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Southern Ocean losing ability to soak up carbon dioxide, researchers say
18 May 2007 at 12:05pm
If you’re counting on the seas to soak up excess emissions and get us out of this climate mess, you might need a new plan. Scientists say Antarctica’s Southern Ocean, a whopper of a “carbon sink,” is losing its ability to absorb more carbon dioxide. The findings, published in the …

Democratic presidential candidate unveils ambitious energy plan
18 May 2007 at 12:05pm
Today we bring you part 16 of “Promising Energy Policies Put Forth By U.S. Presidential Candidates Who Don’t Have a Chance in Hell of Getting Elected.” This week, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (D) has been touting his plan for battling global warming. Yesterday, saying the country needs something as …

Eric Henry, sustainable T-shirt maker extraordinaire, answers readers’ questions
18 May 2007 at 12:05pm
All right, you got him: Eric Henry’s T-shirt company, T.S. Designs, isn’t 100 percent sustainable. Because, uh, that’s impossible, says Henry — and besides, it’s the thought that counts. But T.S. Designs is taking plenty of steps to go light on the earth, from low-impact dyes to VOC-less inks to …

West Nile virus hitting bird populations hard, says new study
18 May 2007 at 12:05pm
The West Nile virus soldiers on, declares a report published yesterday in Nature. Eight years after the virus left the West Nile and made its way to the U.S. Northeast, chickadee populations in the region have dropped 53 percent, while Eastern bluebird populations have been diminished by 44 percent. American …

Madonna releases single to support Live Earth climate efforts
18 May 2007 at 12:05pm
What is it about climate change that makes music … suck? First we had Melissa Etheridge’s “I Need to Wake Up,” the earnest, Oscar-winning “Inconvenient Truth” anthem. Now we have Madonna’s “Hey You,” a somnolent single released this week in conjunction with Live Earth, the continents-spanning climate-awareness concerts planned for …

Thomas Schueneman
Thomas Schueneman
Tom is the founder and managing editor of and the PlanetWatch Group. His work appears in Triple Pundit, Slate, Cleantechnia, Planetsave, Earth911, and several other sustainability-focused publications. Tom is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists.

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