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Fukushima 2014: A Global Crisis Without End
If you thought the worst was over with Fukishima, it's not. We are in the midst of some of the most delicate and unprecedented nuclear procedures ever attempted. Right now, an ice wall is being built to try and curtail...
Arctic Methane Leaks, Facts, and Our Future
Scientists have confirmed that the Arctic seafloor has been releasing massive amounts of methane. And even though methane comprises only about 9% of greenhouse gases, it has 86 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide in the first 20...
Think Climate Change Isn't Real? Make the Case to Prove It for $10,000
Think that climate change and global warming is just a load of bullocks? Well, naysayers, a challenge has been presented. A physicist in Texas is offering a $10,000 cash prize to anyone who can irrefutably prove their hypothesis that man...
High Carbon Levels Found in Ancient Soil
One would suspect that the soils that form on Earth's surface thousands of years ago would have little in the way of carbon. However, the findings of a recent report have been found to be the exact opposite. The ancient...
River Bird Hormones Disrupted by Water Pollutants
Previous studies have confirmed that for some time now that chemicals in sewage and waste water have been disrupting the endocrine hormones in fish and are affecting the sexual development in them. However, new research indicated that these chemicals and...
Desert Absorption Helping to Decrease CO2 Levels
A new study published in the Nature Climate Change journal has found that arid desert areas, which are among the largest ecosystems on the planet, are taking in surprisingly large amounts of carbon as the levels of carbon dioxide increase...
New Study Finds Amazon Rainforest Inhales more Carbon than it Emits
A new study has confirmed that the massive natural forests in the Amazon removes more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than it emits into it. These findings finally settle the age old debate of the overall carbon balance in the...
One Warm River at a Time, the Arctic Sea Ice Melting
NASA published a new study that found that the increasingly warming rivers that drain into the Arctic Ocean each summer are partially to blame from the decreasing levels of sea ice found in the Arctic Ocean.
Rising To The Threat: The Statue Of Liberty And Sydney Opera House Could Be Lost To Sea Level Rise
From the Statue of Liberty to the Tower of London and Sydney Opera House, a rise in sea levels caused by global warming could affect numerous precious UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Some 136 cultural monuments could be affected in the long...
New Super Greenhouse Gas Discovered that is 7,100 Time Stronger than CO2
In a recently published issue of Geophysical Research Letters, scientists from the University of Toronto have identified a new chemical present in the atmosphere that appears to be a long living greenhouse gas. This new chemical--perfluorotributylamine, or PFTBA-- has broken...
Scientist's Dog Is Murdered: Reward Offered
Arizona’s Center for Biological Diversity has announced a $2,500 reward for information about the fatal poisoning of a Northern California dog owned by a leading researcher studying how the same controversial poison affects endangered species. The dog named Nyxo died on...
'Little Monsters': Greenpeace Tells Twitter Fairy Tale
Greenpeace is pioneering a new way of delivering its environmental messages by posting a ‘Detox Fairy Tale’ from its Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts. The new storytelling approach is part of the organisation’s global ‘Detox’ campaign, which today revealed the presence...
Scientists Track Elephants To Save Millennia-Old Migratory Routes
An exercise to fit tracking collars on four elephants within the Amboseli eco system was completed in Kenya recently. The GPS collars, which transmit a satellite and radio signal, map out the elephants’ migratory routes and identify how expansively...
James L. Powell - Do Scientists Reject Global Warming?
There is an interesting new study published by James L. Powell that is taking the scientific and the environmental world by storm. Powell's study set out to determine if there is indeed a gap between scientists when it comes to...
Grizzly Love In British Columbia
The Nature Conservancy of Canada has just made it easier for a threatened South Selkirk population of grizzly bears to connect with a larger population to the east. The group has added over 150 hectares to the Frog Bear Conservation...
A New Eden - Scientists Find New Species In Suriname
Suriname is a small region in South America nestled between French Guiana and Guyana. Approximately 90 per cent of the country is covered with rainforest, and the government has been under pressure from mining, road and dam projects. Within this region...
What is Acid Rain?
Straight from the Broadway musical "The Sound of Music" comes the song “My Favorite Things” by Mary Martin and Patricia Neway. Among many favorites, Martin and Neway begin with 'raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens'. But do you think...
Environmental Issues With Galvanizing
Galvanization is a method of applying a protective zinc coating to steel or iron for industrial use, in order to prevent rusting. Zinc, a metallic element can withstand much more than steel or iron, and thus lasts much longer as...
Western Black Rhino Declared Extinct
As of Thursday, November 9, 2011, the Western Black Rhino of Africa was declared extinct by The International Union for Conservation of Nature. Additionally, the IUCN noted that the Northern White Rhino of Central Africa and the Javan Rhino are...
Problem With Waste
America generates more waste every year. In 1990 247 million tons of waste was generated. Let me give you an idea of just how much 247 million tons is. The average blue whale weighs 120 tons. If we divide this...
Reduce Coral Reef Pollution, Use Biodegradable Sunscreen Brands
Coral reefs, one of the most important elements in the marine ecosystem, is increasingly polluted by chemical hazards. The reason for the coral reef pollution may well be your chemical based, non-biodegradable sunscreen. Surprised? You might think that your tiny...
Hasn't Enough Oil Been Shed Already?
As if we haven’t faced enough oil spill problems in the past few months, on July 26, 2010, Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. saw a 30 inch pipeline burst releasing thousands of gallons of oil into the Kalamazoo River in Marchall,
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