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Global warming

Florida environment official dismissed for mentioning climate change at work
An employee from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has been suspended for mentioning climate change at work.

20.03.2015 00:36

North California farmers ditching crops to sell water to south
Some rice farmers in Northern California are skipping planting their crop this year and choosing instead to sell their water rights to Southern California. The Metropolitan Water District is desperately searching for water to add to its low supply.

19.03.2015 02:52

EPA plumbing new depths to save water with ‘Fix a Leak Week’
Americans are flushing billions of dollars down the toilet every year ‒ along with a trillion gallons of needlessly wasted water ‒ thanks to leaky plumbing. Now the Environmental Protection Agency is channeling Mr. Fix-It to get a handle on the problem.

17.03.2015 22:24

‘Bitterly disappointed’ Oxford students occupy over fracking divestment deferral
University of Oxford students have seized a campus building in protest over the deferral of a decision to divest in fracking shares.

17.03.2015 15:34

Only 1 year of water left in California, NASA scientist suggests rationing
NASA’s top water scientist says California only has about one year’s worth of water left in storage, and its groundwater – often used as a backup for reservoirs and other reserves – is rapidly depleting. He suggests immediately rationing water.

14.03.2015 01:46

Starving & sick: Sea lion pups wash ashore in record numbers, global warming blamed
More than 1,500 starving sea lion pups have washed ashore on the California coast this year, many of which are on the brink of death. Animal rescuers are overwhelmed with calls to save them. A weather phenomenon caused by global warming may be to blame.

13.03.2015 20:59

Air pollution increases chance of stroke, study says
People living in areas with high air pollution, such as New York City, face a greater risk of stroke according to a new study from New York University’s Langone Medical Center.

06.03.2015 01:45

Senate fails to override Obama veto of Keystone pipeline
The Republican-controlled Senate has failed by five votes to override President Barack Obama’s veto of legislation approving the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline. The override had required a two-thirds majority.

04.03.2015 23:20

​Green power: UK hits 12-year low in attracting renewable investment
Britain’s appeal to green energy investors has fallen to its lowest level in 12 years because of the government’s “lack of clarity” over its renewable energy policy. That’s according to a new index, in which the UK has slipped down to eighth place.

02.03.2015 09:27

Environmental chair throws snowball on Senate floor to rail against global warming (VIDEO)
Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) does not believe that humans contribute to global warming, and on Thursday he took to the Senate floor with some hard evidence in tow: a snowball. Then he threw it.

27.02.2015 03:10

Over half of Republicans want to ignore Bill of Rights, make Christianity national religion
America's Founding Fathers may have explicitly banned the formation of a national religion, but don’t tell that to Republican Christians. A poll found that over half of the religious right wants to establish Christianity as the country’s official creed.

25.02.2015 21:30

Oysters, crabs & clams under threat from CO2 along East Coast – study
Ocean acidification and agricultural runoff may lead to shelled mollusks drastically dropping down in number, according to a new study. This poses a threat to businesses in coastal communities from Maine to the Chesapeake Bay, to the Louisiana bayou.

24.02.2015 03:10