Scientists Warn US East Coast Over Accelerated Sea Level Rise

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Study says sea level is rising far faster than elsewhere, which could increase incidence of New York flooding.

Trailer Park Evicted to Make Room for Fracking

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How one small but scrappy community took the natural gas industry head on.

George Monbiot: Rio+20 Draft Is 283 Paragraphs of Fluff

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World leaders have spent 20 years bracing themselves to express ‘deep concern’ about the world’s environmental crises, but not to do anything about them In 1992, world leaders signed up to something called “sustainability”. Few of them were clear about what it meant; I suspect that many of them had no idea. Perhaps as a [...]

The Folly of Rio

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This week’s Earth Summit will try to tackle global warming. Meanwhile, poor people are dying from air pollution and dirty water.

Are Our 15 Seconds of Fame Up, Geologically Speaking?

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Sure, the earth will recover from climate change eventually. But probably not while humans are still around.

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