Josh Landis

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The biodiversity of species and their rates of extinction, distribution, and protection

Structured Abstract<p>Background<p>A principal function of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is …

Detroit News

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Richard Tol's Attack On 97 Percent Climate Change Consensus Study Has 'Critical Errors'

One of the most consistent of all the attacks from climate science sceptics and deniers is the one which tries to convince the public that expert …

Study links urbanization and future heat-related mortality

Phoenix stands at a parched crossroads. Global scale climate change is forecast to bring hotter summers and more extreme heat to the Valley, but …

Air Conditioning: Cooler on the Inside, Hotter on the Outside!

We all love to be comfortable in our homes and businesses. We use air-conditioning to provide comfortable temperatures indoors. Air conditioners work …

Climate Change

New insight on Antarctic Ice Sheet behavior at end of the last ice age

A new study has found that the Antarctic Ice Sheet began melting about 5,000 years earlier than previously thought coming out of the last ice age – …

Antarctica

World's Wildlife Vanishing at Breakneck Pace -- And Guess Who's to Blame?

It turns out that the t-shirt slogan that "plants and animals die to make room for your (and my) fat ass" is true.<p>A new study published in the internationally recognized journal <i>Science</i> by my friend Dr. Stuart Pimm and colleagues has determined that the current rate of species extinctions is more …

Caracas Goes Thirsty as Taps Run Dry and Bottles Vanish

Residents of the Venezuelan capital of Caracas, who already struggle to find toilet paper and deodorant, are facing a new shortage -- drinking …

This wind turbine will power your apartment without keeping you up at night

The nautilus shell took time off from fitness-namesake duty to inspire The Liam F1 Urban Wind Turbine, which we are renaming The Not-So-Little …

Renewable Energy

U.S. Bishops Call For Reduction On Carbon Pollution

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) called on the Environmental Protection Agency to combat climate change in a May 29 letter. It specifically focused on the issue of carbon pollution, particularly from power plants.<p>“The USCCB recognizes the importance of finding means to reduce carbon …

Climate Change Meets Kitchen Table as Issue Gets Personal

The White House, as it prepares to announce new limits on carbon emissions, is working to transform the debate from distant threats to more immediate …

How the melting Arctic could spread invasive species far and wide

After 300 years of fruitless (and sometimes deadly) attempts to find the fabled Northwest Passage, a sea route to connect the Atlantic and Pacific …

Hungry for Climate Action: A Moral Call to Act

On June 1, I will get hungry. I will not eat. I will be joining thousands around the world who are also taking part in #fastfortheclimate every first day of the month until Dec., 1 2014 -- the opening day of the next UN Climate Conference in Lima, Peru.<p><b>Why Fast for the Climate?</b><p>Last November, when …