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Springfield News-Sun
Half of earth's trees gone, humans blamedIn a first-of-its-kind tree census, researchers have quantified the global tree
Half of earth's trees gone, humans blamed
Springfield News-Sun / Posted 2 hours ago
In a first-of-its-kind tree census, researchers have quantified the global tree population. There's good news and bad news. (Video via Pacheco / CC BY ND 2.0) We'll start with the good news. According to the study, published in Nature, there are... Read more
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The Hamilton Journal News
Half of earth's trees gone, humans blamedIn a first-of-its-kind tree census, researchers have quantified the global tree
Half of earth's trees gone, humans blamed
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 2 hours ago
In a first-of-its-kind tree census, researchers have quantified the global tree population. There's good news and bad news. (Video via Pacheco / CC BY ND 2.0) We'll start with the good news. According to the study, published in Nature, there are... Read more
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KMGH 7 Denver
Half Of Earth's Trees Are Gone And Humans Are To BlameIn a first-of-its-kind tree census, researchers have quantified the global tree
Half Of Earth's Trees Are Gone And Humans Are To Blame
KMGH 7 Denver / Posted 17 hours ago
In a first-of-its-kind tree census, researchers have quantified the global tree population. There's good news and bad news. (Video via Pacheco / CC BY ND 2.0) We'll start with the good news. According to the study, published in Nature, there are... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Half Of Earth's Trees Are Gone And Humans Are To BlameIn a first-of-its-kind tree census, researchers have quantified the global tree
Half Of Earth's Trees Are Gone And Humans Are To Blame
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 17 hours ago
In a first-of-its-kind tree census, researchers have quantified the global tree population. There's good news and bad news. (Video via Pacheco / CC BY ND 2.0) We'll start with the good news. According to the study, published in Nature, there are... Read more
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WRTV Indianapolis
Half Of Earth's Trees Are Gone And Humans Are To BlameIn a first-of-its-kind tree census, researchers have quantified the global tree
Half Of Earth's Trees Are Gone And Humans Are To Blame
WRTV Indianapolis / Posted 18 hours ago
In a first-of-its-kind tree census, researchers have quantified the global tree population. There's good news and bad news. (Video via Pacheco / CC BY ND 2.0) We'll start with the good news. According to the study, published in Nature, there are... Read more
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KGTV San Diego
Half Of Earth's Trees Are Gone And Humans Are To BlameIn a first-of-its-kind tree census, researchers have quantified the global tree
Half Of Earth's Trees Are Gone And Humans Are To Blame
KGTV San Diego / Posted 18 hours ago
In a first-of-its-kind tree census, researchers have quantified the global tree population. There's good news and bad news. (Video via Pacheco / CC BY ND 2.0) We'll start with the good news. According to the study, published in Nature, there are... Read more
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TribLIVE
Taxpayers have a right to ‘snoop’ on scientistsIf the public pays your salary, citizens have the right to see what you're doin
Taxpayers have a right to ‘snoop’ on scientists
TribLIVE / Posted 4 days ago
If the public pays your salary, citizens have the right to see what you're doing. That's the principle at the core of the federal Freedom of Information Act and of the many similar state freedom of information laws. Although politicians like Hillary... Read more
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PhysOrg
Activists misuse open records requests to harass researchersIn 2009, Google Suggest was at the ready to serve up results about Climategate.
Activists misuse open records requests to harass researchers
PhysOrg / Posted 7 days ago
In 2009, Google Suggest was at the ready to serve up results about Climategate. Credit: search-engine-land, CC BY This winter, Kevin Folta, a plant molecular biologist with the University of Florida's (UF) Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences... Read more
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Marin Independent Journal
Marin IJ Readers’ Forum for Aug. 24Eklund opposes Novato bus stop redesign The Novato City Council at 6:30 p.m. T
Marin IJ Readers’ Forum for Aug. 24
Marin Independent Journal / Posted 11 days ago
Eklund opposes Novato bus stop redesign The Novato City Council at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday will take final action on the downtown bus stop re-design, a project that could forever change our community character. Marin Transit approved a design expanding... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Google Wants To Help More Homes Switch To Solar EnergyGoogle on Monday launched Project Sunroof, an online tool that helps people det
Google Wants To Help More Homes Switch To Solar Energy
The Huffington Post / Posted 15 days ago
Google on Monday launched Project Sunroof, an online tool that helps people determine whether they should get solar panels for their home. The experiment, part of Google's push to increase awareness of solar energy, analyzes your house's location,... Read more
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National Catholic Reporter
New director of Sophia Center delighted to continue its spiritual visionAs they say in the vocabulary of hiring, Robert Ludwig is a “good fit” for his
New director of Sophia Center delighted to continue its spiritual vision
National Catholic Reporter / Posted 16 days ago
As they say in the vocabulary of hiring, Robert Ludwig is a “good fit” for his new position as the interim director of the Sophia Center in Culture and Spirituality at Holy Names University in Oakland, Calif. For one, he spent his seminary days... Read more
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TribLIVE
‘Concerned’ but not credible I“Not future's fuel” : Totally predictable. A Trib editorial daring to question
‘Concerned’ but not credible I
TribLIVE / Posted 16 days ago
