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Antarctic sea ice is constantly on the move as powerful winds blow it away from the coast and out toward the open ocean. A new study shows how that ice migration may be more important for the global ocean circulation than anyone realized. A team of scientists used a computer model to synthesize mil...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
This is what passes for good news about coral reefs these days: Around the world, some reefs aren't dying as quickly as scientists thought they would. A newly published study in Nature identifies 15 places in the Pacific and Indian Oceans where fish populations in coral reefs are doing better than ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The concentration of heat-trapping CO2 pollution in the atmosphere has passed the 400 parts per million (ppm) threshold in Antarctica for the first time in at least 800,000 years, and possibly as long as four million years, scientists reported this week. The new measurements, reported by British an...
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Posted by on in Animals
Calling all sea turtle lovers! In honor of World Sea Turtle Day on June 16, 2014, we're taking a special look at sea turtles species found in U.S. waters and the science we use to protect these magnificent marine creatures. Sea turtles are air-breathing reptiles with streamlined bodies and larg...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
I saw this and the title alone was a shock to my senses. Why do we sit by while the coral reefs very possibly the "canary in the cola mine" for climate change a life on this planet die and its not big news. When will the truth be worth something again? Let's hope its not too late already. And ...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
The way we get electricity is about to change dramatically, as the era of ever-expanding demand for fossil fuels comes to an end - in less than a decade. That's according to a new forecast by Bloomberg New Energy Finance that plots out global power markets for the next 25 years. Call it peak fossil...
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Posted by on in Clean Water
Last month, state water officials eased conservation mandates in response to slightly above-average winter rain and snow in much of California, leading many to speculate that the state’s long-running drought has tapered off. If only. The El Niño winter that forecasters said could drench the state ...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots is growing the next generation of Jane Goodalls. For 25 years, the Jane Goodall Institute’s youth program has aimed to develop compassionate leaders to make the world a better place for people, other animals, and the environment. If this sounds like a good idea to y...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Discarded plastic will outweigh fish in the world's oceans by 2050, according to a report from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. That is, unless overfishing moves the date up sooner. The study, a collaboration with the World Economic Forum, found that 32 percent of plastic packaging escapes wast...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Norway has agreed on a 2030 target to cut net greenhouse gas emissions to zero, 20 years earlier than the previous deadline, a national assembly official said on Tuesday. Norway will pay for emission cuts abroad that correspond to its own emissions to reach the target. Norway set a similar 2030 ca...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
There are obvious reasons to care about the Earth's environment - global warming, and the litter and rubbish we can actually see are physically apparent to us. However, the damage to our oceans is somewhat less obvious - because most of the environmental issues the seas face are submerged in the de...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
The longest and most widespread coral bleaching event on record has reached reefs near at least 38 countries and island groups, according to the latest report from NOAA's Coral Reef Watch and other research. Parts of many coral reefs have died, becoming ghostly underwater graveyards. They ...
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Posted by on in Animals
A changing climate means that by 2070 koalas may no longer call large parts of inland Australia home, researchers have found. Using a detailed ecological model, the University of Melbourne study shows hotter temperatures and altered rainfall patterns will make it much more difficult for koalas to...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
Bernie Sanders called for a nationwide ban on fracking during a news conference on Wednesday, warning that Hillary Clinton's support of the practice could be "disastrous" for California. "It is too late for regulating, I think fracking has to be banned in America," Sanders told reporters during his...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, if elected president, likely wouldn’t prioritize a sweeping rule on climate, her campaign chairman, John Podesta, said Friday. The front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination would want to work with Congress on climate action, Podesta said. But...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Last year, global efforts on climate change focused on Paris, where representatives from 195 countries hammered out a landmark agreement to limit warming. This week, the diplomatic scrum shifts to San Francisco. Energy ministers from the world’s largest economies — including the United States, Chi...
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Posted by on in Animals
Tigers are “functionally extinct” in Cambodia, conservationists conceded for the first time on Wednesday, as they launched a bold action plan to reintroduce the big cats to the kingdom’s forests.  Cambodia’s dry forests used to be home to scores of Indochinese tigers but the WWF said inte...
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Posted by on in Animals
Scientist blame mite infestation, agrochemical exposure to neomicotinoids. The Bee Informed Partnership study, a collaboration between USDA, the University of Maryland and other research and beekeeper groups showed bee mortality during one year at 44%, the second higher ever and almost triple the n...
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Posted by on in Fishing
The outlook just got worse for the world’s most endangered tuna. A new assessment shows that the Pacific bluefin tuna population, estimated a few years ago to have declined by 96.4 percent from its historic, unfished size, has continued to drop. The latest stock assessment, released April 18 b...
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Three year study of historic leopard range in Africa, Asia and Middle East documents loss of 75% of their range. Source scientific journal PeerJ. Leopards have almost disappeared from vast areas of China, Southeast Asia and Arabian peninsula,  while African leopards are facing challenges in th...
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