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31/8/2014
A new study, published today in Nature Climate Change, suggests that - if current trends continue - food production alone will reach, if not exceed, the global targets for total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2050. The study's authors ...   
30/8/2014
Perhaps former President Theodore Roosevelt said it best when he addressed a Buffalo audience in 1910, most likely in his trademark fist-pounding, cantankerous style. "Civilized people,' Mr. Roosevelt said, "should be able to dispose of ...   
27/8/2014
The world is headed "down a dangerous path" with disruption of the food system possible within a decade as climate change undermines nations' ability to feed themselves, according to a senior World Bank official. Rising urban populations ...   
26/8/2014
Open burning of trash, as seen here in General Santos, Philippines, is a global phenomenon that has significant effects on air quality. Credit: Photo courtesy Global Environment Facility [Click to enlarge image] Unregulated trash burning ...   
23/8/2014
What are the costs of the meat we eat — the hamburgers, pork chops and chicken breasts?Not the price we pay for ground beef and so on, but the full costs of meats: the environmental and societal impacts, from birth to burger, and beyond. ...   
22/8/2014
Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble of this power plant echoes across the ...   
21/8/2014
New York City council members Stephen Levin and Corey Johnson introduced legislation today--Introduction 853--that would ban the discharge, disposal, sale or use of any wastewater or natural gas waste produced by fracking. “Hydrofracking ...   
21/8/2014
Microbes thrive below Antarctic ice | Photo, Christian Science Monitor
Researchers have uncovered a thriving community of microbes in a lake some 2,600 feet below the surface of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, the first direct evidence of life in such lakes and the first window on the ecosystem the microbes ...   
20/8/2014
From the boat docks of Ohio State University's Stone Laboratory, practically a stone's throw from the party headquarters known as Put-in-Bay tiny green specs are in the early stages of bunching up and floating on Lake Erie's surface.It's ...   
13/8/2014
Sustainable food habits - practices that support a more environmentally and socially responsible food system - are a growing interest in our efforts to protect the environment and our communities from the potentially damaging effects of ...   
9/8/2014
"It`s not warming, it`s dying." That`s the message from the man behind the "I ? NY" logo, Milton Glaser. The message comes with a logo and buttons that people can buy and wear. Glaser says that "global warming" is not good language. On that, he`s ...   
7/8/2014
Loving County is big, dry and stretches for miles, and is the perfect place, local officials say, to store high-level radioactive waste. Officials here hope to entice the federal government — with $28 billion to spend on the disposal of ...   
6/8/2014
Sure, there's plenty you can do with leftovers: foist them on your office mates or turn them into casserole.But if you're a big food waste generator like a hospital or a supermarket, your scraps usually go to the landfill to ...   
4/8/2014
A New Mexico State University scientist`s work in carbon sequestration at Leyendecker Plant Science Center is getting attention -- not just in New Mexico, but also in Austria and Australia. His work suggests a solution for dealing with carbon ...   
4/8/2014
Coinciding with the return of a prodigal Cavalier, it's possible that many in northern Ohio didn't give second thought to a warning from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that this summer would be another bad one for toxic algae ...   
4/8/2014
Remember all those articles that claimed global warming has stopped? Here’s proof that those were anti-scientific fantasies.On July 21, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that last month’s average global ...   
2/8/2014
The burden of beef | Audio | Photo, Living on Earth
Beef may be what's for dinner but a National Academy of sciences report finds that beef is on average ten times worse for the environment than other meats. Food systems expert Anna Lappé discusses the beef burden and how to eat healthily with ...   
2/8/2014
A study by the National Academy of Sciences says raising beef is far more environmentally damaging than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy. (Thinkstock) There are roughly 2.7 million beef cows in Colorado -- a number that jumps by ...   
1/8/2014
British biogas is not taking off as fast as some in the industry had hoped – and the government stands accused of stunting its growth. As part of wider changes to its sustainable energy plans, the Department for Energy and Climate Change ...   
30/7/2014
Global food giant General Mills has promised to set targets for its own greenhouse gas emissions and do more to reduce them through its supply chain, while sustainably sourcing its 10 priority ingredients - half its total purchases - by ...   
28/7/2014
Improved cookstove designs reduce the use of firewood in rural communities, countering deforestation, soil erosion and food insecurity. They also ensure cleaner combustion than in traditional open-fire cooking, reducing harmful indoor ...   
27/7/2014
The US taxpayers who finance foreign food aid surely believe they are feeding starving people, writes James Bovard. But the truth is the reverse - it is undermining indigenous agriculture in recipient countries - creating famine and chronic ...   
18/7/2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed regulations to protect one of the world's most valuable salmon fisheries, in Bristol Bay, Alaska, from the risks posed by a proposed open pit mine nearly as deep as the Grand Canyon and ...   
15/7/2014
When marine ecologist Andres Cozar Cabañas and a team of researchers completed the first ever map of ocean trash, something didn't quite add up. Their work, published this month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, ...   
15/7/2014
If droughts were hurricanes, people might pay more attention to them. Droughts can creep up on us with their prolonged absence of rain, and their effects often are seen as not much more than cracked ground in dry lake bottoms. Devastating storms ...   

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