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Posted by on in General Environment
Studies show that exposure to light after dusk is quite literally unnatural, and may be detrimental to health. Do we need 24/7 garages, supermarkets and TV – or should the city that never sleeps be put to bed? Astronomer Dr Jason Pun of the Hong Kong University department of physics has been studyi...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation provided USD 2 million to Oceans 5, an international funders’ collaborative dedicated to stopping overfishing and establishing marine reserves in the world’s five oceans. The funds will support projects creating large protected areas in the Pacific Islands and ...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
For the third month this year, the world's oceans set a record for the warmest they have ever been since at least 1880, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported on Monday. September had the highest global average sea surface temperatures of any month on record s...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Why is it so difficult to teach climate change in our classrooms? My kids hear climate change discussed in the news as a very real threat, but it is largely absent from school science curricula. In fact, most children the world over don’t receive any formal academic reasoning to put the vast a...
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Posted by on in Food
Can ordering a locally sourced, grass-fed steak and an expertly made cocktail in a trendy restaurant actually combat climate change? That's the goal with the Perennial, a Mid-Market restaurant experiment due in the spring that's the first of its kind in the Bay Area, if not the country. It's the b...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Australia's Environment Minister Greg Hunt has pledged to end the extinction of native mammal species by 2020, with a focus on culprits such as feral cats. Hunt said Australia had the worst rate of mammal loss in the world and the nation's "greatest failure" in environmental policy was protecting t...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
This past September was the warmest since records began in 1880, according to new data released by NASA this weekend. The announcement continues a trend of record or near-record breaking months, including May and August of this year. The newly released data could make ...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
By Kristina Sink, Green House Data Environmentally conscious individuals are one thing, but having corporations be sustainability minded is even more significant. Whether they are impacting the environment for the better or, in most cases, for the worse, corporations have a huge effect.  Busi...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Rising sea levels and other effects of climate change will pose major challenges for America’s military, including more and worse natural disasters and the threat that food and water shortages could fuel disputes and instability around the world, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Monday. Addressin...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
As this week's viral photo of 35,000 walruses crammed on an Alaskan shore reminds us, the climate crisis is still very much a thing. For those who missed it, a lack of Arctic ice evidently forced the poor creatures to huddle together on a narrow piece of land out of desperation -- normally, they're ...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
The so-called "Green Revolution" that William Gaud, Former Director of the US Agency for International Development, was so strongly advocating, includes the extensive use of insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, synthetic fertilizers, large-scale irrigation, increased used of fossil-fuels and mono- ...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
Air pollution affects millions of people, not just in China and Hong Kong but in big cities all over the world. It’s important to educate yourself about the causes and impacts of air pollution, as well as the air quality in your neighborhood, so as to better protect yourself and your family. You ca...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The United States may make a major contribution in November to a fund to help poor countries prepare for and combat climate change, said the foreign minister of Peru, the country hosting a round of climate negotiations in December. Peru Foreign Minister Gonzalo Gutierrez said U.S. Secretary of Stat...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
As climate change causes winters to warm, the world becomes more and more like a tropical paradise, possibly meaning the end of the seasons as we know them, according to new research.   The daily and nightly differences in temperatures worldwide are fast approaching yearly differenc...
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Posted by on in Clean Water
Water is a valuable resource that is the key to sustaining life.  As water becomes more valuable and scarcity increases, conflict, death, and disease are also by-product of water and it’s influence.  In less fortunate countries, the battle for not just water, but clean water, is truly a ma...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
Pollution in urban and farm runoff in Hawaii is causing tumors in endangered sea turtles, a new study finds. The study, published Tuesday in the peer-reviewed open-access journal PeerJ, shows that nitrogen in the runoff ends up in algae that the turtles eat, promoting the formation of tumors on the...
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Posted by on in Animals
  If you are in Mexico visiting some of the places where this beautiful butterfly migrates every year from all around the world, you have to stick to some important rules to protect them. It's very important because a huge amount of people come to this places to visit the natural landscapes an...
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Posted by on in Newsletter Archive
Why are thousands of walruses beaching themselves in Alaska? View this email in your browser Share Tweet ...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
Southern Californians' cancer risk from air pollution has dropped 65% since 2005 but is still too high in many areas, regional air quality regulators said in a report released Thursday. They attribute much of the improvement to tough state and local regulations, incentive programs and cleaner fuels...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
As illustrated by the 400,000 attendees at the People's Climate March in New York City and the solidarity events that took place around the word, the realities of climate change are no longer only being stressed by environmentalists. The effects of climate change will be economic, social, and enviro...
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