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

- 3020 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 )

- 3021 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 )

- 3024 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 ...
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 )

- 3049 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 )

- 3049 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.
Reaching the Tipping Point Yet ???   video
Green Lifestyle  (tags: globalwarming, CO2emissions, ecosystems, consumption, Sustainabililty, humans )

- 3054 days ago -
It turns out that the way we have been calculating the future impacts of climate change up to now has been missing a really important piece of the picture. It seems we are now dangerously close to the tipping point in the world's climate system...
Behind Mass Die-Offs,Pesticides Lurk as Culprit
Environment  (tags: environment, pollution, pesticides, honey bees, amphibians, mamals, Massive Die offs, species extintion )

- 3060 days ago -
In the past dozen years, three new diseases have decimated populations of amphibians, honeybees, and -- most recently -- bats. Increasingly, scientists suspect that low-level exposure to pesticides could be contributing to this rash of epidemics
10 Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Wrapping Paper
Green Lifestyle  (tags: eco-friendly, green, holidays, gift wrapping, RE-use )

- 3089 days ago -
Ahh, the holidays are fast approaching. So, you've decided to go green this year?? I've compiled for you a list of great, green gift wrapping alternatives--that way each present can be a gift to the environment too.
12 Amazing Objects Made From Plastic Bags (Slideshow)
Green Lifestyle  (tags: Plastic bags, REuse, CoolStuff, interesting )

- 3091 days ago -
Plastic shopping bags are everywhere, a scourge on the landscape but also a resource waiting to be tapped. From the slums of South Africa to the salons of New York and London, creative statements are being made with them. We present 12 amazing objects...
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