Effects of climate change on coral reefs and shellfish

Effects of climate change on coral reefs

The newest professor in the University of Rhode Island’s College of the Environment and Life Sciences, Hollie Putnam, thinks some corals and shellfish might have good enough “memories” to buffer the changes in ocean chemistry that are resulting from the effects of climate change on coral reefs. A native of Minnesota who earned a doctorate at the University of Hawaii, […]

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EARTHS CARBON DIOXIDE LEVELS REACH HISTORIC HIGH

EARTHS CARBON DIOXIDE LEVELS REACH HISTORIC HIGH

Climatologists found that the carbon dioxide levels have risen so high that they could have catastrophic consequences to our life on the planet earth.  Prior to the 18th century the levels were averaging about 280 ppm (parts per million).  The Industrial Revolution began burning fossil fuels which sent more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.  They are predicting that our carbon […]

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How Native American depopulation impacted ecology

Native American depopulation

There is little dispute that in the wake of European colonists’ arrival in the New World, Native American populations were decimated by disease and conflict. But when it comes to the timing, magnitude, and effects of this Native American depopulation — it depends on who you ask. Many scholars claim that disease struck the native population shortly after their first […]

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Before The Flood – A Journey for Climate Change

Leonardo DiCaprio - Before The Flood

Before the Flood, directed by Fisher Stevens, is a documentary that captures a three year personal journey of the Academy Award-winning actor and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio. What was Leonardo Dicaprio’s Mission in Before the Flood? His mission was to explore the level of destruction climate change has caused around the world, and to sensitise the world’s nations […]

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Hurricane Irma Live Webcams Where You Can Watch

Hurricane Irma Live Webcams

Hurricane Irma Live Webcams Hurricane Irma is forecasted to make landfall on the southern tip of the Florida peninsula, with the eye of the Category 4 storm expected to pass over the Florida Keys sometime early Sunday (Sept. 10). We are publishing this list of currently active live Hurricane Irma Live Webcams so that you can monitor the storm’s activity […]

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Pope Francis’ Revolution To Save Earth’s Ecosystem

Pope Francis Encyclical To Save Earth's Ecosystem

Pope Francis’ climate encyclical went well beyond any sermons, delving into fields familiar to any Catholic, such as Scripture and theology, but also wandering into sociology, politics, urban planning, economics, globalization, biology and other areas of scientific research. It’s main focus, saving Earth’s Ecosystem. Divided into six chapters, “Laudato Si” began by outlining a myriad of issues affecting the planet: […]

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The environmental costs of a Thanksgiving meal

It’s easy to romanticize the 1621 coming-together of the Wampanoag tribe with the struggling European settlers, which many people now view as the original Thanksgiving. From an environmental perspective, the nostalgic urge is stronger still. The carbon footprint of the first Thanksgiving meal was approximately zero. Seventeenth-century farmers grew food, ate food and used those calories to grow more food. […]

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