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Eco News Roundup: January 15, 2017

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. Patagonia, Black Diamond take on Utah officials over public land rights Utah, a state rich in epic landscapes and national parks, is becoming ground zero for a fight between the $646bn outdoor industry and state lawmakers over public land management. At a trade show for outdoor clothing and gear makers in Salt Lake City this week, two prominent figures from the industry called on their peers to move the semi-annual event out of the state unless Utah leaders stop supporting...

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Our Earth – Arctic Ice and Life in Peril

Thawing Arctic is turning oceans into graveyards Something is happening to the floating sea ice of the Arctic, other than the well-documented retreat in its surface coverage each summer. Scientists are finding that Arctic sea ice is getting younger and thinner, which is set to continue in March, when US research reveals the winter maximum, and September, when it reveals the summer minimum, making it more vulnerable to a catastrophic and unprecedented break-up. Nasa researchers have found that the thicker multi-year ice, which has survived several summer melt seasons, is being rapidly replaced by thinner, more ephemeral one-year ice...

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Our Earth – Eco News Roundup: January 8, 2017

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. Collapse of Atlantic Ocean Current Could Trigger Icy Apocalypse, Researchers Warn Climate change could become so extreme that it might trigger the cataclysmic collapse of a vital Atlantic Ocean current and plunge parts of the Northern Hemisphere into a frigid new reality, a study warns. The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) transports warm water from the tropics to the North Atlantic and helps regulate climate and weather patterns all over the world. As it releases the warmth into the air,...

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Our Earth – Eco News Roundup: December 18, 2016

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. North Dakota Oil Pipeline Spills An Estimated 176,000 Gallons About 150 miles from where thousands have protested for months that the Dakota Access pipeline could threaten a Sioux tribe’s water supply, a pipeline in the western part of North Dakota has spilled more than 130,000 gallons of oil into a creek, state officials said. In all, the Belle Fourche pipeline lost 4,200 barrels of crude oil, or more than 176,000 gallons, before operators shut it down, according to state Department...

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Our Earth – Eco News Roundup: December 4, 2016

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. How Much of Obama’s Climate Agenda Can Trump Undo With the Stroke of a Pen? President Barack Obama issued 263 executive orders during his eight years in office, at least 35 of them dealing with climate change, energy or the environment. When President-elect Donald Trump takes office, revoking some of those executive orders could be among his first acts, because it can be done without Congress, by the simple stroke of a pen. “On the first day of my term...

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