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Posted April 8, 2014 – 00:15 by Thomas Anderson A team of researchers lead by Florida State University have found new evidence that permafrost thawing is releasing large quantities of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere via plants, which could accelerate warming trends. The research is featured in the newest edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy

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Search for missing Malaysian plane shines spotlight on giant ocean garbage patches   By Laura Parker || National Geographic || PUBLISHED APRIL 4, 2014 Before Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, sea trash was not a global headliner. But as hundreds of objects sighted off the Australian coast as possible aircraft debris turn out to be discarded fishing equipment, cargo

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By JUSTIN GILLIS  || MARCH 31, 2014 YOKOHAMA, Japan — Climate change is already having sweeping effects on every continent and throughout the world’s oceans, scientists reported on Monday, and they warned that the problem was likely to grow substantially worse unless greenhouse emissions are brought under control. The report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a United

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Monday, March 31st, 2014 By Alex Blackburne Leading sustainable investors have claimed the latest findings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are further evidence for investment in sustainable companies and industries. The IPCC’s second report of three in its Climate Change 2014 series warns how warmer temperate can put pressure on food prices, national security, health and the

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By  CORAL DAVENPORT MARCH 28, 2014 The Obama administration on Friday announced a strategy to start slashing emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas released by landfills, cattle and leaks from oil and natural gas production. The methane strategy is the latest step in a series of White House actions aimed at addressing climate change

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By JUSTIN GILLIS March 18, 2014 Early in his career, a scientist named Mario J. Molina was pulled into seemingly obscure research about strange chemicals being spewed into the atmosphere. Within a year, he had helped discover a global environmental emergency, work that would ultimately win a Nobel Prize. Now, at 70, Dr. Molina is trying to awaken the public

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From Christiana Figueres, Special to CNN updated 12:33 PM EST, Thu March 6, 2014 Editor’s note: Christiana Figueres is the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Climate Change secretariat. Momentum for Changeis a secretariat initiative that shines a light on women’s leadership in addressing climate change. Follow Christiana Figueres on Twitter:@CFigueres (CNN) — As countries around the world look to celebrate

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The Huffington Post | by Sara Gates Posted: 03/06/2014 12:26 pm EST The Great Barrier Reef may be in serious trouble. Unless immediate action is taken, the famous coral reef system will be unable to recover from the “irreversible” damage that climate change will wreak on it by 2030, a new report out of Australia

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