November 26, 2020

Our environmental content defeats greenwash, highlights fact, and, maybe, contributes to a sustainable future

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By Giles Crosse From Reuters Community t’s widely understood in today’s newsrooms that groundbreaking, intuitive and expert environmental reporting catalyzes debate, leadership and potentially, real world change. But, poorly researched, factually flawed or misleading green news will not only damage all our tomorrows, but alienate key younger audiences who are so engaged with today’s ecological […]

Earth had life 3.5B years ago

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Earth had life 3.5 billion years ago, a new study confirms — making a set of Australian fossils the oldest ever found By Michelle Starr, Science Alert From Business Insider Scientists discovered what they thought were 3.5 billion-year-old fossils in western Australia almost 40 years ago. A new study reveals that these rocks did indeed […]

Trump calls off meeting with Danish Prime Minister over Greenland comments

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From Newsmax President Donald Trump said he would be putting off a planned meeting with Denmark’s prime minister because she did not want to talk about a possible U.S. purchase of the island of Greenland. “Denmark is a very special country with incredible people, but based on Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen’s comments, that she would […]

Strongest sea ice in the Arctic Ocean breaks up for the first time on record

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From WN Some of the oldest, thickest sea ice in the Arctic has started to break up, opening waters just north of Greenland which are normally frozen throughout the hottest months of summer, according to a report from The South China Morning Post on Tuesday. The unique weather phenomenon has never been recorded before until […]

The US Navy is returning to a Cold War submarine flash point, but the real action may be much farther north

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By Christopher Woody,  From Business Insider The US and its allies are reassessing their naval operations around Europe and in the Atlantic. These changes are driven in large part by intensifying Russian submarine activity. But changing capabilities mean NATO may have to look farther north to establish a deterrent. Units from the USS Harry S. […]

Early May weather pattern will be especially extreme in Northern Hemisphere

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BY ANDREW FREEDMAN From Mashable During the course of the next 10 days or more, the weather pattern across the Northern Hemisphere will feature an undulating, wavy jet stream that will be stuck in place, with storms backed up like cars on an interstate highway at rush hour. Large dips in the jet stream, which […]

How climate change triggers earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes

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By Bill McGuire From The Guardian UK Global warming may not only be causing more destructive hurricanes, it could also be shaking the ground beneath our feet Devastating hurricane? More than 1,000 lives lost? It must be climate change! Almost inevitably, Hurricane Matthew’s recent rampage across the Caribbean and south-eastern US has been fingered by […]

A bunch of toxic waste from the army’s ‘Project Iceworm’ is going to leak into the Arctic

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By Rafi Letzter From Business Insider As if there weren’t already enough reasons to worry about climate change, you can add another to your list: toxic nuclear seepage. Back in the Cold War, a lot of US defense strategy came down to placing nuclear weapons within a few minutes’ striking distance of Soviet cities and […]

Extreme arctic temperatures become the new norm

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By Paul McGowan From The Carbon Wars A group of scientists studying a broad range of Arctic systems — from sea ice to permafrost to the Greenland ice sheet — gathered in D.C. Wednesday to lay out just how extreme a year 2016 has been so far for the northern cap of the planet. “We’ve […]

Polar bears: endangered species

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The US and Canada are clashing over the status of this possibly endangered species By VICE News From Business Insider Green groups and the American government are expected to lobby the global community to classify polar bears as a species threatened with extinction. But Canada, home to sixty percent of the world’s polar bears, is […]