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Yakutsk: Journey to the coldest city on earth


By:  @kavika, 3 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @kavika, 3 weeks ago

At minus 5C, the cold is quite refreshing and a light hat and scarf are all that's required to keep warm. At minus 20C, the moisture in your nostrils freezes, and the cold air starts making it difficult not to cough. At minus 35C, the air will cold enough to numb exposed skin quickly, making frostbite a constant hazard. And at minus 45C, even wearing glasses gets tricky: the metal sticks to your cheeks and will tear off chunks of flesh when you decide to remove them. I know this because... 
 
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Massive 2013 Oil Spill in North Dakota Still Not Cleaned Up


By:  @krav-maga, one month ago
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Latest By:  @buzz-of-the-orient, one month ago

Three years and three months later, a massive oil spill in North Dakota still isn't fully cleaned up. The company responsible hasn't even set a date for completion. Though crews have been working around the clock to deal with the Tesoro Corp. pipeline break, which happened in a wheat field in September 2013, less than a third of the 840,000 gallons that spilled has been recovered — or ever will be, North Dakota Health Department environmental scientist Bill Suess said. A farmer,... 
 
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Feds halt Twin Metals plan for Minn. copper mine near Boundary Waters


By:  @community, one month ago
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Latest By:  @enoch, one month ago

Two federal agencies have denied the renewal of mineral leases near Ely and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, dealing a major blow to the efforts of Twin Metals Minnesota to open an underground copper-nickel mine there. The government also initiated steps that could lead to a 20-year moratorium on new mining in the region.   In announcing its decision, the U.S. Department of the Interior and Department of Agriculture cited concerns expressed in thousands of public... 
 
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Army corps Denies Easement for DAPL


By:  @ambivalent, 2 months ago
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Latest By:  @kavika, 2 months ago

The Army Corps of Engineers has decided to deny the easement for the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The decision essentially halts the construction of the oil pipeline about half a mile south of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. The decision also comes as demonstrators across the country flocked to North Dakota in protest. "Our prayers have been answered," National Congress of American Indians President Brian Cladoosby said in a statement. "This isn't over, but it is... 
 
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Bernie burns House Science Committee after devastating Breitbart tweet


By:  @community, 2 months ago
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Latest By:  @oliver, 2 months ago

The House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space and Technology sent a tweet on Thursday linking to an article on the conservative media outlet Breitbart , saying that Earth's temperatures are in a "plunge."  Judging from reactions on Twitter — one of which was a stinging burn tweeted by Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont — many are finding it deeply and sadly ironic that the Science Committee doesn't recognize the overwhelming scientific consensus that climate change is real and... 
 
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Federal government moves to halt oil pipeline construction near Standing Rock Sioux tribal land By  Joe Heim  and  Mark Berman   September 9 at 7:15 PM     Federal Judge ruled against a Native American tribe seeking an injunction on a pipeline under construction in North Dakota. The anti-pipeline protest has become a rallying point for Native Americans across the United States. Here's what you need to know. (Daron Taylor/The Washington Post) A federal judge... 
 
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The Top 5 Climate Change Myths Debunked


By:  @xxjefferson51, 5 months ago
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Latest By:  @cerenkov, 5 months ago

If there’s one point of contention between the left and the right, it’s on the subject of climate change. The environmentalists on the left have been screaming from the not-so-much melting polar ice caps that the ice caps are melting for eons. In fact, the hysterical adherence to the climate change message has helped develop and unofficial pagan religion around the issue. It has all the necessary feathers, webbed feet, bills, and quacks to be able to accurately call it that kind of duck.... 
 
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Dayton issues 'bee-friendly' rules on insecticide use


By:  @community, 5 months ago
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Latest By:  @community, 5 months ago

Gov. Mark Dayton issued broad new guidelines Friday designed to restrict the use of a controversial pesticide that has been implicated in the decline of honeybees and other pollinators. Standing in the Agriculture-Horticulture building at the State Fair, next door to an exhibit hall filled with live bees and honey jars, the governor said his executive order would make Minnesota a leader in protecting pollinators. “We can show the nation how better to both farm and enjoy nature and... 
 
