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.
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?
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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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.
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.
“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...”
Via Jocelyn Stoller
Bonnie Lee's insight:
How humans affect environmental changes and the oceans
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...
Bonnie Lee's insight:
Contributing factors to the decline of cuttlefish.
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