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Marine Species on ‘Brink of Collapse,’ Says WWF

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Marine Species A new report on the health of the ocean finds that the marine vertebrate population has declined by 49 percent between 1970 and 2012. WWF’s Living Blue Planet Report tracks 5,829 populations of 1,234 mammal, bird, reptile and fish species through a marine living planet index. The evidence, analyzed by researchers at the Zoological Society of London, paints ... 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 »

Clean Energy, The Young Want U.S. Powered

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Clean Energy Yesterday NextGen Climate released polling showing that young voters in key presidential swing states are looking for a presidential candidate with a plan to tackle climate change, strengthen our economy, create jobs and improve public health by accelerating the transition to clean energy. In a poll of young voters in key battleground states conducted by Hart Research, 74 percent of voters under 35 said they would ... Read More »

Solar Farm, In The California Desert

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Solar Farm Solar is going big. Again. The federal government last year,  green-lit a 485-megawatt solar farm that will generate enough carbon-free electricity to power 180,000 homes when it comes online in the Southern California desert. During the Great Recession, there was nothing unusual about billions of dollars in federal stimulus money fueling big green dreams of carpeting the Mojave ... Read More »

Human Predators, Worst on the Planet

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Human Predators Watch any nature documentary and you’ll see the same story unfold time and time again: A predator approaches a group of potential prey and ends up taking down a single animal, perhaps the youngest, the weakest or the oldest among them. Science News ✔@ScienceNews To get a glimpse of a superpredator, just look in the mirror: http://ow.ly/R9QOk   Watch ... Read More »

Extinction, Earth In Severe Crisis in 65 Mil. Yr.

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Extinction Earth’s living community is now suffering the most severe biodiversity crisis in 65 million years, since a meteorite struck near modern Chicxulub, Mexico, injecting dust and sulfuric acid into the atmosphere and devastating 76 percent of all living species, including the dinosaurs. Ecologists now ask whether or not Earth has entered another “major” extinction event, if extinctions are as ... Read More »

Extreme Climates on Earth

Extreme Climates Extreme climates includes unexpectable, unusual, unpredictable severe or unseasonal weather; weather at the extremes of the historical distribution—the range that has been seen in the past. Often, extreme events are based on a location’s recorded weather history and defined as lying in the most unusual ten percent. In recent years some extreme weather events have been attributed to human-induced global warming, with ... Read More »

Climate, The Realities of a Warming World

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Climate My hometown, Vancouver, is in a rainforest, so we celebrate sunny days. People I talk to are enjoying the recent warm, dry weather, but they invariably add, “This isn’t normal”—especially with all the smoke from nearby forest fires. With no mountain snowpack and almost no spring rain, rivers, creeks and reservoirs are at levels typically not seen until fall. ... Read More »

7 Billion and Counting, World Population

7 Billion

7 Billion 7 Billion and counting…………….World Population, and it’s easy to focus on the numbers—starting with the more than 7 billion humans now sharing our planet. Within many of our lifetimes, that number could surpass 10 billion. But grappling with the issue of global population is about much more than the numbers—it’s about the needs of the people behind those ... Read More »