Iceland Holds Funeral for Its 1st Glacier Lost to Climate Change — KTLA

It was a funeral for ice. With poetry, moments of silence and political speeches about the urgent need to fight climate change, Icelandic officials, activists and others bade goodbye to what once was a glacier. Icelandic geologist Oddur Sigurðsson pronounced the Okjokull glacier extinct about a decade ago…

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Alaska Records Its Warmest Month Ever — TIME

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska has been America’s canary in the coal mine for climate warming, and the yellow bird is swooning. July was Alaska’s warmest month ever, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Sea ice melted. Bering Sea fish swam in above-normal temperatures. So did children in the coastal town of Nome.…

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Recycling Industry Struggles as China, Other Nations Stop Accepting Certain Materials — KTLA

Visiting the Burbank recycling center is like stepping into an archaeological dig. Everywhere there is evidence of consumption — kombucha bottles, cardboard delivery packages, plastic water bottles, toothpaste tubes, vitamin bottles, and plastic bags. “Our garbage tells our story,” said recycling coordinator Kreigh Hampel. “It drives home how disposable our lives are.”

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Trump’s Racist Tweets Came After He Faced Setbacks on Immigration Policy — TIME

President Donald Trump has faced several setbacks on his immigration agenda in recent weeks. The Supreme Court blocked an effort to ask respondents if they are U.S. citizens in the 2020 Census. Massive immigration raids he promised over the weekend failed to materialize in a significant way. And he backed down on other threats…

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Heatwave and Wildfires in Alaska as Temperatures Hit 90 Degrees On Independence Day — TIME

It’s about 80 degrees inside Brian Brettschneider’s Anchorage, Alaska home, but he can’t open up his windows. Smoke is drifting into the city from the nearby Swan Lake wildfire, and he’s trying to keep the ash out of his house. In the distance, even the mountains outside of the city are hidden by smoke. Temperatures…

via Heatwave and Wildfires in Alaska as Temperatures Hit 90 Degrees On Independence Day — TIME

Planting a Trillion Trees May Be the Best Way to Fight Climate Change, Study Says — TIME

(WASHINGTON) — The most effective way to fight global warming is to plant lots of trees, a study says. A trillion of them, maybe more. And there’s enough room, Swiss scientists say. Even with existing cities and farmland, there’s enough space for new trees to cover 3.5 million square miles (9 million square kilometers)…

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John Robson: Assessing environmental impacts is complicated, especially when it comes to lightbulbs — National Post

It’s funny the places a lightbulb can go on over your head. Like a huge hardware store lightbulb display where you suddenly realize government is so dumb it’s dangerous. Why else would our houses be full of mercury-bomb compact fluorescent bulbs? Read More

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