Monday, March 19, 2018 | By EarthShare | No Comments
Winter Sports Under Threat from Climate Change
Adapted from a report by Protect Our Winters
In mountain towns across the United States that rely on winter tourism, snow is currency. For snow lovers and the winter sports industry, predictions of a future with warmer winters, reduced snowfall, and shorter snow seasons is inspiring them to innovate, increase their own efforts to address emissions, and speak publicly on the urgent need for action.
A new report, The Economic Contributions of Winter Sports in a Changing Climate examines the economic contribution of winter snow sports tourism to US national and state-level economies.…
Monday, March 19, 2018 | By Nancy Matsumoto | No Comments
A food activist aims to show the value of traditional agriculture to rural, mainly indigenous people and transform the way they plant, sell and prepare their goods — as well as capture the global eye.
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Saturday, March 17, 2018 | By Rebecca Hersher | No Comments
The man hoping to help lead the Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler, is a former lobbyist for coal and natural gas companies. As a young EPA lawyer, he worked on hazardous chemical rules.
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Friday, March 16, 2018 | By Jeff Brady | No Comments
The U.S. is producing more oil than ever, even as calls to leave all fossil fuels in the ground grow louder. Now the “keep it in the ground” movement is taking its fight to the heart of oil country.
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Thursday, March 15, 2018 | By Richard Gonzales | No Comments
The agency’s strategic planning document does not mention the potential impact of a changing climate on the rising risk of natural hazards.
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