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The Truth Behind That $60 Trillion Climate Change Price Tag

By RL Miller | Takepart.com July 27 2013 Takepart.com NatureInternational Monetary Fund Yahoo.com This week, news broke that if all the methane off the East Siberian seafloor was released, the fallout would cost $60 trillion—a huge, staggering number. For comparison’s sake, the world’s GDP is $70 trillion. The findings assume that 50 gigatons of methane […]

Cheaper Ways to Capture Carbon Dioxide

By Kevin Bullis on June 12, 2013 MIT Technology Review Capturing carbon dioxide from smokestacks and then storing it underground could make it possible to continue using fossil fuels without making such a large contribution to global warming. But the current method of capturing the carbon dioxide requires a lot of energy—it can lower the […]

Water Levels Fall in Great Lakes, Taking a Toll on Shipping

Aboard the Dorothy Ann, in Lake Erie near Fairport Harbor, Ohio — As Capt. Jeremy R. Mock steered this 711-foot combination of tug and barge toward a harbor berth, a screen of red numbers indicated the decreasing depth of water under the vessel: 6 feet, 3.6 feet, 2 feet. Suddenly the numbers gave way to […]

Meet the world’s best new environment bloggers

theguardian Environment Blog Today we’re lifting the curtain on our new family of environment bloggers. From Shanghai to New York, Melbourne to Bangalore and Lima to Nairobi, our 10 new blogs will open a global window onto stories about wildlife, climate change, pollution, food, water, deforestation, activism, and more. Inspired in part by the Guardian’s […]

Can online environmental activism deliver change offline?

By Alex White Southern Crossroads Hosted by the Guardian An enduring criticism of almost any organisation that campaigns for change is that it is not really having an impact. This is especially the case for environment campaigns that aim to engage and mobilise large numbers of people, as the No KXL pipeline campaign experienced in […]

CAP reform sees battle lines drawn on greener Europe

15 May 2013 Last updated at 04:55 ET Help European reform of the Common Agricultural Policy sees environmentalists pitched against farmers over how best to manage the continent’s agricultural land. The BBC’s Environment correspondent Roger Harrabin travelled from the west of Ireland to Cyprus to investigate whose voice will prove most persuasive in Brussels. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-22538115#?utm_source=feedly […]

Bad Enough

Things are bad enough in the food world that we don’t need to resort to hyperbole to be worried or even alarmed. It’s one thing to decry the lack of fairness and consumer protection when businesses and the government decide what gets produced, marketed, labeled, regulated and sold[1] , and how. It also makes sense […]

‘Dramatic decline’ warning for plants and animals

By Matt McGrath 12 May 2013 Last updated at 13:01 ET Environment correspondent, BBC News More than half of common plant species and a third of animals could see a serious decline in their habitat range because of climate change. New research suggests that biodiversity around the globe will be significantly impacted if temperatures rise […]

Dramatic images show changing Earth

CNN News Stream A partnership between Google, NASA and TIME reveal how the Earth has radically changed over the decades. http://www.cnn.com/video/?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_topstories+(RSS%3A+Top+Stories)#/video/tech/2013/05/10/ns-google-nasa-time-earth-timelapse.cnn  

Can Humans Survive?

Annalee Newitz May 6, 2013 4:45 AM EDT The Daily Beast OVER THE past four years, bee colonies have undergone a disturbing transformation. As helpless beekeepers looked on, the machinelike efficiency of these communal insects devolved into inexplicable disorganization. Worker bees would fly away, never to return; adolescent bees wandered aimlessly in the hive; and […]