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Posted by on in Climate Change
This morning Pope Francis released an unprecedented call to action on climate change, in a letter to 1.2 billion Catholics worldwide. That's right: one the world's most prominent moral voices just cast climate action as a moral imperative. Whether or not you're Catholic, this is huge news, and...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The vast majority of US senators have agreed that climate change is real, a result of a vote on Wednesday that saw 98 members of the Senate vote in favor of an amendment to the controversial Keystone XL pipeline bill that declares that climate change is "not a hoax."&nb...
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Posted by on in Green Design
While you're decking the halls this holiday season, opt for decorations that are environmentally-friendly and made to last. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has these suggestions: Consider a holiday decoration other than a tree, or buy an artificial tree that's made to last fo...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Why is it so difficult to teach climate change in our classrooms? My kids hear climate change discussed in the news as a very real threat, but it is largely absent from school science curricula. In fact, most children the world over don’t receive any formal academic reasoning to put the vast a...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
The forecast calls for picture-perfect weather Tuesday in New York City as world leaders gather to discuss the challenge of a changing climate. More than 120 leaders, including President Obama, are expected to attend the one-day climate summit, sponsored by the United Nations. They've been instruct...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
The WHO has released a new study ranking countries with the worst air pollution. When we consider air pollution most of us will automatically think of China. However, it was nowhere to be found in the top 10 offenders. This, by the way, is not because they’ve suddenly cleaned up their act, but rathe...
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Posted by on in Transportation
A new report shows how autonomous and connected car technologies could begin to reduce the amount of pollution put out by vehicles Excitement around connected and autonomous vehicles has been building for years with consumers interested in the convenience of never having to touch the steering wheel...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
Paper or plastic? It used to be a simple – and free – choice. But if Gov. Jerry Brown signs the plastic bag bill, California grocers, pharmacies, liquor stores and convenience stores will no longer be able to provide single-use bags to customers at no charge. They will be required to offer pape...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
This past weekend, Pope Francis did something that was quietly revolutionary. In a talk at the Italian university of Molise, Francis characterized concerns about the environment as “one of the greatest challenges of our time”—a challenge that is theological, as well as political, in nature...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
The global seafood industry is under threat from climate change and ocean acidification, and reducing CO2 emissions is required to safeguard the industy's future, according to a report jointly published Wednesday by the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership, the University of Cambridge's Institute for S...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
Depletion of groundwater in California's Central Valley for agriculture and other uses could be contributing to an increase in small earthquakes along the famed San Andreas fault, a scientific study published on Wednesday said. But the phenomenon is not believed to lead to an increased risk of larg...
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Posted by on in Lakes/Rivers/Wetlands
Although recent declines in nitrate in the Illinois River are promising, increasing nitrate levels at other sites throughout the basin are a continuing cause for concern. Nitrate levels in the Illinois River decreased by 21 percent between 2000 and 2010, marking the first time substantial, multi-ye...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
White House data splurge meant to "change the game" on climate Imagine a map that shows years of rising sea levels in a matter of seconds, and the water is surrounding your house. There might soon be an app for that. That's the sort of visualization that the Obama administration believes can spark...
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Posted by on in Clean Technology
Technology is often touted as the savior that will rescue us from our misbegotten ways, redeem us and put us on the track to utopia. Then there are the dystopian views, where the future is dominated by technology that either rules over us or saps us so completely of our humanity that we might as we...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
More than two dozen Democratic senators will take to the Senate floor on Monday for an all-night session of speeches on climate change. The marathon session will get underway after the last vote on Monday night and could last until 9am on Tuesday, Senate staff said. The high visibility all-nighter...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (CoECRS) at James Cook University are engaging social science to help solve some of the world’s biggest environmental problems. Dr Christina Hicks, an interdisciplinary social science fellow at the ARC CoECRS, holds a joint positi...
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Posted by on in Human Health
New research suggests that high levels of BPA, a chemical in many plastics and canned food linings, might raise the risk of miscarriage in women prone to that problem or having trouble getting pregnant. The work is not nearly enough to prove a link, but it adds to "the biological plausibility" that...
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Posted by on in Transportation
When Philip Go Apostol returned to the Philippines in March 2008, he was supposed to assume a prime position for an international bank, in its local office in Makati City. Apostol had then decided to leave his cushy work life in Europe, at a time when he was building the corporate finance advisory ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Ione Teitiota became the first person to ask a court to grant refugee status on the basis of climate change. He told the High Court in New Zealand that his family would suffer serious harm if they were forced to return to their low-lying homeland, as sea level rise is projected make life there unten...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
What could make a former Marine, retired cop, and self-described "ultra-conservative" oppose fracking in his home state of Ohio? At a diner off of Route 22 near Steubenville, OH, Ed Hashberger had the answer. Dressed in a red polo shirt emblazoned with the U.S. Marine Corps logo and carrying a Marin...
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