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Submerged Sculptures by Forlane 6 Studio

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A deep diving artist duo creates amazing underwater art from marine trash

There's no missing the message behind the work of scuba diving artists Mathieu Goussin and Hortense Le Calvez. The creative duo's flowing, underwater sculptures made of common oceanic trash make a direct statement on the issue of marine pollution. Goussin and Le Calvez call themselves Forlane 6, after the 40 year-old sailboat they call home. Both are deep sea diving professionals who earn their......read more

The Real Economics of Clean Air and Water

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Author Gernot Wagner explains the EPA's exceptional performance

Gernot Wager at the Huffington Post: The Office of Management and Budget is nerd heaven: a bunch of people getting their professional kicks from analyzing federal regulation. This bean counting may sound painfully lacking in glamour, but it's incredibly important. OMB's annual report to Congress on the benefits and costs of all major rules adopted by most federal agencies over the past 10 years......read more

Gorgeous Glimpses of Calamity

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These beautiful, unsettling satellite images reveal manmade environmental perils

It was the late 1960s when early satellite images of earth revealed a planet that seemed largely untouched. The picture today is much different. Sure, the imaging technology is much more powerful, but more important, global population is double what is was back then, and the portion of it driving cars and devouring energy is a lot bigger as well. Contemporary satellite images show just how much......read more

Expedition Gyre: Making Art from Alaskan Marine Trash

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Visual arts merges with marine biology in this ambitious plastic pollution project

Alaska is America's wildest, most remote state. But it is not immune to manmade environmental damage (just ask the residents of Valdez). On some of Alaska's most isolated beaches, you'll find plenty of garbage -- tons, in fact, as a group of scientists and artists discovered last summer, when they embarked on a 450-mile expedition to collect and document marine trash. The project was named......read more

This Thanksgiving, Give #climatethanks

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Eleven reasons to be thankful if you care about climate change

Heather Libby for The Huffington Post: It's a strange week when a deal for world peace seems closer than a climate treaty. Yet after Warsaw's disappointing UN climate talks, that's exactly where we've ended up. But, it's not all bad. For every missed opportunity at the international level, there are countries, states, cities and individuals stepping up to do more. So, instead of huddling and......read more

The True Costs of 'Cheap' Food

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It's time to hold the food system to account, argues Ellen Gustafson

Ellen Gustafson for The Huffington Post: If I had a dollar for every time someone said that they don't buy fruits and vegetables or "healthy food" because it's too expensive, I could feed a small town all organic food for years! But, of course, it's true -- when you look at the prices of so-called "conventional" junk food compared with local, organic fruits and veggies, on a calorie per dollar......read more

Tiny Bits of Plastic Pose Big Threat to Great Lakes

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Are plastic microbeads from consumer products are finding their way into the food chain

Long the dumping grounds for various types of toxic waste, the Great Lakes have faced no shortage of pollution problems over the years. The latest, while tiny in size, is one of the trickiest and most dangerous issues yet. Scientists have discovered that plastic microbeads, a common ingredient in facial scrubs and toothpastes, are finding their way into the Great Lakes--the world's largest......read more

White House Plans Methane Crackdown

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New strategy on natural gas pollution could be unveiled before the end of the month

Natural gas, a key component of the Obama administration's plan for American energy independence, is highly problematic in terms of climate change. Though it has significant less carbon emissions than either coal or oil, natural gas fields "leak" methane into the atmosphere -- and methane is a potent greenhouse gas. Now key Obama advisors have revealed a government-wide strategy aimed at cutting......read more

EPA Issues Limits on Power Plant Emissions

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New standards call for a 30 percent cut in carbon emissions from power plants by 2030

Kate Sheppard for the Huffington Post: The Environmental Protection Agency unveiled new standards on Monday, calling for a 30 percent cut in carbon emissions from power plants by 2030. The regulations are the first of their kind for the fleet of existing power plants, which currently produce 39 percent of U.S. emissions. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy described the rules in further detail at a......read more

The Return Of London's Fog

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With Cities Driving Public Climate Policy, Lets Look At London

Cambridge, England — IN January, researchers at King’s College London announced that pollution levels on Oxford Street, in central London, had exceeded limits set for the entire year in just the first four days of 2015. Similarly alarming numbers have been recorded for other streets in the city — and yet the mayor, Boris Johnson, has delayed implementation of stricter......read more

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