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First Step Toward Atlantic Drilling Could Decimate Key Species In Ocean Food Chain

One of the first steps toward offshore drilling development in the Atlantic Ocean could decimate a key species in the marine food chain, a new study finds.
Seismic surveying, the process of blasting airguns underwater to locate oil and gas deposits, could have devastating effects on zooplankton, a food source relied upon by many marine animals, […]

Summer’s Just Begun, But The Southwestern U.S. Is Already Baking

Parts of California, Nevada and Arizona are under excessive heat warnings through Sunday night.
Source: Summer’s Just Begun, But The Southwestern U.S. Is Already Baking

Rick Perry Gets Schooled On Climate Change

WASHINGTON — A meteorological research group gave Energy Secretary Rick Perry a free lesson about the well-established scientific findings on climate change, just two days after the Trump Cabinet member denied that carbon dioxide is driving the global crisis.
In a Wednesday letter to Perry, Keith L. Seitter, executive director of the American Meteorological Society, said […]

To lead on climate, leave the ivy tower | Ralien Bekkers, Hillary Aidun, Emily Wier, Geoffrey Supran

Ralien Bekkers, Hillary Aidun, Emily Wier, Geoffrey Supran: On behalf of students and alumni from all Ivy-Plus universities, we call on our institutions to join the “We Are Still In” coalition
Source: To lead on climate, leave the ivy tower | Ralien Bekkers, Hillary Aidun, Emily Wier, Geoffrey Supran

One girl’s mission: can Lakshmi find clean water in Bangalore? – video

Once known as the City of Lakes, urban sprawl has destroyed 85% of Bangalore’s fresh water and pollution has ruined much of the rest. Can Lakshmi and her mother find clean water today?
Source: One girl’s mission: can Lakshmi find clean water in Bangalore? – video

Scorching summer temperatures bring worst heat to south-west US in years

As the first day of summer rolls in, states such as Arizona face temperatures of up to 120F that are causing trouble for transport, the power grid and workers
Source: Scorching summer temperatures bring worst heat to south-west US in years

Al Gore: battle against climate change is like fight against slavery

Former US vice-president says green revolution is bigger than industrial revolution and happening at faster pace than digital revolution
Source: Al Gore: battle against climate change is like fight against slavery

2 Elephants Team Up To Rescue Calf After It Plunges Into Pool

It was an all-trunks-on-deck situation when a baby elephant fell into a pool while taking a drink at a South Korean zoo.
The moment the 11-month-old calf plunged head first into a watering hole at the Grand Park Zoo in Seoul, its mother and another elephant came running to help.

Exxon, BP and Shell back carbon tax proposal to curb emissions

Oil giants call for ‘consensus climate solution’ and support proposal devised by rightwing Climate Leadership Council
Source: Exxon, BP and Shell back carbon tax proposal to curb emissions

It’s not just Amazon coming for Whole Foods – Silicon Valley is eating the world

The online retailer’s $14bn purchase of the organic grocer is its latest step towards global domination. Are we heading for a United States of Amazon?
Source: It’s not just Amazon coming for Whole Foods – Silicon Valley is eating the world

Face recognition app taking Russia by storm may bring end to public anonymity

FindFace compares photos to profile pictures on social network Vkontakte and works out identities with 70% reliability
Source: Face recognition app taking Russia by storm may bring end to public anonymity

Otto Warmbier Dies Days After Returning To U.S.

Otto Warmbier, the former University of Virginia student who returned home to the U.S. last week after spending more than a year imprisoned in North Korea, died on Monday afternoon surrounded by his family.
“Unfortunately, the awful torturous mistreatment our son received at the hands of the North Koreans ensured that no other outcome was possible […]

Solar Power Will Kill Coal Faster Than You Think

Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s outlook shows renewables will be cheaper almost everywhere in just a few years.
Source: Solar Power Will Kill Coal Faster Than You Think

St. Pete will be the first city in Florida to use 100 percent renewable energy

Source: St. Pete will be the first city in Florida to use 100 percent renewable energy

Cabinet votes to buy springs that were saved by love affair

Florida’s Cabinet voted Wednesday to acquire 407-acre Blue Springs Park in Gilchrist County, a jewel of a spring that’s been privately owned since 1958 — thanks to a long-ago love affair involving a
Source: Cabinet votes to buy springs that were saved by love affair

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