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February 18, 2014

Wolves and Rivers

This is amazing.
October 10, 2013

An Unhealthy Shutdown

by Craig Klugman, PhD.

It’s week 2 of the government shutdown with no end in sight. In fact, some people are saying this is a good thing because it achieves their aim of shrinking government.

May 14, 2013

Carbon, Bioethics and Planetary Health

Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

On May 9, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography independently reported measurements of mean concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide levels of nearly 400 parts per million (it was actually 399.89 ppm). …

April 19, 2013

NUBC: Undergraduate Students Take on Environmental Ethics

Jennifer Chevinsky, B.S.

A recent study led by a University of Washington research team has found that air pollution is among the top five threats to the health of people living in China. …

News (76)

August 20, 2014 4:24 pm

'Mission Blue' film charts scientist's quest to save oceans

From the Galapagos Islands to Australia’s Coral Sea and a marine park off the coast of Mexico, the documentary “Mission Blue” navigates the journey of renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle as she travels the globe to save the planet’s threatened seas.

July 3, 2014 1:53 pm

Climate Change Threatens U.S. National Parks

A large percent of the country’s national parks have recently experienced extreme heat, precipitation or drought, which could hurt plant and animal species

June 3, 2014 3:55 pm

China follows USA with emissions pledge

One day after the United States said it would slash carbon emissions from existing power plants by 30% below 2005 levels, China, the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, said it would set an absolute cap on its emissions by 2016.

May 27, 2014 2:36 pm

Green billionaire prepares to attack 'anti-science' Republicans

An environmental advocacy group backed by hedge fund tycoon Tom Steyer is set to unleash a seven-state, $100 million offensive against Republican “science deniers” this year, a no-holds-barred campaign-style push from the green billionaire that could help decide which party controls the Senate and key statehouses come November.

May 14, 2014 5:23 pm

Hurricanes on the Move! Tropical Storms Shift Toward Poles

Hurricanes and typhoons are migrating from the tropics toward the North and South poles, a new study finds.

May 13, 2014 3:06 pm

West Antarctic glaciers in 'irreversible' thaw, raising seas: study

Vast glaciers in West Antarctica seem to be locked in an irreversible thaw linked to global warming that may push up sea levels for centuries, scientists said on Monday.

May 7, 2014 5:59 pm

WHO finds Indian cities have dirtiest air; Chinese data foggy

An effort by the World Health Organization to measure pollution in cities around the world has found New Delhi admits to having the dirtiest air, while Beijing’s measurements, like its skies, are far from clear.

May 1, 2014 1:35 pm

It's time to stop ignoring the bad air we breathe

According to a new report from the American Lung Association (ALA), nearly 148 million Americans live in areas where smog and soot particles have led to unhealthy levels of pollution. That means that for almost half of all Americans, simply breathing can be dangerous.

April 25, 2014 1:56 pm

Watch a 20-Mile Long Iceberg Drift Into the Southern Ocean

Ever since a massive crack was discovered in Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier in 2011, NASA researchers and other scientists have kept a close watch on this area.

March 31, 2014 4:00 pm

Japan's whaling program not for scientific purposes, rules International Court of Justice

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled that Japan’s whaling program in the Antarctic is not for scientific purposes and has forbidden the granting of further whaling permits.

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