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EarthTalk: Climate Change and Extinction

The Golden Toad is just the first of many species going extinct due to climate change

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine. (Additional references are added) Dear EarthTalk: Have any wildlife species gone extinct already as a result of global warming, and which are most at risk moving forward? – Melissa Zwicker, Bern, NC Global warming is definitely already taking its toll on wildlife around the world. Rising …

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Polar Bears are Suffering from the Ravages of Climate Change

As climate change advances in the Arctic, polar bear populations continue to suffer

The polar bear is emblematic of the Canadian wilderness, but as an apex predator, they are also one of the species most at risk from climate change. The Arctic is experiencing the effects of global warming more than any other place on Earth. Temperatures in the Arctic are rising at almost twice the rate of the rest of the world, and this is causing …

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Environmental News Wrap: Hopes for a National Climate Policy; Eco-Wiki Leaks; Offshore Wind, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Obama is doing what he can for a country that has no national climate change policy, Technology Review outlines what the US Government is doing for our climate future. Wind Farms are finding their way further out into the ocean. In the future we will have large swaths of …

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Will Europe Become Energy Independent in a Generation?

The Europeans seem confident they’re at a competitive advantage in the current climate and economic crisis because they’ve been playing by the (environmental) book for the past decade. Brussels has just adopted an Energy and Climate Package (pdf) that insiders boast will set the scene for a “new global industrial revolution”.  Those are the very words the European Energy commissioner used to describe the …

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