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Iceberg twice size of Atlanta: GPS tracks 'runaway' iceberg B31, global warming?

The iceberg twice the size of Atlanta has been named B31 and is estimated to be 500 meters thick.


Related Topix: Global Warming, Science, Science / Technology, NASA, Space

5 hrs ago | Reuters

UPDATE 2-Chairman of Lanzhou Veolia apologises after water pollution in China

The chairman of the Chinese unit of French utility Veolia Environment has apologised to the public after a cancer-inducing chemical was found in tap water supplied by the company, the Xinhua news agency said.


Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Science

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

On Earth Day, Apple exec gets to core of environmental initiative

Lisa Jackson, the former head of the Environmental Protection Agency who now runs Apple's Environmental Initiatives, marked Earth Day on Tuesday night by asking a Stanford audience to challenge the idea that people must choose between the environment and the economy.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Earth Day, Science, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Green GOP Group Caught Between 'Rock And A Hard Place'

Volunteer Tom Strain carries debris from an empty lot as part of an Earth Day cleanup effort in Camden, N.J. The Earth Day events celebrated on April 22 promote a sustainable and clean environment.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Earth Day, US News, Science, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Nan Hayworth

In South Carolina, leaders reconsider drilling along the coastline

"If we had an event like they had in the Gulf it would be devastating for us," said Hilton Head Mayor Drew Laughlin, referring to the April 2010 drilling rig explosion that killed 11 and gushed 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.


Related Topix: Representative Tim Scott, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Jeff Duncan, US Senate, Lindsey Graham, South Carolina, Science


LG And Team Energy Star Invite Youth To Join Fight Against Climate Change On Earth Day

Now in its third year, Team ENERGY STAR teaches kids and their families how saving energy helps save money and prevent climate change with fun educational activities and energy-saving actions they can do at home on Tens of thousands of families have participated in past Team ENERGY STAR campaigns demonstrating parents' growing interest in finding ... (more)


Related Topix: Televisions, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law, Science, Marketing

War Is A Crime

War Destroys Environment

The impact of the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan can be seen not only in the social, economic and political situations of these areas but also in the environments in which these wars have been waged.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Science, US News, Liberal Political News

Governor Cuomo Announces Environmental Accomplishments in Celebration of Earth Day

Albany, NY - April 21, 2014 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today issued a proclamation, as part of a weeklong celebration of Earth Day , emphasizing the administration's environmental commitments and accomplishments in encouraging responsible stewardship of our natural resources and promoting cleaner and healthier communities that are more resilient to ... (more)


Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Albany, NY, Weather, Science, Alternative Energy, Energy

The Nation

'Jobs vs. the Environment': How to Counter This Divisive Big Lie

In an era in which our political system is dominated by plutocracy, grassroots social movements are essential for progressive change.


Related Topix: Science, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US News, Liberal Political News

Mon Apr 21, 2014


China's new environment law submitted to parliament

Amendments to China's 1989 environmental protection law that will mean stiffer punishments for polluters have been submitted to the country's parliament for deliberation, official news agency Xinhua reported late on Monday.


Related Topix: China, Asia, World News, Science

Wausau Daily Herald

Earth Day: New books on climate, energy

Steadily rising temperatures could mean the extinction of all its glaciers by 2020, according to climate scientist Dan Fagre whose research is chronicled in The Melting World: A Journey Across America's Vanishing Glaciers .


Related Topix: Global Warming, Activism, Science, Meteorology, Alternative Energy, Energy, Texas

WANE-TV Fort Wayne

Apple offering free recycling of all used products

Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.


Related Topix: Apple, Startups, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Science, Ipad, Science / Technology, iPhone

KTIV-TV Sioux City

Trial date set for John Green, who is accused of killing a Sac City, IA man in 2009

SAC CITY, Iowa A June 24th trial date has been set for a man suspected of killing a Sac City, Iowa man, then hiding his body in the basement of the home they shared.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Sac City, IA, Science

The Marion Star

Voices: On Earth Day 2014, a climate change challenge

"NEW YORK a?? Generations, political ideologies, styles and social differences were bridged, if but for a brief moment, as thousands marched along the vehicle-less avenue.


Related Topix: Science, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Global Warming

Poughkeepsie Journal

Legislative Spotlight: Protect environment for future

Tomorrow, communities around the world will reaffirm their commitment to environmental protection in recognition of Earth Day.


Related Topix: Science, Dutchess County, NY

Our World 2.0

The Aztecs of Mexico: A Zero Waste Society

To build greater understanding and awareness of traditional knowledge and inform action by indigenous peoples, local communities and policymakers, the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability launched the Traditional Knowledge Initiative in 2007.


Related Topix: Science

Sun Apr 20, 2014


Five Easy Ways to Green Your Home

There are many easy ways to make a big difference in the environment that start and stop with you and the activities you do every day in your house.


Related Topix: Science, Headphones, West Palm Beach, FL

The Intelligencer

Feds: Biofuels Worse For Environment Than Gasoline

Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.


Related Topix: Science, Global Warming, Biofuel, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Silicon Alley Insider

Coal Is Powering The Future, It's Going To Be Terrible For The Environment

WHAT more could one want? It is cheap and simple to extract, ship and burn. It is abundant: proven reserves amount to 109 years of current consumption, reckons BP, a British energy giant.


Related Topix: Science, Boat Disaster, Global Warming

The St. Petersburg Times

Gazprom on Friday shipped the first oil from the country's only...

Gazprom on Friday shipped the first oil from the country's only offshore Arctic field in operation to Europe, marking the latest step in the development of the environmentally fragile and ice-cold site.


Related Topix: Science, Vladimir Putin