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Greenland's Melting Ice Problem May Be Far Worse Than We Realized

Greenland's Melting Ice Problem May Be Far Worse Than We Realized | Sustainable Living | Scoop.it
Greenland's massive ice sheet may be in more serious peril from climate change than scientists previously thought, a new study has found.
Studies agree that rising global temperatures are causing the ice sheet that covers most of the world's largest island to shrink. If the entire ice sheet were to melt, global sea levels could increase by as much as 23 feet.
But in a study published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change, researchers found that global warming is also undermining the ability of Greenland's "firn" to limit the effects of climate change.

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The Arctic a tipping point of greater global concern! 

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Carbon Emissions Stabilized In 2014

Carbon Emissions Stabilized In 2014 | Sustainable Living | Scoop.it
This story originally appeared on Climate Central.

Solar, wind and other renewables are making such a big difference in greenhouse gas emissions worldwide that global emissions from the energy sector flatlined during a time of economic growth for ...
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As encouraging as this may be... the increasing release of methane from seabed methane hydrates ... a 20 times more potent greenhouse gas is very worrying!!!

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Republicans Hit CIA On ... Climate Change?

Republicans Hit CIA On ... Climate Change? | Sustainable Living | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- The budgets of both the Central Intelligence Agency and the Department of Defense have landed themselves in the crosshairs of Republican budget slicers, but not for reasons you might expect: The GOP isn’t happy with the money the ...
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Communal living minimizes carbon footprint - Western Front

Communal living minimizes carbon footprint - Western Front | Sustainable Living | Scoop.it
Nestled in the fields of rural Missouri, the entire Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage uses only 10 percent of the resources used by an average American. 
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Food for thought?

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Last Hours: The Frightening Reality of Global Climate Change

A special segment of “Last Hours,” the frightening reality of global climate change, narrated by Thom Hartmann and Leonardo DiCaprio.
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The most urgent of times...the most urgent of message!!!

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California GMO Labeling Law Successfully Makes It on the Ballot

California GMO Labeling Law Successfully Makes It on the Ballot | Sustainable Living | Scoop.it
California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act makes it on the ballot for the November election...
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Can An Oil Company Ever Really Be Sustainable?

Can An Oil Company Ever Really Be Sustainable? | Sustainable Living | Scoop.it
Any sustainability gains Occidental Petroleum and other oil companies make really do not mean much.

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Ignore shocking decline of farm birds at our peril - opinion - 06 June 2012 - New Scientist

Ignore shocking decline of farm birds at our peril - opinion - 06 June 2012 - New Scientist | Sustainable Living | Scoop.it
Farmland bird numbers have halved in Europe in just three decades.
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Tiny, Electricity-Free Home Nurtures Inner Peace

Tiny, Electricity-Free Home Nurtures Inner Peace | Sustainable Living | Scoop.it
A tiny house without electricity or running water becomes a sanctuary for a couple seeking inner peace. We get a glimpes into this private, quiet world.
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Seventies Back-to-the-Land Pioneer Explores the Tiny House Movement

Seventies Back-to-the-Land Pioneer Explores the Tiny House Movement | Sustainable Living | Scoop.it
A former shelter editor for the Whole Earth Catalog discusses the new wave of the tiny house movement.
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Amory Lovins: A 50-year plan for energy | Video on TED.com

TED Talks In this intimate talk filmed at TED's offices, energy theorist Amory Lovins lays out the steps we must take to end the world's dependence on oil (before we run out).
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Arctic methane leaks threaten climate - environment - 22 April 2012 - New Scientist

Arctic methane leaks threaten climate - environment - 22 April 2012 - New Scientist | Sustainable Living | Scoop.it
Patches of methane over cracks in Arctic sea ice suggest that the greenhouse gas is escaping as ice retreats...
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Chickens Fed Caffeine, Banned Antibiotics, and Prozac Often Without The Farmer’s Knowledge

Chickens Fed Caffeine, Banned Antibiotics, and Prozac Often Without The Farmer’s Knowledge | Sustainable Living | Scoop.it
Factory farmed chicken feed laced with arsenic, prozac, tylenol, caffeine...
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Exxon’s Climate Concealment

Exxon’s Climate Concealment | Sustainable Living | Scoop.it
like the tobacco industry — Exxon chose the path of disinformation, denial and delay. More damagingly, the company set a model for the rest of the industry. More than 30 years ago, Exxon scientists acknowledged in internal company memos that climate change could be catastrophic. Today, scientists who say the exact same thing are ridiculed in the business community and on the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal.

