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New Map Reveals Giant Fjords Beneath East Antarctic Ice Sheet New Map Reveals Giant Fjords Beneath East Antarctic Ice Sheet
[ Jun 7, 2011 - Share ]
ScienceDaily (June 1, 2011) Scientists from the U.S., U.K. and Australia have used ice-penetrating radar to create the first high- resolution topographic map of one of the last uncharted regions of Earth, the Aurora Subglacial Basin, an immense ice-buried lowland in East Antarctica larger than Texas.
Five Reasons Why EVs Will Love L.A. Five Reasons Why EVs Will Love L.A.
[ Jun 7, 2011 - Share ]
Last week, I was fortunate to meet with two of the people driving Los Angeles' transition to plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). Beth Jines, the Director of Sustainability for the City of Los Angeles, and Sarah Potts, City Director of Los Angeles for the Clinton Climate Initiative, are working together to navigate the complex issues of vehicle electrification and getting support from consumers and the private sector. They discussed how and why L.A. will be a leader in PEV adoption.
NY fracking ban continues for at least another year NY fracking ban continues for at least another year
[ Jun 7, 2011 - Share ]
The New York State Assembly on Monday passed a one-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, a method of natural gas drilling already under a temporary ban in the state due to concerns that it might pollute drinking water.
Carbon Release to Atmosphere 10 Times Faster Than in the Past Carbon Release to Atmosphere 10 Times Faster Than in the Past
[ Jun 7, 2011 - Share ]
The rate of release of carbon into the atmosphere today is nearly 10 times as fast as during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), 55.9 million years ago, the best analog we have for current global warming, according to an international team of geologists. Rate matters and this current rapid change may not allow sufficient time for the biological environment to adjust.
Rising forest density offsets climate change Rising forest density offsets climate change
[ Jun 7, 2011 - Share ]
Rising forest density in many countries is helping to offset climate change caused by deforestation from the Amazon basin to Indonesia, a study showed on Sunday.
The 10 Best Places to Watch the Sunset Around The World The 10 Best Places to Watch the Sunset Around The World
[ Jun 7, 2011 - Share ]
These are the 10 best places to watch the sunset around the world.
The Sky Really Is Falling and Our Only Salvation Is the Rapid Dismantling of the Fossil Fuel Industry | Environment | AlterNet The Sky Really Is Falling and Our Only Salvation Is the Rapid Dismantling of the Fossil Fuel Industry | Environment | AlterNet
[ Jun 1, 2011 - Share ]
The rapid and terrifying acceleration of global warming has been confronted by the power elite with self-delusion.
Organic Eggs Not Created Equal  Says New Scorecard Organic Eggs Not Created Equal Says New Scorecard
[ Jun 1, 2011 - Share ]
Next time you're at the grocery store aisle picking out eggs, you might need to think twice before assuming one organic brand is interchangeable with another. According to the Cornucopia Institute (CI), a non-profit which promotes economic justice for family scale farming, all organic eggs are not alike. They recently released the report Scrambled Eggs: Separating Factory Farm Egg Production from Authentic Organic Agriculture
Record carbon emissions leave climate on the brink Record carbon emissions leave climate on the brink
[ Jun 1, 2011 - Share ]
Greenhouse gas emissions increased by a record amount last year, to the highest carbon output in history, putting hopes of holding global warming to safe levels all but out of reach, according to unpublished estimates from the International Energy Agency
Change in season: Why salt doesn rsquo;t deserve its bad rap Change in season: Why salt doesn rsquo;t deserve its bad rap
[ Jun 1, 2011 - Share ]
For something that's so often mixed with anti-caking agents, salt takes a lot of lumps in the American imagination. Like fat, people tend to think of it as an unnecessary additive -- something to be avoided by seeking out processed foods that are "free" of it. But also like fat, salt is an essential component of the human diet -- one that has been transformed into unhealthy forms by the food industry
In 1100's  temperatures in Greenland dropped 7 degrees F in 80 years; cause of Viking's departure In 1100's temperatures in Greenland dropped 7 degrees F in 80 years; cause of Viking's departure
[ Jun 1, 2011 - Share ]
A cold snap in Greenland in the 12th century may help explain why Viking settlers vanished from the island, scientists said on Monday
Melting ice roads in Arctic could have big impact Melting ice roads in Arctic could have big impact
[ Jun 1, 2011 - Share ]
Higher temperatures have already led to lower summer sea ice levels in the Arctic and the melting has the potential to increase access for fishermen, tourists and oil and natural gas developers to coastal regions in coming decades
Can OnStar Help Chevy Sell the Volt and Utilities Manage the Load Can OnStar Help Chevy Sell the Volt and Utilities Manage the Load
[ Jun 1, 2011 - Share ]
Can the combination of electric vehicles and software services return General Motors to relevance? Two decades after the introduction of the EV1, not to mention the subsequent controversy created by its cancelation well documented by the film that became an underground sensation Who Killed the Electric Car? the Chevrolet Volt is General Motors' latest entrant into the electric vehicle market. While the Volt may get the bulk of the press, the software services that support the automobile may be the business that allows General Motors to compete in the next generation of automotive innovation
Factory Farms Produce 100 Times More Waste Than All People In the US Combined and It's Killing Our Drinking Water | Water | AlterNet Factory Farms Produce 100 Times More Waste Than All People In the US Combined and It's Killing Our Drinking Water | Water | AlterNet
[ May 25, 2011 - Share ]
Factory farms are dangerous to the environment; they are ticking time bombs of manure just waiting to be spilled into public waters
Two Greenland Glaciers Lose Enough Ice to Fill Lake Erie Two Greenland Glaciers Lose Enough Ice to Fill Lake Erie
[ May 25, 2011 - Share ]
ScienceDaily (May 24, 2011) A new study aimed at refining the way scientists measure ice loss in Greenland is providing a "high-definition picture" of climate-caused changes on the island. And the picture isn't pretty. In the last decade, two of the largest three glaciers draining that frozen landscape have lost enough ice that, if melted, could have filled Lake Erie
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