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Dictionary Completed After 101 Years
Environment  (tags: world, language, humans, communication, dictionary )

- 39 minutes ago -
A dictionary has finally been completed after more than a century of accumulating entries. The 17-volume dictionary of medieval Latin, launched in 1913, has reached its final definition, "zythum", a type of fermented malt drink.
Bloodbath in the Faroe Waters
Environment  (tags: whales, wildlife, slaughter, oceans, Faroe Islands, Denmark, grindadrap, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society )

- 1 hour ago -
A Grind just occurred in the Faroe Islands: 33 whales slaughtered, 14 Sea Shepherd volunteers arrested by the Danish Navy for documenting and trying to stop this atrocity. Let the world know.
Want to Fight Climate Change? Build More Nuclear Power.
Environment  (tags: Climate Change, Energy, Energy Policy, Climate Change Targets, Emissions, Zero Carbon, Clean Energy, Renewables, Nuclear )

- 2 hours ago -
"Even with renewable energy, it will be exceedingly difficult to meet US climate change targets if much of American nuclear goes offline."
How Badly Is Fukushima Radiation Damaging the Pacific Ocean?
Environment  (tags: )

Walter L
- 4 hours ago -
The Earth is under many human threats -- we are an industrious species -- Fukushima is doing the ocean only harm, and following that logic, at a minimum the health of local species and perhaps wider ecosystems are being affected in a reverse synergy where
Premiers Tout Their Own National Energy Strategy
Environment  (tags: canada, premiers, strategy, landmark deal, national, climate-change, climate, CO2emissions, environment, globalwarming, globalwarming, humans, politics, energy, quebec )

- 10 hours ago -
Canada's provincial and territorial leaders have reached a landmark deal on a national energy strategy that addresses climate change and brings Quebec into the fold.
Why We're So Blase About Global Warming
Environment  (tags: globalwarming, climate-change, obama administration, environment, Pew Research Center, research, Public Opinion )

- 12 hours ago -
If you don't regard global warming as a serious problem, your company is growing. According to the survey jockeys at Pew Research Center, the percentage of Americans who think global warming is "very serious" or "somewhat serious" has declined since 2006
Sludge Match: Inside Chevron's $9 Billion Legal Battle With Ecuadorian Villagers
Environment  (tags: Ecuador, Chevron )

- 17 hours ago -
For more than two decades, energy giant Chevron and Ecuadorian activists have been embroiled in a contentious lawsuit about who is responsible for contaminating a vast swath of the Amazon
OP-ED: Why Coal Is (Still) Worse Than Fracking and Cow Burps
Environment  (tags: environment, ecosystems, destruction, energy, research )

- 17 hours ago -
Geoscientist Raymond Pierrehumbert argues that carbon dioxide is always worse than shorter-lived pollutants like methane.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Protect the Ogallala Aquifer - ForceChange
Environment  (tags: water, protection, ecosystems, environment, conservation, pollution, nature, habitatdestruction, habitat, humans )

- 19 hours ago -
The Ogallala Aquifer, one of the largest aquifers in the world and the primary water supply for America's Great Plains region, is shrinking rapidly.
Thousands Protest Against Coal Mining, Forming 8km Human Chain in River Neisse Along German-Polish Border
Environment  (tags: acctivism, activists, pollution, protection, ecosystems, conservation, environment, world, humans, nature, habitatdestruction, habitat )

- 19 hours ago -
The protesters were opposing plans for massive new open-cut brown coal mines on both sides of the River Neisse, which marks the border between Germany and Poland.
Louisiana's Coastline -- Disappearing at the Rate of One Football Field An Hour
Environment  (tags: world, usa, climate, conservation, endangered, louisiana coast, Mississippi River, Gulf of Mexico )

- 21 hours ago -
An unholy trinity of forces - levees along the Mississippi River, sea level rise due to climate change, and fossil fuel extraction - have caused about 2,000 square miles of southeastern Louisiana to disappear into the Gulf of Mexico . . .
Rescuers Freed 20 Workers From a Mine in Nicaragua Hours After It Collapsed, Authorities Said
Environment  (tags: world, danger, mine, mines, mining, Nicaragua, miners, destruction, healthconditions, humans )

