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  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Remain the Primary Threat to Polar Bears

    Thu 2:12pm By Guest
    By USGS Greenhouse gas emissions remain the primary threat to the preservation of polar bear populations worldwide. This conclusion holds true under both a reduced greenhouse gas emission scenario that stabilizes climate warming and another scenario where…
  • Flatworms Could Replace Mammals for Some Toxicology Tests

    Tue 4:14am By Guest
    By Kim McDonald UC San Diego News Center Laboratories that test chemicals for neurological toxicity could reduce their use of laboratory mice and rats by replacing these animal models with tiny aquatic flatworms known as freshwater planarians. Scientists at UC…
  • Death Toll Soars in ‘Unbelievable’ Pakistan Heat Wave

    Jun 25, 2015, 4:22 am By Guest
    By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams State of emergency declared for hospitals as heat stroke and dehydration claim hundreds of lives A deadly heat wave spreading through southern Pakistan has killed nearly 800 people in just a few days—a number that … Continue…
  • Hope from the Pope

    Jun 25, 2015, 12:20 am By Guest
    Pope Francis offers hopeful perspective on global crises By David Suzuki Earth has existed for 4.5 billion years, humans for somewhere around 150,000. But in my brief lifetime — less than 80 years — human populations have exploded exponentially, from ……
  • ‘Climate Is a Common Good’: Pope Francis Calls for Justice on Warming Planet

    Jun 19, 2015, 8:49 pm By Guest
    By Jon Queally Courtesy of CommonDreams Leader of Catholic Church says the richest owe the poorest a ‘great social debt’ for creating the climate crisis, ignoring warnings of its dangers, and refusing to act A message to leaders and supporters … Continue…
  • Increasing Ecological Understanding with Virtual Worlds

    Jun 17, 2015, 4:27 am By Guest
    Harvard Researchers Develop Cyberlearning Technologies for Environmental Education In EcoMOBILE, students’ field trip experiences are enhanced by using two forms of mobile technology for science education–mobile broadband devices and environmental…
  • Predicting Forest Mortality

    Jun 16, 2015, 4:00 am By Guest
    By Julie Cohen The UC Santa Barbara Current A National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis working group study analyzes a variety of factors contributing to forest die-offs A combination of drought, heat and insects is responsible for the death ……
  • Fix the Soil, Feed the Planet, Save the World: The Power of Regeneration

    Jun 12, 2015, 3:28 am By Guest
    By Deirdre Fulton Common Dreams ‘Regenerative agriculture provides answers to the soil crisis, the food crisis, the health crisis, the climate crisis and the crisis of democracy,’ says Vandana Shiva Seeking to elevate sustainable forms of agriculture such…
  • NASA Releases Global Climate Change Projections

    Jun 10, 2015, 5:11 am By Guest
    By NASA NASA has released data showing how temperature and rainfall patterns worldwide may change through the year 2100 because of growing concentrations of greenhouse gases in Earth’s atmosphere. The dataset, which is available to the public, shows…
  • World Oceans Day 2015

    Jun 8, 2015, 12:42 am By Susan Colby
    Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet Since 2009, people around the world have celebrated World Oceans Day. The United Nations General Assembly took the concept, first proposed in 1992 and made it official on 5 December 2008. Since then, the event has … Continue…
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