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Sunday, April 30, 2017

environmental news stories sunday

for those stories that might be banned under cheetolini's regime, but the stories on the gop's war on science and the environment are coming fast and furious. i am trying to keep hope...but even the zoloft recently prescribed isn't doing the trick.

slathering on sunscreen at the beach? it may be destroying coral reefs. studies show that oxybenzone, a common chemical found particularly in spray-on sunscreens, contributes to coral bleaching and leaves reefs deformed. - the guardian

the arctic as it is known today is almost certainly gone. on current trends, the arctic will be ice-free in summer by 2040 - the economist
 
epa purges pages that highlight climate change from its website. the agency says it's making the changes to reflect the new leadership - huffpo

trump's big epa website change should worry you. yet another fear among scientists and climate activists has become reality in the era of trump.- mashable

why even our water supply is not safe from hackers. in early 2016, it was revealed that the control system of a massive water utility serving millions was hacked—and it was not just a garden-variety data breach. - fast company

an aging great lakes pipeline stirs new protest. protestors want a pipeline to be moved, fearing it will leak into the great lakes, which contain a fifth of the world's fresh water. - reuters

jared diamond on what we can learn from traditional societies. jared diamond writes books that focus on the big issues of life that everybody's concerned with--survival, sex and why history turned out the way it did. he says the united states is an example of a successful society but is at risk of screwing things up. -allegheny front
 
epa employees targeted by trump defend their role: 'we're here to protect public health.' at the epa's chicago office, employees have participated in rallies protesting trump's policies, organized a social media campaign and showed up at community forums to promote what they do for a living - chicago tribune

the scientists fighting to save us from a world without coffee. climate change is threatening your morning caffeine fix. - bloomberg

100 million dead trees: a danger that persists long after the drought. an aggressive prescribed burning program is needed to manage the massive number of trees killed during the california drought. uc berkeley fire scientist scott stephens says there’s limited time to tackle the problem - water deeply

rising sea levels will hit california harder than other places. melting ice sheets will cause higher sea-level rise in the state due to how the earth rotates and gravitational pull on the waters. - scientific american

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Link at "world without coffee" doesn't work. Try: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-04-28/the-scientists-fighting-to-save-us-from-a-world-without-coffee

Thanks.
commented by Blogger D., 3:27 PM PDT  
I wonder if that burn of drought dead trees would be possible to transform into biochar for better carbon sequestration and soil fertilization. Just a thought.
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