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In March of 2006, I drove to Biloxi Mississippi to see the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Unlike the flooded homes, black mold and chaos in New Orleans, Biloxi’s coastal infrastructure was completely wiped off the map. Driving along the beachfront road, lonely foundation slabs were the only evidence of ... keep reading
Written by Rayna Gordon-Hellman yesterday, about Climate Change, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Economics, Environmental Disasters, Finance & Money, Politics & Government, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Weather
We know quite a lot about which species around the world are most endangered. The Red List of threatened species, developed by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), identifies species that are most at risk of extinction. But scientists have become increasingly concerned that the habitats of ... keep reading
The World Bank ( hardly a radical organisation! ) says climate change is a fundamental threat to sustainable economic development and the fight against poverty. It is concerned that without bold action now, the warming planet threatens to put prosperity out of reach of millions and roll back decades of development. The ... keep reading
The level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has broken above 400 parts per million for the first time in human history indicating a record level for greenhouse gases. Climate scientists say that the symbolic threshold should serve as a call for action to begin reversing the damage caused to ... keep reading
Midway-a film by Chris Jordan that will leave you feeling so sad. But it may inspire some actions. http://vimeo.com/25563376 keep reading
The United Nations has put the Queensland and federal governments on notice that the Great Barrier Reef could be added to a list of endangered world heritage sites.This would be a huge slap in the face for Australia and a massive economic loss to Australia's tourism business. There ... keep reading
Three years ago on Saturday April 20th, the world watched in horror and disbelief as the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 workers and unleashing 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf over the course of 87 days. The environmental devastation caused by ... keep reading
Only 39% of mining companies believe the climate is changing; 13% have made plans to adapt. CSIRO Recent research suggests only a minority of mining companies are preparing for the biophysical impacts of climate change. Those that are preparing are going it alone: there is little collaboration on planning between ... keep reading
Brace yourself. You may not be able to tell yet, but according to global experts and the US intelligence community, the earth is already shifting under you. Whether you know it or not, you’re on a new planet, a resource-shock world of a sort humanity has never before experienced ... keep reading
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