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Bring Back the Bears to California


By:  @jerry-verlinger, 6 months ago
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Latest By:  @kavika, 6 months ago

WHO REALLY BELONGS ON CALIFORNIA’S FLAG? For years a grizzly bear has graced California’s state flag — but there hasn’t been a grizzly in the wilds of the Golden State since 1924, when the last one was shot. But maybe it’s time to bring them back to parts of the state.   CENTER for BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY The Center has launched a series of fun PSAs to raise the profile of grizzlies in California and encourage people to   sign a petition   urging the California... 
 
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Hotter days bring bigger wildfire challenges to West


By:  @community, 7 months ago
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Latest By:  @kavika, 7 months ago

By BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press AP Photo/Richard Vogel         PHOTO GALLERY Wildfires Multimedia... 
 
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This alien world is the hottest place on Earth


By:  @community, 7 months ago
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Latest By:  @community, 7 months ago

Ethiopia's Danakil Depression has one of the most extreme climates found on Earth – yet even here, life has found a way. By Vivien Cumming 15 June 2016 The Sun scorches the cracked earth, a wavering mirage confuses the eye, and dry air and dust suck the moisture from your mouth and eyes. Ethiopia's Danakil Depression is one of the hottest, driest and lowest places on the planet. The area is located in the Afar Region of north-east Ethiopia near the border with... 
 
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Commentary The Truth Warming Alarmists Don’t Want You To Know About The Climate Models LINK : http://www.investors.com/politics/commentary/the-truth-warming-alarmists-dont-want-you-to-know-about-the-climate-models/   Climate scientists rely heavily on flawed computer models to do their work. Is that science? (iStockphoto) KERRY JACKSON 8:25 AM ET Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new... 
 
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Nuclear Waste Leaking at ‘American Fukushima’ in Northwest


By:  @kavika, 8 months ago
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Latest By:  @community, 8 months ago

Nuclear Waste Leaking at ‘American Fukushima’ in Northwest Alexander Nazaryan, Newsweek 5/14/16 The Hanford Nuclear Reservation sits on the plains of eastern Washington, where the state meets Oregon and Idaho. This is open country through which cars pass quickly on the way to the Pacific coast or, conversely, deeper into the heartland. The site is nearly 600 square miles in area and has been largely closed to the public for the... 
 
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People In Beijing Are Buying Cans of Air From Canada


By:  @hal-a-lujah, 2 years ago
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Latest By:  @buzz-of-the-orient, 9 months ago

Source                 It’s an especially bad time to depend on a nose, mouth, and lungs for breathing if you’re in Beijing. While few can afford the pleasures of a leisurely mountain escape in nearby Zhangjiakou, a whiff of Banff is within reach! “Red alert” smog levels hit China’s capital city earlier this month—the highest alert issued since the color-coded system debuted in 2013 . As a result, some residents are taking the desperate measure of... 
 
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  IT’S HAPPENING: Sarah Palin And Bill Nye To Appear On Panel About Climate Change https://t.co/sN5duZ04I0 pic.twitter.com/PHIcA3BBbs — Bipartisan Report (@Bipartisanism) April 11, 2016 The April 14, invitation-only Capitol Hill panel will include not just Nye and Palin, but also Rep. Lamar Smith, the science-challenged Republican chair of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. It’s all part of the run up to the May 2 screening of Mike Morano’s... 
 
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Oil Leak From Keystone Pipeline 89 Times Worse Than Originally Thought


By:  @pj, 9 months ago
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Latest By:  @pj, 9 months ago

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We’ve been getting these key details about Greenland’s melting all wrong


By:  @petey-coober, 10 months ago
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Latest By:  @community, 10 months ago

LINK : https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/04/01/for-years-weve-had-these-key-details-about-greenlands-melting-all-wrong/ We’ve been getting these key details about Greenland’s melting all wrong By Chelsea Harvey April 1                     DENMARK – MAY 05: Iceberg detached from Jakobshavn (Sermeq Kujalleq) glacier, Ilulissat village, Qaasuitsup, west Greenland, Denmark. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images)... 
 
