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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Wildfires near the Arctic Circle are becoming increasingly more common. And in one Alaskan region called the Yukon Flats, fires are cropping up at a more frequent pace than any other time in the past 10,000 years. A team of scientists led by University of Illinois researcher Rya...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
What did the Founding Fathers use to power the American Revolution? Pretty much one fuel source: wood. And until the late 19th century, forests remained America’s chief energy source. Since then, it’s been mostly fossil fuels — coal, oil and natural gas — with a little bit of hydroelectric, nuclear ...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
It may not be immediately apparent what jellyfish, human population growth and our protein diet have in common. Take a closer look, though, and all three offer warning signs that dramatic changes are on the horizon for us and our planet. For aquarium fans, jellyfish are enchanting; for fishermen th...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
LONDON – A cow grazing on the lush pasturelands of Cornwall in southwest England and a seal swimming in the ice cold waters of the Arctic might not appear to have much in common.  We need to fundamentally alter the way we look at disease in the context of climate change.  - Claire H...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Five years after being elected president and six months after winning a second term, President Obama today gave his first speech devoted solely to climate change and announced several executive actions to begin weaning the United States (historically the largest emitter of greenhouse gases) off foss...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
If you have any sense of wonder or faith in humanity, you would have to agree that Earth Day is an extraordinary event. It combines the functions of educator, movement builder and the largest public service project in the world. More than one billion people from almost every single country on Earth ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
We’ve all heard about rising sea levels and the possibility of more frequent, stronger storms. But oyster death? The Post’s Darryl Fears on Monday highlighted one of the many consequences of carbon dioxide emissions that scientists are only just beginning to detect — and most Americans have probably...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Sydney's skyline plunged into darkness today as the city cut its lights for the "Earth Hour" campaign against climate change, kicking off an event which will travel around the globe. Organisers expect hundreds of millions of people across some 150 countries to turn off their lights for 60 minutes t...
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Posted by on in Food
  Humanity faces serious, highly interconnected environmental problems, including much-discussed challenges such as climate change, as well as the equally or more serious threat to the survival of organisms that support our lives by providing critical ecosystem services such as crop pollinatio...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your own superhero to reduce the global carbon footprint? Enter the Green Ninja, a climate action superhero who fights global warming through education and social change. We all know the importance of reducing emissions of heat-trapping gases to help stabilize our climat...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
Kardashians receive nearly 50 times more coverage than ocean acidification   The non-profit organization Project for Improved Environmental Coverage (PIEC) recently released a report that compared and ranked news organizations according to how they had prioritized environmental headlines. The...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
A growing majority of Americans think global warming is occurring, that it will become a serious problem and that the U.S. government should do something about it, a new Associated Press-GfK poll finds. Even most people who say they don't trust scientists on the environment say temperatures are ris...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
Arnold Schwarzenegger called Thursday for an end to "doom and gloom" environmentalism as he hosted the first conference of his new green movement fostering action by local governments and individuals.   "If we want to inspire the world, it is time for us to forget about the old way of talking...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
There's the old joke that denial is not a river in Egypt. However, it is the most pernicious barrier to dealing with the sustainability challenges of our age. Now that we should be surprised, because as humans, we are particularly capable of blocking out all sorts of trauma in the hope we can hold ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The globally-averaged temperature for 2012 marked the 10th warmest year since record keeping began in 1880. It also marked the 36th consecutive year with a global temperature above the 20th century average. The last below-average annual temperature was 1976. Including 2012, all 12 yea...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
NATURE’S SIGNALS are changing American minds about the risks of climate change. But Washington’s minds are lagging, despite President Obama’s stirring call to action in his inaugural speech. The best hope for achieving the transition to a low-carbon economy is through innovation to reduce the costs...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
(CBS News) Withering drought, vast wildfires, town-leveling tornadoes, fierce heat -- not to mention superstorm Sandy -- all made 2012 one of the worst years in terms of lives lost and property destroyed from extreme weather. Most scientists believe climate change is partly to blame for last year's...
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Posted by on in Human Health
"Nikita" star Maggie Q has stripped for a cause close to her heart. The actress reveals all in a new People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) campaign poster aimed at convincing people to eliminate meat products from their diet. The edgy new PETA billboard reads, "Fight Climate ...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
As President Barack Obama prepares to take the oath of office for the second time, he has promised that climate change will be a priority in his second term. The chances that significant climate action will actually happen, however, remain slim, policy experts say. "I always have hope, but it is so...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  The Ashville, North Carolina-based National Climatic Data Center says the continental United States had a national average of just over 57 degrees between January and November. While that is 3.3 degrees higher than the long-term average, it is only one degree above the soon-to-be-outdated ...
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