Phillip Defoe

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Trump on Russia allegations: 'There is no collusion'

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump denied allegations of collusion between his campaign and Russian operatives in an interview Saturday night on Fox News, adding that he wants "to get to the bottom" of the questions about Russian influence in the election.<p>"Everybody's convinced: They say there is no …

Eat Your Vegetables: The Salad Garden by Joy Larkcom

Vegetables have come a long way. We take it for granted that we can pick up exotic leaves and salads in even the most ordinary stores, but back in …

5 things for Friday, April 28: North Korea, Trump, Pope Francis, DUI

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's a great Friday morning for Myles Garrett, who was the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft. Here's what else you need to know to <b>Get Up to Speed and Out the Door</b>. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox daily. (Sign up here.)<p>1. North Korea<p>We're getting …

Spill sheds light on legacy of abandoned mines out West

A week ago, the Animas River was best known as a popular white water rafting destination and its pristine water prized by residents in Colorado and …

EPA's Own Scientists Admit to Misleading Public on Fracking Impacts to Drinking Water

Five years ago, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was commissioned by Congress to undertake a study on the impacts of hydraulic fracturing …

Five Trillion Pieces Of Plastic Are Floating In An Ocean Near You [Interactive]

And even more lurks below the surface<p>In December, a consortium of 12 research institutions published some of the first numbers on global ocean plastic pollution. By their calculation, almost 300,000 tons of plastic swirl near the surface of our seas today--equivalent to the weight of about 1,500 …

Here's how less than one percent of Sweden's waste ends up in landfills

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Fighting Government Corruption to Secure Safe Drinking Water in Flint, Michigan

--LeAnne Walters, Co-Founder of Water You Fighting For?</<p>We knew things were bad when water coming out of the kitchen taps in our homes in Flint, Michigan, looked like frying oil and smelled like an open sewer. We're not water experts; we're moms. But thanks to the blood, sweat, and tears of …

What You Need To Know About Lead Poisoning - Flint Edition

Worried about terrorism? Thousands of young children in Flint, Michigan have been poisoned by their state government’s austerity moves and may have life-long damage.<p><b>Background</b><p>Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has been tough on “waste” and is a big fan of restructuring, having controversially set up a …

Who's in Danger?

Who’s in Danger?<p>A Demographic Analysis of Chemical Disaster Vulnerability Zones<p>An explosion and fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond, CA caused …

Makeshift Katrina Landfill Raises Safety Concerns

The debris from hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses swamped or demolished by Hurricane Katrina has to go somewhere. In New Orleans, most of it is going to Gentilly landfill, an old garbage dump the city and state reopened because of the disaster. But some toxic waste experts and …

Health and environmental justice

Lower Duwamish communities are richly diverse. Unfortunately, many residents face unfair problems such as poor air quality and higher rates of …

What is Environmental Justice? - Definition, Principles, Examples & Issues - Video & Lesson Transcript

Environment: Definition<p>When you think about the environment, your mind might conjure up images of rambling rivers, peaceful woodlands or scenic …

Earth - What is the point of saving endangered species?

In 1981, mountain gorillas were at rock-bottom. Confined to a small mountain range in central Africa, with humans encroaching on their habitat bringing poaching and civil war, their population was estimated at just 254. They would all have fitted into a single Boeing 747.<p>Today things look a little …

Better Homes & Gardens

Seafood is usually a win-win in our book. It's both delicious and nutritious, as fish are a source of lean protein and omega-3 fatty acids that …

Feeding 9 Billion

Step One: Freeze Agriculture’s Footprint<p>For most of history, whenever we’ve needed to produce more food, we’ve simply cut down forests or plowed grasslands to make more farms. We’ve already cleared an area roughly the size of South America to grow crops. To raise livestock, we’ve taken over even …

Habitats for humanity: Why our cities need to be ecosystems, too

The whole better-greener-more-awesome-cities movement has a problem: We haven’t found a good name for it. Sustainable cities! The term brings to mind …

Ecology

The python that’s eating Florida

Burmese pythons were imported to Florida as pets. Now tens of thousands of them are in the wild and they’re eating … everything. New York Times video.<p>…

Florida

Another year of rampant pollution: river activists and the Everglades are collateral damage of a political system organized to protect polluters and their massive wealth ... by gimleteye

In February Sunshine State News, partly funded by Big Sugar, quoted Florida Audubon's spokesperson Eric Draper in "Lake Okeechobee to Everglades …

native Fish Roundup

9th Annual Everglades CISMA Non-Native Fish Round Up<p>April 27 and 28, 2018<p>Starts: Friday 4/27 @ 3:00 pm<br>Ends: Saturday 4/28 @ 3:00 pm<p>The Everglades …