A major UN climate summit in Paris later this year should call on countries to make tough carbon cuts to avoid dangerous global warming, EU document says
The world’s states should commit to a legally binding emissions cut of 60% by 2050, with five-yearly reviews, in a Paris Protocol to replace the moribund Kyoto agreement at a climate summit later this year, according to a leaked EU document.
But environmentalists have questioned the integrit...
Observer: By the year 2100, the city is likely to be hotter and rainier, with climbing sea levels putting coastal regions more at risk of floods and storms like deadly Hurricane Sandy, according to a report from the New York City Panel on Climate Change released today. "Hurricane Sandy certainly highlighted a lot of our vulnerabilities to these kinds of risks, certain...
Grist: You don’t have to look 85 years into the future to see what a sinking world looks like - you only need to look as far as Miami. Climate scientists have been warning the world about sea-level rise for years, pleading with governments to cut back on carbon lest all our coastal cities go the way of Venice. In 2014, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change r...
Marine scientists say 2015 could be the worst year on record for California's iconic sea lion, the seemingly friendly marine mammal facing an uncharacteristic winter die-off that has animal lovers, beachgoers and environmentalists traumatized. [...][Published in GreenNews - Read
All along the coasts of Europe where the Atlantic waves crash onto the shore there are experimental wave power stations producing electricity. Now engineers in Norway and Sweden - two of the countries trying hardest to develop this technology - have announced "breakthroughs" in their methods, which the inventors believe will make wave power[...]
An open letter addressed to China's president, Xi Jinping, was signed by Sir David Attenborough, conservationists, celebrities and MPs, urging China to act swiftly in order to save African elephants from possible extinction. [...][Published in GreenNews - Read
Tackling global warming is not just a global responsibility, argues the leader of the Labour party, it’s an economic necessity for Britain
The general election means 2015 is a critical year for Britain. It is also a critical year for the world on climate change. Within months of Britain voting, the UN is holding a summit in Paris to agree a binding global agreement to tackle climate change.
But there is a real danger that this great chance to...
In 2013, 24.4 million hectares of GM crops were grown in Argentina – mostly soy, maize and cotton.
The public health consequences of GMO cultivation in Argentina have been extensively publicised, with cancer and birth defects skyrocketing in areas where GM crops are sprayed with Roundup herbicide.
GMWatch and Earth Open (which published the “Roundup and birth d...
Pakistan is not the only country suffering severe and chronic water-scarcity crises in South Asia. Bangladesh has more available water per person than India or Pakistan but lacks the infrastructure to store and redistribute the monsoon season’s rains. But worst of all is the contamination of Bangladesh’s groundwater by arsenic.
A new study out of the UK shows once again just how dangerous water fluoridation is. This time, a look at 98 percent of GP practices found that high rates of underactive thyroid were 30 percent more likely to show up in areas with, surprise surprise, the greatest degree of water fluoridation. Via Fluoride Action Network: [The study] found a relatively strong and stati...
Loss of tropical forests accelerated roughly 60 percent during the 2000s, argues a paper published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. The findings contradict previous research suggesting that deforestation slowed since the 1990s. The study is based on a map of 1990 forest cover developed last year by Do-Hyung Kim and colleagues from the University of Marylan...
Looking beyond traditional recyclables and the "blue bin", here are some of the organizations and companies seeking to redefine what we consider trash with alternative recycling initiatives and methods of reuse.
Pres. Barack Obama vetoed a bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline on February 24— not because of climate change, not because of low oil prices and not because of the risks... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
By Dr. Mercola
One out of every three US adults has high blood pressure (hypertension). If you're among them, one of the first recommendations your physician probably gave you was to cut back on salt.
Yet, there's far more to maintaining a healthy blood pressure than eating a low-salt diet – a strategy that works for some people and fails for others.
In fact, f...
There are an estimated 270,000 tons of plastic floating on the surface of the ocean and according to a new study authored by researchers at Plymouth University found, a staggering 700 different marine species are threatened by its presence.
By now you have probably seen John Oliver’s comic take on the pharmaceutical industry’s influence on doctors’ prescribing habits. Media outlets from Mother Jones to the Wall Street Journal commented admiringly, and even the American Medical Association felt compelled to declare they were “committed to transparency” around drug company payments to doctors.
Pushing Our Oceans to the Precipice of Extinction
By | Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Oceans species are experiencing large-scale habitat loss caused by humans and climate change.
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Living on the Atlantic coast for most of my life, I grew accustomed to seeing dolphins, sea...
The president of the Earth Policy Institute has spent the last five decades identifying and bringing awareness to changes in the environment and their impact on the global food system. On the verge of retirement, Brown warns that the world is overusing its resources, and argues that local solutions are not enough
The federal government’s offshore marine parks encompass vast areas of ocean wilderness that are home to hundreds of species, but they mostly remain open to commercial fishing – and the slim protections that do exist are now up for review
By Dr. Mercola
Unless you live in some remote wilderness, you’re likely being exposed to a wide variety of chemicals on a daily basis that can compromise your health. One class of chemicals that have become ubiquitous in the US is flame retardants.
In the 1970s, the US implemented fire safety standards that led to more and more products adopting the use of polyb...
The increasing acidification of ocean waters is not only an environmental threat, but has now become an economic threat as the U.S. seafood industry tries to grapple with this additional problem plaguing the industry. [...][Published in GreenNews - Read
An Indonesian palm oil firm is destroying rainforests in New Guinea despite high profile zero deforestation pledges from its customers, finds research by Greenomics-Indonesia. Landsat imagery acquired and analyzed by Greenomics shows that Austindo Nusantara Jaya Agri (ANJ) is clearing high carbon stock forests in the southern part of West Papua's Bird's Head Peninsula...
Greg Hunt has recently shown he is in full defence of a sick barbaric kangaroo killing industry that exists in Australia. In Queensland alone kangaroo populations have crashed by 50% in the last year alone.Submitted by to | |
Researchers have identified an association between persistent insomnia and increased inflammation and mortality. Scientists from the University of Arizona found that people who suffer from persistent insomnia are at greater risk of death than those who experience intermittent insomnia. Their study has been published in The American Journal of Medicine. Experts say tha...
A number of communities within the U.S. have stood up and banned fracking from their borders, but until we instate a national ban, communities across the country will continue to suffer from these common side effects of fracking.
A go-to ingredient added to most processed foods to improve texture and extend shelf life can also alter your in a way that triggers intestinal inflammation and promotes the development of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) and metabolic syndrome, according to new research published in the journal Nature.
Have you ever gotten so enraged at work that you actually gritted your teeth in frustration? Did your last disagreement with your partner cause you to ball your fists in fury and leave the room? As American Heart Month draws to a close, it’s important to evaluate how our ability to manage our emotions can […]
New research offers hope for women diagnosed with breast cancer and those hoping to avoid the disease altogether. That’s good news considering that according to the American Cancer Society an estimated 36,620 American women died in 2013 alone. An additional 232,340 breast cancer diagnoses were made in the same year. Breast cancer is the second […]