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Happy World Animal Day? WWF Extinction Report

Today’s World Animal Day, celebrated across the globe since a 1931 convention of ecologists in Florence, Italy, conceived of it as a way to highlight the plight of endangered species. They chose October 4 because it’s the Catholic Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. Since then, people have used the

Top Causes Of Global Warming Hit Record Highs

  Like huge, ravening monsters, the top causes of global warming are ignoring man’s attempts to stop them and continue to hit record highs, according to the World Meteorological Organisation. The level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, the biggest single cause of global warming, rose by 2ppm (parts per million) in 2010-2011, reaching a

Carbon Dioxide Makes Ice Weaker, MIT Researchers Find

  A study conducted by researchers at MIT found that increased levels of carbon dioxide cause ice to weaken and make it more likely to split and fracture, regardless of the temperature. With the increase in global temperatures and CO2, the polar ice caps could melt at a faster rate than experts previously projected. The study was published

Ocean Acidity Alert

Ocean acidity is an issue we’ve written about numerous times, but really, it is such a critical issue, sometimes I feel like we should write about it everyday. The NYTimes recently gave this issue good attention. Carbon dioxide emissions from man-made sources are causing the acidity level of the world’s oceans to rise at what

Oceans Becoming More Acidic, Threatening Underwater Ecosystems

A pronounced lack of growth rate among some corals in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef leads scientists to believe this is the first sign of ocean acidification, something scientists world wide are beginning to fear. Carbon dioxide (CO2) dissolves in seawater, that increases acidity, making it more difficult for marine organisms to grow and maintain their

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