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Alexander von Humboldt was the first person to understand climate change — more than 200 years ago 21.9.2019 Raw Story
Alexander von Humboldt was born on September 14, 1769. In his day, he was a globetrotting, convention-defying hero— one of the first recorded individuals to raise environmental concerns. To make him hip for a new generation, all it takes is a rediscovery of Humboldt by the young climate strikers across the globe. Their numbers are […]
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Opinion: Listen to the climate strikers. It's suicidal to stick your head in the sand next to a rising sea 20.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Today's climate protests reinforce what we already know: The world must act quickly and radically to upend how we create and consume energy.

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Editorial: Climate change is already here. 2020 could be your last chance to stop an apocalypse 15.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Do you understand the causes and effects of climate change? Here is what you can do to help.

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Today’s Special: Grilled Salmon Laced With Plastic 12.9.2019 Mother Jones
Nearly 50 years ago, scientists studying the North Atlantic Ocean started noticing that tiny fragments of plastic were turning up in their plankton and seaweed samples. The microparticles, they found, absorbed toxic chemicals and were then eaten by flounder, perch, and other fish. Until recently, though, researchers thought these ingested plastics stayed in a creature’s […]
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Seventh Mass Extinction? Severe and Deadly Event 260 Million Years Ago Discovered by Scientists 10.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Scientists believe that the Earth is currently going through its sixth mass extinction event.
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Cooks Venture picks up $12 million to rethink agriculture from the ground up 5.9.2019 techCrunch
“You are what what you’re eating eats,” says Matthew Wadiak, cofounder and CEO of Cooks Venture and former Blue Apron COO. The company, which just received $12 million in funding, is looking to rethink the way we grow crops, feed our livestock, and ultimately take better care of our planet. The strategy is three-fold. First, […]
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National Wildlife Day: Most Endangered Species and How You Can Help 4.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
A landmark U.N. report recently warned that one million species around the world are at risk of extinction due to human pressures and climate change.
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Billionaires are prepping for an apocalyptic ‘event’ — but what happens to the rest of us? 3.9.2019 Raw Story
The Earth is in the midst of an environmental disaster. Humankind may not survive the Anthropocene. Climatologists and other scientists are warning that if the Earth’s temperature rises more than 2 degrees Celsius that the human race may have reached a point of no return in terms of stopping global warming and the catastrophes it will cause. Global warming […]
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Star Wars: the evolution of the Death Star reflects Hollywood’s growing fears of a climate apocalypse 3.9.2019 Raw Story
Science fiction films are rarely about the future. Their distant planets and remote time periods instead seem to reflect upon the concerns and anxieties of the contemporary moment. For instance, 1978’s Invasion of the Bodysnatchers played on the US public’s fear of communism at the height of the Cold War. Terminator 2: Judgement Day capitalised […]
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Great Barrier Reef Is Becoming a 'Theme Park' With Underwater Hotels and Attractions As Its Beauty Fades, Tour Operator Warns 2.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"The tourism industry, desperate to maintain tourist numbers, is looking beyond the natural beauty of the reef because it's not quite what it was," said dive operator Tony Fontes.
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Climate activists plan to use drones to shut down Heathrow Airport next month 29.8.2019 techCrunch
A UK group of climate activists is planning to fly drones close to Heathrow Airport next month in a direct action they hope will shut down the country’s largest airport for days or even longer. The planned action is in protest at the government’s decision to green-light a third runway at Heathrow. They plan to […]
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First 'Extreme Corals' at Great Barrier Reef Mangrove Lagoons Discovered, Could Be 'Hot Spots' of Resilience 29.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"The presence of corals in these extreme mangrove habitats challenges our understanding of the conditions some corals are capable of living in," researcher Emma Camp said.
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Trump to Lift Logging Restrictions in America's Largest National Forest: A Climate Change Threat 'Like the Fires Burning in the Amazon,' Warns Expert 29.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The latest moves could potentially open up more than half of Alaska's Tongass National Forest to logging, mining and energy projects.
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What Is Happening to the Animals in the Amazon? 29.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Experts say the fires are effectively endangering and eliminating the animals of the Amazon.
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Canadian Alarmist Naomi Klein Demands DNC Host TV Climate Debate 28.8.2019 NewsBusters
Canadian “rabble-rousing leftist” Naomi Klein told Democratic National Committee leaders the “must” change official rules and allow a televised debate on climate change. ...
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Trump moves to allow logging in the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest 28.8.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
As Brazil’s Amazon burns, President Donald Trump is taking aim at one of the largest expanses of temperate rainforest in Alaska. On Tuesday, the president instructed Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to allow logging in the 16.7 million acre Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska, the nation’s largest national forest. Together with British Columbia’s Great Bear […]
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NASA Images Show Africa Has Five Times More Wildfires Burning Than The Amazon—Here's Why They're Different 28.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"We must learn from the ongoing fire crisis in the Amazon and take the necessary steps to ensure the flames are controlled and do not spread further in the Congo Basin forest."
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President Trump, Despite Rolling Back Over 80 Environmental Regulations, Calls Himself an Environmentalist 28.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"I'm not going to lose that wealth, I'm not going to lose it on dreams," he said. "I want clean air, I want clean water, I want a wealthy country... I'm an environmentalist."
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Scientists studying effects of climate change, invasives in Minnesota -- plant by plant 27.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is establishing about 600 long-term monitoring sites in forests and prairies across the state. The goal is to monitor decades of landscape changes.
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Monster Hybrid Tumbleweed Species Is Taking Over California, Scientists Warn 27.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Scientists say the invasive species Salsola ryanii may spread even further as a result of climate change.
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