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The Last Spot on Earth Just Passed a Historic Climate Milestone
Science & Tech  (tags: science, discovery, climate-change, CO2emissions, climatechange, globalwarming, globalwarming, south pole, pollution, environment, destruction, science, research, study, news )

Michael
- 7 days ago - gizmodo.com
On May 23rd, something extraordinary happened at the South Pole. For the first time in 4 million years, carbon dioxide concentrations cleared 400 parts per million (ppm).
Distant Super-Earth Exoplanet Has A Climate Perfect For Simple Life
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, discovery, space, science, nasa, exo-planets, news )

Michael
- 13 days ago - iflscience.com
While astrobiologists are increasingly hoping to find microbial life dwelling on or just beneath the surface of Mars, exoplanet hunters have been continually searching for habitable worlds far from our local corner of the Milky Way.
There Are More Jobs in Renewable Energy Than in Oil, Gas, and Coal Combined
Green Lifestyle  (tags: eco-friendly, green, greenproducts, environment, coolstuff, technology, jobs, Sustainabililty, sustainable, conservation, greenliving )

Michael
- 22 days ago - grist.org
Jobs in solar energy now outnumber jobs in coal mining and the oil and gas industry added together, says a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
Portugal Powered For Four Days Straight Entirely By Renewable Energy
Green Lifestyle  (tags: greenliving, eco-friendly, environment, CO2emissions, conservation, Sustainabililty, green, technology, renewables, renewable energy )

Michael
- 36 days ago - iflscience.com
Just a few days after it was found that Germany was producing so much energy from renewables that they effectively had to pay consumers to use it, yet another country has hit another renewable milestone.
Beekeepers In The U.S. Lost 44% Of Their Colonies Last Year
Environment  (tags: environment, bees, pollinators, ecosystems, food, nature, wildlife, endangered, habitat, green )

Michael
- 37 days ago - iflscience.com
There has been a growing voice warning of the continuing decline in pollinators across much of the western world.
Finding Habitable Planets Is One Thing, Finding Life Quite Another
Science & Tech  (tags: science, astronomy, space, discovery, nasa, Kepler Space Telescope )

Michael
- 42 days ago - cbc.ca
There appear to be more planets in space than stars. And new figures released this week from the Kepler Space Telescope suggest that there could be 10 billion of them in our galaxy that are suitable for life.
New Model Could Show That Stephen Hawking Is Right About Black Holes
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, space, science, scientists, discovery, black holes, Hawking radiation, nasa )

Michael
- 51 days ago - iflscience.com
One of the longest standing mysteries of black holes is what happens to stuff when it falls inside.
Fitness: How Much Exercise Do You Get Outside the Gym?
Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, green, greenliving, greenproducts, Sustainabililty, sustainable, healthy, health, cycling, walking, commuting )

Michael
- 51 days ago - montrealgazette.com
It's not unusual to see people who hit the gym regularly drive around a parking lot looking for a spot as close as possible to the entrance. This same crowd is just as likely to take the elevator instead of the stairs.
We Are Almost Certainly Not Alone In The Universe
Science & Tech  (tags: science, discovery, nasa, news, space, astronomy, extraterrestrial life, life, aliens )

Michael
- 53 days ago - iflscience.com
The existence of extra-terrestrial life is one of the most compelling debates in science. When we ask "Are we alone?", we are wondering about how life itself begins, and what our place and function is in this universe.
Large Swaths Of The Pacific Ocean May Actually Suffocate In Just 15 Years
Environment  (tags: climate-change, climatechange, CO2emissions, oceans, environment, globalwarming, acidification, ecosystems, destruction, conservation, pollution )

Michael
- 54 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
It should come as no surprise that human activity is causing the world's oceans to warm, rise and acidify. But an equally troubling impact of climate change is that it is beginning to rob the oceans of oxygen.
 
 
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