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Key Indicators Key Indicators Arctic Sea Ice If you have the flash 10 plug-in and this page hasn't loaded after several seconds, please click here Otherwise, please download the current flash plug-in. Land Ice Sea Level This website is produced by the Earth Science Communications Team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory / California Institute of Technology

Select Your Province - Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada Our volunteers and employees at the Heart and Stroke Foundation are deeply saddened to hear of Jim Flaherty’s passing. As one Canada’s longest-serving finance ministers, Mr. Flaherty had an enormous impact towards improving the health of Canadians. We have had the great pleasure of working with Mr. Flaherty through his former roles as Minister of Finance for Ontario and then Canada, on many issues impacting those living with heart disease and stroke. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with his wife Christine Elliott and their three sons during this difficult time.

Richard Branson's Mars Colony: We Want 'Fun People, Beautiful People, Ugly People' Curiosity's First Color PhotoCuriosity snaps the first color view of the north wall and rim of Gale Crater, where NASA's Mars rover landed Sunday night. The picture was taken by the rover's camera at the end of its stowed robotic arm and appears fuzzy because of dust on the camera's cover.NASA's Curiosity rover and its parachute were spotted by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter as Curiosity descended to the surface on Aug. 5 PDT (Aug. 6 EDT). The High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera captured this image of Curiosity--the rover and its parachute are in the center of the white box.The green diamond shows approximately where NASA's Curiosity rover landed on Mars, a region about 2 kilometers northeast of its target in the center of the estimated landing region (blue ellipse).This is one of the first images taken by NASA's Curiosity rover, which landed on Mars the evening of Aug. 5 PDT (morning of Aug. 6 EDT).

Marijuana cannabinoids - oral and transdermal methods The research indicates that cannabinoids hold the secret to helping heal many of the chronic diseases we are facing. From cancer to diabetes, and from autism to Alzheimer's, medical marijuana helps, and sometimes dramatically so. Cannabinoid medicine holds a great power to alleviate human suffering. There are no words to describe how important this substance is for our race in terms of sanity, compassion and highly rational medicine. 10 No-Bake Raw Vegan Cakes That Are Perfect for Summer The summer season is an excellent time to try a raw, vegan diet, or just to add some more raw dishes to your meals. Who needs to turn on the oven to bake a cake in the hot, summer heat when you can make a scrumptious cake without heating up the whole house? Check out these 10 no-bake, raw vegan cakes that are perfect for summer: 1. Raw Mandarin Cake With Lemon Cream

Global warming is now slowing down the circulation of the oceans — with potentially dire consequences This NASA animation shows what happens globally to create the large, slow current called the thermohaline circulation. (NASA) Welcome to this week’s installment of “Don’t Mess with Geophysics.” Last week, we learned about the possible destabilization of the Totten Glacier of East Antarctica, which could unleash over 11 feet of sea level rise in coming centuries.

Discovery Health "5 Ways to Maximize Happiness" Since 1937, a pool of 268 males who graduated from Harvard University have been analyzed, scrutinized, summoned and surveyed by a collection of doctors, psychologists, anthropologists, sociologists, psychiatrists and physiologists. The goal of the project: to track these men throughout their lives in an effort to determine the magical formula for happiness and success. The Grant Study, as it became known, continues today after 72 years. Reams of data about the study participants are like unabridged biographies, charting overseas combat, marriages, divorces, hirings and firings. Their personality traits, whims and neuroses are diligently recorded, giving intimate glances into the innermost corners of these men's lives. For all of the painstaking research, one of the chief things the Grant Study has proven is that you can't boil down happiness to a fixed equation.

Press Statement For Immediate Release: September 19, 2012Contact: Stacy Malkan, 510-542-9224, Oakland: Genetically engineered corn was linked to mammary tumors, kidney and liver damage and other serious illnesses in the first ever peer-reviewed, long-term animal study of these foods. The findings were published today in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology. Read the study here: While numerous 90-day studies have already linked GMO foods to allergies and other health problems, today’s publication marks the first-ever long term animal study on the health effects of the most common type of genetically engineered corn, and comes as California voters consider the Proposition 37 Right to Know initiative to label genetically engineered foods

All countries - Climate Action Tracker The Climate Action Tracker reveals major differences between the ambition levels of countries when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In the lead are the Maldives, who have proposed to become climate-neutral by 2020. Also at the high end of the scale are Bhutan, which proposes to stay carbon neutral and Costa Rica, which proposes to become carbon neutral by 2021 if international support is provided. They are followed by Japan, Norway, Papua New Guinea and South Korea, all of whom are proposing to reduce their emissions significantly. In the 'medium' range are developing countries such as Brazil, Chile, India, Indonesia, Mexico and South Africa. Many of them propose to reduce the growth of their emissions by the 2020’s.

TTIP: A lose-lose deal for food and farming Food is on the table at the negotiations for the EU-US trade deal the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). From a look at their lobbying demands, the agribusiness industry seems to regard the treaty as a perfect weapon to counter existing and future food regulations. However, the corporate food and agriculture agenda has not gone un-noticed. What's Really Warming the World? Climate deniers blame natural factors; NASA data proves otherwise Climate scientists tend not to report climate results in whole temperatures. Instead, they talk about how the annual temperature departs from an average, or baseline. They call these departures "anomalies."

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