Browsing the "Science" Category

Long-Term Trends of Global Warming: Fact vs. Fiction

June 2nd, 2013 | by Guest Contributor

The debate on global warming has been going on for over 25 years now. It is without doubt a hotbed topic for both environmentally conscious and big business manufacturing. The rhetoric being thrown back and forth has gone from discussion to polarizing debate to plain myth – from both sides. A look at the discussion based on some recent facts and studies is in order as well as a way to get past the rhetoric


Where Has All the Ice Gone?

March 7th, 2013 | by Earth Policy Institute

As the earth warms, glaciers and ice sheets are melting and seas are rising. Over the last century, the global average sea level rose by 17 centimeters (7 inches). This century, as waters warm and ice continues to melt, seas are projected to rise nearly 2 meters (6 feet), inundating coastal cities worldwide, such as New York, London, and Cairo. Melting sea ice, ice sheets, and mountain glaciers are a clear sign of our changing climate


America's Cancer Clusters [Infographic]

January 28th, 2013 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Does your location play into your likelihood of developing cancer? This infographic shows where cancer tends to "cluster" in the United States


What is Biodynamic Wine?

October 31st, 2012 | by Guest Author

Do you look for the biodynamic label when buying wine? Prbably not -- it's not nearly as well-known as other certifications. Guest writer Jess Spate explains biodynamics, and why wine makers have so readily adopted these practices


Family Planning Can Help Keep Our Lakes Blue

October 19th, 2012 | by Guest Author

A human population of 11 billion might turn Wisconsin’s gorgeous lakes green. Not green as in environmentally sound, but green as in covered in slimy, stinky, toxic blue-green algae


Arctic Sea Ice in Free Fall

October 11th, 2012 | by Earth Policy Institute

The North Pole is losing its ice cap. Comparing recent melt seasons with historical records spanning more than 1,400 years shows summer Arctic sea ice in free fall. Many scientists believe that the Arctic Ocean will be ice-free in the summertime within the next decade or two, and some say that this could occur as early as



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