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Cigarettes, plastic bags, food containers, caps, plastic bottles, and more litter the beaches in Belize, Guatemala and Honduras. Inadequate management of waste at the local level poses a regional challenge, according to a new report by the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide(ELAW). "Waste management in Belize, Guatemala and Honduras is ... keep reading
The American Meteorological Society (AMS) will assemble leading members of the climate science and finance communities June 3-4, 2013 in Washington DC to explore climate information needs for financial decision-making. AMS will present the workshop in partnership with the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). The event is supported, in ... keep reading
Ever since the BP Deepwater Horizon oil rig blowout in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, we have become sharply aware of the hazards of extracting fossil fuels from the earth. This danger presents itself not merely on oil rigs but on pipelines and in processing plants with disturbing regularity ... keep reading
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 this week, 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
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