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|Another Terrible Gulf Oil Spill Although Taylor Energy Company, which formerly operated an oil platform that collapsed during Hurricane Ivan, has downplayed the extent of the leak, the Associated Press cites experts who say the spill could be one of the largest ever in the Gulf. (04-18-2015)|
|Canadians Demand Climate Action In a march through Quebec, activists focused on the need to address climate change, and Canada's unfortunate political commitments to the extraction of tar sands. (04-12-2015)|
|Chinese Glaciers Disappearing Quickly Glaciers in China are disappearing quickly, an environmental institute in Lanzhou confirmed on Wednesday. Scientists with the Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute conducted a lengthy survey of southern glaciers, which provide vital drinking water to India, and found that their total geographic area had decreased by 13 percent since 2002. (12-24-2014)|
|Invest Now Or Face Irreversible Effects of Climate Change It is technically feasible to transition to a low-carbon economy according to Youba Sokona, the co-chairman of IPCC Working Group III. What is lacking are appropriate policies and institutions. These comments came in relation to a new report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which concluded that policy changes are badly needed to mitigate the impacts of human generated greenhouse gases. (11-02-2014)|
|Vanishing Species A collection of species that, while once common in the United States, young people may not see anymore. (09-25-2014)|
|Scientists Warn of Rising Seas As Antarctic Ice Sheet Melts The collapse of large parts of the ice sheet in West Antarctica appears to have begun and is almost certainly unstoppable, with global warming accelerating the pace of the disintegration, two groups of scientists reported Monday.
The finding, which had been feared by some scientists for decades, means that a rise in global sea level of at least 10 feet may now be inevitable. The rise may continue to be relatively slow for at least the next century or so, the scientists said, but sometime after that it will probably speed up so sharply as to become a crisis. (05-12-2014)|