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The Sixth Extinction

Many now-extinct species had traits that were advantageous for millions of years, until some change made them lethal. Mostly, Homo sapiens are that change.

Posted on Jul 25, 2014 READ MORE



Mass Media Will Make Millions Thanks to the McCutcheon Decision—Here’s How

The companies that control the media stand to benefit the most from the Supreme Court’s latest disastrous decision; a new theory about germs poses the most important challenge to medicine in the 21st century; meanwhile, Microsoft’s new CEO has revolutionized the company. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Apr 7, 2014 READ MORE



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Earth ‘May Be Doubly Sensitive’ to CO2

Earth’s sensitivity to a doubling of atmospheric carbon dioxide may be twice as great as scientists had thought, new climate records from the distant past suggest.

Posted on Dec 12, 2013 READ MORE



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It Turns Out the Sky IS Falling

Asteroids and satellites, oh, my! Two reports warn us to cast a wary eye above as space debris—natural and man made—drops from the sky. But don’t over-fret: Odds of getting hit are very small, though experts warn that the right-size asteroid would cause major damage.

Posted on Nov 8, 2013 READ MORE



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A Tale of Two Planets

It’s official: Global warming could get worse – almost unimaginably worse. Conditions on planet Earth mean that in theory, at least, there could be a runaway greenhouse effect.

Posted on Aug 15, 2013 READ MORE


World Environment Day

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Posted on Jun 5, 2013 READ MORE



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The Life and Death of Words, People and Even Nature

After Roman legions invaded Egypt, during one of the battles waged by Julius Caesar against the brother of Cleopatra, fire devoured most of the thousands upon thousands of papyrus scrolls in the Library of Alexandria. A pair of millennia later, during George W. Bush’s crusade against an imaginary enemy in Iraq, most of the books in the Library of Baghdad were reduced to ashes.

Posted on May 1, 2013 READ MORE



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Don’t Ask Marco Rubio About Science Because He’s Not a Scientist, Man

Rising Republican star and potential 2016 presidential candidate Marco Rubio had an interesting response to a question about the age of our planet during an interview with GQ magazine.

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 READ MORE


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watersecretsblog.com

The World Bank’s Dire Report and Warning on Climate Change

The entire planet will be hurt by climate change, but a bleak new report says some of the poorest countries will feel its effects the most.

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 READ MORE


What a Wonderful World

This commercial from the BBC, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, reminds us in this new year how special—and fragile—our planet is.

Posted on Jan 1, 2012 READ MORE



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Astronomers Scope Out ‘Earth 2.0’

Did you know that astronomers have found a bunch of potential “Earth 2.0” candidate planets scattered around the universe? More than 2,000 in fact, and one in particular, which NASA dubbed Kepler 22-b after the supercharged telescope that spotted it, spins around its own sun just 600 light-years away.

Posted on Dec 5, 2011 READ MORE


Haiti aftermath
AP / Gregory Bull

Haiti Braces for Future Quakes

From earthquakes to cholera, Haiti can’t seem to get a break. Geologists have now reported that the decimated country may be in serious risk of additional devastation. Scientists posit that “not all the geological strain that triggered the original quake” last Jan. 12 has been released.

Posted on Oct 31, 2010 READ MORE



AP / Glenwood Herald, Michael G. Fox

Toll at 18 in Arkansas Floods

Update: Eighteen people have been confirmed killed after flash floods swept through a campground in western Arkansas early Friday morning. Authorities on Sunday said three people were still missing. Earlier reports had said dozens more were missing and feared dead.

Posted on Jun 12, 2010 READ MORE


Earth Day 2010

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Earth [A Cartoon From Greece]

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Posted on Oct 28, 2009 READ MORE


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Wikimedia Commons/NASA/JPL-Caltech

What’s the Equation for Life?

Seeing as we’re not doing so well with our planetary preservation program here on Earth, it might be prudent to consider the possibility of shopping around the universe for a new home at some point in the not-too-distant future. But how do we know which heavenly bodies are ripe for the human ruination treatment?

Posted on Sep 16, 2009 READ MORE


Da Earth
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Wanted: New Planet

If first you don’t succeed, get a new planet. A new World Wildlife Fund survey has found that, given the current rate of global consumption and taking into account the capacity of the Earth to regenerate its own resources, the human species will need an entirely new planet by mid-2030 to keep up with our demand for resources and waste disposal.

Posted on Oct 29, 2008 READ MORE


Virgin Galactic
AP photo / Stefano Paltera

Virgin Galactic’s High-Flying Mother Ship Unveiled

Sometime soon, thrill-seekers with the funds and the desire to plunk down $200K to experience four minutes of weightlessness more than 60 miles above the Earth will have the chance, thanks to Virgin CEO and astro-preneur Richard Branson.

