Trump to sign executive orders rolling back Obama’s climate protection policies

February 21, 2017 by  
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The environment could be the next victim of President Donald Trump’s executive orders. The Washington Post reported  that according to individuals briefed on the measure, Trump is seeking to curtail some of President Barack Obama’s policies on water pollution , coal and the environment through upcoming executive orders . Signing such orders would signal the Trump administration will work to champion the fossil fuel industry , regardless of the economic growth the country could see through renewable energy . According to The Washington Post, people familiar with the proposals who asked to remain anonymous said Trump is currently preparing executive orders and could announce them later this week. The orders largely target rules put in place under Obama to protect the environment. It could take a while to actually implement the orders, but they would serve as a reminder the Trump administration is dead set on promoting fossil fuels. Related: Insider says Trump could pull America out of Paris deal within days One order could direct the Environmental Protection Agency to start rewriting a 2015 regulation limiting greenhouse gas emissions of electric utilities. Under the same order the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management could rescind a freeze on federal coal leasing. Another order could change the 2015 Waters of the United States rule, which provides authority for the federal government over rivers, wetlands, and streams that feed into large water bodies. The rule impacts some development that could pollute the smaller waterways. Trump has said such regulations aiming to safeguard the environment hurt economic growth. He’s condemned rules put in place to reduce the use of fossil fuels as an attack on the coal industry. While the president’s moves could face legal battles, the lifting of the coal leasing freeze could take effect immediately. Via The Washington Post Images via Wikimedia Commons and U.S. Department of the Interior on Flickr

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Self-sustaining island eco-lodge in Florida has its own desalination system

February 21, 2017 by  
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For those looking to get away from the chaos of modern life, a stunning luxury eco-lodge is currently on the market. The solar-powered Melody Key Lodge is a timber home located on 5.24 acres of secluded island paradise, just 25 miles from Key West, Florida. But if you’re on a tight budget, you might not want to read on. The breathtaking lodge previously owned by an undisclosed rockstar comprises a three-story timber structure with three bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. The top open floor, which houses the gourmet kitchen, dining area, living and lounge space, offers beautiful 360-degree views of the ocean. Lucky guests will be able to choose between a dip in the pristine beaches or the adjacent freshwater pool. Related: For $2.3 million, this breathtaking self-sufficient Scottish island could be yours The home, which is listed for $6,900,000, is perfect for wealthy folks looking to go off grid . In addition to its integrated solar system and backup generator, there’s also a desalination water system. Add in all-you-can-eat seafood, and off-grid living has never been so luxurious. + Engel & Völkers Florida Keys Via Uncrate  

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Over 80 percent of the well water tested in China is contaminated

April 12, 2016 by  
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Smog is often regarded as the main indicator of China’s pollution problem, but a recent study highlights another worrying issue: over 80 per cent of the well water tested is contaminated. These 2,103 underground wells provide water for country dwellers and villagers, but the data showed they are not safe for bathing or drinking. Read the rest of Over 80 percent of the well water tested in China is contaminated

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US on course to ban harmful microbeads from bath and body products

December 9, 2015 by  
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The House of Representatives approved a bill to phase out the use of plastic microbeads in personal care products. The plan to ban microbeads in products such as body scrubs and toothpastes would take effect beginning 1 January, 2017. The next step is Senate approval, which is likely to occur based on some lawmakers already moving toward banning the beads in their states. The decision is huge for the safety of our waterways, as well as those who use them. Read the rest of US on course to ban harmful microbeads from bath and body products

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Why New York City Is Tackling Water Pollution Naturally

November 30, 2015 by  
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Brooklyn residents are very familiar with the Gowanus Canal in New York City. This canal has become one of the most polluted the waterways in the U.S. thanks to waste disposal and sewage runoff as well as industrial pollution from paper mills,…

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INFOGRAPHIC: How ocean pollution is harming your health

November 19, 2015 by  
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Did you know that 70% of the oxygen we breathe is produced by marine plants? While the deep blue sea may seem mysterious and even foreign, the oceans are fundamentally tied to our health and livelihoods. But pollution in those waters is threatening global health. Scuba Diving Magazine DIVE has created an infographic that explores the many ways oceans are important to humankind, the various causes of pollution, and how those problems can negatively affect us all. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: How ocean pollution is harming your health

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BIG unveils green-roofed master plan for Pittsburgh’s Lower Hill district

November 19, 2015 by  
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Raise A Glass To Ohio’s Recycling Success

November 4, 2015 by  
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Glass. It should be one of the most easily recyclable materials. Glass can be recycled into new bottles and jars an infinite number of times and it never wears out. Making new glass items from recycled glass reduces related water pollution by 50%….

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Why we should worry about the cocaine problem facing Italian eels

June 11, 2015 by  
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There are vast quantities of man-made waste polluting our oceans and waterways—studies have found that fish are being poisoned by plastic microbeads and around 50 percent of sea turtles are ingesting our plastic waste . But the eels of Italy’s Sarno River have an additional concern; around 15 grams of cocaine flow down the highly polluted waterway every day—that’s around $1300-1800 worth. Scientists have been exposing European eels to low doses of the drug to see what the long term effects are, and while there’s no word on whether or not the slippery creatures become outrageously tedious to their friends, it’s clear the drug has some highly troublesome effects on the eels. Read the rest of Why we should worry about the cocaine problem facing Italian eels Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cocaine river , eels cocaine , eels pollution , environmental health , italy eels , polluted waterways , sarno river , water issues , water pollution

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Leo DiCaprio donates massive solar reserve art installation to LACMA

June 11, 2015 by  
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Our favorite eco-advocate and art collector, Leonardo DiCaprio is earning even more points with us, by donating his recent acquisition, Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada) , to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The sculpture, by artist John Gerrard, is a large scale computer simulation of the solar thermal power tower , which uses 10,000 mirrors to generate clean energy. The frameless LED wall sculpture famously held court at New York’s Lincoln Center for the last few months of 2014 will now become part of LACMA’s permanent collection. Read the rest of Leo DiCaprio donates massive solar reserve art installation to LACMA Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design , green design , John Gerrard , lacma , LED wall , solar power tower , Solar Reserve ( Tonopah Nevada) , sustainable design< Leonardo DiCaprio

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