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Plastic Found in 99% of Seabirds by 2050

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Plastic Plastic pollution in the ocean is like a floating minefield to marine life, from microscopic plankton to giant whales. Now, a new study estimates that debris can be found in the majority of all species of seabirds. Every seabird eating plastic by 2050… http://t.co/FmG3rSfQIS via @sciencemagazine Image Chris Jordan. pic.twitter.com/CUIFgPhGbA — OSPAR (@osparcomm) It’s no surprise that as more ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Climate Change, Politics and Lessons Learned

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Climate Change Over the past few weeks, every Democratic candidate running for president has discussed climate change in a major speech and made climate solutions a central part of their platform. Republican candidates continue to use stock phrases like “I’m not a scientist,” but at least they are talking about climate change. We’ve come a long way. When I started ... Read More »

‘Our Oceans Are Riddled With Plastic’

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Our Oceans A few years ago, when then-17-year-old Boyan Slat claimed he could rid the world’s oceans of plastic, many thought it was just a nice idea. But flash forward four years and what appeared to be merely youthful idealism has turned into concrete action. Yesterday, Slat’s nonprofit The Ocean Cleanup returned from a 30-day voyage through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The team was on a reconnaissance mission ... Read More »