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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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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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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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Tarred? What's next feathered? 2° (2 replies)

Tarred? What's next feathered? Please sign my petition "Stop Misleading Energy Pipedreams." Remind Congress that we don’t want to be misled into conclusions based on distracting statements that suggest that energy “independence” substitutes for real energy security. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/973/117/362/stop-misleading-energy-pipedreams/ Please pass it on, so we can stop this nonsense! Thanks, Maria

Started by Maria L. in May 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Emissions, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Green energy, Pollution, Solar

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This what's happening in our world right now, sad but true :( 2° (2 replies)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfGMYdalClU Please watch this vid. This is a real eye opener.

Started by Maria Hudges in October 2013, about Environmental Disasters

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BP: BOSTON'S PISSED! OR IS IT BIKE POWER? 1° (1 reply)

Melodeego puts Music into Action with New campaign and new CD Last Sunday a crowd gathered in Harvard Square to listen to a band play. What's unusual about this? The music was powered completely by two stationary bikes pedalled by volunteers from the audience. The band is Melodeego, which means ...

Started by Gregory Reinauer in August 2010, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Alternative, Cohousing, & Off-Grid Living, Art & Culture, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Design, Electric vehicles, Environmental Disasters, Events, Green energy, Lifestyle & Behavior, Media

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Terraform Mars to better understand climate change 1° (1 reply)

In order to test an idea in science you build an experiment and test it. What better way to build a climate change experiment than using Mars. Our current understanding of climate change relies on computer models and small scale experiments. As climate change is something we want to avoid ...

Started by Steve C. in August 2010, about Air Quality, Carbon Sequestration, Carbon Trading, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Education, Emissions, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Industry & Business, Politics & Government, Population, Poverty & Development, Smart Growth

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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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Avatar a movie symbolises humans greed for natural resource. 1° (1 reply)

Do you agree to this? The movie is great but by the same time it symbolizes the humans tendency to use up all the natural resources in earth and move to distant planets for resources. This indicates that earth will one day become inhospitable is that right?

Started by Ethan M. in May 2010, about Environmental Disasters

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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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