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LINK : http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-hunter/ag-lynch-doj-has-discussed-whether-pursue-legal-action-against-climate By Melanie Hunter | March 9, 2016 | 3:10 PM EST   Attorney General Loretta Lynch (AP Photo) (CNSNews.com) – Attorney General Loretta Lynch acknowledged Wednesday that there have been discussions within the Department of Justice about possibly pursuing civil action against so-called climate change deniers. “This matter has been discussed.... 
 
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Supreme Court puts Obama's power plant regs on hold


By:  @xxjefferson51, last year
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Latest By:  @xxjefferson51, 11 months ago

A divided Supreme Court on Tuesday abruptly halted President Obama's controversial new power plant regulations, dealing a blow to the administration's sweeping plan to address global warming. In a 5-4 decision, the court halted enforcement of the plan until after legal challenges are resolved. The surprising move is a victory for the coalition of 27 mostly Republican-led states and industry opponents that call the regulations "an unprecedented power grab." By temporarily freezing... 
 
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LINK : http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2016/0113/What-s-melting-Greenland-s-ice-sheet-Night-clouds-say-scientists Why is Greenland's ice sheet melting? Scientists say nighttime clouds act as a blanket to prevent warm air from escaping. Scientists say new satellite data will help improve future climate models to better inform policy decisions.   By Story Hinckley , Staff January 13, 2016   Clouds play an important role in melting Greenland’s... 
 
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In Arkansas, a growing population of 'climate change refugees'


By:  @bob-nelson, 2 years ago
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Latest By:  @bob-nelson, 2 years ago

In Arkansas, a growing population of 'climate change refugees'    by Story Hinckley , The Christian Science Monitor --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rising sea levels have prompted thousands of natives from the Marshall Islands to flee their homes and relocate to Springdale, Arkansas  Valentino Keimbar, a native of the Marshall Islands, moved 6,000... 
 
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Volkswagen diesels are not alone


By:  @petey-coober, 2 years ago
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Latest By:  @petey-coober, 2 years ago

LINK : http://www.marketwatch.com/story/another-four-car-makers-fail-diesel-emissions-tests-guardian-2015-10-09 Another four car makers fail diesel emissions tests: Guardian By Ciara Linnane Published: Oct 9, 2015 8:25 a.m. ET Another four car makers have joined the list of those whose diesel cars emit more pollution on the road than in regulatory tests, the issue that has created a massive scandal and major recall for Germany's Volkswagen AG VLKAY, +6.20% VOW3,... 
 
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Questions, answers about toxic West Coast crabs


By:  @petey-coober, 2 years ago
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Latest By:  @petey-coober, 2 years ago

LINK : http://finance.yahoo.com/news/questions-answers-toxic-west-coast-crabs-071455359--finance.html By The Associated Press 15 hours ago   . View gallery A poisonous substance linked to a massive algae bloom off the West Coast has prompted officials to halt recreational shellfishing from Washington to California and is blamed for sickening dozens of seabirds, seals, whales and other marine life. Below are questions and answers about the... 
 
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BRRR ... More global warming coming our way!


By:  @petey-coober, 3 years ago
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Latest By:  @petey-coober, 2 years ago

LINK : http://news.yahoo.com/alaska-storm-pushing-cold-air-toward-lower-us-090835038.html Alaska storm brings frigid weather to swath of US By BECKY BOHRER 6 hours ago JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) A massive storm fueled by the remnants of Typhoon Nuri did not do much damage in Alaska's sparsely populated Aleutian Islands, but forecasters say it's anchoring a system that will push a frigid blast of air into the mainland United States and send temperatures plunging early... 
 
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The White House is preparing for catastrophic solar flares


By:  @xxjefferson51, 2 years ago
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Latest By:  @xxjefferson51, 2 years ago

Twitter livefyre Email A big enough solar flare could wipe out electricity on Earth. The White House announced Thursday it wants to be ready. A big enough solar flare could wipe out electricity on Earth. The White House announced Thursday it wants to be ready. (AP Photo/NASA) If a giant solar flare hit the Earth, it could knock out the entire power grid, meaning no more new Justin Bieber singles, no more televised presidential debates, and no more Facebook photos of babies. But... 
 
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