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Climate Change Tipping Point Could Be Coming Sooner Than We Think

Global carbon emissions reached a record high in 2018, rising by an estimated 3.4 percent in the U.S. alone.

Source: Columbia University

From Environmental News Network:

https://www.enn.com/articles/56506-climate-change-tipping-point-could-be-coming-sooner-than-we-think

2019-01-23T11:16:20-07:00January 23rd, 2019|Climate and Energy, News|Comments Off on Climate Change Tipping Point Could Be Coming Sooner Than We Think

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

2019-01-17T10:18:52-07:00January 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

2019-01-17T10:12:25-07:00January 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

2019-01-17T10:09:06-07:00January 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

2019-01-03T14:47:52-07:00January 3rd, 2019|News|Comments Off on The Doom Effect: In Adapting to Climate Threats, Philanthropy Can Help Reinvent U.S. Politics

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

2018-12-04T15:25:40-07:00December 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 

2018-11-20T10:14:52-07:00November 20th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Powerful new map depicts environmental degradation across Earth