Is this the end of forests as we've known them? Facebook. The World’s Oceans Are in Danger, Major Climate Change Report Warns. Want climate news in your inbox?
Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. 'The goal is to automate us': welcome to the age of surveillance capitalism. We’re living through the most profound transformation in our information environment since Johannes Gutenberg’s invention of printing in circa 1439.
And the problem with living through a revolution is that it’s impossible to take the long view of what’s happening. Hindsight is the only exact science in this business, and in that long run we’re all dead. Amazon fires: Brazilian rainforest burning at record rate, space agency warns. Himalayan glacier melting doubled since 2000, spy satellites show. The melting of Himalayan glaciers has doubled since the turn of the century, with more than a quarter of all ice lost over the last four decades, scientists have revealed.
The accelerating losses indicate a “devastating” future for the region, upon which a billion people depend for regular water. The scientists combined declassified US spy satellite images from the mid-1970s with modern satellite data to create the first detailed, four-decade record of ice along the 2,000km (1,200-mile) mountain chain. The analysis shows that 8bn tonnes of ice are being lost every year and not replaced by snow, with the lower level glaciers shrinking in height by 5 meters annually. The study shows that only global heating caused by human activities can explain the heavy melting. In previous work, local weather and the impact of air pollution had complicated the picture. The Science Behind Vanishing Ice - New Immersive Mixed Reality.
Researchers Warn Arctic Has Entered 'Unprecedented State' That Threatens Global Climate Stability. Russia wants to cut itself off from the global internet. Here’s what that really means. In the next two weeks, Russia is planning to attempt something no other country has tried before.
It’s going to test whether it can disconnect from the rest of the world electronically while keeping the internet running for its citizens. This means it will have to reroute all its data internally, rather than relying on servers abroad. The test is key to a proposed “sovereign internet” law currently working its way through Russia’s government. It looks likely to be eventually voted through and signed into law by President Vladimir Putin, though it has stalled in parliament for now.
Climate change increases potential for conflict and violence - News Service - Iowa State University. AMES, Iowa – Images of extensive flooding or fire-ravaged communities help us see how climate change is accelerating the severity of natural disasters.
The devastation is obvious, but what is not as clear is the indirect effect of these disasters, or more generally of rapid climate change, on violence and aggression. That is what Craig Anderson sees. The Iowa State University Distinguished Professor of psychology and Andreas Miles-Novelo, an ISU graduate student and lead author, identified three ways climate change will increase the likelihood of violence, based on established models of aggression and violence. Their research is published in the journal Current Climate Change Reports. Theres-toxic-weedkiller-menu-k-12-schools-across-us?cd-origin=rss&cm_mmc=Act-On Software-_-email-_-Unlike Trump, Federal Workers Cannot 'Just Ask Their Father for More Money' Dental flossing and other behaviors linked with higher levels of toxic chemicals in the body.
A new study suggests certain types of consumer behaviors, including flossing with Oral-B Glide dental floss, contribute to elevated levels in the body of toxic PFAS chemicals.
PFAS are water- and grease-proof substances that have been linked with numerous health problems. The findings provide new insight into how these chemicals end up in people's bodies and how consumers can limit their exposures by modifying their behavior. The study, led by Silent Spring Institute in collaboration with the Public Health Institute in Berkeley, CA, appears online January 8 in the Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology (JESEE), and is part of a special issue dedicated to PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances). 60 Environmental Rules on the Way Out Under Trump. 1. Revoked Obama-era flood standards for federal infrastructure projects This Obama-era rule, revoked by Mr.
Trump in August, required that federal agencies protect new infrastructure projects by building to higher flood standards. Foreign Cyberattack Cripples Major U.S. Newspapers. You're Not Allowed to Die Here. 40 million Americans depend on the Colorado River. It’s drying up. Prompted by years of drought and mismanagement, a series of urgent multi-state meetings are currently underway in Las Vegas to renegotiate the use of the Colorado River. Seven states and the federal government are close to a deal, with a powerful group of farmers in Arizona being the lone holdouts.
The stakes are almost impossibly high: The Colorado River provides water to 1-in-8 Americans, and irrigates 15 percent of the country’s agricultural products. The nearly 40 million people who depend on it live in cities from Los Angeles to Denver. The river supports native nations and industry across the vast desert Southwest — including 90 percent of U.S. How much does the US depend on imports for key minerals? Sen.
Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., raised concern about the United States' dependence on foreign countries for mineral needs in an opinion-editorial this fall. Manchin wrote an op-ed with Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, that was published in the Parkersburg News and Sentinel on Oct. 14, 2018. The op-ed touts several bipartisan efforts by Manchin and Murkowski on national energy policy. In a section detailing a joint amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that the senators submitted this year, Manchin and Murkowski wrote that "we import 50 percent of at least 50 mineral commodities each year, including 100 percent of 21 of them. " Tropical disease outbreaks are growing threat in Europe as temperatures rise. Europe is facing a growing threat of tropical disease outbreaks, as rising temperatures linked to climate change cause illnesses brought by travellers to spread more easily, health experts warned.
This summer has seen a sharp spike in West Nile virus infections in Europe, following soaring temperatures, compared with the past four years. Until the middle of August, 400 cases of the disease, which is carried by mosquitos, were recorded in Europe, with 22 fatalities, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Countries affected include Italy, Greece, Hungary, Serbia and Romania, all of which have recorded cases of the tropical infection in the past. In the Age of A.I., Is Seeing Still Believing? In 2011, Hany Farid, a photo-forensics expert, received an e-mail from a bereaved father.
Three years earlier, the man’s son had found himself on the side of the road with a car that wouldn’t start. When some strangers offered him a lift, he accepted. A few minutes later, for unknown reasons, they shot him. Macron condemned the rise of nationalism in front of Trump and Putin, warning that 'old demons are reawakening'. PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron used an address to world leaders gathered in Paris for Armistice commemorations on Sunday to send a stern message about the dangers of nationalism, calling it a betrayal of moral values.
With US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin sitting just a few feet away listening to the speech via translation earpieces, Macron denounced those who evoke nationalist sentiment to disadvantage others. Soy formula feeding during infancy associated with severe menstrual pain in adulthood. News Release Friday, November 9, 2018 New research suggests that infant girls fed soy formula are more likely to develop severe menstrual pain as young adults. The finding adds to the growing body of literature that suggests exposure to soy formula during early life may have detrimental effects on the reproductive system.
The study appears online in the journal Human Reproduction. Scientists at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health, along with collaborators from Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, and the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, examined data from 1,553 African-American women, aged 23-35, participating in the NIEHS Study of Environment, Lifestyle, and Fibroids (SELF). Common chemical linked to language delay in children. Scientists Confirm China as Major Source of Banned Ozone-Depleting Chemicals. A Dark Consensus About Screens and Kids Begins to Emerge in Silicon Valley.
Phoenix Tries To Reverse Its 'Silent Storm' Of Heat Deaths click 2x. Coastal Pacific Oxygen Levels Now Plummet Once A Year click 2x. 60,000 tons of dangerous radioactive waste sits on Great Lakes shores. Pre-existing conditions: Does any GOP proposal match the ACA? Trump prophecy and other Christian movements: 3 essential reads. Time Bomb: How Atmos Energy’s natural gas keeps blowing up Texas homes. First North Carolina Got a Hurricane. Then a Pig Poop Flood. Now It’s a Coal Ash Crisis. Report: Google's Chinese Search Prototype Logs Phone Numbers, Hides Unapproved Pollution Data. Bank of America freezes account after asking proof of residency. Hurricane Will Likely Cover North Carolina in Hog Feces, As Manure "Lagoons" at Factory Farms Overflow. Water scarcity could affect 5 billion people by 2050.
Sheriffs who cheered Trump's attack on press have their own media run-ins. Coffee farmers struggle to adapt to Colombia's changing climate. Internal Server Error. Election interference has been going on for years. The reason? Voter purges. The World’s Biggest Coral Reef is Headed For Collapse - by Stats. Media reaction: The 2018 summer heatwaves and climate change. When Tax Cuts Failed. How America Got Divorced from Reality: Christian Utopias, Anti-Elitism, Media Circus. Earth's resources consumed in ever greater destructive volumes.
The Fix is In - by Headlines. 'Suffocating climate of fear' in Turkey despite end of state of emergency. Environmental Catastrophe is Coming. The Rich Will Be Just Fine. Jewish nation state: Israel approves controversial bill. Microsoft President Calls For Government Rules For Facial Recognition Technology. The struggle is real : funny. Fortune. Oh, pooh : funny. 'I was shocked it was so easy': meet the professor who says facial recognition can tell if you're gay. 7 Signs & Symptoms of Lyme Disease - Rash, Fatigue, Joint Pain. Bayer completes $63-billion Monsanto takeover. Three Signs Google Is Turning to the Dark Side.
Sweden distributes 'be prepared for war' leaflet to all 4.8m homes. Most microplastic harm done at lowest levels of food web, according to analysis. Banned Ozone-Depleting Chemical Is Still Being Produced Somewhere, Scientists Say. NASA Study of Increasingly Dire Global Water Shortages Finds 'Clear Human Fingerprints' End of the American dream? The dark history of 'America first'
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