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IPCC: Climate Change Is Taking a Growing Toll in California

KQED: The latest report from the United Nations` Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change focuses on impacts from climate change, both current and looming, and recommendations for how to adapt. It also ratchets up considerably the confidence levels for those predicted impacts Continue reading

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Fracking threatens human health, the environment and wildlife

Examiner: The world’s quest for cheaper fuel in the form of natural gas is coming at a much higher price than fossil fuel industry officials want to acknowledge. It’s due to water depletion, polluting chemicals, complacency about contaminated waste and potential hazards that could adversely impact many living things within the scope of the fracking project. Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is now being utilized in close to 3 million projects worldwide, with over a million located in the US. Continue reading

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Sea Rise Will Be Irreversible Over Next Several Thousand Years Due To Greenhouse Gas Emissions

redOrbit: A groundbreaking study by a team of European researchers warns that greenhouse gas emissions will cause an irreversible rise in sea level over the next several thousand years. The study, published in the latest edition of the journal Environmental Research Letters, expanded the scope of typical climate change studies to include thousands of years in its projections and also took into consideration all of the Earth’s land ice, something which had never been done before. Using thermomechanical… Continue reading

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Sea Rise Will Be Irreversible Over Next Several Thousand Years Due To Greenhouse Gas Emissions

redOrbit: A groundbreaking study by a team of European researchers warns that greenhouse gas emissions will cause an irreversible rise in sea level over the next several thousand years. The study, published in the latest edition of the journal Environmental Research Letters, expanded the scope of typical climate change studies to include thousands of years in its projections and also took into consideration all of the Earth’s land ice, something which had never been done before. Using thermomechanical… Continue reading

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Global Food Shortage Becomes Urgent as Planet Warms

LiveScience: A growing global food shortage has caused prices to double in recent years, and a growing consensus of scientists now blames climate change as one factor in an equation that includes a burgeoning population and increasingly scarce water supplies. More people around the planet are going hungry as a result. Continue reading

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Pa. seeks more tests for drilling pollution

Associated Press: Prodded by the federal Environmental Protection Agency, Pennsylvania says it’s expanding the scope of water tests for radium and other pollutants from the state’s booming natural gas drilling industry. The Department of Environmental Protection’s acting secretary, Michael Krancer, tells EPA that he’s requiring additional tests by some drinking-water suppliers and wastewater treatment facilities Continue reading

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