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Three minutes to midnight.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:30
Members of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Science and Security Board have found the world situation highly threatening to humanity - so threatening that the hands of the Doomsday Clock must once again be set at three minutes to midnight, two minutes closer to catastrophe than in 2014.
Categories: Ecological News

The US has caused more global warming than any other country. Here’s how the Earth will get its revenge.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:30
In a new paper researchers summarize what we now know about West Antarctica. That includes a finding that may serve as a wake-up call for Americans in particular.
Categories: Ecological News

UN asks countries for climate plans after record warm 2014.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:30
The United Nations asked governments on Thursday to submit plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions as the building blocks of a deal due in Paris in December to limit global warming, after scientists said 2014 was the hottest year on record.
Categories: Ecological News

Before sea level rises, Miami Beach officials want to raise West Avenue.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:30
In an area that has seen its fair share of roadwork during the past few years, city officials want to raise West Avenue between 1-1/2 to 2 feet during the next few years in an effort to prepare one of the lowest-lying points of Miami Beach for anticipated sea-level rise.
Categories: Ecological News

Climate change could have dramatic impact on Midwest agriculture, report says.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:30
Midwestern farmers face an array of looming weather-related challenges in coming years with global warming expected to raise average temperatures throughout the region.
Categories: Ecological News

The next energy revolution will be in our brains.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:30
The U.S. Navy and Marines have found a new way saving energy - by changing how people think.
Categories: Ecological News

Defenders of tradition in Keystone pipeline fight.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:30
This barn contains no horses, tractors or farming tools. Its roof is covered with solar panels, there is a windmill out front, and the interior is plastered with signs with slogans like "Build Our Energy" and "NOKXL," in protest of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which could run under the property if the project is approved.
Categories: Ecological News

Billionaire Tom Steyer won’t run for Boxer’s Senate seat.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:30
Billionaire activist Tom Steyer won’t run for the U.S. Senate in 2016, saying Thursday he will instead concentrate on electing a Democratic president and in continued activism on his signature issue of climate change.
Categories: Ecological News

Low oil price threat and opportunity for renewables: UN climate chief.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:30
The current low oil price is both good and bad for the renewable energy sector, United Nations climate chief Christiana Figueres said on Thursday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Categories: Ecological News

How a group of conspiracy theorists could derail the debate over climate policy.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:30
"Chemtrails" believers are factually wrong -- but they're driven by concerns that will grow more prominent as talk of climate engineering advances.
Categories: Ecological News

European Parliament committee fails to agree on carbon reform date.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:30
A pro-industry European Parliament committee failed on Thursday to agree a date to reform the EU Emissions Trading System, raising the chances of political backing for early changes to prop up the world's biggest carbon market.
Categories: Ecological News

Sea-level rise would impact Louisiana coast.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:30
The impacts of a climate that’s continually warming could be far reaching for coastal Louisiana, local scientists say.
Categories: Ecological News

High-speed electric car chargers to link San Diego, SF, Portland.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:30
Despite their rising popularity, most electric cars aren’t considered road-trip material. Their limited battery range means long-distance travel must be carefully planned. Now BMW, Volkswagen and a Bay Area electric vehicle charging company want to change that.
Categories: Ecological News

Plan to remove New Hampshire from carbon cap-and-trade program heats up at hearing.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:30
Supporters of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative came out in full force Thursday to defend New Hampshire’s participation in the carbon cap-and-trade program, at a time when some Republican lawmakers are seeking to kill it.
Categories: Ecological News

Climate change moves Doomsday Clock.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:30
The end of civilization as we know it just got a little closer. According to an update to the Doomsday Clock, the world is now three minutes from midnight and one of the big reasons is the failure to reduce greenhouse emissions even in the face of climate change.
Categories: Ecological News

Rethink the Nicaragua Canal.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:30
The Grand Canal in Nicaragua has been shrouded in secrecy since its inception. The Nicaraguan government did not account for the impact on the environment and on local residents, or of having adequately consulted the public in selecting the final 278-km route. Such disregard should be alarming to everyone.
Categories: Ecological News

Free of gluten, but not of arsenic (or of guilt).

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:30
Guilt reinforces the idea that there is a border between our bodies and chemicals, and that a mother can be judged by how well she fortifies this border with tasty, toxics-free meals.
Categories: Ecological News

Fighting feds on climate change scores points for Christie with GOP.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:30
By vigorously opposing these EPA measures, Christie can use the DEP opposition to help cement his political bona fides as an antiregulatory leader when he starts soliciting campaign cash from those with some of the deepest pockets in the Republican Party.
Categories: Ecological News

WEF: Big energy CEOs don't get the renewable revolution

The Ecologist Magazine - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 16:32
Launched at Davos this week, a WEF report on electricity generation predicts that solar power will cost twice as much in 2030, as the lowest cost sources today, writes Chris Goodall. It's sources? WEF isn't telling. But if 'facts' like these are driving the decisions of big energy CEOs, heaven help their companies in years to come.
Categories: Ecological News

Afraid of the Disneyland measles outbreak? Don't be fooled by Mickey Mouse science - READ THIS FIRST

Natural News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) The Disneyland measles outbreak has America in a panic -- a fact that's totally out of proportion to reality given that so far only 644 people have even caught the measles across the country during the entire year of 2014 vs. the 100,000+ Americans who die every year...
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