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  • Keeling Curve Shows 2014 Setting New Records for Atmospheric CO2

    28 March 2014, 11:13 am by: Bob Petz

    Less than three months into the new year, 2014 is already shaping up to become another in a long line of record setting years for global concentrations of atmospheric CO2. Last May — the month in which CO2 levels peak … Continue reading →
  • Radiological Damage to Microbes Hampers Plant Decomposition within Chernobyl Ecosystem

    23 March 2014, 4:36 pm by: Bob Petz

    More than 25 years after an explosion and fire at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant spewed large quantities of radioactive material across much of the western USSR and Europe, microbes near the site of the accident remain compromised in their … Continue…
  • Explore the Colorado River’s Grand Canyon in Google Maps Street View

    23 March 2014, 12:19 pm by: Bob Petz

    American Rivers and Google Maps have teamed up to bring armchair rafters a chance to explore the Colorado River as it cuts through one of the most awe inspiring landforms on Earth — the Grand Canyon of the southwestern United … Continue reading →
  • 2014 Winter Olympics Shine a Light on the Plight of Russia’s Homeless Dogs

    18 February 2014, 7:02 pm by: Penny Stallings

    It was a PR nightmare for Sochi, the picturesque Russian resort town hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics: the revelation that the city government intended to exterminate the packs of stray dogs that roam its streets as a part of its … Continue reading →
  • Kelp Watch 2014 to Measure Fukushima Radioactive Contamination on California Coasts

    13 February 2014, 7:43 pm by: Guest

    Courtesy of Nation of Change By Christina Sarich     Utilizing huge samples of sea kelp taken off the California Coast a program titled “Kelp Watch 2014” will keep vigil on the highly fragile ecosystem of the Pacific Ocean, and … Continue reading →
  • Growing Concern Over Japan’s Dolphin Hunt Leads to Widespread Outcry

    10 February 2014, 5:32 pm by: Guest

    By Andy Butler Courtesy of YES! Magazine The dolphin massacre depicted in the Oscar-winning film The Cove took place again this year. But the reaction to it shows a changing public mindset toward the rights of sea mammals. Photo by … Continue reading →
  • The Polar Vortex Explained in 2 Minutes

    23 January 2014, 7:26 pm by: Guest

    President Obama’s Science and Technology Advisor, Dr. John Holdren, clearly explains the polar vortex in 2 minutes — and how this phenomenon relates to climate change and extreme weather patterns. Learn more at
  • Measuring Fukushima’s Impact: How Geeks and Hackers Got Geiger Counters to the Masses

    12 December 2013, 4:41 pm by: Guest

    Courtesy of Yes! Magazine By Erika Lundahl Hundreds of ordinary people are contributing to a crowd-sourced effort to measure Fukushima’s impact. In March 2011, an unknown amount of radiation was released into the atmosphere after a powerful tsunami slammed…
  • MV Rena Latest Report from New Zealand

    5 December 2013, 11:56 pm by: Susan Colby

    Few Long-Lasting Impacts Found The latest independent monitoring report, plus $2m of Government funding to help improve New Zealand’s maritime response capability, coming two years after the wreck of MV Rena, is welcome news. The report shows few…
  • The Unknown Impact of Typhoon Haiyan

    19 November 2013, 7:26 pm by: Connor Harmon

    Typhoon Haiyan, the thirtieth named storm of the 2013 Pacific typhoon season, slammed the central Philippine provinces on November 8, with winds peaking around 314 km/h (195 mph) and a six meter (20 ft) storm surge. Known in the Philippines … Continue…

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