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Enviro News Wrap: Apple’s Underworld; Plastic Bits Everywhere; Undermining the Endangered Species Act, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Apple is one of today’s most popular brands. Unfortunately, Apple’s environmental and human rights record sucks. And for the meat eaters in our society, here is some info that might make you think again about eating cheap meat. Is there any organization in the USA that…

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The Latest Environmental News Headlines

Enviro News Wrap: Fracking and Natural Gas; Taxing Chinese Solar Panels; Watering Down Environmental Laws, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: This pro-fracking article is a great insight into the minds of anti-environmentalists. Natural gas is growing market though and is seen as better than oil. Natural gas may be better than oil in some ways, but damage is still done to humans and our environment. Wind…

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Enviro News Wrap: The Bright Side of Solar; Wind Power Matures; How the Koch Brothers Influence Environmental Policy, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The US Endangered Species Act  (ESA) is constantly attacked by landowners, business owners and politicians. The ESA is challenged in US courts and it survives time after time. There are environmental victories to be found in modern America. MotherJones shows it’s readers the brighter side of solar after…

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Arctic sea ice - 2011

Effects of Global Warming Posing Threats from the Arctic to Australia

It seems climate change deniers will try every trick in the book and go to almost any lengths to spread their message and gain supporters. You can’t deny what people and all forms of life around the world are experiencing, however, or the growing mountain of evidence supporting climate change theory being amassed by good, honest climate science for that matter.

Salazar’s Recent Decision: Are Polar Bear Populations Bound for Inevitable Decline?

With the decision from Interior Secratary Ken Salazar not to reverse his predecessors decision concerning full protection of the polar bear under the Endangered Species Act, the stage is set for the possible rapid decline and eventual extinction of the “King of the Arctic” by mid-century.

Obama’s Polar Bear Action

Polar bears have been cut a tough deal but help is on its way. The Bush administration recognized them as an endangered species due to their shrinking habitat, yet did nothing to prevent the actual causes behind this. And on its way out, the previous government made matters worse, leaving their protection up to the discretion of regular federal officers…

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Whitebark Pine is important to the ecosystem

Dying Whitebark Pine Next Harbinger of Climate Change

Throughout the western United States, the Whitebark Pine is dying. Whitebark pine grows at high altitudes through western North America and is an important part of the ecosystem, supporting animals that such as grizzly bears, elk, and grouse that eat its seeds, as well as animals that seek shelter beneath the tree. According to a report in the Natural Resources…

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