Biodiversity

The Potential Consequences of Drilling in the Arctic for Oil

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May 15, 2015 - The Arctic is icy and cold. The Arctic is in the dark for several months each year. See the picture below. This is the Arctic that President Obama has decided is a safe place to go looking for oil.

 

North Atlantic Warming Changing Fish Populations

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May 2, 2015 - A census of fish populations published in Global Change Biology confirms that marine ecosystems in the North Atlantic are being altered by rising ocean temperatures.

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.

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.

 

Emission Pledges for Upcoming Paris Climate Summit Will Bring Global Benefits

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April 1, 2015 - For the naysayers who are convinced that we cannot end our addiction to fossil fuels without destroying the world economy - April Fools! New analysis of pledges made preceding the upcoming United Nations Climate Summit in December of this year point to the opposite.

Have You Heard of the Coastal Climate Blueprint?

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March 27, 2015 - Live near a coastline? Want to take a test to see if your community is prepared to deal with the consequences of climate change? That's what the Coastal Climate Blueprint is all about.

Genetic Resources Being Assessed in Light of Climate Change

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February 2, 2015 - We have finally made it to our wintering spot here in Southern Florida where my wife and I plan to spend the next few weeks. Please forgive the hiatus in my postings but this annual migration recharges my batteries every winter and gives me hours on the road to think about subjects of interest to you my readers.

Popular Banana Breed is in Danger From Fungus

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January 19, 2015 - The Cavendish banana, the successor to the Gros Michel, which succumbed to a fungus, Fusarium oxysporum<

Mars is Changing Our Perspective About Earth and Life in the Universe

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January 9, 2015 - The recent detection of methane spikes on Mars reported here in a posting on December 17th, is part of mounting evidence for the existence of life on the Red Planet.

The Polar Sea and Arctic Declaration

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December 28, 2014 - Several weeks ago the Ontario television public broadcaster, OTV, aired a 10-part series of one-hour documentaries telling the tale of a personal adventure by Richard Tegner, a Swede, seen on the left in the image below, who decided to navigate the

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