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09

Apr

Salamanders take a bite out of climate changeWe rarely see them, but salamanders are the most common vertebrates in North America’s forests. And these stealthy amphibians also help sequester CO2 that would otherwise fuel climate change.

Salamanders take a bite out of climate change
We rarely see them, but salamanders are the most common vertebrates in North America’s forests. And these stealthy amphibians also help sequester CO2 that would otherwise fuel climate change.

Does environmental protection help or hurt the poor?When pristine natural areas are turned into nature reserves, what happens to the communities that surround them?

Does environmental protection help or hurt the poor?
When pristine natural areas are turned into nature reserves, what happens to the communities that surround them?

08

Apr

5 places already feeling the effects of climate changeClimate change forecasts tend to focus on how the world will look in a century, but some places need evaluation now.

5 places already feeling the effects of climate change
Climate change forecasts tend to focus on how the world will look in a century, but some places need evaluation now.

Arctic sea ice peak is 5th lowest on recordThis winter, the Arctic ice cap expanded to a total of 5.76 million square miles — one of the lowest areas on record since 1979.

Arctic sea ice peak is 5th lowest on record
This winter, the Arctic ice cap expanded to a total of 5.76 million square miles — one of the lowest areas on record since 1979.

Filmmakers stopped from digging through landfill in search of video gamesIt’s known as the worst video game of all time, but despite toxic conditions, 2 companies want to dig up ‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’ Atari games that were dumped in the 1980s.

Filmmakers stopped from digging through landfill in search of video games
It’s known as the worst video game of all time, but despite toxic conditions, 2 companies want to dig up ‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’ Atari games that were dumped in the 1980s.

31

Mar

UN report: Climate change already taking a major toll on EarthThe new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change emphasized how climate-related issues, like water and food shortages, are causing conflicts around the world.

UN report: Climate change already taking a major toll on Earth
The new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change emphasized how climate-related issues, like water and food shortages, are causing conflicts around the world.

28

Mar

laurajmoss:

LIGHTS OUT, Y’ALL. It’s Earth Hour tomorrow night starting at 8:30 p.m.
Learn more here.

laurajmoss:

LIGHTS OUT, Y’ALL. It’s Earth Hour tomorrow night starting at 8:30 p.m.

Learn more here.

You’ll be amazed at how many times single-use coffee pod waste could circle the EarthIf you think the waste from one little K-Cup doesn’t make much of a difference, think again.

You’ll be amazed at how many times single-use coffee pod waste could circle the Earth
If you think the waste from one little K-Cup doesn’t make much of a difference, think again.

A lawsuit may be the only way to save sea turtlesAmanda Keledjian wants the U.S. government to analyze the impacts of shrimp trawls have on endangered sea turtles.

A lawsuit may be the only way to save sea turtles
Amanda Keledjian wants the U.S. government to analyze the impacts of shrimp trawls have on endangered sea turtles.

25

Mar

Whether you choose cremation or burial, it can be difficult to die green — either because of the space or the chemicals involved. The numbers in the infographic might surprise you.

Whether you choose cremation or burial, it can be difficult to die green — either because of the space or the chemicals involved. The numbers in the infographic might surprise you.