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January 16, 2019 STRONGEST OPPONENTS OF GM FOODS KNOW THE LEAST ABOUT THEMSource: Futurisn
Despite the scientific consensus that GM foods are safe, more than 90 percent of respondents said they were at least somewhat opposed to the foods. In general, the more opposed a person claimed to be, the lower they scored on the...
January 16, 2019 EPA criminal action against polluters hits 30-year low under TrumpSource: NBC News
WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency hit a 30-year low in 2018 in the number of pollution cases it referred for criminal prosecution, Justice Department data show.
January 16, 2019 Antarctica's ice is melting faster, raising risk of sea level riseSource: CBS News
In the "the longest-ever assessment" of Antarctica's ice mass, scientists are reporting a rapid increase in melting — a six-fold increase in yearly Antarctic ice mass loss between 1979 and 2017.
January 15, 2019 Judge declines to dismiss Ben & Jerry's lawsuitSource: Houston Chronicle
The lawsuit filed in July by the Organic Consumers Association claims Unilever, the parent company of Ben & Jerry's, uses advertising to create a false perception that the ice cream maker is "committed to a clean environment...
January 15, 2019 Climate Change Is Making Waves StrongerSource: Motherboard
Climate change is changing our wind patterns, which is strengthening waves traveling across the earth's surface.
January 14, 2019 Wind vs. Gas: Winter Wind Beats New PipelinesSource: Union of Concerned Scientists
The Union of Concerned Scientists has provided plenty of reasons to avoid an over-reliance on natural gas, so the questions about how to replace gas with renewable energy are very important. Will building more windfarms mean less...
January 14, 2019 China Is Set To Become The World's Renewable Energy Superpower, According To New ReportSource: Forbes
The continuing growth in renewable energy around the world is set to boost the power of China while undermining the influence of major oil exporters such as Russia and Middle East states like Saudi Arabia, according to a new...
January 11, 2019 The Marlboro Man Is Done With Conventional CigarettesSource: Uproxx
PMI recently announced a decision to go smoke-free. That’s right, the Marlboro Man is dismounting from his high horse in favor of healthier options.
Source: NY Times
Scientists say the world’s oceans are warming far more quickly than previously thought, a finding with dire implications for climate change because almost all the excess heat absorbed by the planet ends up stored in their waters.
January 10, 2019 Climate Change: Complex Challenges for AgricultureSource: Inter Press Service
“Industrial agriculture has reached a dead end—there is no option to continue as before,” warns Hans Rudolf Herren, winner of the World Food Prize and longtime president of the Biovision Foundation. The renowned...
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