Monthly Archives: May 2014

A New Forest Threat: Indonesia’s “Empty Forest Syndrome”

A New Forest Threat: Indonesia’s “Empty Forest Syndrome” spreads as encroaching populations empty them of wildlife, notes Erik Meijaard atMongabay.com. Without wildlife, these carbon-storing forests have little chance of functioning properly , since plants and trees as so closely co-adapted to the wildlife … Continue reading

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Graphic Shows How to Radically Reduce CO2 Emissions

OO IEA Graphic Shows How to Radically Reduce CO2 Emissions with a great interactive graph. Set your own parameters to the right, and watch how the graph changes.Credit: IEA.  Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates … Continue reading

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RISING RISKS OF CLIMATE CHANGE: Coastal Property Values Crash, and More!

RISING RISKS OF CLIMATE CHANGE OO NOAA: Last Month Tied for Globe’s Hottest April OO Cold U.S. Winter Caused By Warm Tropical Waters? OO As Mountain Snow Fails And Glaciers Melt, Pakistan Faces Water Threats Miami during the April 2013 floods. Source: wild wx … Continue reading

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4-5 Foot Sea Level Rise More Likely by 2100

OO One of 5 National landmarks facing climate threats. Credit: Statue of Liberty National Monument 4-5 Foot Sea Level Rise More Likely by 2100, reports Joe Romm at Climate Progress. Several new studies underscore scientists’ concerns we’re headed toward sea level rise of 4 … Continue reading

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What Works for Climate Change: Community Action, Innovation and More!

WHAT WORKS OO How South Florida Communities Are Taking On Climate Change OO How Green Spaces Could Stop Cities From Overheating OO Climate Change in Pakistan: Innovation In The Absence Of Government Support ☼☼☼ OO Clean Energy: Ocean To Provide Green Heat for 300-yr-old … Continue reading

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‘Worse Than War’: Record-Breaking Balkans Flooding

‘Worse Than War’: Record-Breaking Balkans Flooding follows a string of severe rainfall events, reports Joanna Foster at Climate Progress, destroying 100,000 homes, displacing 500,000 people, and causing 1000s of landslides. The massive destruction of livestock and pets has turned into a public health threat. … Continue reading

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Religion Gets Climate Change: Pope Francis and More!

Wikipedia Pope Francis ‘If We Destroy Creation, Creation Will Destroy Us’ reports Jack Jenkins at Climate Progress. The pope calling on his fellow Christians to become “Custodians of Creation” and issuing a dire warning about the potentially catastrophic effects of global climate change. … Continue reading

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Australia: Autumn Record Heat Wave Follows Record-Breaking Hot Summer

Australia continues to heat up, with most of its hottest summers occurring in the past 15 years. Credit: Climate Council of Australia. Southeast Australia: Autumn Record Heat Wave Follows Record-Breaking Hot Summer reports Katie Valentine at Climate Progress. Intense heat and dryness has made … Continue reading

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Largest US Shale Oil Reserve Is Mostly Un-Drillable, Feds Say

Credit University of Texas Stunning News: Largest US Shale Oil Reserve Is Mostly Un-Drillable, Feds Say reports Emily Atkin at Climate Progress. The recoverable portion, a tiny 4% of the original estimate, would meet US oil needs for a month, say the US … Continue reading

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Population Matters – Countdown: Our Last Best Hope for a Future on Earth?

s Book of the Week: Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth? Source: Library Foundation of Los Angeles By Alan Weisman makes a number of important insights on the overpopulation crisis: one success story is Iran, which, … Continue reading

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