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Large Sections Of Australian Great Reef Now Dead Scientists had not expected the reef to die of for another 30 years, and yet it is already dead. Huge sections of the Great Barrier Reef, stretching across hundreds of miles of its most pristine northern sector, were recently found to be dead, killed last year by unusually warm seawater. (03-16-2017)
Up To Half Of Species Face Extinction By 2100 Scientists are warning that the already staggering 20% of species at risk of extinction may rise to as much as half by the end of this century. Meanwhile, the US government under Trump aims to dismantle environmental protections. Its new head flouted environmental protection in Oklahoma before assuming command of the EPA, generating unprecedented numbers of earthquakes in Oklahoma, where few were known before fracking went bonkers there. (02-27-2017)
EPA Chooses Greed Over Bees Even as it released research findings that link Neonics to the decimation of bees, the US Environmental Protection Agency failed to adopt a proposal that would have regulated the use of the dangerous pesticides that contain them. In effect, the EPA abandoned its core responsibility to protect the environment in favor of pleasing agribusiness giants. (01-14-2017)
Obscene Amounts of Methane Leaking From Gas Industry A study revealed that methane, which contributes to global warming for up to 20 years once released in the atmosphere, is leaking at alarming rates from oil and gas industry infrastructure and old wells in the American southwest. (08-16-2016)
Cold War Toxic Waste Exposed By Melting Ice A study finds that rapidly melting ice in Greenland will unearth radioactive waste, toxic PCBs, and raw sewage left behind by secret U.S. military base in the 1960s. (08-11-2016)
Faster Dying Through Chemistry Thanks To DuPont Millions of Americans are drinking water polluted with perfluorooctanesulfonic acid and perfluorooctanoic acid according to researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health. DuPont manufactured the chemicals for decades and dumped them into public waterways. Once in the environment, they do not break down, and they are toxic to all the Americans who are exposed to them. (08-10-2016)

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