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Fight climate change by eating less meat?

Feb 25, 15 Fight climate change by eating less meat?

Posted by in Lifestyle, Natural Science

The government's effort to combat climate change is moving toward Americans' dinner table. A federal advisory committee this week urged that the government's next generation of dietary guidelines for the first time take into account environmental factors, specifically recommending more fruits and vegetables and less meats.

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Climate change poised to make infectious disease outbreaks more frequent

Feb 19, 15 Climate change poised to make infectious disease outbreaks more frequent

Posted by in Health, Natural Science

As the Ebola outbreak showed the world recently, the modern age of global air travel has made it far easier for disease to spread. But climate change, which is shuffling habitable zones for pathogen-carrying animals, is poised to make future outbreaks of infectious diseases such as Ebola, H1N1 and TB worse, and more frequent.

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Yes, it’s cold, but the cloud tops are colder

Feb 17, 15 Yes, it’s cold, but the cloud tops are colder

Posted by in Natural Science

If you live in the eastern two-thirds of the U.S., it might be advisable to stay indoors and wrap up warm tonight, as Valentine’s Day has delivered the gift of some of the coldest air felt all winter. And even more freezing than the temperatures on the ground were those at the cloud tops, according to infrared NASA satellite imagery.

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Governor Cuomo Bans Fracking In New York

Dec 18, 14 Governor Cuomo Bans Fracking In New York

Posted by in Natural Science

After years of back and forth between environmental groups, industry groups, and state officials, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration announced Wednesday it would ban hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” statewide.

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Questions Remain Over Future Of Colorado Rivers

Dec 15, 14 Questions Remain Over Future Of Colorado Rivers

Posted by in Natural Science

Anyone who attended meetings about the Colorado state water plan during the past year knows that the need to protect the environment and wildlife habitat were frequently discussed topics. But there appears to be a rainbow of opinions among conservation groups about how those comments will be interpreted in the draft water plan.

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Why It’s So Cold And Snowy In November

Nov 20, 14 Why It’s So Cold And Snowy In November

Posted by in Natural Science, Seasonal

The first major Northeastern snowstorm of the season dumped five feet of snow in some areas of upstate New York and record low Nov. 19 temperatures were shattered in many states Tuesday, kicking off what many forecasters say will be a tough winter for much of the country.

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Dead Of Winter About To Emerge

Nov 11, 14 Dead Of Winter About To Emerge

Posted by in Natural Science

House Stark had it right: Winter is coming -- now. About 200 million Americans could see record low temperatures and early snow this week as a result of Typhoon Nuri, the strongest known Northern Pacific cyclone, which brought cold air down from the Arctic.

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The Top 100 “Geosites” In The British Isles

Oct 15, 14 The Top 100 “Geosites” In The British Isles

Posted by in An English Angle, Natural Science

In spite of its diminutive size, Great Britain boasts a wonderful variety of landscapes and habitats. In fact, the relatively small distances involved make it a great place to explore. In celebration of that rich diversity, the Geological Society of London has just named its top 100 geological sites as part of the annual Earth Science Week.

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National Public Lands Day 2014

Sep 27, 14 National Public Lands Day 2014

Posted by in Natural Science, Seasonal

September 27, 2014 is National Public Lands Day (NPLD). The theme this year is "Helping Hands for America's Lands," sponsored by Toyota, Northrup Grumman and many others. This year is the 20th anniversary of the event.

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Hurricane Arthur – An Early Arrival Sign Of Climate Change?

Jul 08, 14 Hurricane Arthur – An Early Arrival Sign Of Climate Change?

Posted by in Natural Science

Up and down the East Coast there were likely feelings that they dodged a "Fourth of July" hurricane bullet as Arthur came and went. It left rain and some damage but it was hardly a noteworthy storm -- except for the fact that the media noted that it came rather early.

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