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Arctic Sea Ice News and Analysis | Sea ice data updated daily with one-day lag

Arctic Sea Ice News and Analysis | Sea ice data updated daily with one-day lag | Green Face | Scoop.it

Answers to your burning questions about ice and climate.

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Les mausolées, "remparts protecteurs" de Tombouctou, détruits par Ansar Eddine

Les mausolées, "remparts protecteurs" de Tombouctou, détruits par Ansar Eddine | Green Face | Scoop.it
Les islamistes d'Ansar Eddine ont commencé à détruire samedi et dimanche les mausolées de Tombouctou. Le procureur de la CPI évoque un "crime de guerre".
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Famed Galapagos tortoise dies

Famed Galapagos tortoise dies | Green Face | Scoop.it
The giant tortoise Lonesome George, whose failed efforts to produce offspring made him a symbol of disappearing species, was found dead on Sunday, officials at the Galapagos National Park announced.
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Have No Friends? It Might Be BPA’s Fault

Have No Friends? It Might Be BPA’s Fault | Green Face | Scoop.it
Among potentially toxic chemical compounds, few have been vilified in the public eye as much as BPA, an estrogen-mimicking compound used in plastic production that acts as an endocrine disrupter and has been linked to obesity, neurological changes,...
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China’s actions are crucial on climate change - MIT News Office

China’s actions are crucial on climate change - MIT News Office | Green Face | Scoop.it
Research shows China’s impact on climate change, as well as its potential to shape the path forward.
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Excessive Water Use ‘Threatening Business in Major Economies’ | Western Sustainability and Pollution Prevention Network

Excessive Water Use ‘Threatening Business in Major Economies’ | Western Sustainability and Pollution Prevention Network | Green Face | Scoop.it
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Fusion for the Future: ITER. The radioactive issue

Fusion for the Future: ITER. The radioactive issue | Green Face | Scoop.it

This technology is not perfect though because while some may claim that a fusion reactor would create no dangerous radioactive material in fact it would produce some radioactive material that would need to be handled.

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The competitive advantage of green grids

The competitive advantage of green grids | Green Face | Scoop.it
As Greenpeace attacks Apple for the coal clouds firing its data centers, green grids from Iceland to Quebec are attracting some surprising new customers. All kilowatt-hours are no longer created equal.
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'Gaia' scientist James Lovelock: I was 'alarmist' about climate change

'Gaia' scientist James Lovelock: I was 'alarmist' about climate change | Green Face | Scoop.it
James Lovelock, the maverick scientist who became a guru to the environmental movement with his “Gaia” theory of the Earth as a single organism, has admitted to being “alarmist” about climate change and says other environmental commentators, such ...
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Motion Picture Trailer - One Day on Earth

Motion Picture Trailer - One Day on Earth | Green Face | Scoop.it
One Day on Earth is a social network...

and yesterday April 22 was Earth Day. 

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Plans afoot to tap Iceland's geothermal energy with 745-mile cable

Plans afoot to tap Iceland's geothermal energy with 745-mile cable | Green Face | Scoop.it
A proposed high voltage electrical cable running across the floor of the North Atlantic Ocean to Iceland to tap the country's surplus volcanic geothermal energy would become the world's longest underwater electrical cable, if it goes ahead.
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How Science Failed During the Gulf Oil Disaster

How Science Failed During the Gulf Oil Disaster | Green Face | Scoop.it

the ruptured Macondo well spewed oil and gas nearly a mile beneath the surface of the Gulf of Mexico. That was aqua incognita to the oil industry.

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Column: Why the extreme weather?

Column: Why the extreme weather? | Green Face | Scoop.it
Richard Alley: Could it be acts of nature? Or climate change? Science is not certain, but we're rolling the dice in a very serious game.
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Au Liban, un port phénicien détruit par des promoteurs

Au Liban, un port phénicien détruit par des promoteurs | Green Face | Scoop.it

Beyrouth est de nouveau confrontée à la destruction de son patrimoine. Le démantèlement d’un édifice vieux de 3000 ans provoque l’indignation.

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'Peak hour' looming on humpback highway

'Peak hour' looming on humpback highway | Green Face | Scoop.it
THE migration may be running late but sightseers are in for a whale of a party.
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How Climate Change Was Removed From the Agenda of the Rio+20 Summit - The ITT List

How Climate Change Was Removed From the Agenda of the Rio+20 Summit - The ITT List | Green Face | Scoop.it

The original framework of U.N. climate negotiations was all but abandoned in favor of a new global pact that may or may not be negotiated by 2015 and may or may not be legally binding

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Is there a Japanese plan to evacuate 40 million people?

Is there a Japanese plan to evacuate 40 million people? | Green Face | Scoop.it

Russian diplomats were “stunned” after being told by their Japanese counterparts that upwards of 40 million of their peoples  in “extreme danger” of life-threatening radiation poisoning  could very well likely be faced with forced evacuations.

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Marita Noon - Wind Energy: The Next Green Black-Hole

Marita Noon - Wind Energy: The Next Green Black-Hole | Green Face | Scoop.it
The wind energy industry has been having a hard time.
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NASA - Decades of Data Show Spring Advancing Faster Than Experiments Suggest

NASA - Decades of Data Show Spring Advancing Faster Than Experiments Suggest | Green Face | Scoop.it
Plants are leafing and flowering sooner each year than predicted by controlled experiments designed to predict plant responses to rising temperatures.
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Coal's Future Is Rocky at Best

Coal's Future Is Rocky at Best | Green Face | Scoop.it

In 1985 coal accounted for 57 percent of all power generated in the U.S. Last year it was 42 percent. 

Good news ? Not really if it's to make more room to shale gas... 

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8 Ways Global Warming Is Already Changing The World

8 Ways Global Warming Is Already Changing The World | Green Face | Scoop.it

Over the last 100 years, global temperatures have warmed by about 0.74° on average. The change may seem minor, but it's happening very quickly — more than half of it since 1979.

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Our grand children will toast. Lucky us !

Our grand children will toast. Lucky us ! | Green Face | Scoop.it

The concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere are increasing at an accelerating rate from decade to decade. accelerating from decade to decade.

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QR codes used to encourage citizens to adopt neighborhood trees | Springwise

The District of Columbia Department of Transportation’s Canopy Keepers project has hung QR codes on newly-planted trees in the state, enabling residents to easily sign up to care for them.

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Overcoming misunderstandings and misleading data in climate science - The Plainspoken Scientist - AGU Blogosphere

Overcoming misunderstandings and misleading data in climate science - The Plainspoken Scientist - AGU Blogosphere | Green Face | Scoop.it

Human burning of fossil fuels is warming the climate of the Earth. It’s logical and it’s based on fact.”

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