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Most of World’s Biggest Beasts Could Be Extinct by 2100

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/08/02

Why can’t we take better care of God’s creatures?

Iconic species like lions, rhinos and elephants could be history if conservation measures aren’t taken, experts say.

Source: Most of World’s Biggest Beasts Could Be Extinct by 2100

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How the sea gets its smell – and why it’s important

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/07/15

Scientists have discovered just how the “smell of the sea” is produced by a tiny marine organism that is playing a major role in the fight against climate change. The microbes are so small that about half a million of them can be found in just a teaspoon of seawater. But they are also so numerous – they are among the most abundant forms of life – that they appear have a significant effect on the Earth’s climate.

Source: How the sea gets its smell – and why it’s important | Environment | The Independent

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A Secret Forest Grew for Millennia in North America Without Anyone Noticing

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/05/20

Cedar trees living on steep cliffs were centuries old, and no one knew.

Source: A Secret Forest Grew for Millennia in North America Without Anyone Noticing

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How the sea gets its smell – and why it’s important 

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/05/16

This one is interesting. Looks like we are not done learning about the planet we live on. Too bad we don’t take better care of it.

Scientists have discovered just how the “smell of the sea” is produced by a tiny marine organism that is playing a major role in the fight against climate change. The microbes are so small that about half a million of them can be found in just a teaspoon of seawater. But they are also so numerous – they are among the most abundant forms of life – that they appear have a significant effect on the Earth’s climate.

Source: How the sea gets its smell – and why it’s important | Environment | The Independent

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Weird Tailless Comet, First Ever Seen, Is a Building Block of Earth

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/05/02

A new kind of comet that is nearly tailless has been discovered — and the surprises don’t stop there. It may even reveal clues about the building blocks of Earth.

Source: Weird Tailless Comet, First Ever Seen, Is a Building Block of Earth

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Tapping the climate guardrail. Hope it holds. 

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/03/17

Earth crushed temperature milestones this winter, edging closer to climate guardrail

You name the temperature record associated with global warming, and chances are Earth eclipsed it this winter.

Source: Earth crushed temperature milestones this winter, edging closer to climate guardrail

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Full scale of plastic in the world’s oceans revealed for first time

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/03/07

Concerned about the viability of life on this planet? We should be, greed, ignorance an a blind eye to the impacts that our innovations are having will catch up with us. Sooner or later only the wealthy will be able to afford safe food, the rest of us will be eating plastic.

Over five trillion pieces of plastic are floating in our oceans says most comprehensive study to date on plastic pollution around the world

Source: Full scale of plastic in the world’s oceans revealed for first time | Environment | The Guardian

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Huge El Nino pushes climate toward records.

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2015/11/23

Over the past few days, a bevy of climate data has come together to tell a familiar yet shocking story: Humans have profoundly altered the planet’s life-su

Source: Huge El Nino pushes climate toward records.

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Nola, 1 of 4 remaining northern white rhinos, passes away

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2015/11/23

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park confirmed her death.

Source: Nola, 1 of 4 remaining northern white rhinos, passes away

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South Carolina floods show how global warming is altering our weather

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2015/10/05

The catastrophic flooding across North and South Carolina is an example of the supercharged storm system that is a likely consequence of global warming.

Source: South Carolina floods show how global warming is altering our weather

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