- 1 day ago -
Rescuers freed 20 workers from a mine in Nicaragua late Friday, dozens of hours after it collapsed and buried them underground, authorities said
Climate Change Is a Food Security Risk for Africa
Environment  (tags: world, climate, climate-change, conservation, destruction, endangered, environment, globalwarming, globalwarming, humans, Sustainabililty, Sub-Saharan Africa, sea level rise )

- 1 day ago -
This report, part II in a series, looks at likely impacts of 2°C and 4°C warming across three vulnerable regions. It describes risks to agriculture and livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa, the rise in sea-level and devastation to coastal areas likely. . .
The Hunt for Brooklyn's Hidden Creeks
Environment  (tags: Earth, Citizen Science, balloons, mapping, infrastructure, new york, brooklyn, gowanus, public labs )

- 1 day ago -
The environmental planner and map maker for the City of New York is preparing to hunt down the creeks that Brooklyn buried but couldn't kill...
Shell Renews Quest to Plunder Arctic in Search of Oil - Take Action!
Environment  (tags: Climate, U.S., Environment, Greenpeace, Arctic, Oceans, Offshore Drilling, Fossil Fuels )

- 1 day ago -
Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell on Thursday indicated its continued desire to drill in the Arctic waters off the coast of Alaska by submitting new plans for exploratory operations to federal agencies.
Bird of the Week: Passenger Pigeon
Environment  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, destruction, ecosystems, extinction, habitatdestruction, nature, Sustainabililty, trees, wildlife )

- 1 day ago -
September 1 marks 100 years since the last known Passenger Pigeon, known as Martha, died at the Cincinnati Zoo. It's hard to imagine now, but at one time this species was the most numerous bird on earth, with a population of 3 to 5 billion birds.
Hope Is Back
Environment  (tags: nature, hope, global warming, environment, Sustainability, conservation, climate change )

- 1 day ago -
There's also evidence that more and more people are "getting" it. We are turning the corner on climate change.
Hank Paulson, the IMF & Business Leaders Are All Speaking Out for a Price on Carbon
Environment  (tags: world, carbon, carbon emissions, energy, clean energy, environment )

- 1 day ago -
Forward-thinking leaders from across business and government are speaking out in support of a price on carbon to lower climate-damaging emissions and encourage clean-energy innovation.
Can Virtual Reality Reconstructions of Nature Have the Same Health Benefits as the Real Thing?
Environment  (tags: forests, green, humans, nature, trees, water, outdoors, healthconditions )

- 1 day ago -
Can virtual reality mimic nature's restorative properties? It seems that simulated green spaces can have surprising health benefits. . .
Time for a Hold on New B.C. Mine Proposals
Environment  (tags: B.C., Canada, salmon, Mine proposals, regulations, environment, communities, animals, destruction, ecosystems, endangered, nature, pollution, protection, water, wildlife )

- 1 day ago -
t's time to take another look at whether B.C. mining regulations are serving the economy, environment and our communities.
Climate Policy Goes Hand-in-Hand With Water Policy
Environment  (tags: Active Citizens, Advancing Deserts, Caribbean Climate Wire, Civil Society, Climate Change, Development & Aid, Economy & Trade, Energy, Environment, Featured, Food & Agriculture, Green Economy, Headlines, Latin America & the Caribbean, Natural Resourc )

- 1 day ago -
"This is a very big deal for us because under predicted climate change scenarios we're looking at things like drier dry seasons [and] more intense hurricanes." -- Natalie Boodram of WACDEP
The Time for Burning Coal Has Passed
Environment  (tags: Active Citizens, Active Citizens, Civil Society, Climate Change, Editors' Choice, Energy, Environment, Europe, Featured, Headlines, Natural Resources, Projects, TerraViva United Nations )

- 1 day ago -
"It's high time to plan the coal phase-out now and show the people in the region a future beyond the inevitable end of dirty fossil fuels" - Anike Peters, Greenpeace Germany
Wild Birds' Songs, Feather Colors Changed By Mercury Contamination
Environment  (tags: birds, song, mercury, language, brain, animals, endangered, environment, habitat, nature, pollution, research, science, wildlife )

- 1 day ago -
Videos and pics - Mercury in the environment changes the way birds sing.
22% of the World's Electricity Now Comes From Renewables!
Environment  (tags: conservation, energy, environment, world, renewable energy, solar, international energy agency )

- 1 day ago -
Wind, solar and other renewable power capacity grew at its strongest ever pace last year and now produces 22% of the world's electricity, the International Energy Agency said on Thursday in a new report.

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