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India is kicking the plastic habit. They've banned a variety of single-use plastic items - from straws to cigarette packs. Good timing too. @UN says about 100 million tons of plastic (same weight as 1 million space shuttles) has been dumped into our oceans.cnn.it/3O0nDEB
She thinks my tractor’s…electric? EVs could be coming to farms near you. And it starts with a test drive “I want to figure out what parts of this technology will work for me…for rural America” * @kennychesney was not involved in the making of this tweet.*bit.ly/3z2Fxm1
We must act on climate, it can’t wait. But neither can your health. Here are some ways to protect yourself when air quality gets bad. edf.org/blog/2021/07/2…
Wildfire smoke can worsen asthma. It’s even been linked to increased rates of heart attack and death. Exposure to wildfire smoke during pregnancy increases the odds of adverse outcomes like preterm birth./ edf.org/blog/2020/09/0…
Wildfire smoke can travel thousands of miles and leave millions of people breathing polluted air. And that pollution is a “threat to human health at every stage of life”/ lung.org/research/sota/…
Is your health going up in smoke? Climate change is increasing the frequency, severity and size of wildfires in parts of the world (anyone living in the western US knows this all too well.) But it’s not just death and destruction we have to worry about.�bit.ly/3c7OqlcF
Not again! A recent glacier collapse in Kyrgyzstan was the second in 1 week. Like the incident in Italy, the collapse was preceded by unusually warm temperatures. These events are becoming more common “We’re putting [these glaciers] into a state of change”wapo.st/3uKmgTS
Has your state stepped up? After a SCOTUS ruling dealt EPA a blow people are calling for states to do more to regulate emissions. And some are already answering “The power sector is a really interesting example of how states have been pretty active” yhoo.it/3Pm5bYf
Ensuring #PayEquity for our staff is critical, that’s why we have signed on to @DiverseGreen’s #PayEquityPledge. By taking this step, we are working to eliminate pay disparities within our organization. Learn more about the pledge at bit.ly/3z2lBzv
😍 Loving the images coming from the James Webb telescope, especially studying Carina Nebula with my 5yr old astronaut hopeful...but can’t stop wondering why we don’t aim for such extraordinary clarity and precision re: knowing our own changing planet. I remain a proud Earthlingtwitter.com/NASAWebb/statu…W
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NEW ON EDFISH: To solve our food problems we must look to the oceans. EDF’s Willow Battista and UCSB’s Christopher Free discuss resilient #BlueFoodSystems and sustainable seafood in the face of #ClimateChange. Read more, now on EDFish: edf.org/Z65o
Need a boost? Try this de-extinction story: The Spix’s macaw was last seen in the wild decades ago. A few could be found only in collector's cages...until now! A program has re-introduced them to Brazilian jungles, and they're expected to breed next spring bit.ly/3Iz6fpt
Faster charging (i.e., less than 10 minutes), lower cost, greater range...this could be the future of EV batteries. @JackEwingNYT reports on the in-progress hunt "for an elusive potion of chemicals, minerals and metals" that can make it happen at scale nytimes.com/2022/07/12/bus…
Surprising! The @WMO reports the number of natural disasters over the last 50 years has increased 5x, but the number of related deaths has fallen by 2/3. The reasons for the averted loss of life tell "one of the biggest success stories in modern history" vox.com/23150467/natur…
We can't wait to get our hands on a copy! So proud of you @HeatherMcTeer🙌�twitter.com/HeatherMcTeer/…1N
If you’re feeling anxious about climate change, take our survey to learn more about how others are feeling and what you can do to take action. 👇edf.org/Z6iiv
Is climate change taking a toll on your mental health?
Conspiracy alert: if power goes out in TX today, the fossil-fuel propagandists are going to try to set wind up as the patsy. Don't let them. 🧵
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Ahhhh, the rare *good* tipping point: EV sales in the U.S. have surpassed 5%. A look at 18 other countries suggest 5% is a bit of a milestone, where the transition to EVs really speeds up/takes over bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
Invasion of the Franken-fish! Around the world people are spotting fish of epic proportions. And climate change could be to blame. It’s not actually making the fish bigger, instead “they are relocating to new environments” where the water is cooler. wapo.st/3ywuf83
Urgent! @EPA's enforcement office needs a permanent head. “This is a defining moment where six Supreme Court justices have damaged our nation's environmental laws, and we need policymakers who will protect clean air and clean water"- @_VickiePatton washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/…
Many of the #health care providers and suppliers treating people suffering from the kinds of heat waves, droughts and wildfires we're seeing this summer are joining @POTUS and pledging to cut their own climate-destabilizing pollution. #ActOnClimate bit.ly/3NG0ck0
A new study published in @ScienceMagazine explains what companies can do to tackle climate change via natural climate solutions. What @EnvDefenseFund’s Doria Gordon has to say: edf.org/Z6ib
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Yosemite NP is in the grip of a wildfire that grew 5x in size over the weekend. Mariposa Grove, home to the world's oldest giant sequoias, is threatened 😔. Notable: The area was the 1st US scenic natural area set aside for protection/recreation, in 1864axios.com/2022/07/11/yos…N
Wind for the win! And solar too. Renewables in the US hit a record 28% in April. So what’s driving the surge? "When you do the math on what's the most profitable thing to add, it's often going to be wind and solar at this stage” bit.ly/3yWOUn5
