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Scientists Paint a Grim Picture of Earth’s Condition

A group of scientists is warning that the Earth—beset by environmental destruction, climate change and unbridled population growth—is heading for a tipping point that, once passed, will unleash a catastrophic breakdown in the planet’s biosphere that will bode ill for all creatures—including man—that call it home.

Posted on Jun 7, 2012 READ MORE



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Fishermen Test Troubled Gulf Waters

Americans get half of their shrimp from the Gulf of Mexico, but that was before it was contaminated by 190 million gallons of oil and 2 million gallons of chemical dispersant. Shrimp season officially started Monday, but it will be some time before we know whether the ravaged Gulf waters—and American appetites—are up to it.

Posted on Aug 16, 2010 READ MORE



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Forget Polar Bears, We’re Killing Our Food

Scientists once thought all that carbon dioxide that humans have been pumping into the atmosphere since the Industrial Revolution kicked off might be good for plants (even if it hotboxes the planet in the process), but recent studies show we have a lot to worry about. (continued)

Posted on May 16, 2010 READ MORE



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Massive Undersea Oil Plumes Spell Trouble

What’s 10 miles long, 3 miles wide and 300 feet thick? The largest of a set of enormous oil plumes deep in the Gulf of Mexico that suggests that leakage from the broken undersea well could be substantially worse than the government and BP originally thought.

Posted on May 16, 2010 READ MORE



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Global Warming on the Move

A new study says that global warming is on the move at the pace of a quarter of a mile each year, a seemingly minor shift that could have major consequences for plant and animal species that cannot easily adapt to rising temperatures.

Posted on Dec 26, 2009 READ MORE


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Global Ecosystems Face ‘Collapse’

If the rate of consumption of the Earth’s natural resources continues apace, two planets will be needed to meet global demand by 2050, warns the environmental group WWF.

Posted on Oct 24, 2006 READ MORE


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