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14 Steps to Reduce Black Carbon and Stabilize the Cryosphere

Climate change is causing unprecedented changes in the Earth’s regions of snow and ice, portents of profound, dramatic change for ecosystems and societies around the world, according to a joint report released by The World Bank and The International Cryosphere Climate Initiative (ICCI) November 4. The Earth’s cryosphere is warming more rapidly than anticipated – “at a pace unprecedentd in…

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Forests provide ecosystem services vital to all life

The Vital Role of Forests: Carbon, Rain and Food

We are coming to a better understanding of the vital role that forests play in the general health of planetary ecosystems.  However, alongside our burgeoning awareness, we are also destroying forests in our quest for more land and lumber. Deforestation is eliminating the Earth’s forests on a massive scale. Each day at least 80,000 acres (32,300 ha) of forest disappear…

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Netafim Winds Stockholm Industry Water Award

Israeli-based irrigation company Netafim was presented with the Stockholm Industry Water Award at World Water Week earlier this month. Netafim specializes in “smart drip” and micro-irrigation solutions targeted specifically for small and family-owned farms. In the mid-1960′s water engineer and Netafim founder Simcha Blass discovered the effectiveness of slow and steady drip irrigation for enhanced plant growth. Building on this realization Blass…

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The sudden collapse of bee populations threatens our food supply. Find out what you can do to help raise awareness of this urgent and serious problem

Latest Research on Bee Attrition: Why We Need to Act and What We Need to Do

Honeybee disorders and high colony losses are a serious global phenomena and this threatens our food system. The latest evidence suggests that there is an interrelationship between pesticides, fungicides and parasites. In addition to the agricultural impacts of bee attrition, there are pervasive ecosystem implications that extend far beyond croplands. The study, Single pollinator species losses reduce floral fidelity and…

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Monsanto gets its way in Congress, but consumer are pushing back

Congress Submits to Monsanto as Consumers Start Growing Their Own Food

By Ellen Henderson Monsanto’s website declares that the company could not exist without farmers. The public, however, is no longer buying the rhetoric the company has pushed since its founding in 1901. Monsanto has sued small family farmers, taken small dairy farmers to court, pushed cotton farmers into bankruptcy, and coerced taxpayers into funding their efforts to poison the world with…

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The Latest Environmental News Headlines

Enviro News Wrap: Farm Bill Foibles; Oil Theft in Nigeria; Expected Opposition to Obama Climate Plan, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Charles Krauthammer Washington Post op-ed belies his understanding of climate science and misrepresents Obama’s climate plan. The whole article is misleading and riddled with pseudo-scientific arguments. Obama has started his environmental campaign with 3 years left in office. A necessary focus of his campaign is coal which…

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The Latest Environmental News Headlines

Enviro News Wrap: Climate Denial and Conspiracy Theories; Helping Farmers Adapt; Fracking the Amish, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Everyone has an opinion on climate change, usually a very heated one. Why do so many non-experts have an opinion on this issue? Well, one study claims that a good predictor of a climate change skeptic is their propensity believe in conspiracy…

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