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Whaling cruel and not sustainable- Obama going back on his word 1° (1 reply)

Whaling is not sustainable: "14 days left " Whale droppings is vital to ocean’s carbon cycle Saving endangered baleen whales could boost the carbon storage capacity of the Southern Ocean, suggests a new study of whale feces. Whale feces once provided huge quantities of iron to a now anaemic Southern ...

Started by Paul S. in June 2010, about Agriculture & Food, Carbon Sequestration, Climate Change, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Politics & Government, Pollution

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Mitigate, adapt, or both? 1° (1 reply)

One of the lecturers, Peter Harper, at my last module for my MSc stressed the importance of developing carbon capture and storage as a last ditch effort to mitigate anthropogenic climate change. Others discussed the looming need for planetary engineering proposals and a willingness to consider implementation of such schemes. ...

Started by C Robb W. in August 2008, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Carbon Sequestration, Coal & Oil, Emissions, Energy Saving, Environmental Disasters

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Global Youth Panel 2° (2 replies)

Hello to everyone! As you all know the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference is approaching, and here at Debatewise we are attempting to put together a one thousand strong panel of young people to debate the issues that arise in Copehagen. We want this panel to contain people from every country ...

Started by Ricky D. in October 2009, about Climate Change, Deforestation, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Emissions, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Global Dimming, Logging, Pollution, Recycling, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Water, Weather

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GM crops increase pesticide use 11° (6 replies)

From Organic Consumers Association "According to a recent (December 2008) global summary report from the Worldwatch Institute: 1) The U.S. leads the world, by far, in genetically engineered crop production and consumption. 2) The widespread planting of crops genetically engineered to resist specific pesticides (which allows farmers to apply more ...

Started by C Robb W. in February 2009, about Agriculture & Food, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Genetic Modification, Organic, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

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Acidic Seas threaten mass extinctions 2° (2 replies)

As reported on the BBC, our oceans are now more acidic than anytime in the last 500,000 years, 30% more acidic than at the start of the industrial revolution. This is a direct consequence of increasing carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere due to human burning of fossil fuels. Are ...

Started by C Robb W. in March 2009, about Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Emissions, Energy Saving, Environmental Disasters, Green energy, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

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Scientists will speak out on Climaticide 1° (1 reply)

Scientists will meet next month to urge governments to get off their backsides and do something. NOW! Check out the Guardian for more. http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/feb/09/scientists-summit-climate-change Here's a excerpt, straight to the point. "Bob Watson, a former head of the IPCC and chief scientist in the environment department warned .... nations should ...

Started by C Robb W. in February 2009, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Environmental Disasters

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PACE Initiatives in Florida 1° (1 reply)

Through the products BPA manufactures and the PACE legislation passed here in Florida, we have the unique opportunity to step in an offer Floridians with Wind Resistance and Energy Efficiency retrofit options that will save money and better protect their homes from the destructive forces of Hurricane Winds and the ...

Started by Robert Stobaugh in October 2011, about Education, Energy Saving, Environmental Disasters, Finance & Money, Green energy, Politics & Government, Weather

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New research shows that BT Cotton kills the soil 2° (2 replies)

Recent research by Navdanya, the research organization set up by world renowned scientist Vandana Shiva, has shown that BT Cotton, Mon 810 produced by Monsanto, destroys the ecology of the soil by killing vital microorganisms necessary for the transfer of nutrients from the soil to the plant. Read more at ...

Started by C Robb W. in March 2009, about Agriculture & Food, Environmental Disasters, Genetic Modification, Health, Industry & Business

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How about this an online community for tracking environmental issues. 1° (1 reply)

What do you think about this http://igg.me/at/globespotter it's an idea for a map based website summarizing all the environmental issues.

Started by Joel B. in March 2014, about Air Quality, Deforestation, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Pollution, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Water

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My book on climate change 2° (2 replies)

Hi there, Last month I had a book about climate change published: "The Atlantis Precedent". I believe we need to spread awareness that climate change is not just a modern threat to humanity. Ever since the first civilisations arose, climate change has threatened their survival. This book intends to explain ...

Started by David M. in May 2012, about Climate Change, Environmental Disasters, Media

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