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UK Unveils Plan To Become First G7 Country To Go Net Zero By 2050: ’Now Is The Time’

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Mon, 06/17/2019 - 5:52pm

The United Kingdom could become the first major economy in the world to legally require itself to emit net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, according to a new plan unveiled Tuesday.

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Here's one way to keep plastic out of the ocean ... turn it into a lifeguard tower

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Mon, 06/17/2019 - 5:48pm

The lifeguard tower being built Saturday on Bruce’s Beach in Manhattan Beach is not just another oceanfront lookout.

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New York City Bills Would Set The Stage To Replace Rikers Island Jail With A Solar Farm

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Wed, 06/12/2019 - 6:19pm

The New York City Council is preparing to consider a trio of bills that would set the stage to convert the infamously violent jail complex on Rikers Island into a solar farm and wastewater treatment facility.

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A new strategy is saving endangered California sea turtles from deadly fishing nets

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Wed, 06/12/2019 - 5:14pm

In Southern California the inherent tension between conservation and fisheries is evident in the trade-off between the need to protect endangered sea turtles from getting caught in fishing nets and the importance of commercial swordfish as a source of income and livelihood for California fishers.

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White House rejects carmakers’ plea for a deal with California on emissions

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Sat, 06/08/2019 - 1:49pm

The White House is moving forward with plans to significantly weaken vehicle pollution standards, rejecting a last-minute appeal to President Trump by some of the world’s largest car manufacturers to restart negotiations with California.