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September 17, 2013 NOAA Releases Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Dataset - Available online, it includes more than 2 million chemical analyses of sediment, tissue, water, and oil, as well as toxicity testing results and related documentation collected by federal agencies, state...

September 12, 2013 Hit or Miss? Extreme Weather vs. Climate Change


The study “Explaining Extreme Events of 2012 from a Climate Perspective,” released by the American Meteorological Society (AMS), analyzed 12 different events from 2012. Here are the six events they tied to human-induced climate...

September 10, 2013 Europe says its own biofuels policies increase food costs 50%, drive deforestation

Grist - Two new studies that came out in Europe during the last couple of days show that biofuel mandates are causing consumers far more pocketbook pain â and contributing more to deforestation and climate pollution â...

September 4, 2013 Study Links Mercury Levels In Fish To Coal-Fired Power Plants

The Huffington Post - As if you needed another reason to cringe at the number of coal-fired power plants operating on our fragile Earth, a new study published in Nature Geoscience links power plants in China and India to the...

August 21, 2013 Leaked UN climate report warns of dangerous global warming. Will the world listen?

Source: Treehugger

The United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was expected to delivery its fifth Assessment Report (AR5) next month, but over the past weekend, a draft of that report was leaked to Reuters, which reported...

August 19, 2013 More Certainty Humans Cause Climate Change - The fifth assessment report, part one, from the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî is due to be published in September. Think Progress has obtained a draft copy in advance and the report...

August 15, 2013 Short-term action needed to meet 2° warming goal – report

Source: Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – International pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are nowhere near enough to limit global temperature rise to below 2 degrees Celsius by 2020, and countries will have to do much more...

August 8, 2013 Behind the Brands, Oxfam ranks big food

Source: Reuters

Supply chains = risk. Risk of contamination. Risk of changing climates. Risk of land-grabs. Even, tragically, risk of factory collapse. That’s why anti-poverty charity Oxfam, ranked the big 10 food and beverage companies on how...

August 7, 2013 Americans sharply divided about dramatically extending human lifespan, poll finds

Source: Washington Post

Even as new research is making “radical life extension” — living well past 100 — sound more plausible and less like science-fiction, a new poll shows Americans sharply divided on a potential reshaping of what it means to...

July 31, 2013 When would global warming destroy life on Earth? Study hazards a guess.

Source: CS Monitor

A runaway greenhouse effect – where a planet's atmosphere traps so much heat that temperatures rise to life-snuffing levels – may be easier to achieve than previously believed. And there may be more than one way to drive the...

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