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Drastic action to save endangered tortoise
In a desperate bid to save one of the world's most endangered animals, conservationists are taking the controversial step of defacing the last survivors.
Environment
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015, 12:40pm
Rating: | Views: 1196 | Comments: 0
EPA Official: Decisions On Climate Change Will Affect Economic Future Of U.S.
NPR's Melissa Block interviews Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy on the second anniversary of the president's Climate Action Plan.
Environment
Source: NPR
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015, 9:26am
Rating: | Views: 984 | Comments: 0
Both Catholics, Non-Catholics Applaud Pope For Bold Remarks On Climate Change
Catholics across the nation are reacting to a sweeping encyclical issued by Pope Francis on the issue of climate change. The 184-page papal letter explains that it is a global problem with far reaching environmental and social ramifications.
Environment
Source: NPR
Posted on: Friday, Jun 19, 2015, 9:12am
Rating: | Views: 1018 | Comments: 0
Earth Just Had Its Warmest Spring on Record
It was officially the warmest May ever, too
Environment
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Friday, Jun 19, 2015, 9:12am
Rating: | Views: 1001 | Comments: 0
Who's to Blame During California Drought? Basically Everyone
Who's blamed during California's drought? Dry spell bolsters opposition to immigration, beef
Environment
Source: ABC News
Posted on: Friday, Jun 19, 2015, 9:12am
Rating: | Views: 1109 | Comments: 0
Just one action for women in science
In the wake of #Huntgate, here is a handy list of actions that individuals could commit to if they really want to see a change in the working environment coupled with a genuine move towards equality
Science Politics
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Friday, Jun 19, 2015, 9:12am
Rating: | Views: 1029 | Comments: 0
Gambler-Turned-Conservationist Devotes Fortune To Florida Nature Preserve
M.C. Davis made millions gambling and buying up land and mineral rights. Now, he's restoring ecosystems destroyed by agriculture and timbering in his private preserve, one of the largest in the U.S.
Environment
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 18, 2015, 10:42am
Rating: | Views: 317 | Comments: 0
NASA Satellites Show World's Thirst For Groundwater
New data suggest that many regions in the world are overusing their underground water supplies. And researchers aren't sure how much remains.
Environment
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 18, 2015, 10:42am
Rating: | Views: 326 | Comments: 0
Melting Alaska glaciers contribute to sea level rise
The amount of melting of Alaska glaciers would cover the state in a foot of water over seven years, a new study finds
Environment
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 18, 2015, 10:42am
Rating: | Views: 322 | Comments: 0
CO2 emissions stall thanks to China's passion for renewables
China leads way in breaking link between economic growth and rising carbon emissions, as investments in green energy beat fossil fuel spending for fifth year
Environment
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 18, 2015, 10:42am
Rating: | Views: 404 | Comments: 0
The Earth, our home, is beginning to look like an immense pile of filth
An extract from Pope Francis’s encyclical on climate change, the environment and inequality
Environment
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 18, 2015, 10:42am
Rating: | Views: 354 | Comments: 0
Tiny Team Uses Satellites to Bust Illegal Fishing Worldwide
Nonprofit organizations are leveraging new technology to combat "pirate" fishing, with a little help from Google.
Environment
Source: National Geographic News
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015, 8:38am
Rating: | Views: 380 | Comments: 0
Pope 'urges swift action' on climate
Pope Francis will call for swift action to protect the Earth and fight global warming, according to a leaked draft of the pontiff's encyclical.
Environment
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015, 8:38am
Rating: | Views: 440 | Comments: 0
Earth's Oxygen Levels Can Affect Its Climate
Models of past eras show that oxygen can influence global temperature and humidity as its concentration changes
Environment
Source: Smithsonian
Posted on: Friday, Jun 12, 2015, 10:49am
Rating: | Views: 454 | Comments: 0
Californians Look To Sierra Nevada Native Americans For Drought Solutions
In the Sierra Nevada mountains, North Fork Mono American Indians are working to thin the forest. Their ancient techniques are being considered as a possible long-term solution to the drought.
