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Dim the Lights: An Effort to Save the Night Sky

The ability to go outside, look up at the night sky, and see the Milky Way is becoming increasingly rare.

The glow of artificial lighting hides our galaxy from more than one third of people worldwide. The problem is especially pronounced in industrialized countries. Only 20 percent of North Americans can see the Milky Way without the aid of a telescope.

From the Chronicle of Philanthropy

https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Saving-the-Night-Sky-/245363?cid=cpfd_home

January 17th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Dim the Lights: An Effort to Save the Night Sky

Marine mammals and sea turtles recovering after Endangered Species Act protection

More than three-quarters of marine mammal and sea turtle populations have significantly increased after listing of the US Endangered Species Act (ESA), according to a new study.

Source: PLOS

From Science Daily

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190116140626.htm

January 17th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Marine mammals and sea turtles recovering after Endangered Species Act protection

Researchers Led By Georgia State Economist Find A Global Tax On Carbon May Be Feasible

There is a consistently high level of public support across nations for a global carbon tax if the tax policy is carefully designed, according to a survey of people in the United States, India, the United Kingdom, South Africa and Australia.

Georgia State University

From the Environmental News Network

https://www.enn.com/articles/56444-researchers-led-by-georgia-state-economist-find-a-global-tax-on-carbon-may-be-feasible

January 17th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Researchers Led By Georgia State Economist Find A Global Tax On Carbon May Be Feasible

The Doom Effect: In Adapting to Climate Threats, Philanthropy Can Help Reinvent U.S. Politics

By Peter Teague,

“Is it possible that philanthropy could help create a new, more capable version of American politics by making a deeper commitment to addressing the realities of climate change?”

From Inside Philanthropy

https://www.insidephilanthropy.com/home/2018/12/14/the-doom-effect-in-meeting-climate-threats-philanthropy-can-help-reinvent-us-politics

January 3rd, 2019|News|Comments Off on The Doom Effect: In Adapting to Climate Threats, Philanthropy Can Help Reinvent U.S. Politics

Melting ice sheets release tons of methane into the atmosphere

The Greenland Ice Sheet emits tons of methane according to a new study, showing that subglacial biological activity impacts the atmosphere far more than previously thought.

Source: Bristol University

From Science Daily

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190103110300.htm

January 3rd, 2019|News|Comments Off on Melting ice sheets release tons of methane into the atmosphere

More biodiversity means more ecotourism

Protected areas with more biodiversity tend to have more tourists, according to new research. That popularity can mean more money for conservation and help bolster human interest in wildlife, but it can also raise other concerns.

From The Wildlife Society

December 20th, 2018|News|Comments Off on More biodiversity means more ecotourism

Research Sheds New Light on What Drove Last, Long-Term Global Climate Shift

The quest to discover what drove the last, long-term global climate shift on Earth, which took place around a million years ago, has taken a new, revealing twist.

From Environmental News Network

December 20th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Research Sheds New Light on What Drove Last, Long-Term Global Climate Shift

Sir David Attenborough: Climate change ‘our greatest threat’

The naturalist Sir David Attenborough has said climate change is humanity’s greatest threat in thousands of years.

The broadcaster said it could lead to the collapse of civilisations and the extinction of “much of the natural world”.

He was speaking at the opening ceremony of United Nations-sponsored climate talks in Katowice, Poland.

From the BBC: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46398057

December 4th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Sir David Attenborough: Climate change ‘our greatest threat’

Powerful new map depicts environmental degradation across Earth

Geographers have created a new world map showing dramatic changes in land use over the last quarter century. Researchers turned high-resolution satellite images from the European Space Agency into one of the most detailed looks so far at how people are reshaping the planet.

Source: University of Cincinnati

From: Science Daily 

November 20th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Powerful new map depicts environmental degradation across Earth

The Ozone Hole Could Heal in Our Lifetimes, UN Reports

When the world gets its act together, it can actually solve big problems. Case in point: The ozone hole, which if everything goes according to plan could be healed up by the 2060s, according to a new report from the United Nations.

From Gizmodo Earther

https://earther.gizmodo.com/the-ozone-hole-could-heal-in-our-lifetimes-un-reports-1830260403

November 7th, 2018|News|Comments Off on The Ozone Hole Could Heal in Our Lifetimes, UN Reports