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Some might say these are trying days. Well, I would feel better if [eople would stop saying "true fact" it's either a face or not and any educated person should know the difference. Climate change is a fact and not up to speculation.

Posted by on in Animals
  The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) has just announced Sumatra's first ever successful sentence of an illegal orangutan owner and trader in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The seven-month prison sentence is only the third for In...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
  By Red Emma Greenwashing—[a compound word modeled on "whitewash"] a form of spin in which green PR or green marketing is deceptively used to promote the perception that a company’s policies or products are environmentally friendly.   John Muir must be rolling over in his grave. Th...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
  The amount of litter around the community raised concerns for Stacey Jambura's Lowell Elementary School students. But its potential impacts on the environment --- including the world's oceans --- is what spurred them to action. Jambura's 13 third- through fifth-grade expanded learning prog...
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Posted by on in Lakes/Rivers/Wetlands
  Wildlife researchers are worried an internationally significant wetland near Hobart is being threatened by development. World Wetlands Day today marks the anniversary of the Ramsar Convention recognising sites of international importance for waterfowl. In Tasmania there are 10 Ramsar sit...
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Posted by on in Lakes/Rivers/Wetlands
  MANILA, Philippines — The country joins in the global celebration of World Wetlands Day (WWD) today in commemoration of the day in 1971 when the Ramsar Convention, an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands, was adopted in Ramsar City, Iran. Organized by t...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Peabody Energy Corp., one of the world’s largest coal miners, said the industry will continue to rely on China and other developing nations as the U.S. uses less. Here’s what the St. Louis company expects for the coal market in 2012: —Ninety gigawatts of coal-fired power plants will come onl...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
  BP is likely to agree next month to pay $20-$25 billion to settle all charges around the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, according to a leading analyst, double the figure the company has set aside and more than other analysts expect. BP and the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) have been silent ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Weather isn’t the same thing as climate. Just because it’s sunny or chilly on a given day doesn’t tell us all that much about long-term temperature trends. Even so, plenty of research suggests that local weather does heavily influence how people think about climate change. Back in 2009, survey data ...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
  This shark's oddly shaped head is thought to be a mechanism to spread out its highly specialised sense organs, which amongst other things help it to detect electrical currents created by its prey. A useful skill to have when you have an entire ocean to scan for food!   Where am I fo...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
  Cleaning up the air, while good for our lungs, could make global warming worse. That conclusion is underscored by a new study, which looks at the pollutants that go up smokestacks along with carbon dioxide. These pollutants are called aerosols and they include soot as well as compounds of...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
Given the twin concerns of peak oil and climate change, it's no surprise that natural gas (with its lower carbon intensity than coal) has been hailed by many as the salvation of our modern way of life, at least for now. And with the discovery of enormous deposits under Marcellus Shale in the Eastern...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
It's been more than 40 years since the first Earth Day and the founding of the modern environmental movement -- an awakening to the notion that human beings can, and do, have a profound impact on the planet. If Republicans in Congress and on the presidential campaign trail have their way, the nation...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  WASHINGTON — A prominent physicist and skeptic of global warming spent two years trying to find out if mainstream climate scientists were wrong. In the end, he determined they were right: Temperatures really are rising rapidly.   One of the most prominent global warming skeptics is...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
  An animal rights group has sued SeaWorld, accusing the aquatic theme park chain of violating the rights of captive killer whales under the 13th Amendment of the US Constitution, which abolished slavery. The lawsuit, filed late on Tuesday in US District Court in San Diego, lists five per...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
  JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell proposed a new way forward on a natural gas pipeline Thursday, saying if demand for gas has shifted from the Lower 48 to Pacific Rim markets, the state must be willing to move with it.   Parnell, in a speech to an oil and gas industry g...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
Almost every day of his childhood, He Xin remembers the skies in his hometown of Shenyang being gray. “If I wore a white shirt to school, by the end of the day it would be brown,” recalls He, who was born in 1974, “and there would be a ring of black soot under the collar.”     He grew u...
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Posted by on in Wind
  The technical standard for the first global consumer label for companies to buy wind power and other clean renewable energy has been launched today. The program is backed by companies including WWF, Vestas Wind Systems, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the LEGO Group, Bloomberg and Pri...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
Today is World Water Monitoring Day (WWMD), an international event that raises awareness about the importance of protecting the valuable water resources around the world.   Many people are unaware of the impact their daily decisions have on the quality of water. Because humans and other fo...
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Posted by on in Arts and Entertainment
  We discuss every day the idea that every man and woman should strive to be a caring person, and how the earth needs our love as much as our family or friends. So this month Earth Protect is holding us accountable to write a love letter to your planet. As long as love (and writing utensils)...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
OTTAWA — The economic impact of climate change on Canada could climb to billions of dollars per year, according to a study published Thursday by a policy group that advises the Canadian government. The report "Paying the Price: The Economic Impacts of Climate Change for Canada" by the National Round...
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