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Scientists Are Desperately Trying to Figure Out How Long We Have Until “Doomsday Glaciers” Melt 23.11.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  In a remote region of Antarctica known as Pine Island Bay, 2,500 miles from the tip of South America, two glaciers hold human civilization hostage. Stretching across a frozen plain more than 150 miles long, these glaciers, named Pine Island and Thwaites, have […]
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Walking While Black 23.11.2017 Mother Jones
This story originally appeared on ProPublica and was co-published with the Florida Times-Union. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office issues hundreds of pedestrian citations a year, drawing on an array of 28 separate statutes governing how people get around on foot in Florida’s most populous city. There is, of course, the straightforward jaywalking statute, barring people from […]
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Artificial lights are eating away at dark nights — and that's not a good thing 23.11.2017 LA Times: Science

Earth is losing its darkness. A new study using satellite data finds that artificially lit surfaces around the world are spreading and growing brighter, producing more light pollution at night.

The findings, described in the journal Science Advances, track what researchers called a worrisome trend...

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New Study Reveals Dark Side of Outdoor Night Lighting 23.11.2017 Wall St. Journal: World
Global night light is getting bigger and brighter, blotting out the stars of the Milky Way for one-third of humankind, according to a new study of federal satellite data measuring outdoor lighting.
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Do Birdsong and Human Speech Share Biological Roots? 23.11.2017 Green Technology and Environmental Science News - ENN
Do songbirds and humans have common biological hardwiring that shapes how they produce and perceive sounds?
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Good night, night: Light pollution increasing around globe 23.11.2017 AP Top News
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- The world's nights are getting alarmingly brighter - bad news for all sorts of creatures, humans included....
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There’s a third-world America that no one notices 23.11.2017 Washington Post
There’s a third-world America that no one notices
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Scientific team selected to conduct independent abundance estimate of red snapper in Gulf of Mexico 22.11.2017 Environmental News Network
A team of university and government scientists, selected by an expert review panel convened by the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, will conduct an independent study to estimate the number of red snapper in the U.S. waters of the Gulf of Mexico.“American communities across the Gulf of Mexico depend on their access to, as well as the long term sustainability of, red snapper,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “I look forward to the insights this project will provide as we study and manage this valuable resource.”
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More than 2 years on, ex-Montco family loving life in Israel 22.11.2017 Philly.com News
The Somers family pulled up roots from a comparatively safe and predictable existence in the Philadelphia suburbs and emigrated to Israel in 2015 in search of a more spiritually fulfilling life - a move chronicled in a July 2015 Daily News cover story that also appeared on philly.com. More than two years later, how have they adjusted?
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India’s Renewable Energy Push: A Win-Win for Job Creation and Electricity Access 22.11.2017 WRI Stories
India’s Renewable Energy Push: A Win-Win for Job Creation and Electricity Access Comments|Add Comment|PrintSolar engineers in Tinginaput, India. Photo by Abbie Trayler-Smith/Panos Pictures/Department for International Development Ten years ago, Sashiram was a job-seeker with a limited education and uncertain employment prospects. Today, he is a solar technician who supervises the installation of solar home systems in multiple locations and is a four-time winner of “Best Employee” at an off-grid... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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RELEASE: India’s Clean Energy Push Could Create New Jobs and Reduce Poverty 22.11.2017 WRI Stories
RELEASE: India’s Clean Energy Push Could Create New Jobs and Reduce Poverty NEW DELHI (November 22, 2017) — India’s push to generate 160 gigawatts of wind and solar power by 2022 will improve energy security, enhance energy access and help mitigate climate change. A new World Resources Institute (WRI) report Can Renewable Energy Jobs Help Reduce Poverty in India? finds that India’s clean energy initiatives can also help address poverty in rural communities by providing steady incomes,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Albatrosses in decline from fishing and environmental change 22.11.2017 Environmental News Network
The populations of wandering, black-browed and grey-headed albatrosses have halved over the last 35 years on sub-antarctic Bird Island according to a new study published today (20 November) in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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Three studies from UTA's clear lab detect harmful pathogenic bacteria in Texas groundwater near natural gas extraction sites 21.11.2017 Environmental News Network
Three new research studies from the University of Texas at Arlington have found harmful pathogenic bacteria in Texas groundwater near unconventional natural gas extraction sites.
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Refining Pesticides to Kill Pests, Not Bees 21.11.2017 Green Technology and Environmental Science News - ENN
Pyrethroid pesticides are effective. Sometimes too effective.
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Urban Trees: A Smart Investment in Public Health 21.11.2017 THE CITY FIX
Would you spend $8 per year to see your community reduce rates of obesity, heart disease, anxiety and asthma? Still not convinced? What if that investment also reduced energy costs and increased property values? Urban trees can transform city neighborhoods, ...
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Nebraska gives long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline new life 21.11.2017 AP National
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Nebraska regulators Monday approved a Keystone XL oil pipeline route through the state, breathing new life into the long-delayed $8 billion project, although the chosen pathway is not the one preferred by the company that hopes to build it and could mean more time is needed to study the changes....
Study looks at why ring-tailed lemurs raise a stink when they flirt with potential mates 20.11.2017 Green Technology and Environmental Science News - ENN
A University of Toronto study finds that a unique ritual performed by male ring-tailed lemurs may come at a significant physical cost, but it likely helps their chances in securing a mate.Ring-tailed lemurs are Strepsirrhines, a sub-order of primates who share a common ancestor with humans. They are very social animals, living in large groups with females dominating the group. Like other lemurs, they huddle in large groups in order to keep warm and maintain social bonds, with lower ranking males often excluded.
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It Will Take More Than Single-Payer to Make Baltimore Healthy 20.11.2017 American Prospect
This article appears in the Fall 2017 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  “See that over there?” I pull over to the curb and Glenn Ross points to a half-acre patch of weeds and tall grass wedged between a railroad bridge and a new East Baltimore elementary school, the first to be built in the neighborhood in more than 30 years. “You’ve got the playground there and over there’s a brownfield”—the term for the sites where factories, refineries, and other businesses closed after poisoning the land and water beneath them. “Trains used to leave coal there,” Ross says. “Then a truck repair shop opened up. The ground there is hard and black with oil. Why would you ever build a school next to a contaminated site?” A burly Vietnam vet and one of Baltimore’s most seasoned activists, Ross has been on the front lines of dozens of the battles facing the city’s African American community, which today makes up two-thirds of Baltimore’s 620,000 residents. Now his priority is cleaning up the ...
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Heart disease kills firefighters. This one is also a scientist, and she is fighting back. 20.11.2017 Philly.com News
Ursinus College researcher Deborah Feairheller measures blood pressure in her fellow firefighters and urges them to work out, as heart disease is the top cause of duty-related death.
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Mismanagement, Fraud and Worker Abuse at Charter Schools Are Driving School Staff to Unionize 20.11.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Unionized teachers with ASPIRA charter school network rally outside an ASPIRA high school to convince the company's management to come to terms on a contract on March 9, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo: Scott Olson / Getty Images) Charter school teachers and staff are increasingly seeking union representation. Issues such as job security, salary, benefits and decent working hours have been catalysts driving collective bargaining efforts. Pro-union workers also want a larger say in decisions impacting school management and measures of student learning. Unionized teachers with ASPIRA charter school network rally outside an ASPIRA high school to convince the company's management to come to terms on a contract on March 9, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo: Scott Olson / Getty Images) Grassroots, not-for-profit news is rare -- and Truthout's very existence depends on donations from readers. Will you help us publish more stories like this one? Make a one-time or monthly donation by clicking here. Nearly 30 ...
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