Green Issues

New South Wales bushfire

Australian Experts Link Climate Change to Wildfires

An independent climate science research group in Australia reports extreme climate change leading to hot, dry conditions is directly linked to the outbreak of bushfires in New South Wales. These findings fly in the face of the coalition government of Australian prime minister Tony Abbott who has denied any relationship between climate change and the […]
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Arctic Methane Sea Ice

Arctic Methane Burp May Slam World Economy

Methane release, due to ice melting in the Arctic, is likely to have a devastating impact on the world economy according to scientists studying the issue. Expected release of methane from thawing permafrost beneath the East Siberian Sea in the next several decades alone is estimated to cost $60 trillion. This is just 15 percent […]
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Carbon Dioxide at NOAA's Mauna Loa Observatory Reaches New Levels

New CO2 Measures Raise Threats of Rising Seas and Species Die-Offs

Friday, March 10, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Scripps Institution reported their jointly operated observation post on Mauna Loa has recorded CO2 levels at more than 400 parts per million. This is the first time the Hawaiian post has recorded a daily average breaking this milestone. In 1958, the first measurement ever […]
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Cuadrilla workers in a fracking operation.

Worldwide Fracking Hinders Progress Against Global Warming

Ministers in the United Kingdom recently approved explorative fracking by the company Cuadrilla – expanding the already growing industry under pressures to break ties with foreign oil. Cuadrilla had been stopped from explorative fracking due to two ominous tremors under the town of Blackpool, but this decision allows them to continue their efforts unhindered. This […]
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Richard Mulller

Conservative Skeptic Cites Human Factors in Global Warming

Physicist Richard Muller, known as a global warming skeptic, has reversed his opinion on causation of rising atmospheric temperatures, concluding that only human causes can explain the environmental phenomenon. Muller’s work is supported by the conservative Charles Koch Foundation, making his most recent conclusions highly significant to both scientific and political debates about environmental dangers […]
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SpaceShipTwo Flight Cycle

Spaceport America: Your Gateway to the Final Frontier

Space tourism is poised to become a reality. If you can afford the $200,000 per orbit and return trip, you can to book a spaceflight to adventure not long after the New Year. So far, more than 450 people have. Welcome to Spaceport America. British billionaire Richard Branson, founder of both Spaceport America and Virgin Galactic, recently unveiled the luxury spaceport located in the New Mexico desert.
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Chesapeake Bay Shoreline Debris

Chesapeake Bay Crisis

There’s said to be really only one environmental issue in the state of Maryland: the Bay. That is of course the Chesapeake Bay, the country’s largest estuary and a natural wonder. Over centuries, the Bay has given the people of the region a bountiful harvest: blue crabs, oysters, striped bass and more. The Bay is […]
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