IT'S OFFICIAL: OBAMA'S CLEAN POWER PLAN IS DEAD...

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Coal workers can rejoice. It took almost a decade but the war on coal that began under the Obama administration is over...

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ASIA-PACIFIC FACES MORE DAMAGING DISASTER THREAT, UN WARNS...

A woman wades through a flooded village in the eastern state of Bihar, India August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

 

Countries facing the greatest economic losses from disasters are the region's largest economies like Japan and China...

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PUERTO RICANS STILL DESPERATE FOR WATER WEEKS AFTER HURRICANE MARIA...

Condado, San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Photo by Sgt. Jose Ahiram Diaz-Ramos/PRNG-PAO)

 

Half of the island’s residents have no access to clean drinking water...

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ELON MUSK SAYS HE CAN REBUILD PUERTO RICO'S POWER GRID WITH SOLAR...

Mr Musk says his solar storage technology is scalable for Puerto Rico's need. Getty Images

 

Renewable energy entrepreneur Elon Musk says he could rebuild Puerto Rico's shattered electrical infrastructure with his solar energy technology...

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FOLLOWING THE FAMILY TRADITION, CHRIS DARWIN IS LEADING THE FIGHT TO PROTECT ANIMALS FROM EXTINCTION...

Bird man: Chris Darwin is making it his mission to halt wildlife decline (Jane Dalton)

 

Great, great grandson of Charles Darwin says we must change our diet to prevent more wildlife dying off...

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WALRUSES FACE 'DEATH SENTENCE' AS TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FAILS TO LIST THEM AS ENDANGERED...

Pacific walrus cows and yearlings rest on ice in Alaska. ‘At this time, sufficient resources remain to meet the subspecies’ physical and ecological needs now and into the future,’ US officials said. Photograph: Joel Garlich-Miller/AP

 

Fish and Wildlife Service decides Pacific walrus may be able to adapt to loss of sea ice and is unlikely to be seen as endangered ‘in the foreseeable future’...

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HIGH MARINE EXTINCTION RISK BY 2100...

A sea spider from Antarctic waters, where many invertebrates face devastation. Image: Cath Waller

 

If marine extinction is not a reality for many species by the end of this century, scientists say, it will certainly be a strong probability...

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TIME OF GREAT DYING: POPULATION BOMB BURSTS, THE END OF OLD-GROWTH FORESTS, AND THE GREAT AWAKENING...

Exponential human population growth can only end in collapse (courtesy of Population Matters)

 

Gaia, the living biosphere, is infested with humans. Not just any humans, but the type that grow fat and reproduce exponentially by liquidating natural ecosystems. Having spent much of my life working to protect Earth’s last naturally evolved primary forests from logging for inequitable over-consumption, I am today ready to declare defeat. Preserving Earth’s last large old-growth forests is a lost cause as there are simply too many people. This Time of Great Dying is unlikely to end well unless a global ecology ethic – including a sense of ENOUGHNESS, just population reductions, ending fossil fuels, and massive ecological restoration – is widely embraced with all haste in an unprecedented and overdue Great Awakening...

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OUR CHANGING CLIMATE MIND-SET...

A scene in eastern Puerto Rico after the passage of Hurricane Maria. Credit Kirsten Luce for The New York Times

 

 

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BACK-TO-BACK HURRICANES TAKE HEAVY TOLL ON THE CARIBBEAN...

A seven-year old boy stands in front of debris as Hurricane Irma moves off from the northern coast of the Dominican Republic. Credit: UNICEF/UN0119399

 

By: António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 4 2017 (IPS) - As you know, we are coming off a jam-packed High-level week and opening of the General Assembly. Some of the most important speeches during that period came from leaders of Caribbean nations reeling from back-to-back hurricanes.

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