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Eco News Roundup: April 23, 2017

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. Receding glacier causes immense Canadian river to vanish in four day An immense river that flowed from one of Canada’s largest glaciers vanished over the course of four days last year, scientists have reported, in an unsettling illustration of how global warming dramatically changes the world’s geography. The abrupt and unexpected disappearance of the Slims river, which spanned up to 150 metres at its widest points, is the first observed case of “river piracy”, in which the flow of one...

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Campus Question – April 10, 2017

Tonight’s question, greetings, and banter here. (More) Today … well: A paying passenger was assaulted for refusing to yield his seat to an airline employee. Since no one volunteered to leave the flight, he was “randomly chosen by a computer” to volunteer his seat. When he refused, saying he was a doctor who needed to see patients in the morning, police were called to forcibly remove him. The man’s head was slammed into his armrest, and other passengers said he was barely conscious as he was dragged off the plane. The flight was delayed two hours, in part to...

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Eco News Roundup: April 9, 2017

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. Agriculture is depleting world aquifers, new satellite measurements show Unsustainable pumping of groundwater for irrigated agriculture is acclerating rapidly around the world, according to new research that matches crop production statistics against high-tech measurements of aquifer drawdowns. Agriculture’s heavy demand on the world’s freshwater resources is well understood from the output end — of all water consumption for all uses, the United Nations estimates, 70 percent goes to produce food. h/t Linda Lee Suppressed memo shows many failings in Corps...

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Eco News Roundup: April 2, 2017

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. A Halo of Storms and Heatwaves — New Study Confirms that Global Warming is Wrecking the Northern Hemisphere Jet Stream The Earth is warming, the weather is growing more extreme, and from the observational perspective, it appears that the Northern Hemisphere Jet Stream has undergone some seriously disturbing changes. Over the past five years, this subject has been one that’s spurred heated debate among scientists, meteorologists, and global climate and weather watchers. Now, a new model study finds that it’s...

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The UNFCCC Interactive Guide to Climate Change

The UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) is holding a global meeting this week in Bonn. They have published a remarkable interactive guide to climate change, the Protocols, the technology, the science and more. You can wander among many topics of interest, beginning at this portal. UNFCCC Interactive Guide to Climate Change Or, if you like, review COP23, the meeting and discussions. Read more at link...

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