#Opinion | "An all too common element in the discourse surrounding the climate crisis is the difference between rich and emerging nations" ✍️ @mundol #HTPremium hindustantimes.com/opinion/the-we…
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Before-and-after images of a megadrought in progress: Lake Mead is the largest reservoir in the U.S. — and it's parched. A water and power source for millions, it's reached its lowest recorded level. Learn more: bit.ly/3uv6An6 #CORiver #Drought #ClimateChange #LakeMead
Wildfire, drought, floods and sea level rise. Scientists @NatlParkService warn of the dangers facing America’s epic natural wonders, via @CNN. “If you wanted to see a glacier, go to Glacier National Park in Montana. But you better get there soon”cnn.it/3Rakrcq
ICYMI: Trump overturned, wildlife wins! A federal judge reversed a 2019 change that gutted the Endangered Species Act. The ruling allows the government to “finally get on with the business of protecting and recovering imperiled species." 🙌🏾cnn.it/3ydO6J2vp
What would save thousands of lives and fight injustice? The answer, according to a new EDF report, is stronger limits on a tiny but toxic kind of air pollution. bit.ly/3unHRBq
Ancestral land returned to the Onondaga Nation in NY! "The Nation can now renew its stewardship obligations to restore these lands and waters and to preserve them for the future generations yet to come." - Onondaga Nation Chief Tadodaho Sidney Hill cnn.com/2022/07/02/us/…
ICYMI: The largest waterlily species in the world has been discovered, and it's been hiding in plain sight for almost 2 centuries (i.e., chilling in London's Royal Botanical Garden since the middle of the 1800s). A fascinating story of mistaken identity: yahoo.com/news/scientist…
Comeback stories are kind of our thing. And this one is HUGE. Fin whales were almost extinct in 1976. But researchers in Antarctica just saw the biggest gathering of fin whales ever documented. They called the comeback “absolutely thrilling" and we agree! nyti.ms/3InaOmy
Prepare for pita pains. Chickpea supplies could drop by 20% this year. The culprit? That’s right, climate change. Drought forced some farmers to ditch their garbanzos and stick to more lucrative crops. And that could mean less hummus in stores. bit.ly/3NRBAoq
Scary and sad - Hawaii’s waters could be too hot for humpback whales by 2100. About ⅔ of North Pacific humpbacks are born there. If they go they’ll take a piece of Hawaii with them. The whales are an important part of native mythology & the local economy.yhoo.it/3yjcFnK
But there is a way for all of us to breathe easier. The EPA could tighten the standard for fine particulate pollution soon. EDF scientists found that reducing the pollution could save thousands of lives each year. Find out more here: bit.ly/3uyguVo
This isn’t a coincidence. A history of racist zoning policies and underrepresentation in positions of power quite literally shaped American cities, putting highways, power plants, and other sources of pollution closer to Black, Hispanic, and low-income communities./
“Fine particle air pollution is responsible for more than 110,000 deaths in the U.S.” The most startling statistic? Black seniors in the U.S. are three times more likely to die from exposure to fine particle pollution than everyone else./ nbcnews.to/3QsZkBF
Breathe easy? Not in some neighborhoods! Invisible pollution – smaller than a human hair – can easily make its way into your lungs and even your blood. And it’s disproportionately poisoning communities of color.🧵bit.ly/3uyguVoM
Our favorite part of the week is here! And we don’t just mean because it’s Friday. Here are some recent environmental victories to celebrate. Which ones are most inspiring to you? bit.ly/3nQd7p0
One of the best ways to calm your climate anxiety is by taking action. Learn what you can do to help protect the planet.👇edf.org/Z6iwr
Do you know someone who experiences climate anxiety?
We need to work together to address climate change, and this only happens through appreciation of the context and imperatives of growing economies such as India. I wrote this in @HindustanTimes to promote empathetic conversation. #JustTransition msn.com/en-in/news/opi…
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The largest saltwater lake in the Western Hemisphere is in crisis. You know it as Utah's Great Salt Lake. For a second year in a row, the iconic lake has reached a record low, and it's expected to get even drier. Learn More: bit.ly/3c197zn #Drought #GreatSaltLake
Before-and-after images of a megadrought in progress: Lake Mead is the largest reservoir in the U.S. — and it's parched. A water and power source for millions, it's reached its lowest recorded level. Learn more: bit.ly/3uv6An6 #CORiver #Drought #ClimateChange #LakeMead
We love nature but sometimes it can be SCARY! Case in point: this freaky green sky ahead of severe storms in the Midwest. Sometimes rain scatters all but the blue light. And when it mixed with the yellow tinge of sunset the result was…well…creepy. wapo.st/3yndvzV
Important view from India. "Far too often, international voices feel compelled to speak up about issues in India, without seeming to appreciate its circumstances, growing geopolitical and economic importance, and role in mitigating the crisis" - @mundol msn.com/en-in/news/opi…
Beauty is only skin deep...that’s the problem. Women of color are exposed to more toxic chemicals in beauty and personal care products than their white counterparts. How do these products affect our health, and which ones should we stay away from? The answers👇�Bs
Unpacking environmental injustice at Cocktails & Conversations with @EPAMichaelRegan and @HeatherMcTeer for #EssenceFest2022 was deep. EDF stands with communities that have suffered far too long. No matter the sector, we all have a role to play in creating #ClimateSolutions.
If @EPA tightens its standard for fine particle pollution in the U.S (i.e. from the current 12 micrograms per cubic meter to 8), it would save almost 20k lives PER YEAR. Would be a big enviro justice victory, too bit.ly/3RbnqkR
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