Planning Trend is Destroying Some of Shanghai's Last Remaining Wetlands

China is putting economic development before its marine life along its vast coastline.
Crystal Zhang
1.25.18
Livable Planet
Livable Planet

Climate Change-Fueled Natural Disasters Made 2017 the Costliest Weather Year Ever

The U.S. suffered 16 weather and climate disasters that each caused losses in excess of $1 billion, but recovery programs are trying to combat this new normal.
Meg Charlton
1.23.18
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Maryland Protesters Confronted State Lawmakers for Better Clean Energy Jobs

Activists across the state are demanding that elected officials make environmental justice part of their economic policy.
Aaron Barksdale
1.11.18
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Livable Planet

Washington DC's Sole Source of Drinking Water is Threatened by New Fracking Pipeline

A new pipeline would carry fracked gas from Pennsylvania to West Virginia under the Potomac River, a source of drinking water for around 6 million people, and much of the nation's capital.
Jessica Rohan
1.9.18
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We Aren’t Paying Enough Attention to the Bad Chemicals in Our Toothpaste

In Europe, laws requires manufacturers to submit a full set of toxicity data before a chemical can be approved for use. Why doesn't the US?
Helaina Hovitz
1.8.18
Livable Planet
Livable Planet

With 50 US Cities Committed to 100 Percent Clean Energy, 2018 Presents New Renewable Challenges

Cities will narrow their focus and begin the vital, if less glamorous, process of figuring out how to implement their environmental policy goals.
Meg Charlton
1.3.18
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Hawaii Wants to Eliminate Fossil Fuels from All Public and Private Ground Transportation by 2045

By setting a clear goal to eliminate fossil fuels and tackle climate change head-on, Honolulu mayor Kirk Caldwell says the island state is sending a signal to the market and to the world that Hawaii is open for business in the best kind of way.
Kirk Caldwell
1.2.18