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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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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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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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The RV Kaharoa motored out of Wellington, New Zealand on Saturday, loaded with more than 100 scientific instruments, each eventually destined for a watery grave. Crewmembers will spend the next two months dropping the 50-pound devices, called Argo floats, into the seas between New Zealand and Maurit...
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Interview with David McGuire, Founder of Shark Stewards Emmy-award-winning filmmaker and marine scientist David McGuire has not only swum with sharks, he’s swum FOR them. As founder and executive director of the Sausalito-based marine research and advocacy organization Sea Stewards, McGuire started...
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This an image from a NOAA research flight over a remote stretch of Alaska's north shore on Saturday. It shows approximately 35,000 walruses crowded on a beach, which according to the AP is a record number for this survey program. Bear in mind that each of the little brown dots in this image can wei...
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For the citizens of the nations represented by the Alliance of Small Island States, climate change is not an abstract threat. They face immediate danger today. Low-lying islands like Tuvalu and Vanuatu in the Pacific and the Maldives in the Indian Ocean are at risk of becoming uninhabitable as sea...
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At the UN summit, after tens of thousands rallied across the world, France promised $US1 billion ($1.1bn) to the Green Climate Fund — making it the only contributor other than Germany to the new institution to help the worst-hit countries. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called the meeting more to...
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President Barack Obama is pledging new U.S. help for other nations struggling to address global warming, as heads of state from around the world converge for a major summit on climate change. Obama will use his speech at a U.N. summit Tuesday to announce plans to sign an executive order requiring t...
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Climate change and world peace will each be highlighted today, the International Day of Peace. In our nuclear-armed, temperature-rising, resource-depleting world these issues are intricately related and represent the greatest threats to our planet. It is not coincidence that they be highlighted toge...
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By Andy Smith Glance at the headlines these days, and the prospects for peace look pretty bleak. Iraq, Syria, Gaza and the Ukraine don’t create grounds for much optimism. But Ginny Fox, executive director of the Peace Flag Project, said that’s no reason not to keep working for peace, particularly ...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
Sustainable development is . . . Considering that the concept of sustainable development is now enshrined on the masthead of Environment magazine, featured on 8,720,000 Web pages, and enmeshed in the aspirations of countless programs, places, and institutions, it should be easy to complete the sent...
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A short taster for a DVD and booklet package exploring the issues of Conflict and Climate Change. This 18 minute DVD, split into six sections, aims to convince people that conflict and climate change are linked, and that they can be tackled together by ordinary people, communities, businesses and g...
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By Jacob Devaney Fire is technology. We can use it to warm our food and our home or to burn down our neighborhood. It’s all a matter of how we choose to use – or abuse – resources. The Pentagon recently agreed to honor contracts with a lifetime cost of roughly $1.5 trillion for the F-35 Lighting Jo...
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Beijing is set to ban coal sales and use across its six main regions by the end of 2020 in a bid to cut air pollution, Chinese state media has reported. The Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau announced Tuesday the districts of Dongcheng, Xicheng, Chaoyang, Haidian, Fengtai and Shijin...
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