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New York State Warns To Prepare for up to 6 Feet of Sea Level Rise

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Yale Environment 360: New York State is telling developers and homeowners in New York City and coastal towns that they should prepare for up to 75 inches of sea level rise by 2100. The sea level rise projections, based on recent scientific studies by NASA and Columbia University, are part of the New York Community Risk and Resiliency Act passed after the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. The state says it is creating new sea level rise regulations requiring coastal planners, developers, and builders to expect…
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Bernie Sanders launches new climate plan to curb US fossil fuel extraction

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Guardian: Bernie Sanders launched a new climate campaign on Wednesday, aimed at fighting global warming by banning new coal, oil and gas mining on public land.
The Keep it in the Ground Act co-sponsored by the senator and Democratic presidential candidate aims at plugging one of the big gaps in Barack Obama’s climate change plan: his administration’s continued sanction of fossil fuel extraction on the government’s lands and waters.
The bill, jointly introduced with Jeff Merkley, a Democratic senator…
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Justin Trudeau sworn in as Canada second youngest prime minister ever

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Guardian: Justin Trudeau has been sworn in as Canada’s prime minister, following in the footsteps of his storied father.
The 43-year-old Trudeau, a former schoolteacher and a member of parliament since 2008, on Wednesday became the second youngest prime minister in Canadian history.
Related: Justin Trudeau: Canada’s new prime minister faces great expectations
He is the son of late prime minister Pierre Trudeau, who swept to office in 1968 on a wave of support dubbed “Trudeaumania”. He was prime minister…
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Pennsylvania Township Passes Bill of Rights Banning Fracking Wastewater Injection Wells

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EcoWatch: Last night, the people of Grant Township adopted the country’s first municipal charter establishing a local bill of rights. The Grant Bill of Rights codifies environmental and democratic rights, and bans fracking wastewater injection wells as a violation of those rights.
Grant joins growing numbers of communities across Pennsylvania and the U.S. that are coming together in a community rights movement to stand up to a system of law that forces fracking waste wells and other practices into communities,…
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