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Brilliant must-read NY Times piece written by Naomi Oreskes

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Had Exxon been upfront at the time about the dangers of the greenhouse gases we were spewing into the atmosphere, we might have begun decades ago to develop a less carbon-intensive energy path to avert the worst impacts of a changing climate. Amazingly, politicians are still debating the reality of this threat, thanks in no small part to industry disinformation.

Government and academic scientists alerted policy makers to the potential threat of human-driven climate change in the 1960s and ’70s, but at that time climate change was still a prediction. By the late 1980s it had become an observed fact.

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that employs thousands of scientists and engineers and whose core business depends on their expertise — could be that confused about the science. We now know that they not only understood the science, but contributed to it.

As early as 1977, one of Exxon’s senior scientists warned a gathering of oilmen of a “general scientific agreement” that the burning of fossil fuels was influencing the climate. A year later, he had updated his assessment, warning that “present thinking holds that man has a time window of five to 10 years before the need for hard decisions regarding changes in energy strategies might become critical.”

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Tony Abbott doesn't believe in climate change, his business advisor says - RenewEconomy

Tony Abbott doesn't believe in climate change, his business advisor says - RenewEconomy | Sustainable Living | Scoop.it
Tony Abbott's exact position on climate change has been the source of some conjecture ever since his infamous "climate science is crap" comments.
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I leave it up to you on this one!

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Florida Bans ‘Climate Change'

In a shocking display of Orwellian policy it has been revealed that Florida Governor Rick Scott encouraged Environmental agencies to not use the words Global Warming or Climate Change as well...
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Talk about a Governor in a state of denial... this one is right out there in front. 

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Climate change to result in tasteless, poor-quality food

Climate change to result in tasteless, poor-quality food | Sustainable Living | Scoop.it
Appetite for Change, a report prepared by leading climate scientists David Karoly and Richard Eckard at the University of Melbourne, reveals the impact that shifting rainfall patterns, extreme weather, warming oceans, and climate-related diseases will have on the production, quality and cost of Australia's ...
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The puzzling flattening of carbon emissions and the problem of global growth

The puzzling flattening of carbon emissions and the problem of global growth | Sustainable Living | Scoop.it
There is another obvious and plausible explanation for the flat carbon emissions, namely, that the global economy did not grow by the stated percentage, that it may have grown only a fraction of that amount or not at all.
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How Solar is Giving African Kids Super Powers

How Solar is Giving African Kids Super Powers | Sustainable Living | Scoop.it
Cheap LED lanterns are transforming lives in Africa, allowing communities to leapfrog 20th Century technology and enter the solar age.
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Last Weekend, Half of Germany Was Running on Solar Power

Last Weekend, Half of Germany Was Running on Solar Power | Sustainable Living | Scoop.it
A world record is shattered, and the path made clearer for nations seeking to switch to renewable energy.
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16 Year Old Builds Tiny House for a Mortgage-Free Future (Video)

16 Year Old Builds Tiny House for a Mortgage-Free Future (Video) | Sustainable Living | Scoop.it
High school students may face a daunting economic climate, but one young man has built a tiny house to ensure himself a mortgage-free future.
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How to Build a Tiny, Mortgage-Free Home Using Cash Only

How to Build a Tiny, Mortgage-Free Home Using Cash Only | Sustainable Living | Scoop.it
Living off less than $20,000 a year, a San Francisco housekeeper builds himself a tiny house in paradise.
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Greenland Glaciers Now Moving to Sea 30% Faster Than 10 Years Ago

Greenland Glaciers Now Moving to Sea 30% Faster Than 10 Years Ago | Sustainable Living | Scoop.it
It sounds bad, but actually it's not a worst case scenario...
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Can We Feed the World and Sustain the Planet?: Scientific American

Can We Feed the World and Sustain the Planet?: Scientific American | Sustainable Living | Scoop.it
A five-step global plan could double food production by 2050 while greatly reducing environmental damage...
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An Aerial View of BPA: Where Are We Since the Rejected Ban?

An Aerial View of BPA: Where Are We Since the Rejected Ban? | Sustainable Living | Scoop.it
Where does the FDA stand on a BPA ban?...
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