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This May Be The Biggest Environmental Catastrophe No One Is Talking About

Researchers used infrared cameras to scan for methane gas leaks at over 8,000 U.S. sites.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/potent-methane-gas-leaks_us_570d62fce4b0885fb50e9306

#EarthDay: The High Cost Of Eco-Activism

World leaders have celebrated Earth Day today by gathering in New York to sign a historic climate agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But some of the most vital environmental work is being done by ordinary citizens with extraordinary courage. People like subsistence farmers and tribal leaders in the poorest countries are standing up to […]

Florida Keys Weigh Options For Battling Mosquitoes And Zika

Key Haven, a Florida neighborhood about a mile east of Key West, is where a test of Oxitec’s genetically engineered mosquitoes might take place later this year. Some neighbors have strongly dissented — at public meetings and via yard signs.
 
http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/04/22/475275676/florida-keys-weigh-options-for-battling-mosquitoes-and-zika?sc=17&f=1001&utm_source=iosnewsapp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=app

In An Age of Privilege, Not Everyone Is in the Same Boat

Companies are becoming adept at identifying wealthy customers and marketing to them, creating a money-based caste system.
Emmanuel Saez, a professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley, estimates that the top 1 percent of American households now controls 42 percent of the nation’s wealth, up from less than 30 percent two decades ago. The […]

Billionaire Environmentalist to Spend $25 Million to Turn Out Young Voters

Thomas F. Steyer and his political advocacy group, NextGen Climate, will target at least 203 college and university campuses in seven mostly battleground states.

Water Scarcity Could Shrink Economies By Mid-Century: World Bank

The report attributes growing water scarcity to climate change.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/water-scarcity-economy_us_57293cf4e4b096e9f08fa934#comments

What we’re doing to the Earth has no parallel in 66 million years, scientists say – The Washington Post

What we’re doing to the Earth has no parallel in 66 million years, scientists sa
via What we’re doing to the Earth has no parallel in 66 million years, scientists say – The Washington Post.

Just How Much Power Do Your Electronics Use When They Are ‘Off’?

About a quarter of most people’s energy bills come from devices in idle mode. A reporter took a power meter around with her to locate the hidden power drains.

 

Disrupting Solar

We are on the cusp of a solar revolution where the cost of solar cells will plummet, efficiency will rise dramatically, and the incentives for widespread adoption will become compelling.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/peter-diamandis/disrupting-solar_b_9865216.html

This Guy Raps About Climate Change, And Bill Nye Loves Him

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/climate-change-rap-baba-brinkman_us_5717baa3e4b024dae4f0bae1

Rising Sea Levels Swallow 5 Pacific Islands

And more could soon follow because of climate change.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/solomon-islands-swallowed-climate-change_us_5730f200e4b0bc9cb047b77b

Why Is L.A. Toxic?

Make no mistake about it, L.A.’s oil drilling is toxic.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-ruffalo/why-is-la-toxic_b_9910640.html

Starbucks Is Selling Nearly A Half-Billion Dollars In ‘Sustainability’ Bonds

The coffee giant is asking investors to fund its environmental efforts for the first time.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/starbucks-sustainability-bonds_us_5735e64fe4b077d4d6f2d612

Stand By Our Plan Rally and Picnic

StandByOurPlan Rally and Picnic Sunday, May 22nd, 3-6p.m.
Food and drinks will be provided at outdoor picnic.
Seating is limited so please bring a chair.
via Stand By Our Plan Rally and Picnic.

Mantas and people

 John Weller and Shawn Heinrichs posted this blog entry on National Geographic:
A meeting of minds
Chain upon chain of jagged islands jutted up from the sea. Dense vegetation clung to black, pitted rock walls that dropped sharply into cerulean blue lagoons. A Sulfur-crested Cockatoo landed in the top of a tree, its raucous call bouncing around the cliffs […]