“Not future's fuel” : Totally predictable. A Trib editorial daring to question the effectiveness and costs of EPA's Clean Power Plan precipitated a blanket rejection by Jeremy Richardson of the Union of Concerned Scientists. After an ad hominem... Read more
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TribLIVE
‘Concerned’ but not credible IIRegarding Union of Concerned Scientists senior energy analyst Jeremy Richardson
‘Concerned’ but not credible II
TribLIVE / Posted 16 days ago
Regarding Union of Concerned Scientists senior energy analyst Jeremy Richardson's letter “Not future's fuel” about coal, it doesn't take many clicks on the Internet to show how little effect massive restrictions on U.S. coal use will have on the... Read more
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The Huffington Post
The Tesla Of The Future Could Look A Lot Like UberTesla could soon be in a position to take on Uber, according to a respected aut
The Tesla Of The Future Could Look A Lot Like Uber
The Huffington Post / Posted 17 days ago
Tesla could soon be in a position to take on Uber, according to a respected auto-industry analyst. By 2018, the electric automaker, which has pioneered new self-driving technology, could launch a new service of autonomous vehicles that would arrive... Read more
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TribLIVE
Bright lines: More climate debateTrib readers respond to Erica Chang's letter Brad Tupi, Upper St. Clair — Rega
Bright lines: More climate debate
TribLIVE / Posted 18 days ago
Trib readers respond to Erica Chang's letter Brad Tupi, Upper St. Clair — Regarding Chang's letter, global warming certainly is a moral issue. It is immoral to demonize carbon dioxide as a pollutant when it is essential to life; to scare people into... Read more
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iol.co.za
Fighting the next war in spaceReutersA growing number of 'inspection' satellites lurk in orbit, possibly awai
Fighting the next war in space
iol.co.za / Posted 19 days ago
ReutersA growing number of 'inspection' satellites lurk in orbit, possibly awaiting commands to sneak up on and disable or destroy other satellites. London - Quietly and without most people noticing, the world's leading space powers - the United... Read more
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Kansas City InfoZine
31 States Halfway to Their 2022 Clean Power Plan Goals The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) has released an updated version of it
31 States Halfway to Their 2022 Clean Power Plan Goals
Kansas City InfoZine / Posted 20 days ago
The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) has released an updated version of its “States of Progress” analysis, showing how far states are toward meeting their 2022 and 2030 emissions goals under... Read more
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Crosscut
Washington way ahead of new federal emissions standardsThe Environmental Protection Agency finalized America’s Clean Power Plan last w
Washington way ahead of new federal emissions standards
Crosscut / Posted 20 days ago
The Environmental Protection Agency finalized America’s Clean Power Plan last week, giving states 15 years to cut their greenhouse gas emissions by 32 percent compared to 2005 levels. By adhering to these limits, President Obama wants states to... Read more
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Salon.com
Shell’s climate hypocrisy: Don’t fall for the oil giant’s anti-ALEC posturingOvercoming And, in one of the least mysteriously timed PR moves ever made, She
Shell’s climate hypocrisy: Don’t fall for the oil giant’s anti-ALEC posturing
Salon.com / Posted 22 days ago
Overcoming And, in one of the least mysteriously timed PR moves ever made, Shell announced days earlier that it plans to sever ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the free-market lobbying group whose abject climate denial,... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Watts Bar Unit 2 reactor passes key equipment testsNearly 43 years after construction began on the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, the Un
Watts Bar Unit 2 reactor passes key equipment tests
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 22 days ago
Nearly 43 years after construction began on the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, the Unit 2 reactor at the Spring City, Tenn., plant is nearly ready to begin power production. The Tennessee Valley Authority, which has spent more than $6 billion on the... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
Aug. 11, 1015Printed Letters: Hold fossil fuel companies accountable for deception I have
Aug. 11, 1015
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 23 days ago
Printed Letters: Hold fossil fuel companies accountable for deception I have just returned from a vacation in my former state, Alaska, where the public was bombarded with radio advertisements for good “clean” coal, brought to us by the... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
Email letters, August 10, 2015 There are disconcerting facts about fossil fuel companies and climate change
Email letters, August 10, 2015
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 24 days ago
There are disconcerting facts about fossil fuel companies and climate change I have just returned from a vacation in my former state, Alaska, where the public was bombarded with radio advertisements for good “clean”... Read more
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TribLIVE
Stop climate bickering II“EPA diktats: Pushing back” : The EPA Clean Power Plan may seem like a “diktat
Stop climate bickering II
TribLIVE / Posted 24 days ago
“EPA diktats: Pushing back” : The EPA Clean Power Plan may seem like a “diktat,” but the smart money will be on those who see this plan as what it really is — an opportunity. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, the renewable energy... Read more
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Daily Mail
Obama's Iran nuclear gains support from 29 top U.S. scientistsPresident Obama's Iran nuclear deal gets the backing of 29 of the nation's top
Obama's Iran nuclear gains support from 29 top U.S. scientists
Daily Mail / Posted 25 days ago
