How Dust On Colorado’s Snow Could Ruin Your Salad 

By Thom Kenworthy-  JUNE 19, 2014 AT 9:54 AM http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/06/19/3447621/dust-on-snow-colorado/ Dust on snow in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. CREDIT: JEFFREY DEEMS GOLDEN, COLORADO — The deep snow cover in Colorado’s mountains, well above average this year everywhere except the southern part of the state, is melting and running off veryquickly in June. It’s an annual […]

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Evangelical and Mormon Groups Now Calling for Climate Action 

http://environews.tv/evangelical-and-mormon-groups-now-calling-for-climate-action/ Evangelical and Mormon Groups Now Calling for Climate Action bureau EnviroNews DC News Bureau, by Shad Engkilterra on June 16, 2014 — Washington D.C. — Richard Cizik, president of the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good, has called for people of faith to search their scriptures and find out what God wants for the planet and for the […]

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Nasa-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for ‘irreversible collapse’? 

Natural and social scientists develop new model of how ‘perfect storm’ of crises could unravel global system This Nasa Earth Observatory image shows a storm system circling around an area of extreme low pressure in 2010, which many scientists attribute to climate change. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images A new study partly-sponsored by Nasa’s Goddard Space Flight […]

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The Beetle That’s Chewing Up America 

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-06-05/pine-beetles-chew-up-forests-local-economies-in-western-u-dot-s Photograph by Brian Howell/USFS Rocky Mountain Region Colorado’s Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest The western U.S., already suffering an historic drought, is also battling another Old Testament-worthy plague: a tiny insect with a monster appetite. Pine beetles, each the size of a grain of rice, are obliterating forests, ravaging towns, draining city budgets, and threatening […]

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An inconvenient truth: US proposed emission cuts too little too late 

An inconvenient truth: US proposed emission cuts too little too late June 2014  A response to the US draft mandate to cut carbon emissions from its power sector by 30% by 2030 (c.f. 2005) Kevin Anderson1 and Dr Maria Sharmina2 1  Professor of energy and climate change Deputy director of the Tyndall Centre for climate change research 2  Research Associate Tyndall […]

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Berlin ‘borrowing shop’ promotes the benefits of sharing 

“Leila Project”, billed as a ‘library of things’, has proved so popular it has spawned similar initiatives across the country. By Philip Ottermann – The Guardian Nikolai Wolfert, who started the Leila ‘borrowing shop’ in Berlin, says drills are among the most popular items. Photograph: Christian Jungeblodt The most popular items in Berlin’s first “borrowing […]

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