Environment
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 11, 2015, 12:39pm
Rating: | Views: 368 | Comments: 0
EPA Takes First Step In Limiting Aircraft Emissions
The Environmental Protection Agency hasn't outlined any specific emissions limits for aircraft engines, but it has begun the process that would lead to them.
Environment
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 11, 2015, 12:39pm
Rating: | Views: 367 | Comments: 0
Journals investigate climate skeptic author’s ties to fossil fuel firm as new allegations arise
Activists raise new questions about disclosure by Willie Soon
Environment
Source: Science
Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 10, 2015, 10:42am
Rating: | Views: 414 | Comments: 0
Why Some California Cities Are Bracing for a Bear Invasion
Blacks bears are rocking the suburbs
Environment
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 10, 2015, 10:42am
Rating: | Views: 322 | Comments: 0
Court tosses out challenge to Obama's climate plan
The ruling is a setback for opponents who argue the EPA exceeded its authority in trying to curb pollution
Environment
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 10, 2015, 10:42am
Rating: | Views: 386 | Comments: 0
Scientists solve mystery of milky rain in U.S. Pacific Northwest
Scientists have finally solved the mystery of a milky rain that coated cars and raised eyebrows across a wide swathe of the Pacific Northwest this February, researchers said on Tuesday.
Environment
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 10, 2015, 10:42am
Rating: | Views: 418 | Comments: 0
Trail-blazing ants show hints of metacognition when seeking food
When faced with a changing environment ants are less likely to leave scent trails for their colony, perhaps doubting their own knowledge
Neuroscience
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 10, 2015, 10:42am
Rating: | Views: 484 | Comments: 0
U.S. Sees Wettest May on Record
The contiguous U.S. saw record precipitation totals for the month of May
Environment
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 09, 2015, 10:15am
Rating: | Views: 177 | Comments: 0
Much-touted global warming pause never happened
A reanalysis of surface temperatures suggests there never was a global warming hiatus
Environment
Source: Science
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 04, 2015, 5:57pm
Rating: | Views: 343 | Comments: 0
Toilet-to-tap water programs gain support in California
As the historic drought continues, alternative water-saving measures include turning wastewater into drinking water
Environment
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 03, 2015, 9:09am
Rating: | Views: 371 | Comments: 0
Study reveals famous California redwood is 777 years young
A new study to determine the age of iconic old-growth redwoods in California's Muir Woods has revealed that one of the tallest and most famous trees in the forest is much younger than many assumed given its massive size, scientists said on Tuesday.
Environment
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 03, 2015, 9:09am
Rating: | Views: 370 | Comments: 0
Miami lab creates hurricane conditions on demand
Researchers hope new lab will help improve understanding of how hurricanes form and make predictions more accurate
Environment
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Friday, May 29, 2015, 12:43pm
Rating: | Views: 612 | Comments: 0
Cleanup of Oily Goo Could Allow California Beaches to Reopen
Officials aim to reopen Los Angeles-area beaches after cleaning up oily goo that washed ashore
Environment
Source: ABC News
Posted on: Friday, May 29, 2015, 12:43pm
Rating: | Views: 609 | Comments: 0
EPA Announces New Rules To Protect U.S. Waters
The Obama administration announces a regulation it says is aimed at protecting the country's rivers, lakes and other waterways from pollution. But critics say it's a massive regulatory overreach.
Environment
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, May 28, 2015, 8:05am
Rating: | Views: 319 | Comments: 0
Everest is shrinking: Himalayan glaciers could disappear
New study predicts glaciers in the Everest region could decline by 70 to 99 percent over the next eight decades
Environment
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Thursday, May 28, 2015, 8:05am
Rating: | Views: 413 | Comments: 0
How fossil fuel burning nearly wiped out life on Earth – 250m years ago
New evidence shows that catastrophic climate change probably destroyed 96% of species at the end of the Permian period. It could happen again
Environment
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Thursday, May 28, 2015, 8:05am
Rating: | Views: 583 | Comments: 0
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