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22

Aug

Is heat trapped in the ocean responsible for the global warming ‘pause’?A new study puts a lot of the focus on the Atlantic Ocean, but some scientists remain convinced that the Pacific has played a larger role.

Is heat trapped in the ocean responsible for the global warming ‘pause’?
A new study puts a lot of the focus on the Atlantic Ocean, but some scientists remain convinced that the Pacific has played a larger role.

18

Aug

Living cheap is the new greenIf going green is making you go broke, you’re doing it wrong. Saving resources and saving money go hand in hand. Here’s how to get started.

Living cheap is the new green
If going green is making you go broke, you’re doing it wrong. Saving resources and saving money go hand in hand. Here’s how to get started.

03

Aug

Exquisite oil paintings reflect on climate change consequences
In the “Losing Paradise” series, Canadian artist Eric Vanasse speculates on the figurative long-term consequences of climate change and habitat destruction. The thought-provoking collection of paintings pose important questions regarding the fate of our planet and the people and animals that live there.

Plastic garbage in the ocean is mysteriously disappearingScientists theorize that the plastic is being broken down into tiny, undetectable particles or that it is being carried into the deep ocean.

Plastic garbage in the ocean is mysteriously disappearing
Scientists theorize that the plastic is being broken down into tiny, undetectable particles or that it is being carried into the deep ocean.

23

Jul

A (greener) life behind barsThe Sustainability in Prisons Project transforms prisoners’ lives while enriching the planet.

A (greener) life behind bars
The Sustainability in Prisons Project transforms prisoners’ lives while enriching the planet.

22

Jul

3 out of every 4 products in the grocery store contain some form of corn. This infographic shows how the use of corn for fuel and food has increased dramatically over the past 30-plus years and how it affects everything from our weight to the environment.

3 out of every 4 products in the grocery store contain some form of corn. This infographic shows how the use of corn for fuel and food has increased dramatically over the past 30-plus years and how it affects everything from our weight to the environment.

21

Jul

Plastic ‘trash islands’ forming in ocean garbage patchResearchers speculate that these islands formed after the tsunami that battered Japan in 2011 swept items into the ocean.

Plastic ‘trash islands’ forming in ocean garbage patch
Researchers speculate that these islands formed after the tsunami that battered Japan in 2011 swept items into the ocean.

18

Jul

EPA: Proposed Pebble Mine could destroy Alaskan salmon fisheryThe mining project, one of the largest ever conceived, could hold $500 billion in gold and copper.

EPA: Proposed Pebble Mine could destroy Alaskan salmon fishery
The mining project, one of the largest ever conceived, could hold $500 billion in gold and copper.

16

Jul

Richard Branson wants you to consider giving up beefBillionaire details his decision to eat less meat — and why the entire world could benefit to the do the same.

Richard Branson wants you to consider giving up beef
Billionaire details his decision to eat less meat — and why the entire world could benefit to the do the same.

14

Jul

Beach bummer: Toxic slime will hit Lake Erie againThe algal blooms occur fertilizer runoff feeds the runaway growth of cyanobacteria. This algae sucks up oxygen and can emit toxins that injure humans and animals.

Beach bummer: Toxic slime will hit Lake Erie again
The algal blooms occur fertilizer runoff feeds the runaway growth of cyanobacteria. This algae sucks up oxygen and can emit toxins that injure humans and animals.