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Record-Setting Heat Across the U.S. in 2012

Record-Setting Heat Across the U.S. in 2012 | CP Environmental Science | Scoop.it
Map of which parts of the country were warmest.
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Maine's lobster explosion an economic boon, biodiversity bust | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Maine's lobster explosion an economic boon, biodiversity bust | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram | CP Environmental Science | Scoop.it
A marine biologist warns that the loss of large fish could make the Gulf of Maine unsuitable for lobster.
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Geothermal Energy Advocates Hope Systems Get a Second Look

Geothermal Energy Advocates Hope Systems Get a Second Look | CP Environmental Science | Scoop.it
Digging geothermal wells can be expensive and difficult, and the systems have been slow to catch on in New York City, but the benefits may eventually outweigh the costs.
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Is Climate Change Responsible For Sandy? : NPR

To what extent was climate change behind the formation of the superstorm Sandy? Did it make the storm worse than it otherwise would have been?  You can listen to the story.

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Rachel Carson’s Lessons, 50 Years After ‘Silent Spring’

Rachel Carson’s Lessons, 50 Years After ‘Silent Spring’ | CP Environmental Science | Scoop.it

Rachel Carson, who warned of pesticides’ toll on nature in “Silent Spring” 50 years ago, offered an indelible example of the power of individual action.  This is a great article, espcially about the power of the individual.

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Net-Zero Energy Home Could Make Utility Bills a Thing of the Past

Net-Zero Energy Home Could Make Utility Bills a Thing of the Past | CP Environmental Science | Scoop.it
A government funded energy-efficiency lab shows how a home can generate as much energy as it uses.
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Sufficient wind energy available to meet global demands without damaging climate

Sufficient wind energy available to meet global demands without damaging climate | CP Environmental Science | Scoop.it
Sufficient wind energy available to meet global demands without damaging climate...
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The World Needs Wolves

The World Needs Wolves | CP Environmental Science | Scoop.it
Wolves and other predators have a powerful effect on the well-being of the ecosystems around them.
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How ‘Silent Spring’ Ignited the Environmental Movement

How ‘Silent Spring’ Ignited the Environmental Movement | CP Environmental Science | Scoop.it
What was it that allowed Rachel Carson to capture the public imagination and to forge America’s environmental consciousness?
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The Farm Bill Should Help the Planet, Not Just Crops

The Farm Bill Should Help the Planet, Not Just Crops | CP Environmental Science | Scoop.it
The proposed farm bill — Senate- or House-style, take your pick — would make American agriculture’s climate problem worse.
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Arctic Resources, Exposed by Warming, Set Off Competition

Arctic Resources, Exposed by Warming, Set Off Competition | CP Environmental Science | Scoop.it
The jockeying among nations has begun as areas of the Arctic once regarded as barren wastelands now offer an abundance of oil, gas and minerals.
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Maine tidal turbine goes online, first in North America | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Maine tidal turbine goes online, first in North America | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram | CP Environmental Science | Scoop.it
The turbine at the bottom of Cobscook Bay can generate 180 kilowatts of electricity, enough to power 30 homes.
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Artificial bat cave built to combat killer disease | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Artificial bat cave built to combat killer disease | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram | CP Environmental Science | Scoop.it
Unlike natural caves, it will be cleaned annually to keep the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome from reaching lethal levels.
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Asian Cities’ Air Quality Getting Worse, Experts Warn

Asian Cities’ Air Quality Getting Worse, Experts Warn | CP Environmental Science | Scoop.it
Pollution levels in 70 percent of the cities examined were found to exceed even the most lenient of several targets recommended by the World Health Organization.
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Rising Seas, Vanishing Coastlines

Rising Seas, Vanishing Coastlines | CP Environmental Science | Scoop.it
Hurricane Sandy offered a preview of the dangers to come as the planet warms.
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Sandy Raises Questions About Climate And The Future : NPR

If you ask climate scientist Radley Horton, it's difficult to say that Hurricane Sandy was directly caused by climate change, but he says there are strong connections between the two. There is a 12 minute interview you can listen to.

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Sandy Leaves Long List Of Health Threats : NPR

Sandy Leaves Long List Of Health Threats : NPR | CP Environmental Science | Scoop.it
Public health officials are warning that people in areas devastated by Sandy face many risks in the storm's aftermath. They are urging people to protect themselves from health threats in the water, air and even their refrigerators.
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Chaos, pain in Sandy's wake | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Chaos, pain in Sandy's wake | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram | CP Environmental Science | Scoop.it

At least 55 people are dead, 8 million are without power, entire neighborhoods have been destroyed and thousands have been displaced. Sandy resulted in mild damage to Maine, but severe damage to NY & NJ.

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Building powered by algae growing on its facade | KurzweilAI

Building powered by algae growing on its facade | KurzweilAI | CP Environmental Science | Scoop.it
The very first building in the world with a shading system consisting of live micro-algae is being built in the suburb of Wilhemsburg in Hamburg.
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Want a more substantive Obama-Romney debate on energy and climate? Read this.

Want a more substantive Obama-Romney debate on energy and climate? Read this. | CP Environmental Science | Scoop.it

Read about Romney and Obama's real positions on energy and climate change.  This is the details they didn't even touch on during the debates or during the campaign (which says a lot itself).  Topics summarized here: Climate change, Government funding for research, Energy efficiency; Oil independence

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Nuclear industry stalls under its own waste | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Nuclear industry stalls under its own waste | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram | CP Environmental Science | Scoop.it
New reactor projects hit a wall over the old issue of long-term storage of used radioactive fuel.
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How Green Was My Lawn

How Green Was My Lawn | CP Environmental Science | Scoop.it
Environmentalism, which became a prominent issue after the publication of “Silent Spring” in 1962, has lost its once enthusiastic backing.
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Large fish kill reported in western Maine lake | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Large fish kill reported in western Maine lake | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram | CP Environmental Science | Scoop.it
The fish kill in Lake Auburn began late last week and involves lake trout and other deep-dwelling lake fish.
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Death Valley recognized as world's hottest spot | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Death Valley recognized as world's hottest spot | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram | CP Environmental Science | Scoop.it
The average daily high temperature in Death Valley last month was 113 degrees.
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Hunter kills record large bear in Maine | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

The 699-pound bear crushed a nearly 20-year-old record.
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