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Squeezed By Drought, California Farmers Switch To Less Thirsty Crops
Water scarcity is leading farmers away from planting staples and towards planting higher-value, lower-water specialty crops. Think wine grapes and pomegranates instead of citrus and avocados.
Environment
Source: NPR
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015, 9:53am
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Companies To Invest $140 Billion To Fight Climate Change
The White House organized this large private-sector commitment
Environment
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015, 9:53am
Rating: | Views: 1153 | Comments: 0
Did climate change kill the woolly mammoth?
A new study suggests these giant prehistoric mammals were not taken down by human hunters alone
Environment
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Friday, Jul 24, 2015, 8:19am
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Obama admin. grants Arctic drilling approval to Shell
The two permits issued Wednesday clear the way for oil drilling in Chukchi Sea, but with some conditions and limits
Environment
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 23, 2015, 11:44am
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Myth of pristine Amazon rainforest busted as old cities reappear
Amazonian wilderness buzzed with human activity until 500 years ago, when Europeans turned up with weapons and diseases, says radical rethink of rainforest history
Environment
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 23, 2015, 11:44am
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An Astronomer's Paradise, Chile May Be the Best Place on Earth to Enjoy a Starry Sky
Chile's northern coast offers an ideal star-gazing environment with its lack of precipitation, clear skies and low-to-zero light pollution
Astronomy
Source: Smithsonian
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 23, 2015, 11:44am
Rating: | Views: 1288 | Comments: 0
Amid Stark Realities, How Do Climate Scientists 'Stay Positive?'
NPR's Melissa Block speaks with John H. Richardson about his recent Esquire piece, "When the End of Human Civilization Is Your Day Job."
Environment
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 23, 2015, 11:44am
Rating: | Views: 1231 | Comments: 0
Swarming bugs force crews to plow bridge in Iowa
Ankle-deep mayflies covered a Mississippi River bridge connecting Iowa to Illinois
Environment
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 23, 2015, 11:44am
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A Strengthening El Nino Could Mean Wet Winter On The West Coast
NPR's Melissa Block speaks to Mike Halpert, deputy director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center, about a strengthening El Nino season.
Environment
Source: NPR
Posted on: Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015, 9:16am
Rating: | Views: 1102 | Comments: 0
Arnold Schwarzenegger Named Environmental Advocate Ahead of U.N. Climate Meeting
"Climate change is not science fiction"
Environment
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015, 9:16am
Rating: | Views: 1240 | Comments: 0
Garden of Eden dries as ISIS, Turkey and Iraq fight over water
Iraq's fabled marshes are seeing some of the lowest water levels since Saddam Hussein drained them in the 1990s
Environment
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015, 9:16am
Rating: | Views: 1126 | Comments: 0
Great Recession was good for the environment
U.S. carbon emissions down from 2007 to 2013
Environment
Source: Science
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015, 1:24pm
Rating: | Views: 237 | Comments: 0
Los Angeles Angels Experience First Rainout At Home In 20 Years
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim were supposed to play the Boston Red Sox on Sunday night. Instead, the Angels experienced their first rainout at a home game in 20 years.
Environment
Source: NPR
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015, 1:24pm
Rating: | Views: 207 | Comments: 0
Fossil fuels to hamper carbon dating
Growing emissions from the burning of fossil fuels are threatening the effectiveness of radiocarbon dating say scientists.
Environment
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015, 1:24pm
Rating: | Views: 367 | Comments: 0
Cool summer sees Arctic ice increase
Researchers say the Arctic is highly sensitive to changes in summer temperatures as ice rebound continued through 2014.
Environment
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015, 1:24pm
Rating: | Views: 368 | Comments: 0
Genetically modified diamondback moth offers pest control hope
Scientists in Britain say they have developed a way of genetically modifying and controlling an invasive species of moth that causes serious pest damage to cabbages, kale, canola and other similar crops worldwide.
Environment
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 16, 2015, 10:42am
Rating: | Views: 480 | Comments: 0
Coal renaissance means switching to plan B on climate change
Coal use is growing globally and, to avoid catastrophic warming, climate scientists say we must change the way we tackle carbon emissions
Environment
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 16, 2015, 10:42am
Rating: | Views: 423 | Comments: 0
The 'impossible' zero-carbon house
Designers at Cardiff University say they have built a low-cost, zero-carbon house - just the sort of home Chancellor George Osborne once described as impossible.
Environment
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 16, 2015, 10:42am
Rating: | Views: 535 | Comments: 0
Al Gore criticizes Obama on climate change and 'insane' Arctic drilling
With Shell planning to begin drilling in the Chukchi Sea within days, Gore said that Obama was wrong to ever allow drilling in the Arctic
Environment
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 16, 2015, 10:42am
Rating: | Views: 582 | Comments: 0
Here’s Where People Are Most Concerned About Climate Change
Only 42% of people surveyed in the U.S. say they are very concerned about climate change
Environment
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015, 9:50am
Rating: | Views: 396 | Comments: 0
Starlings on Prozac | @GrrlScientist
Recent research suggests that the commonly prescribed psychiatric drug, Prozac, occurs at environmentally relevant concentrations that can significantly alter behaviour and physiology in wild birds
Environment
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015, 9:50am
Rating: | Views: 453 | Comments: 0
Wildfires Are Happening More Often and in More Places
Average fire season length has increased by nearly a fifth in the last 35 years, and the area impacted has doubled
Environment
Source: Smithsonian
Posted on: Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015, 9:50am
Rating: | Views: 459 | Comments: 0
BP May Have Billions More to Pay, Even After Its $19 Billion Settlement
The oil giant reportedly faces tens of thousands of additional claims
Environment
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015, 9:03am
Rating: | Views: 437 | Comments: 0
Warming 'worst case' must be studied
Climate change risks should be assessed in the same way as threats to national security according to a new report.
Environment
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015, 9:03am
Rating: | Views: 528 | Comments: 0
It's good that climate change is on the agenda for big business
Money talks, so it bodes well that companies and investors are realising that climate change will hit them hard
Environment
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 09, 2015, 9:20am
Rating: | Views: 776 | Comments: 0
Sixth-Century Misery Tied to Not One, But Two, Volcanic Eruptions
The ancient event is just one among hundreds of times volcanoes have affected climate over the past 2,500 years
Environment
Source: Smithsonian
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 09, 2015, 9:20am
Rating: | Views: 771 | Comments: 0
Nobel Laureates Issue A Call To Action On Climate Change
The Declaration on Climate Change has 36 laureate signatures
Environment
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 07, 2015, 10:27am
Rating: | Views: 496 | Comments: 0
First relocatable Antarctic research station gets its skis on
Constant darkness, bone-chilling temperatures and cut off from the rest of the world. If you're going to spend winter in Antarctica you'll be glad of a few home comforts
Environment
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 07, 2015, 10:27am
Rating: | Views: 501 | Comments: 0
Americans Throw Away $640 Worth of Food Each Year
Environmental impacts of food waste aren't a great concern, a new survey shows
Environment
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015, 12:40pm
Rating: | Views: 1161 | Comments: 0
Dutch government loses world's first climate liability lawsuit
In a landmark ruling, a court in the Hague has ordered the Dutch government to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25 per cent by 2020
Environment
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015, 12:40pm
Rating: | Views: 1299 | Comments: 0
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