Sustainability

Antarctica’s ice-free areas to increase by up to a quarter by 2100, study says

If greenhouse gas emissions aren’t reduced, ice-free areas are expected to surge by as much as 17,000 square kilometres
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A million bottles a minute: world’s plastic binge ‘as dangerous as climate change’

Exclusive: Annual consumption of plastic bottles is set to top half a trillion by 2021, far outstripping recycling efforts and jeopardising oceans, coastlines and other environments
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Mayors of 7,400 cities vow to meet Obama’s climate commitments

‘Global covenant of mayors’ to work together on climate change whether current White House resident agrees or not
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EPA To Dismantle Rule That Protects Drinking Water For 117 Million

The Environmental Protection Agency is set to undo yet another Obama-era environmental regulation after releasing a proposal on Tuesday meant to dismantle a rule protecting rivers and streams from pollution.
The latest target from the notably anti-environmental administration of President Donald Trump is the Clean Water Rule, which in 2015 updated a longstanding act passed during […]

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Hundreds of US mayors endorse switch to 100% renewable energy by 2035

Leaders from more than 250 cities unanimously back a resolution to reach clean energy goal at the US Conference of Mayors in Miami Beach
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Mayors, Sidestepping Trump, Vow to Fill Void on Climate Change

American mayors in Miami Beach for their annual meeting urged the federal government to fight global warming and vowed to step up their own efforts.
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Sea level rise isn’t just happening, it’s getting faster

Yet another study confirms that the rate of sea level rise is increasing.
Source: Sea level rise isn’t just happening, it’s getting faster

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New study confirms the oceans are warming rapidly

As humans put ever more heat-trapping gases into the atmosphere, the Earth heats up. These are the basics of global warming. But where does the heat go? How much extra heat is there? And how accurate are our measurements? These are questions that climate scientists ask. If we can answer these questions, it will better […]

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Immigration Crackdown Expected To Increase Crops Left Unharvested In California Fields

Farmers in California often struggle to find enough workers to harvest fields bursting with crops. Now the situation is growing dire as crackdowns on immigrants are leaving tons of food to rot in fields.
Last year some $13 million in strawberries, broccoli, lettuces and other crops were plowed under in Santa Barbara County alone for lack […]

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What if tech tried to be healing instead of just addictive? | Rohan GunatillakeWhat

Whether you are a giant global platform or a hip new startup, the most important first step in your business plan should be to care about mental wellbeing
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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, […]

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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 […]

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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

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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
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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
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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?
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“Lost Springs” Film Screening and Panel Discussion

“Lost Springs” Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Friday, June 23, 2017 at 6:00pm and FREE!
Matheson Museum 513 E University Avenue Gainesville, FL 32601

Matt Keene’s new documentary, “Lost Springs,” chronicles the Ocklawaha River’s hidden springs that return to life every three to five years when there is a drawdown at Rodman Reservoir, which–along with the George Kirkpatrick […]

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‘Breatharian’ couple survives on ‘the universe’s energy’ instead of food

A “Breatharian” mom and dad of two have barely eaten for nine years as they live off “the universe’s energy.” Husband and wife Akahi Ricardo and Camila Castello believe that food
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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.
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St. Pete will be the first city in Florida to use 100 percent renewable energy

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