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Nov 7, 2016

Strange Pumping Effect above Asia Threatens the Ozone Layer — By Jane Qiu | Scientific American

Posted by in category: environmental

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“Until a few years ago “we thought human activities had little impact on the stratosphere,” says Jean-Paul Vernier, a remote-sensing expert at the NASA Langley Research Center.”

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Nov 2, 2016

Powerwall 2 & Solar Roof Launch | Tesla

Posted by in categories: energy, environmental, solar power, sustainability

Oct. 28 2016 Telsa Solar City Launch

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Oct 16, 2016

The Biggest Threat to NASA’s Future Is the Ocean — By Maddie Stone | Gizmodo

Posted by in categories: environmental, geopolitics, space, space travel

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“That’s a troubling question for NASA, an agency whose most valuable piece of real estate—the $10.9 billion sandbar called Kennedy Space Center—is also its most threatened.”

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Oct 16, 2016

An ancient drought-friendly farming process could become the next organics — By Renuka Rayasam | Quartz

Posted by in categories: environmental, food

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“Drip irrigation came to California in the 1970s, letting farmers plant more fruits, vegetables, and nuts more closely together and in desert areas not naturally suited for agriculture.”

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Oct 10, 2016

Scientists “too frightened” to tell truth on climate impacts — Climate Home

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““The impact of extreme, often violent weather on crops in a world where the population continues to increase rapidly can only be disastrous,” he warns.”

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Oct 5, 2016

Food production in a world without meat — By Mbali Kgame | Design Indaba

Posted by in categories: environmental, ethics, food, futurism

“Meat production is detrimental to the environment and at the high rate at which it is consumed, it can also increase the risk of colorectal cancer by 18 per cent. This is according to a review of 800 studies conducted by the World Health Organisation (WHO).”

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Oct 4, 2016

Canada’s Carbon Tax Needs To Spread South of the Border — By Jamie Condliffe | MIT Technology Review

Posted by in categories: economics, energy, environmental, finance, governance, government

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“Nobody likes taxes. So it’s a brave move by Justin Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister, to announce that the entire country must pay if it continues to burn fossil fuels.”

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Oct 3, 2016

The One and Only Texas Wind Boom — By Richard Martin | MIT Technology Review

Posted by in categories: energy, environmental

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“Wind power has transformed the heart of fossil-fuel country. Can the rest of the United States follow suit?”

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Oct 1, 2016

Patagonia’s Ex-CEO Moves To Create Argentina’s Largest Nature Preserve — By Alexander C. Kaufman | The Huffington Post

Posted by in categories: environmental, government

** ADVANCE FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 10 ** FILE ** A bird rests on a deer at the Esteros del Ibera, north of Argentina, in the area owned by U.S. businessman Douglas Tompkins, in this undated file photo. Tompkins now owns well over 1 million acres (400,000 hectares)  in Chile and Argentina, a combined area larger than Belgium he says he wants to save from agribusiness and development. (AP Photo/ Daniel Merle/La Nacion)  ** BUENOS AIRES OUT **

“The donation is part of an ambitious plan to preserve Argentina’s northeastern Iberá wetlands and restore populations of six species of wildlife, including jaguars, that had gone extinct in the region. Tompkins plans to donate about 341,350 acres, a spokeswoman from her nonprofit Tompkins Foundation told The Huffington Post.”

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Sep 8, 2016

Obama on Climate Change: The Trends Are ‘Terrifying’ — By Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Mark Landler and Coral Davenport | The New York Times

Posted by in category: environmental

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“In an exclusive interview on his legacy, President Obama speaks to The Times’s Mark Landler and Coral Davenport on climate change while visiting Marine Corps Base Hawaii.”

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