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Extinction of Animal Life on Planet Earth. Exceptional Loss of Biodiversity | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>Update 6/22/2015: On Friday, a study published by experts from Stanford, Princeton and the University of California-Berkeley declared the world’s</i> …

Jobs, gov't distrust central to national park proposal fight

TOWNSHIP 3, RANGE 8, Maine (AP) — The rolling forests where Henry David Thoreau once paddled a river in the shadow of Mount Katahdin are at the center of a fight over a $100 million offer by the founder of Burt's Bees to create the nation's next national park.<p>Roxanne Quimby wants to donate 70,000 …

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Immune System

Wind now competes with fossil fuels. Solar almost does.

Electricity generated by large wind farms is now cheap enough in many places around the world to compete effectively with electricity generated by …

Sunrise in the WEST: Scientists warn North could be SOUTH as Earth's magnetic poles SWITCH

GETTYThe sun could rise in the west<p>Climate researchers believe we are heading towards a reversal of the planet's magnetic field, which some fear will …

Earth Science

Over 200 new wildlife species discovered in the Himalayas in recent years

PA/GETTYA dwarf snakehead fish is among more than 200 new species discovered in the Eastern Himalayas<p>Two fish – one called the Dracula Fish and the …

Renewables Won’t Succeed Without Energy Storage–But Storage Is Finally Catching Up

From advanced batteries to blocks of melting ice, states are investing in new ways to store excess electricity from solar and wind farms.<p>Solar and wind power will never reach full potential unless there’s an easy way to store the energy that gets created when supply is abundant–like when the wind …

Clean Energy

Near the site of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, wildlife bounces back

A new survey of wildlife populations in the radiation-contaminated Chernobyl exclusion zone has found that many mammal species -- including elk, roe deer, red deer, wild boar, lynx and wolves -- seem to be thriving.<p>The findings, published in the journal Current Biology, hint that when it comes to …

Wildlife

Even if Every Nation Meets Its Pledge to Fight Climate Change, We’re Still Fried

MIT’s climate scorecard says we're losing—the pledges won't be enough.<p>If every nation that has so far pledged to cut down on its carbon emissions made good on its promises, the global average temperature would still rise 3.5˚ Celsius by the end of the century. According to a new study from MIT …

Climate Change

A Socialist, Marxist Priest Is Scaring the Crap Out of the GOP

I've never been particularly religious despite having grown up going to church on Sundays, singing in the choir, and doing a short gig as an altar boy; though in the Episcopal Church we were called acolytes. I understood the concept of God as an idea, a presence, and even a greatness. The idea of …

This concept from Zen Buddhism will help you let go of beliefs that are holding you back

A buddhist statue. Reuters/Rupak De Chowdhuri<p>I played baseball for 17 years of my life. During that time, I had many different coaches and I began to notice repeating patterns among them. <br>Coaches tend to come up through a certain system. New coaches will often land their first job as an assistant …

But Everything Was Supposed to Be Perfect: When Anxiety and Depression Follow You to Your Dream City

"Maybe I should just stay in bed."<p>I think this every morning. I seriously consider this every morning.<p>I look around at my tiny apartment, the apartment I go to sleep every night thinking, "How did I luck out with this?" and think, "This makes me sad." I don't have a solid reason as to why the sight …

Hong Kong

14 Enlightening Quotes By Lao Tzu That Are Life Lessons

• 3.0Kshares<br>• Share<br>• WhatsApp<br>• Email<p>Lao Tzu was a legendary Chinese philosopher whose teachings date back to 6th century BC. He wrote Tao Te Ching, a famous …

Portable wind turbine Kickstarter raises almost entire goal in one day

Plugging into renewable energy is a challenge for many of us. Despite the rapidly falling cost of solar panels, there are many green-minded folks who …

The likeliest reasons why we haven’t contacted aliens are deeply unsettling

1/<p>Aliens 101: The Kardashev Scale & Fermi Paradox<p>Universal Pictures<p>Think about how far humanity has progressed in its short 200,000 years of …

How strict California rules on emissions led to lower cancer risk

California has made tremendous progress cleaning its once-notorious air pollution over the last generation, with Los Angeles smog easing in response to the state's ever-stricter emissions standards.<p>On Monday, there was more good news. The Air Resources Board reported that Californians' cancer risk …

Pollution

This futuristic floating farm may take a bite out of global hunger — or totally sink

But you need land and water to harvest food — and unfortunately, both of these resources are heavily stressed.<p>A forward-thinking architecture company in Barcelona thinks it has a solution to the problem. Instead of producing more farms on land, it wants to move them to large bodies of water.<p>This …

Mega Cities

In Mali, Renewable Energy Boosts Agricultural Production

Cross-posted from UN Women<p>More than 77 per cent of women in Mali live in rural areas, according to the 4th general population and housing census (RGPH 2009). Although they have very little control over resources, including land and credit, they represent 49 per cent of the active farming population …

Pope Francis Attacked By Climate Deniers Over Support For Accurate Science

From George Will to the Heartland Institute, climate science deniers are a one-trick pony when it comes to responding to effective climate change …

Climate Change

Volkswagen Just Nuked The Public's Trust In Companies Trying To Save The Planet

The automaker has made it that much harder for any company to convince people that it supports sustainability.<p>The world’s largest automaker has just given more ammunition to those who don’t trust that businesses are serious about preventing runaway climate change.<p>How ironic that Volkswagen, which …

Sustainability

This growing migration crisis is the canary in the mine on climate change

The humanitarian emergency caused by the migration crisis has shocked the world. Desperate scenes of refugees risking their lives at sea or sleeping rough in European train stations are inescapable. But we should also be aware of what has brought us to this point.<p>One of the drivers of this crisis …

Middle East

Margot Krasojevic's solar-powered sand turbine hotel aims to stop the spread of the Gobi Desert

1/18<p>Sandstorm turbine inverted greenhouse by Margot Krasojevic<p>Margot Krasojevic's new solar-powered sand turbine hotel in the Gobi Desert utilizes …

How American College Students Made The Hobbit a Hit

If anyone can appreciate a character who throws frequent parties, eats six meals a day, and “whiles away his ‘tweens’ — the ‘irresponsible twenties …

Climate Insanity on steroids!

<i>Economies collapsing, Middle East imploding – and Obama & Pals obsess over … the climate!</i><p><b>Guest essay by Paul Driessen</b><p>The Middle East is imploding. …

Pope Francis

How Vertical Farming is Revolutionizing the Way We Grow Food

Traditional farming is taking a huge toll on the environment—a problem that’s set to worsen due to our ever-growing global population. Yet there are …

'Green capitalism' is a myth

And yet there are clear signs that the much-touted "solutions" of emissions reduction targets and market mechanisms are insufficient for what is required.<p>In our new book, Climate Change, Capitalism and Corporations: Processes of Creative Self-Destruction, we look at reasons why this has come about. …