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Sierra Club today released an inspirational video promoting the Peoples Climate March on April 29 in Washington, D.C. and 85 sister cities across the globe. The video weaves together excerpts and themes from historic documents, speeches, and iconic American moments to convey the message th...
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The enormity of global warming can be daunting and dispiriting. What can one person, or even one nation, do on their own to slow and reverse climate change? But just as ecologist Stephen Pacala and physicist Robert Socolow, both at Princeton University, came up with 15 so-called "wedges" for nations...
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Two recently released studies brought bad news for those living near coastlines around the world. One published in the peer-reviewed Nature Climate Change, the other in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the studies showed that existing computer models might hav...
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Science writer Charles C. Mann writes books that take on big topics — examining the history of aspirin and the nature of modern physics, for example. In the bestsellers “1491” and “1493,” he takes what a Washington Post reviewer called “a god’s-eye view of the world” before and after Columbus’s voya...
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Climate change poses a growing health threat, the UN warned on Wednesday, saying extreme weather and rising temperatures could claim hundreds of thousands of lives and spread disease.   "Climate change is no longer only an environmental issue," said Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum, head of the clima...
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An unprecedented marine heat wave that swept the Southeast Indian Ocean in 2011 has given FIU scientists a glimpse into the future of climate change.   The heat wave caused the loss of more than 90 percent of the dominant seagrass in some regions of Shark Bay, Australia. Since seagrass meadow...
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All images courtesy of Eric Vanasse/UGallery In the "Losing Paradise" series, Canadian artist Eric Vanasse speculates on the figurative long-term consequences of climate change and habitat destruction. The thought-provoking collection of paintings pose important questions regarding t...
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Creative entrepreneurs, futurists, community members, and businesses have found innovative ways to utilize the sun’s energy that could lead to huge increases in access to clean and green electricity. As we saw during the first #PutSolarOnIt day of action on June 21, public support for solar po...
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Responding to the impact that a growing population and changing land use have had on the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays over the past 60 years is the focus of a research project led by Penn State and supported by a $1.4 million grant from NASA.   Researchers involved in the three-year study are...
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As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan and continued commitment to support Native American leaders in building strong, resilient communities, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn today announced the Administration has dedicated nea...
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The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That's after the world broke a record in May.   The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday that last month's average global temperature was 61.2 degrees (16.2 Celsius), which is 1.3 degrees higher than the ...
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New University of Alaska Fairbanks research indicates that arctic thermokarst lakes stabilize climate change by storing more greenhouse gases than they emit into the atmosphere.   Countering a widely-held view that thawing permafrost accelerates atmospheric warming, a study published this wee...
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Late last month, a federal judge in Colorado stopped a coal-mining lease expansion from going forward, claiming that the agencies involved had not worked hard enough to account for climate impacts, either in the mine’s operations or in the amount of emissions that could come from the burning of the ...
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Luis Gonzalez wants Leigh Stearns to come home alive. So when she said she was going to Greenland, where polar bears roam, he signed off on $500 to buy a heavy-caliber rifle. Stearns, a glaciologist, will fly to the giant island’s northwest coast on July 14. The Rink Glacier, where she’ll camp 366...
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Climate changes that have made Montana streams much warmer over the last 30 years are helping invasive trout push their native cousins toward extinction, researchers said on Tuesday, saying study is an example of global warming reducing biodiversity. The study led by ecologists with the U.S. Geolog...
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Butterflies and dragonflies with lighter colours are out-competing darker-coloured insects in the face of climate change.   In a new study published in Nature Communications, scientists from Imperial College London, Philipps-University Marburg and University of Copenhagen have shown that...
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Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Ratings Services has found yet another way that fossil fuel burning by rich countries is going to screw over poor ones — by making it harder for them to borrow money. S&P analysts identified climate change as one of two “global mega-trends” that will shape c...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Climate change is affecting us right now, and the carbon pollution that causes it is a threat to our health and the environment. That’s why last June, President Obama issued a broad-based Climate Action Plan, announcing a series of executive actions to cut carbon pollution, prepare the U.S. for...
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Youth Plea to Protect the Atmosphere as a Public Trust is Taken Seriously by All Three Branches of Government Seven youth from five US states exercised their constitutional rights by visiting all three branches of government, calling for action against climate change on behalf of the entire younges...
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A new study has found that manmade global warming likely intensified an unusual weather pattern that led to both the California drought and the cold and snowy winter in the eastern U.S. The study, accepted for publication in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, is the first peer revi...
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