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So the Oceans are Worth $24 Trillion U.S.

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April 25, 2015 - It is good to know that we humans have done our audit and determined what the oceans are worth.

Satellites Tell Us That Sea Levels Are Rising Faster Than Previously Thought

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April 21, 2015 - I wonder how deeply this headline will get buried but it is one to which most of humanity need pay attention.

$89 Trillion Investment Needed to Transition to Low-Carbon Economy

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April 19, 2015 - The World Bank, International Monetary Fund and United Nations held a powwow in the last week along with representatives from 42 countries.

Use Coke to Sequester Carbon - It Would Be Funny if it was meant to be a joke

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April 18, 2015 - I like my carbonated drinks and coke in its many branded iterations is my preference.

Harvesting Lake Kivu - Central African Nations' Deadly Gamble

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April 16, 2015 - What will stop humanity from continuing to pursue energy sources, even those that pose a great risk to the planet? It doesn't seem too far fetched to say, "almost nothing." Canadian energy companies continue to process bitumen even though the intensive nature of production contributes a significant amount of climate changing greenhouse gases.

Commitments to Lower Carbon Creep Along Here in North America

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April 15, 2015 - A few days ago, Canada's Environment Minister, Leona Aglukkaq, chided Canadian provincial leaders for not submitting carbon reduction strategies to the federal government so that it could submit an emission-reduction commitment to the United Nations.

Investor Groups Push BP and Shell to Disclose Business Cost of Climate Change

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April 12, 2015 - Shareholders resolutions by climate-conscious investors have been proposed to both British Petroleum (BP) and Royal Dutch Shell.

Mid-Pliocene Data Reveals What We Can Expect from Current Global Warming

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April 11, 2015 - The picture below is of summer on Ellesmere Island in Canada's far north. Here ice even in the mid-summer period still can be found floating on inland lakes. But Ellesmere has a past that is far different from what you see here.

 

Japan to Lower Emissions by 20% by 2030 - A Disappointing Pledge

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April 10, 2015 - Japan is the latest major economy to pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20% from current levels by 2030.

It Seems Earth is One of the Only Places Running Out of Freshwater

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April 8, 2015 - Water seems to be in the science headlines these days. We have NASA forecasting that California will be out of freshwater in a year while at the same time scientists report on the discovery of massive amounts of water in the form of extensive subsurface glaciers on Mars. What an interesting juxtaposition.

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