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Neil DeGrasse Tyson To Science Deniers: 'Science Is Not There For You To Cherry Pick'
Science & Tech  (tags: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Science, Climate Change, Cosmos )

Brian
- 39 days ago - thinkprogress.org
"Tyson also said he hopes Cosmos, which premiered March 9, can help Americans learn how to decipher scientific facts from political spin and that it can help Americans become better stewards of the Earth."
Key Food Crops Head to Arctic "Doomsday Vault"
Science & Tech  (tags: Doomsday Vault, Svalbard, Norway, Arctic Circle, Genetic Resources Center, food crops, climate change, climate catastrophe, anthropogenic )

Brian
- 44 days ago - bbc.com
"More than 20,000 crops from more than 100 nations have arrived at a "Doomsday vault" in the Arctic Circle.The latest delivery coincides with the sixth anniversary of the frozen depository in Svalbard, which now houses more than 800,000 samples."
Report Lists Top Scientists Who Lost Jobs Due to Federal Cuts (Canada)
Science & Tech  (tags: Canada, climate change, government, health, oceans, science )

Julie
- 61 days ago - thetyee.ca
A new report , "Vanishing Science," details cuts to science programs and the thousands of federal scientists that once inspected meat, measured climate change or monitored losses in ocean diversity that have been axed from federal payrolls.
Thorium Nuclear Reactor Trial Begins, Could Provide Cleaner, Safer, Almost-Waste-Free Energy
Science & Tech  (tags: thorium, energy, reactor trials, Norway, clean energy, climate change, abundant element )

Brian
- 63 days ago - extremetech.com
"At a test site in Norway, Thor Energy has successfully created a thorium nuclear reactor. In one fell swoop, thorium fuel, which is safer, less messy to clean up, and not prone to nuclear weapons proliferation, could..."
Climate Change Has Polar Bears on Egg Diet
Science & Tech  (tags: Arctic, climate change, Canada, polar bears, birds, environment, discovery, global warming, research, study )

Michael
- 68 days ago - cbc.ca
Shrinking Arctic sea ice has left polar bears scrambling to find food, and they've taken to eggs in a big way, unfortunately for the birds.
Fungi, People and Climate Change Threaten Sea Turtle Nests
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, climate change, discovery, environment, interesting, news, , research, science, world )

Kayleen
- 74 days ago - sciencenews.org
All of the world's seven sea turtle species are endangered and could go extinct due to being hunted and polluted by people. Now they're being killed by pathogens and climate change. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Decline of Earth's Top Carnivore Species Threatens Humans
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, carnivores, climate change, discovery, environment, global warming, humans, interesting, Oregon State University, news, science, world )

Kayleen
- 96 days ago - latimes.com
Three quarters of the top carnivore species -- lions, wolves, polar bears and others are declining worldwide --creating a cascade of negative effects that threaten humans. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Stephen Harper's Government Edited Message About Taking Climate Change Seriously
Science & Tech  (tags: climate change, science, research, study, scientists, muzzling, environment, Aglukkaq, Harper, Canada, Canada Muzzling Scientists )

Michael
- 103 days ago - o.canada.com
Canadian Environment Minister Aglukkaq set aside a proposal from her department earlier this year to state that the Harper Regime recognized scientific evidence that humans were "mostly responsible for climate change" and that it took the issue seriously.
Acidifying Arctic Ocean Threatens Food Web in the North: Research
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, investigation, research, science, scientists, Canada, Arctic, ocean acidification, oceans, pH, climate, climate change, study )

Michael
- 110 days ago - ctvnews.ca
Scientists huddled in a sea ice camp on the Arctic Ocean have produced new evidence that climate change could be threatening the food web in the far North.
Solar Activity Not a Key Cause of Climate Change
Science & Tech  (tags: climate change, sun, solar, global warming )

Freya
- 113 days ago - spacedaily.com
Climate change has not been strongly influenced by variations in heat from the sun, a new scientific study shows. The findings overturn a widely held scientific view that lengthy periods of warm and cold weather in the past might have been caused...
Ancient Snakes, Lizards Gave Birth to Live Young
Science & Tech  (tags: evolution, reptiles, biology, ancient, science, research, scientists, paleontology, study, investigation, climate change )

Michael
- 121 days ago - cbc.ca
Most snakes and lizards are known to lay eggs, but in the distant past their ancestors mainly gave birth to live young, just as humans do, a new study suggests.
Missing Sea Ice Data Found in Crusty Canadian Algae
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, discovery, scientists, science, research, technology, Canada, climate change, global warming, sea ice, interesting, environment, climate, study, investigation )

Michael
- 150 days ago - cbc.ca
For the first time, scientists have been able to piece together how much sea ice covered the Arctic each winter before satellites began tracking sea ice in 1979, filling a gap in data about how the Arctic climate has changed in the past few hundred years.
U.S. Midwest Assesses After Storms Kill Eight; Damage May Be $1 Billion
Science & Tech  (tags: americans, climate change, computers, environment, habitat, research, Super storms, weather )

Kit
- 151 days ago - scientificamerican.com
Rescue workers in a small Illinois city raked by a powerful tornado were combing through the wreckage on Tuesday in the wake of a fast-moving storm that killed eight people in two states and may have caused $1 billion in property damage.
Naomi Klein: How Science Is Telling Us All to Revolt
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, science, scientists, Harper Canada, Naomi Klein, global warming, climate change, capitalism, neoconservatives, politics, climate, humans, research, society )

Michael
- 151 days ago - greenleft.org.au
Global capitalism has made the depletion of resources so rapid, convenient and barrier-free that "earth-human systems" are becoming dangerously unstable in response.
Super-Snake Ahead! Warming Makes Mammals Smaller, Reptiles Bigger
Science & Tech  (tags: paleontology, mammals, science, environment, climate change, global warming, interesting )

Carrie
- 163 days ago - nbcnews.com
Tens of millions of years ago, snakes were as big as horses. Horses were almost as small as snakes. And in a warmer world, it could get that way again.
 

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