Posted on Jul 28, 2008 READ MORE


Pope Benedict XVI
AP photo / Andrew Brownbill

Pope: ‘Insatiable Consumption’ Depleting Earth’s Resources

Pope Benedict XVI hit a green note Thursday, pontificating (har har) about the environment to a crowd of pilgrims at the Roman Catholic Church’s youth festival in Sydney, Australia, and making good on his eco-friendly nickname, “the green pope.”

Posted on Jul 17, 2008 READ MORE


Doomsday Fears Over Strange Matter

Could a scientific experiment 14 years and $8 billion in the making produce a tiny black hole that could eat the Earth? Or reduce the planet to a dead mass of “strange matter”? Two critics say yes and have sued in federal court to stop the Large Hadron Collider from smashing protons together this summer.

Posted on Mar 29, 2008 READ MORE


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Space Object Implicated in Widespread Illness

Roughly 600 Peruvian townspeople are suffering a variety of ailments, from headaches to vomiting, after visiting the crash site of a mysterious fireball that fell from the heavens. Scientists are en route to analyze the object, which they believe is simply a meteorite.

Posted on Sep 18, 2007 READ MORE


Al Gore
businessinnovationinsider.com

Ad Agencies Vie for Gore’s Green Campaign

Signaling a sea change in the advertising business, four top-tier ad agencies are lining up to pitch to former Vice President Al Gore in hopes of landing the account for his Alliance for Climate Protection and helping Gore design a multimedia global warming campaign with a whopping $100-million annual budget.  The takeaway, according to AdAge:  Global warming is hot on Madison Avenue.

Posted on Aug 27, 2007 READ MORE


How Flying Saucers Could Save the World

It may sound like science fiction, but researchers are working on a number of bizarre emergency plans to fight global warming, including a mock volcano that spews reflective dust and a solar shade made up of a trillion flying saucers. Scientists have been hesitant to discuss such “geoengineering” schemes, but they may be our only hope if humans fail to curb emissions or the crisis turns out to be worse than predicted.

Posted on Mar 18, 2007 READ MORE


Earth

‘This Pale Blue Dot’

This Carl Sagan tribute video really puts things in perspective. Just remember that all war, tragedy and hatred take place on a tiny blue speck in the middle of nowhere, and we have the power to do something about it.

Posted on Mar 7, 2007 READ MORE


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chasingmidnight.com

Doomsday Clock Nears Midnight

On Wednesday the “doomsday clock” ticked two minutes closer to midnight as the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists assessed threats from nuclear proliferation and global warming. Meant to signify humanity’s proximity to a major global catastrophe, the clock is currently set to 11:55 p.m.

Posted on Jan 17, 2007 READ MORE


Google Earth
C|net News

Google Maps the Election

Google will release an election tool for its popular 3-D mapping software “Google Earth,” enabling users to view congressional districts and related campaign information.

Posted on Oct 23, 2006 READ MORE


Arnold and Richard

Truthdiggers of the Week: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Richard Branson

Truthdig salutes the California governor and the Virgin empire founder for their leadership in the fight against global warming.

Posted on Sep 29, 2006 READ MORE


Richard Branson and Bill Clinton
From the NYT

Earth’s Temperature Hottest in 12,000 Years

Even scarier than the 12,000 figure: Earth is within one degree Celsius of the maximum temperature of the past million years. (Above: Richard Branson pledges $3 billion to the Clinton Global Initiative to fund research into alternative energy sources.)

Posted on Sep 25, 2006 READ MORE


Vanatu Man
From AFP/ Marc Le Chelard

Vanuatu Is World’s Happiest Country, Study Finds

The AP reports: “The tiny South Pacific Ocean archipelago of Vanuatu is the happiest country on Earth, according to a study published measuring people’s wellbeing and their impact on the environment.”

Zimbabwe came in last of the 178 ranked countries. The U.S. came in at a dismal 150th. Of the G8 industrial powers, Italy scored highest at 60th.

Posted on Jul 12, 2006 READ MORE


Earth
From Raw Story

Study: High Earth Temperatures Manmade, Not Natural

The National Academy of Sciences, reviewing a broad swath of scientific studies, concludes that the presently high temperature of the Earth is due to human action, not cyclical natural temperature spikes.

Posted on Jun 22, 2006 READ MORE


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Time: Earth Is at the Tipping Point

Time magazine’s special report on global warming is so worrisome that even a Bush administration scientist might take notice.

Posted on Mar 27, 2006 READ MORE


Earth on Fast Track to Warming

Greenhouse gases are being released into the atmosphere at a rate 30 times faster than the rate of emissions that caused a period of intense warming in the Earth’s past, concludes a scientific panel in St. Louis.

Posted on Feb 20, 2006 READ MORE


Last Year Was Warmest on Record

With the announcement coming from a source like NASA, we expect Bush to get so upset that he’ll forget to work out. | story

Posted on Jan 24, 2006 READ MORE


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