Category Archives: Environmentalism

‘Extreme Conservation’ in the Most Hostile Places on Earth – National Geographic

Joel Berger dresses up in a bear suit to see how muskoxen in the Arctic will react, just one of the ways he’s an “extreme conservationist.” Conserving wildlife at the extreme edges of the natural world, whether in the Arctic, … Continue reading

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We have 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe, warns UN

Urgent changes needed to cut risk of extreme heat, drought, floods and poverty, says IPCC Source: We have 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe, warns UN

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Melting Arctic Permafrost Releases Acid that Dissolves Rocks

Melting permafrost in the Arctic sets the stage for chemical reactions in exposed minerals that create sulfuric acid, releasing carbon dioxide as the rock erodes. Source: Melting Arctic Permafrost Releases Acid that Dissolves Rocks

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Splash and Burn: An Artist-Led Initiative Raising Awareness About the Negative Effects of Palm Oil Production in South Asia – Colossal

Indonesia is the world’s largest exporter of palm oil, the harvesting of which has been shown to have extremely adverse effects on wildlife and natural resources, including deforestation, fires, and the displacement of people and animals. Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic (previously) witnessed … Continue reading

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Gulf Stream current at its weakest in 1,600 years, studies show

Warm current that has historically caused dramatic changes in climate is experiencing an unprecedented slowdown and may be less stable than thought – with potentially severe consequences Source: Gulf Stream current at its weakest in 1,600 years, studies show

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The 11 cities most likely to run out of drinking water

Cape Town’s taps are due to be turned off because of severe drought. It is not alone in having water woes. Source: The 11 cities most likely to run out of drinking water

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The Dirty Secret of the Global Plan to Avert Climate Disaster – Wired

The Paris agreement on climate change charts a narrow path to avoiding a global apocalypse. Just one problem: Its centerpiece is a technology that basically doesn’t yet exist. Source: The Dirty Secret of the Global Plan to Avert Climate Disaster

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Disturbing Video Shows Sloth Clinging To Tree As Loggers Chop It Down — A Sweet Dose of Reality

In many places, taking photos with animals is a lucrative business, especially in areas with a lot of tourism. But, have you ever thought about how those animals end up in the “selfie-taking busine… Source: Disturbing Video Shows Sloth Clinging … Continue reading

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Coffee producers feel the heat – Climate News NetworkClimate News Network

29 September, 2017 – Global warming threatens to greatly reduce the amount of land suitable for coffee-growing by 2050, but bees could fly to the rescue. Source: Coffee producers feel the heat – Climate News NetworkClimate News Network

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Australia’s Great Barrier Reef suffers worst ever coral bleaching — FOX 61

[van id=”weather/2016/11/29/great-barrier-reef-coral-die-off-jpm-orig.cnn”] AUSTRALIA – Coral across Australia‘s Great Barrier Reef has suffered its most devastating die-off on record, a new report says In just nine months, bleaching caused by warmer water has killed around 67 percent of the coral in … Continue reading

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