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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


The Cleveland… Bears?

September 19th, 2012 | by Guest Author

This month, a young black bear was found in a tree outside an apartment building in Cleveland. While it makes for interesting headlines on the small scale, the competing interests of humans and animals on the global scale could spell doom for wild creatures


IBM Sets New Record for CZTS Solar Cells

September 17th, 2012 | by Mathias

Most of today`s solar cells are based on silicon with extremely high purity, which is one of the major reasons why solar power is expensive. IBM has successfully created a new prototype of a solar cell that uses natural and abundant materials - copper, zinc and tin - to convert photons into electricity


Heat and Drought Ravage US Crops; Global Stocks Suffer

September 14th, 2012 | by Earth Policy Institute

This Summer's heat and drought are showing their impact on US crops: September estimates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) show 2012 U.S. corn yields at 123 bushels per acre, down by a fourth from the 2009 high of 165 bushels per acre



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