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Anxiety, angst and anger in the High Arctic

As world powers race to extract the wealth of the melting Far North, the devastating impact on its ecology and indigenous peoples requires a perfect balance to ensure their survival

Gov. Inslee: Global Warming Made Parts Of Central America ‘Uninhabitable’

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee told MSNBC that man-made global warming made Central America “uninhabitable,” forcing thousands to seek asylum at the U.S. southern border. Inslee, who’s running for president on a climate change-focused platform, told MSNBC anchors Tuesday that he…

The Science Loop: How Biased Thinking Is The Seed Of Junk Science

In an article in The Skeptical Inquirer May/June 2019 issue, an author dissects a Flat Earther school board presentation, seemingly surprised that it was “intelligently designed,” as if the key issue with junk science such as the flat earth model was…

How deep-ocean vents fuel massive phytoplankton blooms

A new study suggests vents in the seafloor may affect life near the ocean’s surface and the global carbon cycle more than previously thought. It’s the first to show how iron rising from beneath Earth’s crust stimulates massive phytoplankton blooms.

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The 2019 GreenBiz 30 Under 30

They work in technology and tires, finance and forestry, retail and recovery operations. They hail from Tokyo and Toronto, London and Lima, Mexico and Manhattan. Meet this year’s honorees.

Mass Die-Off of Puffins Raises More Fears About Arctic’s Warming Climate – InsideClimate News

The bodies started washing ashore on St. Paul Island, Alaska, in October 2016. One after another, the small carcasses of seabirds—mostly puffins—landed on the beach in extraordinary numbers. The people of St. Paul Island, an Aleut community in the Bering…

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Green parties’ gains could boost climate action in Europe – The Associated Press

BERLIN (AP) — Green parties’ surprisingly strong showing in elections for the 751-seat European Parliament raised hopes — particularly among young voters — that global warming and other environmental issues will get more serious consideration on the continent. Provisional results…