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Human Affect On The Environment Wake Up call

How does London’s air pollution compare to other cities?

While the UK issues a weather warning over Saharan dust cloud, over 1,500 cities around the world have a higher level of pollution<p>Despite its reputation as a smog-filled metropolis affected by air pollution, dust from the Sahara and other forms of air-borne toxicity, London is only the 2,516th …


Disney wins duel with fancy dress shop over

After owning the domain name for the past ten years, a fancy dress retailer in the UK is being forced to relinquish it to Disney. Costumier Jokers' Masquerade has used the domain to point visitors towards its range of licensed <i>Star Wars</i> outfits, but was asked by Disney to hand it over …

Your Invited on 9/3 to a Star Wars: The Force Awakens Epic Toy Unboxing Event with HobbyKidsTV & More #ForceFriday #StarWars #TheForceAwakens - Mrs. Kathy King

Growing up, I loved sneaking into my big brother’s rooms and looking at his collection of Starwars toys. It was something about them that just …

Oscar Isaac on 'Star Wars' Role: "It's All F**king Made Up, But in a Great Way"

<b>Oscar Isaac</b> is talking all things <b>Star Wars</b>!<p>The Guatemalan actor opened up to <i>GQ</i> about being part of another installment of such an iconic franchise.<p>“I actually felt the most green and insecure than I had in a long time. I was like, What am I doing here? There was a lot of room to shade in the …


Star Wars: The Force Awakens Is Great, But it Won’t Win Best Picture

It’s a wonderful Star Wars movie, but that’s not what it takes to be a genre film that wins big at the Oscars.<p>I was the one predicting, on our Little Gold Men podcast, that <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> would win best picture. I don’t think that’s true anymore, but I'm not sorry I did it: in a …

Bill Hader and Ben Schwartz are the voices behind BB-8

Most of the actors involved with <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> have gotten their moment in the sun. Hell, we even know that Simon Pegg was on set as an alien. But who voices BB-8? It turns out that it wasn't some computer on Jakku. After this week's premiere, the credits revealed that none other than …

Bill Hader

The World’s New Plan to Save the Climate Is Weak, Vulnerable, and Toothless

It's been five days since the landmark climate treaty, and oil stocks are only rising.<p>In 2009, when the Copenhagen climate talks concluded, they were roundly decreed a failure. Why? Because the accord forged there was considered incomplete, its targets for restraining temperature rise were too …


The 15 Everyday Items You Shouldn't Be Recycling

Don’t throw these in with the rest of your plastic.<p><i>This story was originally published by Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>The trash from our meals is piling up. For starters, supermarket goods are hitting the shelves in increasingly elaborate …

An Unusual Tech Bet Could Slow Climate Change

Corn is king in the U.S. Midwest, and few companies in the field are larger than Archer Daniels Midland. The agribusiness giant runs a corn …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

The War on Drugs Isn't Just Destroying Lives — It's Also Killing the Environment | VICE News

Long-standing drug policies backed by the United Nations and financed by the United States have not only failed to slow global drug trafficking, they may also be driving widespread environmental degradation and accelerating climate change.<p>In a report published by the Open Society Foundation, …

United Nations

Is faster rock weathering an answer for CO2? - Futurity

One unexplored strategy for removing CO2 from the atmosphere could be to speed up the natural process that weathers rock, experts say.

Climate Change

Vegetarian Diets Potentially More Harmful To The Environment


This is what happens when the Arctic warms twice as fast as the rest of the planet

For a second straight year, the Arctic is warming faster than any other place in the world, and walrus populations in the area’s Pacific and Atlantic ocean regions are thinning along with the ice sheets that are critical for their survival, researchers reported Tuesday.<p>Overall, the outlook for the …

Global Warming

Climate change deal: five reasons to be glad, five to be gloomy

Will the deal agreed in Paris be enough to save the planet? Emissions cuts and investment are promised, but legal responsibilities are thin on the ground<p><b>Why we should be glad</b><p><b>1</b> <b>If temperatures can be held to a rise of 1.5C, catastrophe may be averted</b><p>There is now a glimmer of hope for developing …


One of the biggest climate problems has to do with what most people eat

That's why activists at this year's U.N. climate summit in Paris are taking a gentle approach to tackling the world's greenhouse gas-intensive love affair with meat, ranging from offering lookalike plant burgers to suggesting a gradual weaning off animal protein.<p>"This is one of the most delicate …

Bill Gates


5 Human Impacts on the Environment: Crash Course Ecology #10