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Yale Environment 360: Brazilian President Vetoes Controversial Changes to Forest Code

Yale Environment 360: Brazilian President Vetoes Controversial Changes to Forest Code | Global environmental change | Scoop.it
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has vetoed controversial changes to the nation's Forest Code http://t.co/olu6jI5O #Brazil #Forestcode...
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Yale Environment 360: Street Lights Can Cause Long-Term Ecological Changes, Study Says

Yale Environment 360: Street Lights Can Cause Long-Term Ecological Changes, Study Says | Global environmental change | Scoop.it
Street lights can cause long-term ecological changes, study says http://t.co/aAFN8X6A #ecology...
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Rare brown argus butterflies are benefiting from Climate Change

The once rare brown argus butterfly is on the move , expanding its range and numbers in the U.K.
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Italy's earthquake is disastrous for parmesan production | Patricia Michelson

Italy's earthquake is disastrous for parmesan production | Patricia Michelson | Global environmental change | Scoop.it
Parmigiano has long been revered as a perfect ingredient, but it will be years before farmers can recover from this earthquakeAs if there is not enough to worry about in Europe with the euro, the earthquake in northern Italy has made an enormous...
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Global Scarcity: Scramble for Dwindling Natural Resources by Diane Toomey: Yale Environment 360

Global Scarcity: Scramble for Dwindling Natural Resources by Diane Toomey: Yale Environment 360 | Global environmental change | Scoop.it
National security expert Michael Klare believes the struggle for the world’s resources will be one of the defining political and environmental realities of the 21st century.
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Scientists Fuel Future Research With Crowdfunding

Scientists Fuel Future Research With Crowdfunding | Global environmental change | Scoop.it
Modern technology has enabled anyone with an internet connection to communicate to people all over the world and access virtually limitless information.  One such creative innovation, crowdfunding, a relatively new phenomenon that uses the Internet to source funding from anyone who believes in the cause.

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The Science of Social Pressure

Could your social network influence your behavior? | IStock photo. By now you’ve undoubtedly heard that Facebook allows people to share their organ donor status.
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A chance to move the GM debate on

A chance to move the GM debate on | Global environmental change | Scoop.it
Ian Sample: It's hard to imagine campaigners and scientists will resolve their differences, but they must seize this opportunity for open dialogue...
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Fracking Causes Rise in Natural Gas Flaring

By Henning Gloystein and Alessandra PrenticeLONDON (Reuters) - The shale energy boom is fuelling a rise in the burning of waste gas after years of decline, a World Bank source told Reuters ahead of the release of new data, giving environmentalists...
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Study shows adaptive capacity of reef corals to climate change may be widespread

Study shows adaptive capacity of reef corals to climate change may be widespread | Global environmental change | Scoop.it
Large-scale global survey of corals by Univ. of Miami using high sensitivity genetic analysis shows many coral species can host multiple algal symbionts -- including some thought to help survive warming oceans.
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Mike Knapton and Tom Pierce: Doctors should take a leading role in tackling climate change

Mike Knapton and Tom Pierce: Doctors should take a leading role in tackling climate change | Global environmental change | Scoop.it
The recent Cambridge University Leadership Programme looked at sustainable development in health services worldwide.
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Science must be liberated from the paywalls of publishers

Science must be liberated from the paywalls of publishers | Global environmental change | Scoop.it
Stephen Curry: Research that is funded by the public should be freely available to all – a move to open access modes of publication is overdue...
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China's grain at risk from climate change

China's agricultural security is at risk from climate change and the selling of arable lands.
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Universities must lead the way on the sustainability agenda - The Guardian (blog)

Universities must lead the way on the sustainability agenda - The Guardian (blog) | Global environmental change | Scoop.it
The Guardian (blog)Universities must lead the way on the sustainability agendaThe Guardian (blog)This has to start with staff training and preparation.

Via Paola Fiore | Sustainability Expert
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Youth Sustainability Challenge

Youth Sustainability Challenge | Global environmental change | Scoop.it
What are you doing to promote sustainability in your community? Share your story and enter the video challenge.
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Dilma must veto Brazil's new forest code

Dilma must veto Brazil's new forest code | Global environmental change | Scoop.it
The president must honour her pledge to protect the Amazon rainforest and block the pending land-use legislationA new land-use law proposed by a faction controlled by parochial and rural interests and passed by Brazilian legislators in April...
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Map of Life Website Will Catalog and Track Every Plant and Animal Species

Map of Life Website Will Catalog and Track Every Plant and Animal Species | Global environmental change | Scoop.it
This new project will show the current known location of every plant and animal species but will also track changes to populations due to things like climate change.
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Good news: some companies are truly leading the way in sustainability

Good news: some companies are truly leading the way in sustainability | Global environmental change | Scoop.it
For a growing number of companies, going green is now a core business strategy. What do these companies leading the way in environmental sustainability have in common?

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Digging into Climate Change, U.S. Students Find More Than Science: Scientific American

Digging into Climate Change, U.S. Students Find More Than Science: Scientific American | Global environmental change | Scoop.it
Using field trips, editorial cartoons and even parent objections, four innovative teachers are bringing global warming out of the science classroom...

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A conference on sustainability. Hiroshima, Japan. Call for Papers

A conference on sustainability. Hiroshima, Japan. Call for Papers | Global environmental change | Scoop.it
The International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability will be held 23 - 25 January 2013 at the International Conference Center Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan. This interdisciplinary ...
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Argentina and the magic soybean: the commodity export boom that wasn't | Mark Weisbrot

Argentina and the magic soybean: the commodity export boom that wasn't | Mark Weisbrot | Global environmental change | Scoop.it

Argentina's record levels of employment and massive reductions in poverty have little to do with exports. One of the great myths about the Argentine economy that is repeated nearly every day is that the rapid growth of the Argentine economy during...

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The new geopolitics of global warming — The Daily Climate

The new geopolitics of global warming — The Daily Climate | Global environmental change | Scoop.it

Energy security and climate change present massive threats to global security, military planners say, with connections and consequences spanning the world.
Some scientists have linked the Arab Spring uprisings to high food prices caused by the failed Russian wheat crop in 2010, a result of an unparalleled heat wave. The predicted effects of climate change are also expected to hit developing nations particularly hard, raising the importance of supporting humanitarian response efforts and infrastructure improvements.

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Integrating Sustainability Into Strategy, Governance and Employee Engagement

Integrating Sustainability Into Strategy, Governance and Employee Engagement | Global environmental change | Scoop.it
Suzanne Fallender, director of CSR Strategy and Communications for Intel “We have been doing a lot of things around sustainability for a very long time,” says Suzanne Fallender, director of CSR (corporate social responsibility) Strategy and...
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CDC - Blogs - Your Health – Your Environment Blog – Earth Day: What is Environmental Public Health?

CDC - Blogs - Your Health – Your Environment Blog – Earth Day: What is Environmental Public Health? | Global environmental change | Scoop.it
CDC - Blogs - Your Health – Your Environment Blog – Earth Day: What is Environmental Public Health?
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World Bank Pushes for 'Green Accounting' by Nations

Botswana's diamond mining sector accounts for 31 percent of the country's economic output -- and a glistening De Beers five-diamond bracelet sells online for $1,500.
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