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[1THING] Blog: Archive for January, 2018

[ South Africa’s Cape Town Is Set To Run Out Of Water In April ]

The South African city of Cape Town is running out of water. On Day Zero — April 16 — the taps will get turned off. As that day approaches, residents are thirsty for answers.

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[ EPA Chief Worried Trump Would Be ‘Abusive To The Constitution’ ]

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told the Senate Environment Committee he did not remember comments he made in 2016 about then-candidate Donald Trump.

In comments to a Tulsa radio host in February 2016, then Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt said he feared President Trump would use executive orders unconstitutionally if he were elected.

(Image credit: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

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[ These quiet policy changes will pave way for massive development on public land ]

Trump’s decision to roll back mitigation policies right before Congress releases a new infrastructure bill is a one-two punch against the environment.

     
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[ Oil On Our Terms ]

The shale gas industry is affording America new independence from reliance on foreign oil. But at what cost to communities?

(Image credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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[ A Century-Old Dairy Ditches Cows For High-Tech Plant Milk ]

Some of the "milks" on offer by Elmhurst Milked, which operated as a traditional dairy in New York for nearly 100 years. These days, Elmhurst has replaced cows with nuts, oats and rice.

American aren’t drinking as much milk. One long-established dairy is spurring business by replacing cows with nuts and grains, and using new technology to make alternative “milk” sources.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Elmhurst Milked)

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[ Can Seaweed Save Shellfish From Climate Change? ]

Scientists are hoping that seagrasses could act as a buffer against acidifying oceans.

Warming oceans are hurting the shellfish industry. Scientists are hoping that seagrasses, like seaweed, can help soak up extra carbon in the water.

(Image credit: Lauren Sommer/KQED)

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[ Can Seagrass Save Shellfish From Climate Change? ]

Scientists are hoping that seagrasses could act as a buffer against acidifying oceans.

Warming oceans are hurting the shellfish industry. Scientists are hoping that seagrasses, like seaweed, can help soak up extra carbon in the water.

(Image credit: Lauren Sommer/KQED)

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[ Why Low Snowfall In The Rockies Is Concerning For Western Water Managers ]

Record-low snowfall in some parts of the Rocky Mountains this winter isn’t just bad for the ski industry. It’s also a real problem for water managers throughout the western United States.

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[ EPA budget shrank 55% as agency workload grew: The numbers ]

Other than a bump under Obama’s administration, funding for the agency has been in a downward spiral for the past 40 years.

     
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[ The Bargaining Chip At The Border ]

The president’s promise to build a wall along the southern border of the U.S. is moving forward.

(Image credit: HERIKA MARTINEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

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