A report in New Scientist describes new research from the University of Alberta, Canada, showing more polar bears are starving. There’s been a three-fold increase over the past 20 years.
There’s no debate, it’s been over for quite some time. Global warming is happening, we’re causing it, and it’s getting worse, fast. So, I hope you’ll study up on the copious amount of science out there on the problem.
Researchers in the journal Nature argued this week that one of the most effective ways to tackle global warming will be to take carbon dioxide right out of the atmosphere.
CNN laid off its entire science and environment reporting team yesterday. It strikes me that nixing environment reporting in times like these is to handicap an organization’s ability to cover some of the biggest stories, period.
British lawyers who are calling for the creation of an international court, much like the International Court of Justice at The Hague, to enforce climate treaties and punish states that neglect the environment, among other things.
Mr. Obama has been quoted as saying he wants to restore America to a leadership position on climate change, which many countries have been hoping for, for a long time.
The EPA has removed the Carribean monk seal from the Endangered Species List. But not because it’s recovered and thriving. Nope. It’s extinct.
In a sense, Dreher says, Wendell Berry has been ahead of his time, and now he’s right on time. Berry’s belief that we must stop consuming beyond our means echoes the calls of environmentalists these days, who urge us to eat locally and tap local sources for alternative fuels.
While on assignment, I discovered that the Jefferson County Public School system is unveiling two new environmental studies magnet programs at Cane Run and Portland elementary schools. Also, six JCPS high schools currently offer AP level environmental science classes.
Whichever image comes to mind, you have to hand it to the adventurous–and slightly nutty–competitors in the Escape from Berkeley race. Competitors race from Berkeley to Las Vegas (about a 600 mile drive) in a vehicle that runs on anything but petroleum-based fuels.