Enviromental Issues

By Dr. Mercola The Chinese Loess Plateau regeneration project proves that in a mere decade, a community can transform a desert landscape into a lush, thriving landscape capable of producing abundant amounts of food Floods, mudslides, droughts and famines are not inevitable. They’re the result...

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Earth Jun 15, 2016 04:38 PM ET Cover Photo-Denis Burdin/Shutterstock The last bastion of a sub-400 ppm world has officially fallen as carbon dioxide reached new heights in Antarctica. We're officially living in a new world. Carbon dioxide has been steadily rising since the start of the Industrial...

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By Andrew Freedman Published: May 3rd, 2013 , Last Updated: May 2nd, 2013 The last time there was this much carbon dioxide (CO2) in the Earth's atmosphere, modern humans didn't exist. Megatoothed sharks prowled the oceans, the world's seas were up to 100 feet higher than they...

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By Dr. Mercola The Chinese Loess Plateau regeneration project proves that in a mere decade, a community can transform a desert landscape into a lush, thriving landscape capable of producing abundant amounts of food Floods, mudslides, droughts and famines are not inevitable. They’re the result...

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By NATHANIEL RICHMAY 27, 2016 Cover Photo- Rob Bilott near Parkersburg, W.Va., in December. CreditBryan Schutmaat for The New York Times Last week 5.2 million Americans learned that their drinking water is contaminated with man-made chemicals linked to cancer. The Environmental Protection Agency issued a health advisory for two compounds: perfluorooctanoic...

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By Damian Carrington Monday 23 May 2016 11.00 EDT Last modified on Monday 23 May 2016 17.00 EDT The planet would warm by searing 10C if all fossil fuels are burned, according to a new study, leaving some regions uninhabitable and wreaking profound damage on human health, food supplies...

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19 May 2016: Analysis -As the world moves to slash CO2 emissions, the shipping and aviation sectors have managed to remain on the sidelines. But the pressure is now on these two major polluting industries to start controlling their emissions at last. by fred pearce/...

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New report goes behind the headlines to examine some of the most worrying emerging environmental threats facing the world today, while offering ways to combat them Nairobi, 20 May 2016 - From the worrying rise in zoonotic diseases around the world to an examination of how...

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Published: May 18 2016 03:45 PM EDT By Sean Breslin Consecutive disappointing monsoon seasons in India have left 330 million people in a deep drought, and officials plan to fight the dry conditions by taking unprecedented measures. Water would be transferred from a slew of sources – including rivers...

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by Laurie Goering | @alertnetclimate | Thomson Reuters Foundation Monday, 16 May 2016 19:00 GMT Cover AP Photo/David J.Phillip By 2050, 1.3 billion people and $158 trillion in assets will be menaced by worsening river and coastal floods alone LONDON, May 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cities around...

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