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The Most Horrifying Industrial Disasters of All Time

The Most Horrifying Industrial Disasters of All Time | LeeKrekeler | Scoop.it
Natural disasters have claimed countless human lives throughout history, with their unexpected waves of destruction.
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Breathtaking and Horrifying Images of Nature's Destructive Power

Breathtaking and Horrifying Images of Nature's Destructive Power | LeeKrekeler | Scoop.it
There's nothing more terrible to witness than a huge natural disaster. When the elements turn against us, it's the ultimate reminder that we're not in control over this planet as much as we like to believe.
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What are Some of the Effects of Deforestation? (with pictures)

What are Some of the Effects of Deforestation? (with pictures) | LeeKrekeler | Scoop.it
The main effects of deforestation are the loss of biodiversity, local climate change, and the emission of large amounts of carbon...
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Not even the deepest sea creatures will escape climate change

Not even the deepest sea creatures will escape climate change | LeeKrekeler | Scoop.it
Climate models are now predicting a "staggering" catastrophe for deep sea marine life — a stark warning that even our planet's most remote ecosystems are not immune from the ravages of climate change.
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New clues about what caused the collapse of Mayan civilization

New clues about what caused the collapse of Mayan civilization | LeeKrekeler | Scoop.it
The abandoned cities and giant monuments of the Maya, found throughout the Yucatán, are one of the greatest mysteries in human history. Why did this great empire collapse suddenly in 950 AD, leaving its massive urban centers to be consumed by jungle?
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Explore the Shocking Effects of Climate Change on 6 Continents | Mashable.com

Explore the Shocking Effects of Climate Change on 6 Continents | Mashable.com | LeeKrekeler | Scoop.it

Climate change isn't an issue for any one government or any one region. Carbon pollution has taken a devastating toll across the planet, from floods in Manila to droughts in Australia.

 

To learn about the global reach of the environmental changes caused by human behavior, take a world tour with the six videos that premiered during Climate Reality Project's 24 Hours of Reality: The Cost of Carbon.


Mashable is proud to partner with the Climate Reality Project for its third annual 24 Hours of Reality. After joining Al Gore for a kick-off Hangout on Monday, we hosted Meetups on Tuesday, where our community came together to discuss changes we can make to reduce our individual carbon footprints.

 

If you haven't tuned in yet, 24 Hours of Reality: The Cost of Carbon continues until 2 p.m. ET Wednesday and will conclude with a musical performance by singer/songwriter Richie Sambora ("Living on a Prayer," "You Give Love a Bad Name"). The social conversation, however, promises to continue long after with the hashtag #CostOfCarbon on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

 

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Europe's prawn obsession 'devastating' local communities in Bangladesh - news - The Ecologist

Europe's prawn obsession 'devastating' local communities in Bangladesh - news - The Ecologist | LeeKrekeler | Scoop.it
Campaign group calls for a consumer boycott of tropical prawns to stop environmental pollution and human rights abuse in Bangladesh

The popularity of tropical shrimp – often marketed as scampi, giant shrimp, gambas or tiger prawns - is having a devastating impact on local communities in Bangladesh, reveals a new investigation produced in conjunction with the Ecologist's film partner.

Sales of frozen prawns have soared in recent years, eaten deep-fried, in stir-fries or as sushi.

Global production now exceeds 1.3 million tonnes a year and on the face of it provides much-needed trade for the poor exporting countries, such as Bangladesh.

But a new investigation reveals that far from being of economic benefit to Bangladesh, shrimp farming causes pollution, degradation of agricultural land and loss of mangrove ecosystems protecting coastal communities against storm floods.

 

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Climate and Environmental Changes Affect the Occurrence of Diseases ... - Science Daily (press release)

“Climate and Environmental Changes Affect the Occurrence of Diseases ...Science Daily (press release)... in general affected by the climate becoming "wilder, wetter and warmer"?”
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How Artificial Reefs Help Nature Restore Itself - Book Your Dive

How Artificial Reefs Help Nature Restore Itself  - Book Your Dive | LeeKrekeler | Scoop.it
“ Want to know more about Artificial Reefs? This blog describes more what Artificial Reefs are, where to find them and how they are built.”
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How the Cavefish Lost Its Eyes

How the Cavefish Lost Its Eyes | LeeKrekeler | Scoop.it
Pictured above is a very peculiar fish that lives in a few North American caves. It looks very much like other fish, except in one respect: it has no eyes.
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Photos of Germany's worst flood in years presage a watery future

Photos of Germany's worst flood in years presage a watery future | LeeKrekeler | Scoop.it
Weeks of torrential rainfall have sent water levels skyrocketing throughout central Europe.
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How to Clean Up Deadly Space Junk Before Disaster Strikes

How to Clean Up Deadly Space Junk Before Disaster Strikes | LeeKrekeler | Scoop.it
Hit film Gravity offers a hyper-realistic portrait of life in space, including the possibility that an avalanche of space debris could be fatal. This is a real threat, so we'd better be ready.
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The Earth Is a Machine

The Earth Is a Machine | LeeKrekeler | Scoop.it
The more we learn about ecosystems, the more obvious it becomes that we won't save the Earth until we admit that our planet is a giant, incredibly complex machine that can be programmed. And, with enough study, it can be reprogrammed, too.
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Here's what 25 feet of sea-level rise would do to the U.S. west coast

A few months ago, Pittsburgh artist Nickolay Lamm that revealed what 25 feet of sea level rise might look like at a variety of East Coast tourist destinations.
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Deforestation in the Amazon Could Create Massive Droughts in United States

Deforestation in the Amazon Could Create Massive Droughts in United States | LeeKrekeler | Scoop.it
Photo: International Center for Tropical Agriculture/Flickr
 
More than ever, we understand that environmental changes in one part of the world can have ripple effects far away—and in ways which might seem unexpected.

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How Mass-Produced Meat Turned Phosphorus Into #Pollution #RunOffs

How Mass-Produced Meat Turned Phosphorus Into #Pollution #RunOffs | LeeKrekeler | Scoop.it
“ Excess phosphorus can run off into streams and lakes and become an ecological disaster.”
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3D-printed artificial reefs bring back sea life in Persian Gulf

3D-printed artificial reefs bring back sea life in Persian Gulf | LeeKrekeler | Scoop.it
“ The technology let scientists create reef structures that were very close to their natural counterparts.”
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World ocean systems undermined by climate change by 2100

World ocean systems undermined by climate change by 2100 | LeeKrekeler | Scoop.it
“An ambitious new study describes the full chain of events by which ocean biogeochemical changes triggered by manmade greenhouse gas emissions may cascade through marine habitats and organisms, penetrating to the deep ocean and eventually...”
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Mapping the mysteries of South Australia's giant cuttlefish decline - ABC Local

Mapping the mysteries of South Australia's giant cuttlefish decline - ABC Local | LeeKrekeler | Scoop.it
Mapping the mysteries of South Australia's giant cuttlefish decline ABC Local "There's a range of biotic, like predator prey, interactions [and] abiotic things like temperature and other things that have been put forward as contributing to the...
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