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New tools for science collaboration

The problem with science is email. You all know what I mean. Nearly everything we do is done via email. On the one hand, email is faster than snail mail and enables me to effortlessly share large amounts of information via attachments, links, etc.  Email – even more than Word, r, and Excel – is the nexus … Continue reading New tools for science collaboration ?

Pacific Ocean warms, indicates potential El Nino: Australian weather bureau

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Recent warming of the Pacific Ocean may signal an El Nino weather event is forming, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology said on Tuesday.

Beijing to limit motorists on heavily polluted days

BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing has introduced measures to limit the number of motorists on heavily polluted days, the latest move by authorities in the Chinese capital to battle the choking smog that has blanketed the city in recent ye...

Academic-NGO partnerships to optimize and utilize conservation science

Problems: (1) Many academic scientists in conservation biology are isolated from end-users of their work, including policy makers, stakeholders, and conservation NGOs (CNGOs). (2) CNGOs rely on science and scientists, however, a science staff is very expensive to maintain. Show More Summary

Climate Change Threatens to Kill Off More Aspen Forests by 2050s, Scientists Say

Scientists warned that the aspen forests could be doomed if emissions of greenhouse gases continue at a high level, adding to other studies that suggest the global effect of climate change.

One million green jobs projected by 2030 in China, EU and U.S.: experts

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly one million new "green jobs" are expected to be created in China, the United States and the European Union by 2030 if the regions stick to their current pledges to curb global warming, scientists said on Tuesday.

Steller’s sea cow – candidate for de-extinction?

Today in Evolunch, we discussed de-extinction.  One species we evaluated for post-extinction-reintroduction via the magic of genetics is the Steller’s sea cow, extinct in the wild since 1768 (less than 30 years after it was “discovered”). Show More Summary

Enterovirus 68 May Be Linked to Paralysis in Children, Study Says

A new strain of a common respiratory virus may be responsible for partly paralyzing more than 100 children in 34 states since August, researchers reported.

Ted Cruz and the GOP have a big climate problem

Will Republicans' anti-climate-science rhetoric be a legitimate barrier to the White House?

Burning coal can help the planet, delusional U.N. board decides

The Green Climate Fund, which is supposed to help developing nations fight and prepare for climate change, can be used to build coal plants.

The whole world is breaking the law by ignoring climate change

That's the word from a group of respected lawyers who've just introduced what they're calling the Oslo Principles.

Shell will resume drilling off Alaska coast: U.S. Arctic envoy

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell will resume drilling off Alaska after suspending operations for two years in the wake of an accident, the special U.S. envoy to the Arctic said on Monday, but gave no details as to when.

Mexico just shamed the rest of the world with its climate plan

Mexico is the first developing nation to make its climate action pledge ahead of U.N. talks in Paris -- and it's actually pretty ambitious.

This Texas town will get all of its energy from solar and wind

City officials say the shift to 100-percent renewable energy is a way to save cash, not the planet.

The Zero-Emission Mobile Juice Bar: Herb-N-Juice

Chicago start-up Herb-N-Juice brings the food truck concept to the juice bar, but does so with zero emissions and responsible waste handling The post The Zero-Emission Mobile Juice Bar: Herb-N-Juice appeared first on Sustainablog.

Should the WTO Run International Climate Policy?

Last Thursday, Ethan explained the difficulties with attempting to craft a new international climate treaty, and suggested biting off more snackable chunks to work on the problem piece-by-piece (a recommendation I have also made). Now, hot off the presses, the new American Economic Review features a lead article by William Nordhaus suggesting climate clubs as […]

Despite deforestation, the world is getting greener: scientists

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world's vegetation has expanded, adding nearly 4 billion tonnes of carbon to plants above ground in the decade since 2003, thanks to tree-planting in China, forest regrowth in former Soviet states and more lush savannas due to higher rainfall.

Si2 Pilots Do Yoga Inside Solar Plane

While flying around the world in a solar plane, Si2 Pilot Andre Borschberg relates, “Though the cockpit is not big enough, I still do yoga and meditation to keep fit, aware and awake.” Then, taking off once again in the Solar Impulse...Show More Summary

News from a Warming World

There’s been a lot of interesting environmental news recently, much of which seems to have gotten little notice. The topics range from U.S. wind power (growing) to U.S. coal power and Arctic sea ice (both shrinking), with a bit of Ted Cruz to spice things up. Here’s the round-up: Out with coal, in with wind. The […]

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