Wednesday February 15th 2017, 9:00 AM“Cave b” harbors the most dazzling population of red coral in the Mediterranean, but its discovery calls for renewed conservation efforts. [News Source]
Underwater cave discovery features stunning red coral garden.
Climate change has likely harmed nearly half of threatened mammals, study says.
Wednesday February 15th 2017, 9:00 AMThe impacts of global warming already affecting species have been widely underestimated, new research shows. [News Source]
An end to overfishing could reap billions of dollars in global profits, study says.
Wednesday February 15th 2017, 9:00 AMGlobal profits from fishing could grow by tens of billions of dollars if depleted fish stocks were allowed to recover, bolstering the livelihoods of millions of people and feeding the world's growing population, the World Bank said on Tuesday. [News Source]
A hard-nosed optimism.
Wednesday February 15th 2017, 9:00 AMModern economies appear to run less on character, more on energy, resources, investment, debt, and innovation. But in the world that’s coming, who we are may once again matter more than what we have. [News Source]
America’s climate pollution is falling, EPA report says.
Wednesday February 15th 2017, 9:00 AMAfter two years of increases, greenhouse gas emissions fell in 2015, reducing America’s overall climate pollution to below 1994 levels, according to a draft Environmental Protection Agency report published Tuesday. [News Source]
El Niño triggered unprecedented erosion across California’s coast.
Wednesday February 15th 2017, 9:00 AMEl Niño may not have brought much rain to Southern California, but it has taken its toll on the Golden State’s beaches. [News Source]
Oroville is a warning for California dams, as climate change adds stress.
Wednesday February 15th 2017, 9:00 AMThe state’s water infrastructure is suffering from age and stress, and older dams may not be designed to deal with severe weather patterns brought by global warming. [News Source]
Company president apologizes for improper remark on radiation.
Wednesday February 15th 2017, 9:00 AMThe president of major Japanese housing equipment maker Lixil Corp apologized Wednesday for making an improper remark that he gained weight due to radiation. [News Source]
Congress protects coasts from climate change with mud.
Wednesday February 15th 2017, 9:00 AMAs California reels from record-breaking erosion following punishing waves last winter, the federal government is turning to mud and sand from dredging projects to slow land losses and ease flooding nationwide as seas rise and storms intensify. [News Source]
Heed Republican elders’ carbon-tax wisdom.
Wednesday February 15th 2017, 9:00 AMAddress climate change and send Americans a check at the same time. That’s the nut of an intriguing idea put together by a group of Republican elders. [News Source]
Sea ice around Antarctica hits record low, preliminary US data show.
Wednesday February 15th 2017, 9:00 AMSea ice around Antarctica has shrunk to the smallest annual extent on record after years of resisting a trend of man-made global warming, preliminary U.S. satellite data showed on Tuesday. [News Source]