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September 2018

By Martha Edwards

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Conservation Library 

(recommended reading)

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Pope Francis Urges Action Against Endless Fields of Plastic in the World’s Oceans


Road makers turn to recycled plastic for tougher surfaces

Massive boom deployed to corral Pacific Ocean’s plastic trash

Sweden and UN Environment and the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia
( COBSEA) announce $5 million project to beat plastic pollution in Southeast


“Grandmother inspiring people to reuse plastic bags to help the homeless.”

Just a few Pieces of plastic can kill a sea turtle

Hope for Solving Ocean Plastic Problem Lies in Awareness and Economics
Pew project will leverage partnerships to influence policy and business decisions around the world

Senate examining plastic waste in oceans

From seaweed to sugarcane, companies race to find the next great plastic replacement

Strongest plastics ban in the nation takes 1st step forward in New Jersey

Bottles that compost in 27 days

Renewable Energy:

In California, By 2045, 100% Energy Will Be Clean. What About The Rest Of The World?

Cynthia Nixon Promises to Convert Cayuga Power Plant Into a Renewable Energy Facility, Vows Plant Will ‘Never’ Run on Fracked Gas

Renewable energy sources: All-in-one light-driven water splitting

New Documents Show the Trump Administration Cut Climate Change Impacts from its Energy Plan Shocker.

After an Uncertain Start, U.S. Offshore Wind Is Powering Up

Bill McKibben to Jerry Brown: We Must Keep the Oil in the Soil, Limiting Emissions Is Not Enough

Counting DUCs (drilled but uncompleted): Sometimes, it makes economic sense just to leave it in the ground


Life: animal and plant:

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Hatch Year male) banded at Rushton today. Photo by Blake Gol

Radioactive fracking chemicals dumped in the Allegheny River a decade ago are still showing up in mussels: Study


Ailing killer whale declared dead, but feds to keep looking


Just a few Pieces of plastic can kill a sea turtle


US agency says cauliflower coral may need federal protection


Millions of birds die in collisions each year, but lights could change that


Palmer: Attacks on Endangered Species Act miss the point

Judge Restores Grizzly Bears' Protections As Endangered Species

Scientists Voice Opposition to Changes in US Endangered Species Act

Fossil Fuels:

Activists Ask The DEP To Reject Permits To Build Falcon Ethane Pipeline In Southwestern PA

3rd Circ. Partially Grants NJ Permits In Pipeline Fight

Trump Administration Wants to Make It Easier to Release Methane into Air

A pipeline failure, an HDD failure: Sunoco’s weaknesses exposed

Even the EPA acknowledges its new methane rule may be costly

Pipeline that Exploded in Pennsylvania Part of Push to Build Fracking-Reliant Petrochemical Network

NATURAL GAS 12 Sep 2018 | 21:14 UTC
Pa. lawmakers call for Mariner East work halt after blast on other ETP pipe


Soil Compost:

1st Anniversary For Mamaroneck, Larchmont Recycling, Composting

Air Hurricanes:

2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Fast Facts

“Last Look: Can you control a hurricane?” video 01:29 min


Fall Warming Trends Across the U.S

Yale Environment 360 Published at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies .

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