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Pentagon Moves Ahead with Obama-Era Climate Preparation Plan

Posted: 09.22.2017 no comments

 

  Read the entire article at EcoWatch.   The Department of Defense (DoD) has warned for years that climate change is a national security threat and the agency continues to take steps to help the military navigate and prepare for the impacts of a warming planet. The Pentagon is plowing ahead with its 2014 “Climate Change […]

 

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Conservative Republican Group Calls for Carbon Tax

Posted: 02.10.2017 no comments

 

A group of Republican elder statesmen is calling for a tax on carbon emissions to fight climate change. The group, led by former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, with former Secretary of State George P. Shultz and Henry M. Paulson Jr., a former secretary of the Treasury, says that taxing carbon pollution produced by burning fossil fuels is “a conservative climate solution” based on free-market principles.

 

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Sea Level Rise Pushes Salt Water into Everglades

Posted: 02.01.2017 no comments

 

Cimate change and other hurdles mean it will take more water — and potentially more taxpayer money — to save the Everglades, according to new scientific findings. Rising seas and warming temperatures are threatening to worsen damage already done by decades of drainage and pollution, caused by development and farming overtaking the Everglades.

 

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Growing water stress drives desalination push in Kenya

Posted: 01.29.2017 no comments

 

Read the full article online at http://www.climatechangenews.com   “After a year of severe drought, Kenyan authorities are resorting to desalination to quench the thirst of coastal communities. In the face of an unprecedented emergency, the technology, which is used to remove salt from the sea to produce drinkable water, is now seen as a lifeline by both […]

 

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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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Air pollution in Chinese city surpasses guideline by 100 times

Posted: 12.23.2016 no comments

 

Read the full article online at http://www.reuters.com   “Concentrations of airborne pollutants in a major northern Chinese city exceeded a World Health Organisation (WHO) guideline by 100 times on Monday as north China battled with poor air quality for the third straight day. In Shijiazhuang, capital of northern Hebei province, levels of PM 2.5, fine particulate matter, […]

 

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Boone, NC Passes Resolution: Ditch Fossil Fuels, Go 100% Clean Energy

Posted: 12.19.2016 no comments

 

The North Carolina municipality of Boone is calling on the whole state – and the United States at large – to encourage green jobs and transition to 100 percent clean energy across all energy sectors. Read the full article on EcoWatch.

 

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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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Bangladeshi farmers drown in debt as floods destroy crops

Posted: 12.11.2016 no comments

 

Read the full article online at http://www.irinnews.org   “Months of flooding have wiped out entire villages and crops in Bangladesh, pushing farmers deeper into a cycle of debt that they can’t escape without more government help. About 4.2 million people have been affected by flooding in at least 19 districts since July, according to the government and […]

 

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