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Mount Everest Climbers May One Day Climb Ice-Free

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Mount Everest The Himalayan Mountains and Tibetan Plateau, dubbed the “Third Pole” for having the largest ice mass on Earth after the polar regions, are rapidly losing their glaciers. Eighteen percent of China’s glaciers have vanished in the past 50 years according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Air pollution and rising air temperatures are combining to increase glacial melt, ... Read More »

Natural Resources, Use Has Tripled in 40 Yr.

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Natural Resources Humans’ appetite for gnawing away at the fabric of the Earth itself is growing prodigiously. According to a new UN report, the amount of the planet’s natural resources extracted for human use has tripled in 40 years. A report produced by the International Resource Panel (IRP), part of the UN Environment Programme, says rising consumption driven by a ... Read More »

Eco-Friendly Gardening, 5 Ideas:

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Eco-Friendly Gardening Eco-friendly gardening may sound as a redundant statement. After all, if you are planting something how can it be anything but eco-friendly? However, stating this would be like saying that there is no way for a good intention to backfire. Polluting the soil with chemicals, disrupting natural eco-systems, and wasting too many resources in order to grow your ... Read More »

Temperature-Induced Sex Change

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Temperature Increasing temperature due to climate change is altering the demographics of the central bearded dragon population and possibly sending the species into extinction. Like a lot of reptiles, Discovery News said, the gender of central bearded dragons depends on their chromosomes and the temperature at which the eggs are incubated. The egg is born a female when incubated at ... Read More »

World Oceans Day: Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet

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World Oceans Day June 8 marks World Oceans Day, but what if we celebrated oceans every day? Covering more than 70 percent of Earth’s surface, oceans, more than anything, define our small blue planet. We should celebrate their complex and vibrant ecosystems, life-sustaining services, calming effects and unimaginable diversity, much of which we have not yet even discovered. Summer is ... Read More »

Fruits n Veggies You Should Always Buy Organic

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Fruits n Veggies Conventional strawberries top the Dirty Dozen list of Environmental Working Groups’s (EWG) 2016 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce, displacing apples, which headed the list the last five years running. Nearly all strawberry samples—98 percent—tested by federal officials had detectable pesticide residues. Forty percent had residues of 10 or more pesticides and some had residues of 17 different ... Read More »

Warming Arctic Will Cost $43 Trillion

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Warming Arctic The melting permafrost in the Arctic (warming arctic) could cost the world dearly. New research calculates that the economic damage that would flow from loss of permafrost and the increased emissions of greenhouse gases would add up to $43 trillion.  This is very nearly the estimated combined gross domestic product last year of the U.S., China, Japan, Germany, UK, France ... Read More »

Polar Bear Photos Show Climate Change

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Polar Bear The polar bear in Svalbard, a remote group of islands in the Arctic, are not doing well, according to photographer Kerstin Langenberger.  Langenberger posted on her Facebook: I see the summers being so pleasant (and warm) as never before. I see the glaciers calving, retreating dozens to hundreds of metres every year. I see the pack ice disappearing in record ... Read More »

Fossil Fuels Would Completely Melt the Antarctic

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Fossil Fuels Here’s another argument for keeping the world’s fossil fuels in the ground: If all the coal, gas and oil on Earth is extracted and burned, the Antarctic ice sheet will melt entirely, scientists warn in a new “blockbuster” study published last Friday in the research journal Science Advances. “The mind-boggling point is that our actions today are changing the face ... Read More »