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California town faces life with limited water

March 10th, 2014

The New York Times reports that Lake of the Woods, a small community north of Los Angeles, is running dry amid a deep California drought. Residents are changing water habits, but many worry about the future.

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‘Fracked’ residents call on Congress and the EPA to investigate water contamination

February 5th, 2014

Texas, Pennsylvania and Wyoming homeowners whose water has been contaminated by gas fracking operations called on Congress today to hold hearings about what they see as the natural gas industry’s widespread negative impacts on water, air and communities.

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California’s record drought is forcing a cattle sell-off

January 27th, 2014

The epic drought in California is forcing ranchers to sell their cattle because their pastures are too dry for grazing and it’s getting too expensive to feed them.

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Polar vortex in the US could be the result of global warming

January 8th, 2014

While the ongoing cold snap is breaking records from Minnesota to Florida, it will not go down in history as the most significant Arctic outbreak in U.S. history, not even by a longshot.

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How record cold can be caused by ‘global warming’

January 8th, 2014

Our current blast of extreme cold weather doesn’t seem to fit into the “global warming” story, except that it’s quite likely that the polar vortex visitation is a function of the warming Arctic circle.

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These 7 gifts are perfect for nature lovers

November 29th, 2013

Give back to nature by helping restore forests, oceans and wildlife. Your contribution will boomerang back in countless ways, curbing climate change, teaching kids about the outdoors, feeding endangered monarch butterflies, making space for whales and even helping tree farmers. All you’ll get is that lousy T-shirt. (But this year, they’re actually pretty cool.)

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See the drowning paradise island nation that faces extinction

November 21st, 2013

The Pacific island nation of Kiribati looks like a paradise but its days are numbered. As global climate change causes the oceans to rise, these low-lying atolls are losing ground with each passing year…but Kiribati faces a more immediate crisis.

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24 Hours of Climate Reality: Fossil fuel polluters are causing havoc and must pay a ‘carbon price’

October 22nd, 2013

Al Gore’s 24 Hours of Climate Reality, a look at how climate change is costing billions around the globe, kicked off today, with segments covering North America and South America. Featured calamities include: Hurricane Sandy, Colorado’s recent flooding and drought in Mexico where farmers can no longer grow corn.

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Yale event examines climate change in New England and asks ‘what’s next’?

October 22nd, 2013

How will global warming affect New England in the 21st century and how is the region preparing for the coming changes?

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Researchers predict violent response to global warming

September 27th, 2013

Researchers in California say climate change could spur an increase in global violence by as much as 50 percent over the next 40 years if current temperature trends continue.

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Colorado begins clean up, damage assessment following extreme storms

September 18th, 2013

Response crews have begun to assess damage as the floodwaters begin to recede in Colorado. With many areas still inaccessible, officials told the Associated Press that it is difficult to get a thorough understanding of the devastation’s scope.

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Watch Carl Sagan warn that greenhouse gases cause global warming (in 1990!)

September 16th, 2013

Carl Sagan was the featured speaker at the Interparliamentary Conference on the Global Environment in 1990. More that 40 countries met to discuss strategies on key issues.

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