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Subtropical Water Melting Greenland Glaciers From Within
Environment  (tags: environment, CO2emissions, ClimateChange, globalwarming, glacier melt )

- 3021 days ago -
The glaciers of Greenland have been melting at an accelerating rate. Thus far, research has attributed much of the melting to warmer air currents and reduced winter freezing. But another mechanism--warm ocean currents--has been identified as a driver for...
Oceans Acidifying 10x Faster Than During Last Massive Marine Extinction
Environment  (tags: environment, ecosystems, oceans, CO2emissions, climate-change, ocean acidification )

- 3022 days ago -
A new study says the seas are acidifying ten times faster today than 55 million years ago when a mass extinction of marine species occurred. And, the study concludes, current changes in ocean chemistry due to the burning of fossil fuels may portend....
Lost Leviathans: Hunting the World's Missing Whales
Animals  (tags: whales, hunting, global moratorium )

- 3025 days ago -
Whale numbers have been recovering slowly since the end of large-scale hunting in 1986, but this global moratorium is only temporary. The IWC has rules that say it can reconsider hunting a given whale species if its population climbs back to more than ...
Earth 1.2 Millions Years Ago: Human Population, 18,500!
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, Human Population, research, earth )

- 3046 days ago -
Scientists have calculated that for a period lasting one million years and beginning 1.2 million years ago, at a time when our ancestors were spreading through Africa, Europe and Asia, there were probably between 18,500 to 26,000
Terrorists Will Strike America Again- But How Will We Respond?
World  (tags: terrorism, usa, news )

- 3046 days ago -
The Obama administration's mea culpa over the failure to prevent the attempted bombing of a U.S. airliner bound for Detroit on Christmas Day is understandable but misses the point.
Scented Products: Intoxicating and Toxic
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, news, research, air freshners, fragances, health hazards, phtalates, endocrine disruptors )

- 3046 days ago -
A 2007 study of air fresheners by NRDC found phthalates (pronounced tha-lates) in 12 of 14 brand-name products tested, including some marketed as "all-natural" or "unscented." Phthalates are endocrine disruptors that can cause hormonal abnormalities...
World Bank, European Governments Finance Illegal Timber Exports From Madagascar
Business  (tags: finance, environment, corruption, illegal timber, timber trading )

- 3050 days ago -
Even as foreign governments condemned the surge in illegal logging last year, many--either directly or through institutions they support--are shareholders in the very banks that have financed the export of illegal lumber from Madagascar's SAVA region.
Arctic Tundra Is Being Lost as Far North Quickly Warms
Environment  (tags: climate, ClimateChange, environment, ecosystems, habitat destruction )

- 3050 days ago -
The treeless ecosystem of mosses, lichens, and berry plants is giving way to shrub land and boreal forest. As scientists study the transformation, they are discovering that major warming-related events are leading to the loss of tundra in the Arctic.
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