Monday, December 5, 2016
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Climate Change, Take Action!

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Climate Change Given the economic, environmental and public health benefits of transitioning to a low-carbon future, a new report from Citigroup asks: When presented with the opportunity to take action on climate change, “Why would you not?” “While fossil reserves aren’t running out, our ability to burn them without limit may be,” reads the report from America’s third-largest bank, “due to ... Read More »

Clean Energy Plant And Hawaii

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Clean Energy Hawaii is definitely ahead of the curve when it comes to renewable energy. In June, the Aloha state became the first state to mandate that all of its electricity come from renewable sources no later than 2045. Along with other islands, its charging ahead with wind, solar and smart grid systems. But now, the state is home to the first fully closed-cycle ... Read More »

Drought in California, Humans to Blame

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Drought One way or another, humans are to blame for the catastrophic drought in California that scientists say may be emerging as a “new normal.” Either humans have mismanaged the state’s water or human-triggered global warming has begun to help turn America’s landscape of wine and roses into a dustbowl, according to two new studies. Low water levels at Folsom ... Read More »

Walruses, Thousands Stranded Ashore in Alaska

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Walruses In what has now become a regular occurrence, thousands are being forced ashore on a remote barrier island in Alaska, threatening their survival. Walruses use sea ice to rest and feed. But with Arctic sea ice hitting a new low this past winter and fears that the Arctic could be entirely ice-free in summer months by the 2030s, walruses have no choice but to ... Read More »

GMO Crops, Germany Follows Scotland on Ban

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GMO Crops Germany is moving to ban the growing of genetically modified (GM) crops just weeks after Scotland made a similar announcement. #Germany starts move to ban #GMO crops: ministry letter — Calestous Juma (@calestous) According to a letter from the agriculture ministry seen by Reuters, the German Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt (see photo above) told government officials that he ... Read More »

Sea Level Rising Faster Than Expected

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Sea Level New research underway indicates that at least three feet of global sea level rise is near certain, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) scientists warns. Sea levels have already risen 3 inches on average since 1992, with some areas experiencing as much as a 9-inch rise. Photo credit: NASA / Saskia Madlener That’s the higher range of the one ... Read More »

Air Pollution, What You Need To Know?

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Air Pollution Air pollution is now one of the most pressing environmental concerns. While nine out of the ten most polluted cities in the world lie in India and Pakistan that leaves no room for complacency amongst other countries; partly because they too have their own issues and also because we live in a connected ecosystem. What Is Air Pollution? ... Read More »

Thanksgiving, 5 Things I’m Thankful For

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Thanksgiving Lately, I’ve been finding strength in the things I’m thankful for and I wanted to share some of those with you for the Thanksgiving weekend. Many of us are carrying sadness, worry and fear in our hearts in the wake of the election, and some are dreading political talk around the Thanksgiving table. If you need help with those ... Read More »

Solar Farm, U.S. Navy Invests in World’s Largest

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Solar Farm The U.S. Navy is investing in what will be the largest solar farm in the world in order to provide power for 14 of its bases. The climate of Arizona, where the two earlier phases of the Mesquite solar farm are already up and running, provides 300 days of sunshine a year. And the Navy’s deal to extend ... Read More »

Tesla + Airbnb Partnership

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Tesla + Airbnb Airbnb and Tesla Motors are “giving travelers a new way to get away.” Last week, the companies announced a partnership that will bring charging stations to select homes across the globe, starting with the California coast. “Together, we’re building a world with no limits to how far you can travel and how you get there,” says Airbnb. “From ... Read More »

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