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The Green New Deal

The Green New Deal. What is it? The Green New Deal is the name of House Resolution 109, which calls the federal government to take broad action against climate change. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY-14) and Senator Edward Markey (D-MA) introduced the resolution to the House of Representatives on...

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How Government Shutdown Impacts the EPA

How does the partial government shutdown impact the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)? The EPA inspects industrial sites for pollution violations and compliance with environmental law. The inspection of industrial sites, which include factories, plants, and refineries that deal with chemicals, oil, power, and water treatment, is...

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European Union Bans Single-Use Plastics

The European Parliament will ban a range of single-use plastics across the union to help stop ocean pollution. Items include plastic cutlery and plates, cotton buds, straws, drink-stirrers, and balloon sticks. The proposal also includes a measure to reduce single-use plastics for food and drink...

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The UN Special Report on Global Warming

The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a special report on global warming and its impact on the world. Here are five major takeaways: “Global warming is likely to reach 1.5°C [above pre-industrial levels] between 2030 and 2052 if it continues to increase...

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The Ocean Cleanup Launch

Who can use good news? This month The Ocean Cleanup launched a 2,000-foot boom designed to gather plastic debris and clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. According to The New York Times, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch floats between California and Hawaii and is comprised of...

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Dr. Sarah-Jeanne Royer & Plastic Gases

Happy August! Dr. Sarah-Jeanne Royer published a new study, which finds that “the most commonly used plastics produce two greenhouse gases, methane and ethylene, when exposed to ambient solar radiation.” In other words, as plastic waste decomposes, exposure to the sun causes the plastic to emit...

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Mama Nature: Bedrock Rising

Mama Nature is phenomenal. This month, scientists from The Ohio State University discovered that the earth’s bedrock in Antarctica is rising at one of the fastest rates ever recorded -- a whopping 41 millimeters (1.6 inches) per year!   Wait, the earth rises? Shh, we didn’t realize that...

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Jersey Shore, Omani Rocks

This month kicks off a new series for the Remyndr blog. Each month, we will report on two environmental news items -- one local, one international -- to keep readers informed and inspired in their efforts to protect the planet. This month, we look at a...

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Moms Clean Air Force

Happy February! Happy Black History Month! Happy Valentine’s Day! With all that happens in the news, it’s hard to make sense of everything. It can be even harder to read good news that inspires hope. Fear not! We found an item and we want to share it...

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New Year’s Eve 2018

Happy New Year’s Eve! What a year it has been! As 2017 draws to a quiet close, we look at our 2017 resolution, at world events, and at the people and experiences for which we’re most grateful. Also we take a look ahead to the...

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