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What’s killing coral in the Florida Keys? Scientists say it’s more than just rising temperatures

What’s killing coral in the Florida Keys? Scientists say it’s more than just rising temperatures


Via: perrie-halpern  •  Environment/Climate  •  0 Comments  •  one month ago

Oil and Gas Rigs Could Soon Be Reassigned to Fight Climate Crisis by Storing CO2 Emissions

Oil and Gas Rigs Could Soon Be Reassigned to Fight Climate Crisis by Storing CO2 Emissions


Via: tig  •  Environment/Climate  •  27 Comments  •  2 months ago

Rather than spending millions of dollars to decommission oceanic oil and gas rigs, new research suggests that they could be used to combat the climate crisis. A new study from the University of...
Wasteland: Why recycling isn't the answer to our trash problem

Wasteland: Why recycling isn't the answer to our trash problem


Via: perrie-halpern  •  Environment/Climate  •  21 Comments  •  2 months ago

WEATHER 2050 -- America is warming fast. See how your city’s weather will be different in just one generation.

WEATHER 2050 -- America is warming fast. See how your city’s weather will be different in just one generation.


Via: dignitatem-societatis  •  Environment/Climate  •  150 Comments  •  3 months ago

Our world is getting warmer. This we know.Just look at Alaska, which experienced all-time record heat in July, topping out at 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Dozens of other cities are in the throes of a...
The great Plastic Straw Man of 2019

The great Plastic Straw Man of 2019


Via: bob-nelson  •  Environment/Climate  •  3 Comments  •  3 months ago

Over the weekend , the Trump campaign launched a new fund-raising effort: “ Make Straws Great Again ." “Liberal paper straws don’t work,” wrote the campaign. “STAND WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP...
Icelandic memorial warns future: ‘Only you know if we saved glaciers’

Icelandic memorial warns future: ‘Only you know if we saved glaciers’


Via: bob-nelson  •  Environment/Climate  •  1 Comments  •  3 months ago

The first of Iceland’s 400 glaciers to be lost to the climate crisis will be remembered with a memorial plaque – and a sombre warning for the future – to be unveiled by scientists and local...
Meet the People Risking Their Lives to Study Our Dying Mountain Glaciers

Meet the People Risking Their Lives to Study Our Dying Mountain Glaciers


Via: bob-nelson  •  Environment/Climate  •  5 Comments  •  3 months ago

“We’re just watching the glaciers decay, effectively ,” All told Earther. And yet All, who directs Western Washington University’s Mountain Environments Research Institute, continues...
The Gateway Protecting the Arctic's Oldest Sea Ice Has Collapsed Months Ahead of Schedule

The Gateway Protecting the Arctic's Oldest Sea Ice Has Collapsed Months Ahead of Schedule


Via: bob-nelson  •  Environment/Climate  •  2 Comments  •  3 months ago

Normally, Baffin Bay just south of the Nares Strait remains closed off to marauding sea ice from the north until June, July or even August, thanks to the presence of an ice jam that forms...
Europe To Be Hit With 100+ degree Temperatures

Europe To Be Hit With 100+ degree Temperatures


Via: john-russell  •  Environment/Climate  •  5 Comments  •  4 months ago

Hell is coming': week-long heatwave begins across Europe Jon Henley 7-8 minutes Authorities have urged children and older people to stay indoors and issued severe warnings against...
Rare Miami forest poised to be bulldozed for Walmart development

Rare Miami forest poised to be bulldozed for Walmart development


Via: ender  •  Environment/Climate  •  3 Comments  •  4 months ago

A rare forest in Florida that is home to more than 20 endangered species of animals and plants is poised to be transformed into a Walmart-anchored shopping center after activists recently lost a...
Eskilstuna: how a Swedish town became the world capital of recycling

Eskilstuna: how a Swedish town became the world capital of recycling


Via: bob-nelson  •  Environment/Climate  •  0 Comments  •  4 months ago

‘P eople talk about Eskilstuna as the place where nothing new is invented,” says the shopping mall manager Anna Bergström. An hour’s train ride from Stockholm, the “Sheffield of Sweden”...
Power to the people: how Spanish cities took control of energy

Power to the people: how Spanish cities took control of energy


Via: bob-nelson  •  Environment/Climate  •  2 Comments  •  4 months ago

A fter a close fight, Barcelona’s radical mayor, Ada Colau, is expected to take office for a second term on Saturday, vindicating her often-criticised policies, which have included making...
Mobil sought to fight environmental regulation, documents show

Mobil sought to fight environmental regulation, documents show


Via: bob-nelson  •  Environment/Climate  •  1 Comments  •  4 months ago

The documents shine a light on the ways corporations have used their money to buy influence, amass prestige and shape public policy through grants to academic programmes and advocacy groups....
Photographer And His Wife Plant 2 Million Trees In 20 Years To Restore A Destroyed Forest And Even The Animals Have Returned

