Statoil, Eni and Total wake up to carbon bubble risks

May 23, 2017 by  
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Big businesses call for greater climate risk disclosure as a new CDP report reveals that attitudes at oil and gas majors begin to change.

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Damage report reveals LA methane leak is one of the worst disasters in US history

February 25, 2016 by  
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A week after the ruptured natural gas well in Aliso Canyon was finally declared sealed , we have a full account of the environmental damage — and it doesn’t look good. A new paper published in the journal Science declared it to be one of the largest environmental disasters in US history. In total, 97,100 metric tons of methane were released into the atmosphere over the course of 112 days, equal to the greenhouse gas emissions of over half a million cars. Read the rest of Damage report reveals LA methane leak is one of the worst disasters in US history

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New Report Reveals the Most Water-Stressed Cities in the World

July 17, 2014 by  
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The Nature Conservancy has published a global database of over 500 cities around the world to determine their level of water stress . Based on the number of water sources available to each city, the results are both suprising and disturbing, and underline how globalization has exacerbated climate change’s impact on our lives. After all, a large number of people in a relatively small area puts a lot of pressure on water supplies, especially during times of drought. Hit the jump for details. Read the rest of New Report Reveals the Most Water-Stressed Cities in the World Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Climate Change , Drought , global warming , Los Angeles , thirst , Tokyo , water basin , water levels , water stressed , water stressed cities

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The Future of Medicine May Lie in the Fur of the Sloth

July 17, 2014 by  
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As bacteria become increasingly resistant to antibiotics , we’re going to have to find a different way to fight the diseases that threaten us. After all, we tend to take for granted that we can tackle a small infection with a course of drugs – but without antibiotics, a small infection can mean big trouble. Scientists are looking for a new source of bug-killing power, and they may have found it in the hair of the jungle’s most notoriously sedate creature: the sloth. Read the rest of The Future of Medicine May Lie in the Fur of the Sloth Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: antibiotic alternatives , antibiotic overuse , antibiotic resistance , antibiotic use , factory farming , farming antibiotic use , finding new medicines , medicine in the Panamanian jungle , natures medicine cabinet , new medicines , replacing antibiotics , sloth fur , sloth fur benefits , sloth fur contains bacteria fighters , sloth fur fungi , sloth medicine , the new antibiotic

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New Report Reveals Rubberizing “Yoga Mat” Chemical Present in 500 Everyday Foods

March 3, 2014 by  
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 Photo ©  Shutterstock Until Subway announced it was pulling azodicarbonamide (ADA) out of its bread last week, few people had ever heard of this food additive found in many baked goods. As it turns out, it’s more than just a way to make bread softer and more elastic — it’s also an industrial chemical used in plastic and rubber products like yoga mats and flip flops. And while you’ll no longer be eating a heaping dose of ADA with your Subway sandwich, if you buy bread, bagels, tortillas, or hamburger buns at your local grocery store, chances are you’re still being exposed. In fact, a recent report by the Environmental Working Group reveals that ADA is present in about 500 common supermarket products made by 130 different companies, even brands that pride themselves on being “natural” and “healthy.” Read the rest of New Report Reveals Rubberizing “Yoga Mat” Chemical Present in 500 Everyday Foods Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ADA , allergies , asthma , azodicarbonamide , bread conditioner , dough conditioner , fast food , fast food bread , fda , food additives , Food and Drug Administration , industrial additive , industrial chemical , packaged foods , plastic chemical , subway , supermarket bread , yoga mat chemical        

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New Report Reveals Humans are Causing the Warming of the Ocean’s Upper Layers

June 20, 2012 by  
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A new  report from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has stated that the simultaneous warming of the upper layers of all seven seas over the past 50 years cannot be explained by natural climate variability alone. The scientists’ computer modelling study reveals that human alterations to the environment, such as the observed increases in greenhouse gas, are causing the warming of the world’s oceans , and as an result, affecting the natural climate cycles. Read the rest of New Report Reveals Humans are Causing the Warming of the Ocean’s Upper Layers Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Climate Change , global warming , great garbage patch , lawrence livermore national laboratory , natural climate variability , nature climate change , ocean layer warming , ocean pollutants , ocean warming

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