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U students and profs are hungry for fungi 1.11.2014 Star Tribune: Local
Interest in mycology studies has mushroomed at the University of Minnesota.
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IPCC report: six graphs that show how we're changing the world's climate 31.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

We look at the data that underpins the forthcoming IPCC climate science report detailing humanitys influence on the climate, global impacts and solutions

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38 federal agencies reveal their vulnerabilities to climate change — and what they’re doing about it 31.10.2014 Ezra Klein
The Obama administration on Friday plans to publish a small library's worth of climate change documents, outlining 38 federal agencies' vulnerabilities to global warming and how they will address them -- as well as a separate and even larger set of new government-wide plans to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions and achieve new targets for sustainability. In ...
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New research quantifies what's causing sea level to rise 30.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

A new paper finds that sea level rise is about half due to melting ice and half due to ocean warming, including 13% from the deepest oceans

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Orbital: maker of rockets and satellites suffers setback with launch pad explosion 30.10.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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What is Orbital Sciences? 30.10.2014 AP Business
NEW YORK (AP) -- NASA pays it billions. Its rockets sport mythical names like Minotaur and Pegasus. And its $2 billion deal to resupply the International Space Station had gone well - until this week....
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8 foods you're about to lose due to climate change 29.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

As worsening drought and extreme weather devastate crops, you may begin seeing global warming when you open your fridge

What does climate change taste like?

Its an odd question, but an increasingly pertinent one. After all, as temperatures rise and extreme weather becomes the norm, many food production systems are becoming threatened. As that trend increases, its worth asking which foods consumers will have to cut back on or abandon entirely.

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These Guys Were on the Deepwater Horizon When It Blew Up 29.10.2014 Mother Jones
After the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling platform exploded in June 2010, killing 11 workers and sending roughly five million barrels of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico , much of the media coverage featured sludge-covered seabirds, empty shrimp baskets, and other environmental impacts. But for Doug Brown, the catastrophe was even more immediate. He was the rig's chief engineer, standing in the control room when a deafening blast sent him flying and turned his workplace into a fiery, oil-soaked hell. In The Great Invisible , a documentary about the blowout and its aftermath that premieres today in Los Angeles and New York, Brown breaks into tears as he recalls the "incoherent screamings of pain" of his coworkers: "I saw men completely lose control." This virtually untold side of the Deepwater Horizon story emerges from a melange of archival footage (including home videos shot onboard the rig) and original interviews with rig workers and family members of men who died in the disaster. They speak of ...
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On the News With Thom Hartmann: NPR's Climate Coverage Has Declined Over the Years, and More 28.10.2014 Truthout - All Articles
In today's On the News segment: NPR is supposed to be our national public radio, but it's barely covering climate issues that are in the public's interest; the World Trade Organization says you don't need to know where your meat comes from; more than 24,000 Texans want climate denial removed from their children's textbooks; and more. TRANSCRIPT: Thom Hartmann here - on the best of the rest of....science & green news..... You need to know this. NPR is supposed to be our national public radio, but they're barely covering climate issues that are in the public's interest. Only one month ago, a national New York Times/CBS News poll found that half of all Americans think that global warming is already having a serious impact. Sixty percent of those surveyed even said that protecting our environment should be a priority "even at the risk of curbing economic growth." Despite those clear statistics, NPR's climate coverage has declined steadily over recent years, and now they're slashing their environmental staff ...
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UN expert: Keep up hope amid climate change battle 28.10.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
A top U.N. climate change expert urged world governments Monday not to be overcome by hopelessness as they negotiate a new agreement to fight global warming.
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Global overpopulation would withstand war, disasters and disease 28.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
National Academy of Sciences says even brutal world conflict or lethal pandemic would leave unsustainable human numbers
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10 steps to save the Great Barrier Reef | James Woodford 28.10.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
Destruction and regeneration are the reefs two great constants the problem is that the reef no longer has the resilience it once had The Great Barrier Reef is not a museum piece that can be preserved or maintained in any kind of constant state. To talk about keeping it as it is or protecting it in a particular form is a total absurdity. Having dived almost every major section of the reef from the top of Cape York to reefs more than 200 kilometres off Bundaberg, with scientists on various expeditions, I can vouch for the fact that it is never the same from one hour to the next, let alone across years or decades. A popular tourist reef can go from sublime to smashed in the blink of a cyclone. Crown of Thorns starfish have always munched through vast swathes of coral and flood plumes loaded with sediment from big wet seasons have been smothering inshore reefs for millennia. Beef cattle grazing on the large, dry catchments adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (in particular the Burdekin and ...
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On Climate Disruption, Washington Governor Inslee Vows "Disruptive Change" 27.10.2014 Truthout.com
Jay Inslee, governor of Washington State, tours the Chehalis River Valley, the site of some of the worst floods in the Pacific Northwest. (Photo: Dahr Jamail / Truthout) In Washington State, the Chehalis River Valley is the site of some of the worst floods in the Pacific Northwest. Gov. Jay Inslee recently toured the region to meet with people affected by extreme weather events resulting from climate disruption, and emphasize policy solutions over political ideology. Jay Inslee, governor of Washington State, tours the Chehalis River Valley, the site of some of the worst floods in the Pacific Northwest. (Photo: Dahr Jamail / Truthout) The support of readers like you got this story published - and helps Truthout stay free from corporate advertising. Can you sustain our work with a tax-deductible donation today? The Chehalis River Valley is stunningly beautiful, verdant and home to some of the most bountiful farms in Washington State. From Christmas trees to flowers to some of the most luscious tomatoes you ...
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U.N. climate change report sees risk of 'irreversible' damage 26.10.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Climate change may have "serious, pervasive and irreversible" impacts on human society and nature, according to a draft U.N. report due for approval this week that says governments still have time to avert the ...
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Republican candidates seek safety from question of climate change by straddling the issue 25.10.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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An EU bill bomb but no one thought to tell the prime minister 25.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Confusion reigns over Britains big bill, with some theorising it was deliberately timed to upset Downing Street Continue reading...
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GOP candidates treading gingerly on climate change 25.10.2014 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans in competitive races are treading gingerly around climate change this campaign season, often saying they are not in a good position to make a judgment on the issue, then pivoting quickly to express concern for the environment, the economy or both....
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Pacific Climate Change Warriors Block World's Largest Coal Port 24.10.2014 Truthout.com
United Nations - Climate Change Warriors from 12 Pacific Island nations paddled canoes into the world's largest coal port in Newcastle, Australia, Friday to bring attention to their grave fears about the consequences of climate change on their home countries. The 30 warriors joined a flotilla of hundreds of Australians in kayaks and on surfboards to delay eight of the 12 ships scheduled to pass through the port during the nine-hour blockade, which was organised with support from the U.S.-based environmental group 350.org . The warriors came from 12 Pacific Island countries, including Fiji, Tuvalu, Tokelau, Micronesia, Vanuatu, The Solomon Islands, Tonga, Samoa, Papua New Guinea and Niue. Mikaele Maiava spoke with IPS about why he and his fellow climate change warriors had travelled to Australia: "We want Australia to remember that they are a part of the Pacific. And as a part of the Pacific, we are a family, and having this family means we stay together. We cannot afford, one of the biggest sisters, ...
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2014 Arctic sea ice extent - 6th lowest in millennia 23.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Despite claims of Arctic sea ice expansion, 2014 saw the 6th-least ice in more than 1,450 years

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Fossil fuel divestment campaign targets UCL and BHP Billiton 23.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

University College London under fire for sustainability institute funded by mining giant BHP Billiton, which faces protests at its London AGM

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