Photographer And His Wife Plant 2 Million Trees In 20 Years To Restore A Destroyed Forest And Even The Animals Have Returned


Via: ender  •  Environment/Climate  •  18 Comments  •  5 months ago

According   to the   United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization , 129 million hectares of forest, an area almost equivalent in size to South Africa, have been lost from the Earth...
The climate renegade

The climate renegade


Via: bob-nelson  •  Environment/Climate  •  6 Comments  •  5 months ago

Deep in the ocean west of British Columbia , salmon eat fish and plankton before they head inland to spawn. Well-fed enough to make it upriver, they swim back toward the coast and past the...
Russia launches new nuclear-powered icebreaker in bid to open up Arctic

Russia launches new nuclear-powered icebreaker in bid to open up Arctic


Via: bob-nelson  •  Environment/Climate  •  6 Comments  •  5 months ago

Russia launched a nuclear-powered icebreaker on Saturday, part of an ambitious programme to renew and expand its fleet of the vessels in order to improve its ability to tap the Arctic’s...
This federal agency is quietly, profoundly shaping climate policy

This federal agency is quietly, profoundly shaping climate policy


Via: bob-nelson  •  Environment/Climate  •  3 Comments  •  5 months ago

FERC sits at the heart of the clean energy transition, overseeing two key areas of frequent conflict. The first is bulk electricity — interstate transmission lines and regional...
E.P.A. Plans to Get Thousands of Pollution Deaths Off the Books by Changing Its Math

E.P.A. Plans to Get Thousands of Pollution Deaths Off the Books by Changing Its Math


Via: bob-nelson  •  Environment/Climate  •  31 Comments  •  5 months ago

The Environmental Protection Agency plans to change the way it calculates the health risks of air pollution, a shift that would make it easier to roll back a key climate change rule...
Bill Nye Brings Out the F-Bombs and a Blowtorch to Talk Climate Change

Bill Nye Brings Out the F-Bombs and a Blowtorch to Talk Climate Change


Via: bob-nelson  •  Environment/Climate  •  1 Comments  •  5 months ago

During his appearance on HBO's "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver" on Sunday (May 12), Nye used frank language to talk to millennials about the impacts of global warming on Earth....
The World Blows Over $5 Trillion a Year on Oil and Gas Subsidies: Report

The World Blows Over $5 Trillion a Year on Oil and Gas Subsidies: Report


Via: bob-nelson  •  Environment/Climate  •  25 Comments  •  5 months ago

The staggering number shows why failure to account for climate change, air pollution, and other societal ills when it comes to fossil fuel extraction is often described as the biggest...
ENVIRONMENT 1 million species under threat of extinction because of humans, biodiversity report finds

ENVIRONMENT 1 million species under threat of extinction because of humans, biodiversity report finds


Via: perrie-halpern  •  Environment/Climate  •  35 Comments  •  6 months ago

By   Denise Chow A sweeping report assessing the state of the natural world found that humans are having an “unprecedented” and devastating effect on global biodiversity, with about 1 million...
New look at Antarctica's biggest ice shelf shows melting is occurring much faster than we thought

New look at Antarctica's biggest ice shelf shows melting is occurring much faster than we thought


Via: perrie-halpern  •  Environment/Climate  •  43 Comments  •  6 months ago

By   Denise Chow Antarctica’s biggest ice shelf may be more   vulnerable to climate change   than previously thought. A new study of warm seawater seeping into a cavity below the Ross Ice...
Enough with the 'Actually, Electric Cars Pollute More' Bullshit Already

Enough with the 'Actually, Electric Cars Pollute More' Bullshit Already


Via: bob-nelson  •  Environment/Climate  •  39 Comments  •  6 months ago

I know, I know , dunking on the Wall Street Journal editorial board is a bit like smacking your four-year-old nephew’s would-be jumper out of the air before it even leaves his hands. But in...
Country diary: that Darth Vader soundalike is one ungrateful beaver

Country diary: that Darth Vader soundalike is one ungrateful beaver


Via: bob-nelson  •  Environment/Climate  •  1 Comments  •  6 months ago

We make a strange procession as we descend the steep trail in single file, like a scene painted centuries ago on a Chinese silk scroll. We wind between tall pines and rhododendrons, crossing...
For anyone worried about climate change, Jerry Taylor is an intriguing figure.

For anyone worried about climate change, Jerry Taylor is an intriguing figure.


Via: bob-nelson  •  Environment/Climate  •  2 Comments  •  6 months ago

For anyone worried about climate change , Jerry Taylor is an intriguing figure. He “spent years as a professional climate denier at the Cato Institute, arguing against climate science,...
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