Leaked U.N. report warns of ‘irreversible’ warming

Man-made global warming is already affecting all continents and oceans on Earth, according to the draft report, and the risk of ‘severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts’ is quickly rising worldwide.

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How extensive is California’s drought? Compare the photos

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NOAA: Ocean Acidification Rises, Marine Economy Sinks

A new study, funded by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), says growing acidification of Alaska’s waters, particularly those off the southern coast, threatens the state’s whole economy—largely dependent on the fishing industry.

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http://ecowatch.com/2014/08/06/noaa-ocean-acidification-marine-economy/

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No End in Sight for America’s Solar Revolution

The what, the why and the where-to of America’s solar power revolution are the subjects of a new Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) report and infographic. It’s a story worth celebrating.

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http://ecowatch.com/2014/08/07/no-end-in-sight-solar-revolution/

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Move Over, Quinoa, a New Superfood Grain Is in Town

For quinoa fanatics tired of eating quinoa burgers, quinoa pasta and quinoa porridge, fonio may be the answer. It’s been called the grain you’ve never heard of and yes—it may even knock quinoa out of its throne.

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Students Demand Clean Energy
In addition to committing to renewable energy and divesting from dirty fuels, colleges and universities can use their influence to advocate for statewide policies that will bring more clean energy online.
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Students Demand Clean Energy

In addition to committing to renewable energy and divesting from dirty fuels, colleges and universities can use their influence to advocate for statewide policies that will bring more clean energy online.

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http://ecowatch.com/2014/08/13/students-demand-clean-energy/

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Big Business Takes on Climate Change
More companies are looking to invest in renewable energy to combat climate change.
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Big Business Takes on Climate Change

More companies are looking to invest in renewable energy to combat climate change.

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Ebola and Climate Change: How Are They Connected?

In light of the recent Ebola outbreak, some researchers are connecting deforestation in countries such as Liberia to the disease, noting that the change in landscape is bringing wildlife in closer contact with humans.

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http://ecowatch.com/2014/08/14/ebola-climate-change-connected/

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Living cheap is the new green

If going green is making you go broke, you’re doing it wrong. Saving resources and saving money go hand in hand. Here’s how to get started.

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What does it cost to feed a stray dog in Istanbul? A plastic bottle

Istanbul is home to 150,000 stray cats and dogs, and Pugedon’s Smart Recycling Boxes are helping feed them by dispensing pet food whenever a plastic bottle is recycled.

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For more detailed instructions, courtesy of Natural Vitality Living, visit tasteforlife.com.

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America’s tire mountains: 90 percent are gone, thanks to recycling programs

Once we had 2 billion tires scattered around the U.S. landscape, but now 90 percent of the piles are gone. Ground rubber from tires is becoming roadways, playground equipment and auto floor mats.

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Pack an Organic Lunchbox

To make sure your kids eat what you pack, involve them in selecting foods—provided they’re nutritious choices, of course.

A sandwich every day can get boring fast, so try rice cakes with almond butter, hummus with flatbread, or muffins with apple butter. A hard-boiled egg makes a great meat alternative and is packed with protein.

Kids love dipping things, so pack fresh fruits and vegetables with a variety of dips.

With fruit, try yogurt or applesauce. Veggies can get a dunk with low-fat ranch dip or hummus. To make lunch preparation that much easier, cut vegetables at the beginning of the week and keep them in the fridge. Carrot and celery sticks will stay fresh longer if you store them in water for a couple of days inside the refrigerator.

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Can we trust imported organic foods?
Organic food is becoming more widely available. But how organic is it when it’s grown elsewhere?

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No End in Sight for America’s Solar Revolution

The what, the why and the where-to of America’s solar power revolution are the subjects of a new Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) report and infographic. It’s a story worth celebrating.

SEE MORE:

http://ecowatch.com/2014/08/07/no-end-in-sight-solar-revolution/

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