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Glaciers melt faster than ever

Aug 3, 2015
Glaciers melt faster than ever

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This is the Rhone Glacier in June 2014
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Ranking Member Grijalva Presses Fish and Wildlife Service to List Threatened African Lions, Requests Hearing on Bill to Save Big Cats

Jul 31, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC, July 30, 2015 - Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva today asked the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) in a letter signed by 49 other House Democrats to finalize its long-awaited listing of African lions as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act. The agency, which proposed the listing more than a year...

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Gang Violence Forcing Thousands to Flee in El Salvador

Jul 31, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC, July 30, 2015 – The El Salvador government refuses to formally acknowledge that the country’s rampant gang violence is forcing people to flee their homes, leaving thousands of Salvadorans who are in desperate need of safety and support to seek protection in neighboring countries. This is just one of the findings in...

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Consumer Reports Shines Light on Car Insurance Quote Secrecy, Prices Are Rife With Inequities and Unfair Practices

Jul 31, 2015

YONKERS, NY, July 30, 2015 - The amounts drivers pay for their car insurance premiums are based on confounding algorithms that increasingly have more to do with socioeconomic factors than driving habits, according to extensive research conducted by Consumer Reports.

The organization, w­hich believes that knowledge about the going rate of any product or service...

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New Study Shows Feds Slashed Sage Grouse Protections in New Plans

Jul 31, 2015

LARAMIE, WY, July 30, 2015 – A new report released today by WildEarth Guardians reveals that agencies shrank sage grouse Priority Habitat boundaries in their recently proposed sage grouse plan amendments by huge margins. The report, titled The Shrinking Geography of Sage Grouse Conservation, features rangewide Geographic Information System (GIS) data analysis on the...

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Drought’s lasting impact on forests

Jul 31, 2015
Drought’s lasting impact on forests

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When cars and wildlife collide: Virtual reality could prevent real-life road accidents

Jul 29, 2015
When cars and wildlife collide: Virtual reality could prevent real-life road accidents

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Storm surge, high rainfall and rising sea levels provide a devastating 1,2,3 ‘compound flooding’ punch to US coastal cities

Jul 28, 2015

TAMPA, FL, July 27, 2015 - Scientists at the University of South Florida's College of Marine Science investigating the increasing risk of 'compound flooding' for major U.S. cities have found that flooding risk is greatest for cities along the Atlantic ...

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James Hansen paper, “Ice Melt, Sea Level Rise and Superstorms,” Published Online

Jul 24, 2015

July 23, 2015 - The paper “Ice melt, sea level rise and superstorms: evidence from paleoclimate data, climate modeling, and modern observations that 2°C global warming is highly dangerous” has been published in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussion and is freely available here.

The paper draws on a large body of work by the...

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Your Cat Is Talking To You, But What Are They Saying?

Jul 24, 2015

July 23, 2015 - Yes, you read the title right. If you have a cat, it's trying to send you signals via meowing, rubbing, and purring. But what are they saying? Learn how to interpret your feline friend in this installment of "The Science of Us." For mo...

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