Syndicated Articles

Earth lost 50% of its wildlife in the past 40 years, says WWF

Originally Published by The Guardian - Species across land, rivers and seas decimated as humans kill for food in unsustainable numbers and destroy habitats.

Posted on September 30th, 2014

Retro Report: The Head-Scratching Case of the Vanishing Bees

Originally Published by NYT - Several years ago, beekeepers were vexed: Honeybees, those versatile wovanishing beesrkhorses of pollination, were vanishing by the millions.

Posted on September 29th, 2014
Biodiversity, Earth Observation

Power outage? Robots to the rescue

Originally Published by Science Daily - Big disasters almost always result in big power failures. Not only do they take down the TV and fridge, they also wreak havoc with key infrastructure like cell towers. That can delay search and rescue operations at a time when minutes count. Engineers have now developed a tabletop model of robotic first responders that can bring power to places that need it the most —- like communications towers.

Posted on September 26th, 2014

While Arctic sea ice declines in 2014, Antarctic sea ice increases

Originally Published by Earth Sky -

Posted on September 25th, 2014

Getting Power to 12 Billion People

Originally Published by The IEEE - A new study reignites questions over how future generations will meet their energy .

Posted on September 24th, 2014

UN climate change summit in New York  live coverage

Originally Published by The Guardian - Barack Obama, David Cameron and Dilma Rousseff are among leaders in New York today at a climate summit.

Posted on September 23rd, 2014

Hope against the odds is mood of NY climate march

Originally Published by New Scientist - Workers, teachers and activists concerned about the climate marched alongside Al Gore, Ban Ki Moon and Jane Goodall in New York on Sunday.

Posted on September 22nd, 2014

World population to hit 11bn in 2100 with 70% chance of continuous rise

Originally Published by The Guardian - New study overturns 20 years of consensus on peak projection of 9bn and gradual decline Continue reading.

Posted on September 19th, 2014

Crowdsourcing could lead to better water in rural India

Originally Published by Science Daily - A novel environmental crowdsourcing technique for assessing water quality in India is being evaluated by a three-continent research consortium. The technique relies on 53-cent test kits and the nation’s ubiquitous mobile phone service.

Posted on September 18th, 2014
Earth Observation

Leaky wells, not fracking, polluted US drinking water

Originally Published by New Scientist - The act of fracking is probably not contaminating US drinking water – the real problem is leaks from the wells that bring natural gas to the surface

Posted on September 17th, 2014