The Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture in Greenland

Iceberg in Rødefjord (Scoresby Sund), Greenland. photo: Hannes Grobe

In Greenland, Melting Ice Caps May Actually Be a Good Thing  by Journeyman Pictures Greenland Goes Green (2007): How the melting of Arctic ice is spurring an agricultural resurgence in Greenland (but reindeer herding is now more complicated […]

Methane & Fracking’s Impact on Climate Change

The Headley family spring in Fayette County, Pa., became flammable after a Marcellus well was drilled on their property. The horses stopped drinking the spring when it began to bubble. © J.B.Pribanic

Gas Planet: The Impact of the Natural Gas Boom on Climate Change. by the series Gas Planet for The Allegheny Front Why Methane is a Potent Greenhouse Gas by Reid R. Frazier in the series Gas Planet for The Allegheny […]

Methane Leaks in NYC Raise Doubt Over the Viability of Natural Gas and Fracking

"big rig" currently vertical, Dimock, PA. photo: arimoore

New Study Exposes How Natural Gas Isn’t the Clean Fossil Fuel It’s Hyped up to Be Leakages of gas in production and distribution systems can lead to higher greenhouse gas levels than burning other fossil fuels like coal […]

Nebraska: Tar Sands XL Pipeline Endangers Ogallala Aquifer

Tar Sands collage. photo: Wikimedia Commons

Nebraska lawmakers could stall massive pipeline project by Corbin Hiar for iwatch news The Canadian company that wants to build an oil pipeline through six states has increased its lobbying spending in both Lincoln, Neb., and Washington, D.C., as […]

The Meat Eater's Guide to Environment & Health is Published by EWG Senior Analyst

Americans’ appetite for meat and dairy – billions of pounds a year from billions of animals – takes a toll on our health, the environment, climate and animal welfare. Producing all this meat and dairy requires large amounts of pesticides, chemical fertilizer, fuel, feed and water. It also generates greenhouse gases and large amounts of toxic manure and wastewater that pollute groundwater, rivers, streams and, ultimately, the ocean. In addition, eating large quantities of beef and processed meats increases your exposure to toxins and is linked to higher rates of health problems, including heart disease, cancer and obesity.

NASA Outlines Top 8 Cases for Climate Change

Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, the acidity of surface ocean waters has increased by about 30 percent.12,13 This increase is the result of humans emitting more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and hence more being absorbed into the oceans. The amount of carbon dioxide absorbed by the upper layer of the oceans is increasing by about 2 billion tons per year.

Whitebark Pine Trees In Danger of Extinction from Climate Change

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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service found that thewhitebark pine tree should be listed as threatened or endangered under the federal Endangered Species Act. Specifically, the Service concluded that the threats whitebark faces, including climate change, are of such a high magnitude and are so pressing that whitebark pine is in danger of extinction.