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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 Environmental Heroes
The Pacific islands of Tuvalu are threatened, as David Attenborough explains in his DVD 'The Truth About Climate Change' Environmental concern and climate awareness is becoming big business. Alongside rising sales of wind turbines and solar panels, one of the most lucrative revenue channels is ...
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Posted by on in MyBlog
Honey bees are trapped in a Catch 22 where antibiotics used to protect them from bacterial illnesses ravaging hives are making them die from commonly used pesticides, some of which are used to ward-off bee-killing parasites. A new study into the effect of antibiotics on honey bees adds to the resea...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Robots have a hard time walking. They're getting better! But we're a ways away from having a robot that you can send on an excursion through a dune-covered desert. That's why, when he wanted to design a robot to collect climate data, designer Shlomi Mir looked to nature. Specifically, to tumbleweeds...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
SACRAMENTO — In what could become one of California's biggest crises in years, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a statewide drought emergency Friday, an action that sets the stage for new state and federal efforts. The governor also wants to focus Californians on the possibility of water shortag...
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Posted by on in Lakes/Rivers/Wetlands
The annual pace of wetland loss increased by 25 percent between 2004 and 2009 compared to the previous six years, according to a study released late last year. Battered by a series of hurricanes and ongoing subsidence, or sinking land, the 68 million acres of Gulf Coast wetlands had the most loss d...
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Posted by on in Animals
Hundreds of thousands of marine mammals are injured or killed every year by fishermen around the world. And because most seafood in the U.S. is imported, that means our fish isn't as dolphin-friendly as you might expect. Under pressure from conservation groups, federal regulators are preparing to t...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Temperature rises resulting from unchecked climate change will be at the severe end of those projected, according to a new scientific study. The scientist leading the research said that unless emissions of greenhouse gases were cut, the planet would heat up by a minimum of 4C by 2100, twi...
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Posted by on in Ecotourism
There are few places in the world that conjure the same kind of imagery as the Chobe National Park in Botswana. Drifting through the savannas, torrents of water wind-off into a sunlit horizon; cheetahs stalk their prey as flocks of gazelle prance through the long, parched grass; and African elephan...
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Posted by on in Biofuels
Today the EPA will hold a public hearing on the proposed 2014 RFS. Members from across the renewable fuel industry are lining up to testify regarding the negative impacts the proposed volumes could have. The EPA’s proposal would gut the renewable fuel standard and decrease the amount of biofuel in t...
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Posted by on in Arts and Entertainment
THE PRESIDENT HAS AN ASSIGNMENT FOR YOU Our schools are more high-tech than ever. There are laptops in nearly every classroom. You can take an online course on Japanese -- and then video chat with a kid from Japan. You can learn about geometry through an app on your iPad. So, what does it all mean?...
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Posted by on in Food
By Sarah Newman Since I started this holiday tips tradition a few years ago, the sustainable food movement continues to transform fields of corn, soy and CAFOs to more verdant, bountiful lands filled with organic produce, heirloom greens and pasture-raised livestock. Countless more school and ...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
There's more plastic floating around the ocean than any other type of marine debris—that we know. What's harder to figure out is just how much is out there. A recent survey of marine plastic debris found something surprising: Nearly 99% of it was missing. "We were expecting values in excess of one ...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Some of the world's most vulnerable creatures could be wiped out if a highway through the Haparan rainforest is approved Critically endangered wildlife, including some of the last Sumatran tigers as well as rhinos, bears and eagles, could be wiped out if plans go ahead to construct a major road thr...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
After years of being stuck, the national conversation on climate change finally started to shift — just a little — last year, the hottest year on record in the U.S., with Hurricane Sandy flooding the New York subway, drought devastating Midwest farms, and California and Colorado on fire. Lots of peo...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
A growing stash of more than 6 tons of ivory from slaughtered elephants, heaped in a warehouse north of Denver, is about to be destroyed as part of a new U.S. push to combat illegal wildlife trafficking worldwide. Publicly crushing the smuggled tusks and carvings will be the first act to end what ha...
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Posted by on in Human Health
The radioactive stream of toxic fluids released during the 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant disaster will reach the West Coast of the US by March 2014, but a paper published in the October 2013 edition of the journal Deep-Sea Research says it’s unlikely to be harmful. The authors tracked...
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Posted by on in Animals
Federal funds for a Nevada-based desert tortoise conservation center are running dry and wildlife officials plan to close the facility and euthanize hundreds of tortoises that were once classified as “endangered” and are currently considered “threatened.” The desert tortoise can be found in the sou...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
A new study on an array of marine animals shows that they all will suffer in different ways in the acidified oceans of coming decades. That means rising carbon dioxide levels will trigger some profound reshuffling of life in the seas as some species are more hurt than others. Because some of the ca...
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Posted by on in Food
University of Michigan and University of Hawaii researchers claim to have solved a long-standing scientific mystery: how does mercury get into open-water fish? The researchers maintain they have an answer, and that their research indicates that mercury levels in Pacific fish will rise in the coming ...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh like many other mega cities of the world sees a good number of development works every year but environmental havoc created due to such development projects gives a broad grin to the much talked theme on 'green living'. If anyone visits the on-going large constructi...
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