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Florida’s Summertime Slime Fueled by Climate Change as well as Pollution

Posted: 07.11.2018 no comments

 

Florida is awash in toxic algae right now. Blue-green algae covers 90 percent of Lake Okeechobee. It’s now grown thick in the canals connecting the lake to the St. Lucie River on the east coast, as well as in the Caloosahatchee River near Fort Myers on the west coast.   Read the entire article at the Tampa […]

 

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Babcock Ranch – the First Solar Town in the U.S.

Posted: 12.29.2017 no comments

 

Imagine a community integrated into a nature preserve with 50 miles of hiking and biking trails. From home you can easily walk to town, to a trail head or to a series of lakes. The town is complete with schools and health care facilities as well as community gardens, a five acre farm and a […]

 

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Before ‘Silent Spring’ Rachel Carson Wrote ‘Undersea’

Posted: 03.08.2017 no comments

 

Pioneering biologist and writer Rachel Carson (May 27, 1907–April 14, 1964) catalyzed the modern environmental movement with the groundbreaking publication of Silent Spring in 1962, but the spark for this slow-burning revolution was kindled a quarter century earlier, while 28-year-old Carson was working for what would later become the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. When […]

 

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Will Healthy Soil Be Our Climate Savior?

Posted: 02.27.2017 no comments

 

With Spaceship Earth hurtling through space at great speed, imagine if someone told you (a passenger on that ship) that the main oxygen systems were failing because of how food was being grown. What would you do upon receiving that dire warning?   An imminent oxygen loss just happens to be current fact. Industrial agriculture […]

 

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Permafrost Bubbles are Leaking Methane 200 Times Above Normal

Posted: 02.08.2017 no comments

 

The swelling pockets in the permafrost – revealed this week by The Siberian Times – are leaking ‘alarming’ levels of ecologically dangerous gases, according to scientists who have observed this ‘unique’ phenomenon. Some 15 pockets have been found on the Arctic island, around one meter in diameter.

 

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COP21: Malawi’s battle to hold on to forests

Posted: 01.21.2017 no comments

 

Read the full article online at http://www.bbc.com   “You’d be pushed to find a more uplifting display of the transformative power of renewable energy. In a one-room house in rural Malawi, the little face of six-year-old Rachel is framed in a soft white halo. On a bamboo mat lies a maths book alongside a bundle of fine twigs […]

 

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Are we living in the Anthropocene epoch? Scientific body says “yes”

Posted: 01.07.2017 no comments

 

Read the full article online at http://newatlas.com   “In the relatively short time we’ve been walking the Earth, humans have left an undeniable impact on the planet. Now a scientific body has unanimously agreed that our actions have altered the Earth’s natural processes enough to usher in a new geological epoch. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to […]

 

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Tree-planting drones to speed up reforestation efforts

Posted: 01.05.2017 no comments

 

Read the full article online at http://newatlas.com   “Planting trees in remote forest locations is a slow, laborious process that still relies on humans with shovels to do all the work. DroneSeed, a company based in the Pacific Northwest, wants to drastically modernize that process by employing squadrons of drones to plant seeds, spray for invasive […]

 

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70% Of Earth’s Fresh Water Is Frozen

Posted: 12.29.2016 no comments

 

Read the full article and watch the videos online at https://curiosity.com   “About 71% of the Earth is covered in water. Most of that is in oceans, rivers, and lakes, but some is frozen in the Earth’s two ice sheets. Those ice sheets, which cover most of Greenland and Antarctica, only contain 2% of the world’s […]

 

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The bigger the marine animal, the greater risk of extinction

Posted: 12.15.2016 no comments

 

Read the full article online at http://newatlas.com   “The bigger you are, the tougher you’ll find it to survive in the ocean. This is the somewhat counter-intuitive conclusion of a new study examining the extinction threat levels of marine animals. It found that larger-bodied creatures are at a greater risk, a pattern never seen before on […]

 

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