President Obama's Iran nuclear deal gets the backing of 29 of the nation's top scientists who call it 'stringent' The president's Iran nuclear deal was praised by the scientists who include former White house advisers, Nobel laureates, and makers of... Read more
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Elmira Star-Gazette
Wildfires decimate U.S. Forest Service budgetCosts to battle massive, explosive wildfires have decimated the budget of the U
Wildfires decimate U.S. Forest Service budget
Elmira Star-Gazette / Posted 29 days ago
Costs to battle massive, explosive wildfires have decimated the budget of the U.S. Forest Service charged with fighting the blazes, according to a new report released Wednesday. For the first time in its 110-year history, the U.S. Forest Service... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Tesla bucks industry in seeking tougher emissions rulesTesla Motors Inc. is pushing for tougher auto-emission regulations even as majo
Tesla bucks industry in seeking tougher emissions rules
Los Angeles Times / Posted 29 days ago
Tesla Motors Inc. is pushing for tougher auto-emission regulations even as major carmakers are launching initiatives to water down state and federal mandates to increase fuel economy and the number of zero emission vehicles on U.S. roads. At an... Read more
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Slate
Jamestown Archaeologists Are Euphoric About Their Latest DiscoveryEuphoria Is the WordArchaeologists weren’t sure people would care about four bo
Jamestown Archaeologists Are Euphoric About Their Latest Discovery
Slate / Posted 30 days ago
Euphoria Is the WordArchaeologists weren’t sure people would care about four bodies unearthed at Jamestown. They had four bodies and several dozen possible names. For archaeologist Bill Kelso and historian James Horn, it felt like a high-stakes game... Read more
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National Catholic Reporter
EPA unveils Clean Power Plan, as faith groups quick to embraceThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued Monday the final version of the
EPA unveils Clean Power Plan, as faith groups quick to embrace
National Catholic Reporter / Posted 30 days ago
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued Monday the final version of the first-ever national standards to reduce carbon pollution from power plants, what President Barack Obama called “the single most important step America has ever taken in... Read more
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WBOC Salisbury
Maryland Officials Reviewing Obama's Greenhouse Gas LimitsANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's administration is taking so
Maryland Officials Reviewing Obama's Greenhouse Gas Limits
WBOC Salisbury / Posted 30 days ago
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's administration is taking some time to review the impact of President Barack Obama's plan to dramatically cut emissions from U.S. power plants, while Maryland Democrats already were praising the plan... Read more
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Mashable
A Republican president would find it difficult to erase Obama's climate planWhat's This?Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush seen on July 31, 2015.
A Republican president would find it difficult to erase Obama's climate plan
Mashable / Posted a month ago
What's This?Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush seen on July 31, 2015. Image: Rex Features via AP/Associated Press The Republican presidential candidates say they're the only ones who can stop the Obama administration's landmark climate... Read more
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Mashable
Obama's sweeping climate plan would catapult our use of renewable energyWhat's This?The Obama administration's Clean Power Plan would boost wind and so
Obama's sweeping climate plan would catapult our use of renewable energy
Mashable / Posted a month ago
What's This?The Obama administration's Clean Power Plan would boost wind and solar power. Image: Danny Lawson/PA Wire /Associated Press The Clean Power Plan, which the White House is rolling out on Monday, is the central pillar in the Obama... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Decades of Climate Deception(Originally posted at NoFrackingBucks.net) That oil and gas interests might be
Decades of Climate Deception
Op-Ed News / Posted 1 months ago
(Originally posted at NoFrackingBucks.net) That oil and gas interests might be reluctant to accept information pointing to the end of the fossil fuel era is completely understandable. But the just released report by the Union of Concerned Scientists... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Watch The U.S. Burn In Frightening New Wildfire MapFor some regions in the United States, summer is wildfire season. Climate Cent
Watch The U.S. Burn In Frightening New Wildfire Map
The Huffington Post / Posted 1 months ago
For some regions in the United States, summer is wildfire season. Climate Central, an independent organization of scientists and journalists dedicated to researching climate change, put together an interactive map that shows, in real time, all the... Read more
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CBS Baltimore
Is The Ice Age Causing Maryland To Sink?WASHINGTON (WJZ)—It may have happened 22,000 years ago, but the last ice age is
Is The Ice Age Causing Maryland To Sink?
CBS Baltimore / Posted 1 months ago
WASHINGTON (WJZ)—It may have happened 22,000 years ago, but the last ice age isn’t done with Maryland yet. Alex DeMetrick reports, it’s causing the ground we’re standing on to sink. Along the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers, there’s not much height... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Obama will use veto to defend climate change plan if necessaryBarack Obama will use all of his powers – including his veto – to defend his pl
Obama will use veto to defend climate change plan if necessary
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 1 months ago
Barack Obama will use all of his powers – including his veto – to defend his plan to fight climate change, the White House said, on the eve of new rules cutting carbon pollution from power plants. Obama is expected to unveil the new rules as early... Read more
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