The bitter better place

April 25, 2018 by  
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There is no need to apologize for being relentless in our work, or vociferously clear about the consequences of inaction.

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Why ARPA-E is essential for U.S. energy innovation

April 25, 2018 by  
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The federal agency has a mission of overcoming long-term, high-risk barriers to developing energy technologies.

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The price is right for a corporate carbon tax

November 29, 2017 by  
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Five questions for Nicholas Stern, the economist who predicted the consequences of climate change.

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Scientists say that we are entering a new epoch thanks to human activity

January 14, 2016 by  
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New research indicates that the Earth has entered a new geological epoch , and it’s due to human activity. Scientists looked at the scale and rate of environmental changes in the Earth’s atmosphere, oceans, and wildlife-which other recent reports indicate is at an unprecedented high-and compared them to changes during previous time periods. In every category, the consequences of human activity reflect enough change to justify the official designation of a new geological epoch, researchers say. Read the rest of Scientists say that we are entering a new epoch thanks to human activity

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The wealthiest ten-percent of the population generate half of the world’s emissions

December 3, 2015 by  
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The wealthiest 10-percent of the people on the planet are causing half of the world’s carbon emissions. While world leaders gather in Paris to figure out who should carry the burden of reducing global warming, Oxfam has released numbers that show that the wealthy are using more than their fair share of our resources. Meanwhile, the poorest half of the planet – the half who will suffer the consequences of climate change the most – produce a paltry 10-percent of the emissions. Read the rest of The wealthiest ten-percent of the population generate half of the world’s emissions

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INFOGRAPHIC: Which countries are causing global warming and which are most vulnerable to the effects

September 18, 2015 by  
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The effects of climate change are pretty hard to miss no matter where you live, but some countries are going to feel the brunt of the impact more than others. The following infographic was created by George Washington University ‘s grad program in health administration in order to illustrate which countries are causing global warming and which countries stand to suffer the consequences (spoiler alert: it isn’t the same countries causing it). Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: Which countries are causing global warming and which are most vulnerable to the effects

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Dead zone near African coast shows lowest oxygen levels ever recorded

May 7, 2015 by  
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The dead zones are spreading. No, it’s not a sign of the zombie apocalypse, though the consequences could be just as dire. A recent study by the European Geosciences Union’s journal Biogeosciences  describes a dead zone off the coast of Africa which contains the lowest levels of oxygen ever observed in the Atlantic. To complicate matters, the Atlantic-African dead zone is on the move, threatening all life in its path. Read the rest of Dead zone near African coast shows lowest oxygen levels ever recorded Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: African dead zone , agricultural runoff , Atlantic dead zone , damaged marine life , dead zone , eddy , fertilizer runoff , killing marine life , marine life destruction , water pollution

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Pakistan province to plant 1 billion trees to revive plundered forests

May 7, 2015 by  
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Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwai government has announced plans to plant 1 billion trees to revive the province’s once glorious coniferous forests. Since the September 11 attacks in the United States, illegal loggers and Taliban have plundered the forests, so that only stumps remained of the region’s Pindrow fir, Morinda spruce, deodar, blue pine and chir pine trees. In 2012, The Guardian reported the administrative district Swat was a major target, and the Taliban “mercilessly stripped” Swat of its trees to sustain their military operations. Now, aware of the twin threat of climate change and land erosion, the provincial government will pump $150 million into a monumental tree-planting effort, Al Jazeera reports . Local nurseries expect the plan will boost their business as well. Elsewhere in the region, according to Treehugger , other plans are underway to plant 2 billion trees in neighboring India, while Ethiopia has also been hard at work replanting after deforestation. Via  Treehugger Image via Shutterstock Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: conservation , environmental news , forestry , government , illegal logging , Khyber Pakhtunkwa province , News , Pakistan , planting trees , The Taliban

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Radioactive “Petrified” Forests in Chernobyl’s Exclusion Zone Could Spread Contamination to Safe Areas

March 18, 2014 by  
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It would be logical to think that after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster , forests around the site would slowly rot. But the terrible radiation blast in 1986 has left dead trees and leaf litter unable to decompose. A recently published study conducted by a team of US scientists explains the phenomenon of these “petrified” forests, and explores the consequences of the meltdown on local wildlife. Read the rest of Radioactive “Petrified” Forests in Chernobyl’s Exclusion Zone Could Spread Contamination to Safe Areas Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Chernobyl forest fires , Chernobyl forests , Chernobyl nuclear disaster , Chernobyl petrified forests , Chernobyl wildlife , nuclear radiation Chernobyl , radiation blast , scientific study University of South Carolina , University of South Carolina biologists        

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Centre For Alternative Technology Shows That a Zero Carbon Britain is Possible by 2030

July 26, 2013 by  
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The UK’s Centre for Alternative Technology just released a new report showing that a Zero Carbon Britain is possible by the year 2030. The report states that the decarbonization of the UK could be achieved by increasing the country’s wind power output and other renewable energy sources – however the UK is already in danger of not meeting its 2020 energy goals due to the consequences of the global recession. Read the rest of Centre For Alternative Technology Shows That a Zero Carbon Britain is Possible by 2030 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable energy” , 2020 energy , 2030 , 2030 energy , alternative energy , alternative power , Centre for alternative technologies , UK , UK 2020 energy targets , wind power uk , zero carbon britain        

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