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Global Ocean Circulation Appears To Be Collapsing Due To A Warming Planet

A recent study published in Nature outlines research by a team of Yale University and University of Southhampton scientists. The team found evidence that Arctic ice loss is potentially negatively impacting the planet’s largest ocean circulation system

Source: Global Ocean Circulation Appears To Be Collapsing Due To A Warming Planet

US officially tells UN it wants out of Paris climate deal

The Trump administration is officially telling the United Nations that the U.S. intends to pull out of the 2015 Paris climate agreement.
Source: US officially tells UN it wants out of Paris climate deal

‘Trump Forest’ Created To Offset President’s ‘Monumental Stupidity’ On Climate Change

President Donald Trump’s name has been slapped on yet another organization. But unlike Trump Hotels, Trump Steaks and Trump Vodka, money invested in “Trump Forest” won’t land in his piggy bank.
 
Source: ‘Trump Forest’ Created To Offset President’s ‘Monumental Stupidity’ On Climate Change

Top Official Resigns From Trump EPA With Scathing Letter

Faced with the stark new environmental policies ushered in by President Donald Trump and Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, Southerland resigned from the agency Monday, where’d she’d been working as the director of science and technology in the Office of Water.
Source: Top Official Resigns From Trump EPA With Scathing Letter

Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) – Murphree WTP

EWG’s drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, as well as information from the U.S. EPA Enforcement and Compliance History database (ECHO).
Source: Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) – Murphree WTP

Trump To Forgo Environmental Laws To Expedite Border Wall Construction

The Trump administration says it will bypass 37 environmental and other laws to expedite construction of a 15-mile-long section of President Donald Trump’s planned wall along the U.S.-Mexico border ― seemingly removing any doubt about whether the the wall will harm the environment.
 
Source: Trump To Forgo Environmental Laws To Expedite Border Wall Construction

There’s Almost No Chance Of Meeting Paris Climate Goals, Warns Grim New Study

Two degrees Celsius: That’s the global temperature increment scientists say the world must stay beneath to avoid the worst effects of climate change.
Source: There’s Almost No Chance Of Meeting Paris Climate Goals, Warns Grim New Study 

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I hope you’re planning to join us to see An Inconvenient Sequel premiering in Gainesville on August 3! Cinema Verde will be there at 7 PM on Thursday, and we’d like to share a welcome as we begin our fall season leading up to the February festival. Please join us to share thoughts and ideas before the 7:45 film.
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Meat industry blamed for largest-ever ‘dead zone’ in Gulf of Mexico

The global meat industry, already implicated in driving global warming and deforestation, has now been blamed for fueling what is expected to be the worst “dead zone” on record in the Gulf of Mexico.

Source: Meat industry blamed for largest-ever ‘dead zone’ in Gulf of Mexico

Ninth right whale carcass found in Canada gulf

Each death is a conservation concern given that only around 525 of the species are believed to still exist worldwide.
Source: Ninth right whale carcass found in Canada gulf

Planet has just 5% chance of reaching Paris climate goal, study says

There is only a 5% chance that the Earth will avoid warming by at least 2C come the end of the century, according to new research that paints a sobering picture of the international effort to stem dangerous climate change.

Source: Planet has just 5% chance of reaching Paris climate goal, study says

Sperms’ swimming and navigational skills disrupted by common chemicals

Common chemical additives found in sunscreens, food packaging, toothpaste and toys can harm sperm and may affect the fertility of some couples, scientists say.

Source:  Sperms’ swimming and navigational skills disrupted by common chemicals

The infertility crisis is beyond doubt. Now scientists must find the cause

According to scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, sperm counts among men in the west have more than halved in the past 40 years and are currently falling by an average of 1.4% a year.

Source: The infertility crisis is beyond doubt. Now scientists must find the cause

Meet the Man Who Has Lived Alone on This Island for 28 Years

Seventy-eight-year-old Mauro Morandi often walks along the rocky shores of Budelli Island and looks out over the disconsolate sea, feeling dwarfed by the phantom forces that tug and twist the tides.

 
 
Source: Meet the Man Who Has Lived Alone on This Island for 28 Years

Uh oh. Studies find little U.S. money to study ecological impacts of chemicals

U.S. government funding for studies of how synthetic chemicals affect the environment isn’t keeping pace with the rapidly expanding use of these substances, which include pharmaceuticals, pesticides, and industrial agents, two recent analyses conclude.

Source: Uh oh. Studies find little U.S. money to study ecological impacts of chemicals

The best way to reduce your carbon footprint is one the government isn’t telling you about

Recycling and using public transit are all fine and good if you want to reduce your carbon footprint, but to truly make a difference you should have fewer children.

Source: The best way to reduce your carbon footprint is one the government isn’t telling you about

Florida School District Bans Homework, Says To Read Instead

Florida’s Marion County School District will be banning daily homework assignments in elementary schools starting in fall 2017. Students will be asked to simply read for 20 minutes each night instead, according to News 6 WKMG.
Source: Florida School District Bans Homework, Says To Read Instead

What Growing Up Is Like In One Of The Worst Countries To Be A Kid

Sitting at the bottom of the United Nations Human Development Index, the children in the former French colony grow up within an infrastructure crippled by decades of misrule, corruption, and coups.

Source: What Growing Up Is Like In One Of The Worst Countries To Be A Kid

Chernobyl Site Now Offers Overnight Stays (Video)

Stuck for vacation ideas? You could head to the first hotel inside the Chernobyl exclusion zone since the deserted Ukrainian city’s infamous nuclear reactor went into meltdown in 1986.
Source: Chernobyl Site Now Offers Overnight Stays

We are all made of stars: half our bodies’ atoms ‘formed beyond the Milky Way’

Nearly half of the atoms that make up our bodies may have formed beyond the Milky Way and travelled to the solar system on intergalactic winds driven by giant exploding stars, astronomers claim.

Source:  We are all made of stars: half our bodies’ atoms ‘formed beyond the Milky Way’

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