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While we've made some strides already toward a clean-energy future, we risk leaving much of the population behind...
From: Salon.com | By: Peter Finocchiaro | Friday, August 28, 2015
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First off, this article is not about some miracle diet pill that will do all the work for you. Most of these pills are dangerous, and even if they are the current fad, they are later found to cause serious health side effects, as in the case of fen-phen,...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Denzel Hammett | Friday, August 28, 2015
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The undertow of China's slackening economy and the mounting tide of refugees pushing through border after border in Europe put the world on edge this week. After spiraling down, volatile stock markets rallied back, for now. . . Writing from Beijing,...
From: TV Squad | By: Nathan Gardels | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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It’s 2015. We’ve got internet. We’ve got tablets. What's next, flying hover boards?  Speaking of future - what planet do we want to leave for generations to come?  From this world we call home to our own small 'worlds', you can easily incorporate...
From: Earth911 | By: Jessica Oaks | Friday, August 28, 2015
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In a previous post I explained some of the considerations in deciding to use a map in data visualisation, and went into detail about mapping points and heatmaps. In this second part, taken from the MA in Online Journalism at Birmingham City University,...
From: Online Journalism Blog | By: Paul Bradshaw | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Barack Obama is about to leave on a historic journey that could affect Americans for generations to come - he'll become the first sitting American President to visit the Arctic to observe Alaska's rapidly melting glaciers. This trip, coming on the heels...
From: Ecofabulous | By: Betsy Rosenberg | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Introduction The world faces a grim future if we do not immediately rein in consumption of fossil fuels. Risks include rising sea levels, more frequent extreme temperatures, flooding, drought and conflicts among human societies. An eventual sea level...
From: AOL Television | By: David H. Bailey | Friday, August 28, 2015
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His reluctance to accept the existence of sea level rise comes as Louisiana is being swallowed by the sea. The post Former FEMA Director Who Oversaw Katrina Does Not Accept Sea Level Rise appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Matthew Yglesias | By: Emily Atkin | Friday, August 28, 2015
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I've had an insatiable wanderlust since a young age, but, in recent years, have begun to search for adventures that will keep my carbon footprint to a minimum. Thus, began my love affair with Montréal. A city of islands in the Saint Lawrence River,...
From: AOL Television | By: Soledad Haren | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Global Biocapacity / Global Footprint Network Humanity is placing inordinate demands on nature, and it just keeps getting worse. In 2000, humanity had exceeded its "ecological budget" by October. This year, "Earth Overshoot Day" was August 13, according...
From: TV Squad | By: Jared Green | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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If not now, then when? This is the defining moment when corporate America needs to stand up and publicly show leadership on confronting the biggest threat to our prosperity and social cohesion -- climate change. Like a cornered wild animal, the fossil...
From: AOL Television | By: Jo Confino | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Once an occasional indulgence, bottled water is quickly becoming America's drink of choice. The average person in the United States now consumes more than 35 gallons of bottled water per year, according to data from market research firm Beverage Marketing...
From: Washington Post | By: Roberto A. Ferdman | Friday, August 28, 2015
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The Netherlands have just become an example of the right way to respond to citizens’ demands for clean energy. Following a ruling earlier this year, after countrymen sued their government to reduce CO2 emissions, the Dutch railways are on track to...
From: Inhabitat | By: Katie Medlock | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Even before the first scene in Kabir Khan’s “Phantom”, there is a long, hastily narrated disclaimer using all sorts of legalese about how the film does not allude to any person, dead or alive. But once the movie gets underway, you realise that...
From: Reuters | By: Shilpa Jamkhandikar | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Sometimes, it's the easiest thing in the world to figure out just how dumb a person is. For instance, here are two sentences from a letter from Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, the world saddest animated giraffe, to President Barack Obama regarding Obama's...
From: Rude Pundit | By: Rude One | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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WHRC scientists have counseled the State Department on policies that could control permafrost thaw, including reducing global carbon emissions from fossil fuel use and deforestation, and limiting emissions of 'black carbon,' sooty particles that darken...
From: Science Daily | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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So, say you're the leader of the free world and you're trying to figure out how to get your arms around this climate crisis. There are plenty of good options -- but opening up the Arctic and Atlantic oceans to more offshore oil drilling isn't one of...
From: AOL Television | By: Miyoko Sakashita | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Most Americans want their state to come up with a plan to reduce carbon from power plants. The post 7 Out Of 10 Americans Want Their States To Comply With The EPA’s Climate Plan appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | By: Samantha Page | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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President Obama said he will use all of his powers -- including the power of the veto -- to defend his plan for climate change, the White House said. This announcement comes on the eve of new rules that will cut pollution from power plants, after riders...
From: Inhabitat | By: Michelle Kennedy Hogan | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Four of the “big five” mass extinctions, and several more minor environmental crises in Earth’s past, were associated with abrupt global warming and ocean acidification triggered by Large Igneous Province (LIP) eruptions. The most recent of the...
From: Skeptical Science | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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By Javier Sierra In just a decade, coal has gone from King Coal to Coal Kills. From fueling development around the world to a dangerous, dirty mineral in steep decline. Coal is a dead man walking because of two fundamental reasons: the revelation of...
From: AOL Television | By: Javier Sierra | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Xcel Energy says it’s the first US utility to verify and register all of its greenhouse gas emissions data with The Climate Registry for seven consecutive years. The company’s emissions reporting validates Xcel Energy’s more than 20 percent reduction...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jessica Lyons Hardcastle | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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A recent report by the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) found that one of the carbon offset mechanisms in the Kyoto Protocol may have enabled GHG emissions to be about 600 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e) higher.
From: Triple Pundit | By: Gina-Marie Cheeseman | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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A newly formed company called Vivergy allows you to see what the air quality is in your town and relates it back to secondhand smoke. TriplePundit's RP Siegel spoke with Vivergy’s founder and CEO, Kevin Kononenko, about this undertaking.
From: Triple Pundit | By: RP Siegel | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Fashion is something that has been important for centuries in most parts of the world. In many cultures, people have devoted their lives to the notion of making others look - and feel - good through the clothes they wear. Like it or not, both men and...
From: Earth911 | By: Earth911 | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Brooklyn-based furniture company Urbangreen selected walnut wood coated in a clear, low-VOC finish for these custom bunk beds. "It brings out the natural beauty and detail of of the grain," says Elias Didaskalou of Urbangreen. "The materials used not...
From: Dwell | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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"No one is leaving this valley. The road is blocked at both ends by the fire, so stay put! It's gonna get really hot and windy. Do not shut your vehicle off!" said the fire chief. I didn't have to ask why. Large fires create their own microclimates as...
From: AOL Television | By: Jeff Frost | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Indonesian peatlands store tons of carbon - and wildlife, like this rufous backed kingfisher. Credit: Chong Lip Mun at pinterest.com OO Indonesia: Giant Paper Consortium To Restore Peatlands...
From: TV Squad | By: Mary Ellen Harte | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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For some reason–perhaps laziness or force of habit, or engagingly alarmist (‘new records for traffic misery!’) press releases, media outlets across the country dutifully report as fact the whatever new congestion ‘study’ the Texas A&M Transportation...
From: Lawyers Guns and Money | By: djw | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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A chronological listing of the news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook page during the past week.  Sun, Aug 23 Extreme weather events of 2015: Is climate change to blame? by Freya Palmer, Responding to Climate Change (RTCC), Aug 21,...
From: Skeptical Science | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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