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March 30, 2012 Gallup: Americans worried more about economy than environment

Source: The Hill

Americans continue to be more concerned with economic growth than the environment, according to a new Gallup survey. With the economy seemingly on the upswing, Gallup reported that 49 percent of Americans sided with the economy,...

March 29, 2012 Rio+20 zero draft accepts `planetary boundaries`

Source: Environmental Expert

LONDON -- The latest draft of the so-called 'zero draft' document, which will be presented to heads of government at the Rio+20 Summit in June, has been amended to include an acknowledgement that there are scientifically assessed...

March 26, 2012 Environmental group: Miss. River 2nd-most polluted in country

Source: Statde

One of Dyer County's most grand sights is the mighty Mississippi River, but what looks like a beautifully powerful mass of rolling water is reportedly one of America's most polluted rivers. An environmental organization recently...

March 26, 2012 Heat Waves, Rains Probably Linked to Warming, Scientists Say

Source: Bloomberg

Heat waves and extreme rainfall in the past decade are probably linked to global warming, according to a study by scientists at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. “For some types of extreme, notably heat waves...

March 22, 2012 Damage to world’s oceans ‘to reach $2 trillion a year’


LONDON: The cost of damage to the world’s oceans from climate change could reach $2 trillion a year by 2100 if measures to cut greenhouse gas emissions are not stepped up, a study by marine experts said on Wednesday

March 22, 2012 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Contaminated Ocean's Food Chain, Study Finds

Source: International Business Times

A recent study has confirmed that toxic compounds derived from oil that was released in the Deepwater Horizon spill that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico nearly two years ago has entered the ocean's food chain through...

March 22, 2012 Climate Change Acceptance Sinks During Economic Slumps

Source: Wired

A few years back, the US public’s acceptance of conclusions reached by climate scientists took a dramatic drop. It’s only now beginning to recover. Not a lot has changed about the science during that time, raising questions about...

March 20, 2012 CU Denver study links fracking to higher concentration of air pollutants

Source: Denver Post

People living within a half-mile of oil- and gas-well fracking operations were exposed to air pollutants five times above a federal hazard standard, according to a new Colorado study. The University of Colorado Denver School of...

March 19, 2012 Climate Change Concerns, Economic Hardship Don't Mix, Study Says

Source: Huff Post

In recent years, people seem to care less and less about climate change caused by greenhouse gas emissions, with surveys showing declines among those who see it as a real problem and worry about the effects.

March 15, 2012 Study: Young people not so 'green' after all

Source: AP

CHICAGO — They have a reputation for being environmentally minded do-gooders. But an academic analysis of surveys spanning more than 40 years has found that today's young Americans are less interested in the environment and in...

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