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    Groundwater Disappearing Much Faster Than Lake Mead in Colorado River Basin

    Groundwater Disappearing Much Faster Than Lake Mead in Colorado River Basin

    The mineral-stained canyon walls and the plunging water levels at Lake Mead, the nation’s largest reservoir, are the most visible signs of the driest 14-year period in the Colorado River Basin’s historical record. The Colorado River flows past irrigated fields in Arizona. During a dry decade, most of the water losses in the seven-state basin […]

    How to Put Food on the Table for 10 Billion People on a Warming Planet

    How to Put Food on the Table for 10 Billion People on a Warming Planet

    Imagine being able to contain greenhouse gas emissions, make fertilizer use more efficient, keep water waste to a minimum and put food on the table for the 10 billion people crowded into the planet’s cities, towns and villages by the end of the century. Agriculture is responsible for somewhere between 30 percent and 35 percent […]

    Scientists Confirm Burning Fossil Fuels Significantly Worsens Australian Drought

    Scientists Confirm Burning Fossil Fuels Significantly Worsens Australian Drought

    American scientists have just confirmed that parts of Australia are being slowly parched because of greenhouse gas emissions, which means that the long-term decline in rainfall over south and south-west Australia is a consequence of fossil fuel burning and depletion of the ozone layer by human activity. Southern Australia has been experiencing declining rainfall since […]

    Pope Francis Calls Destruction of Nature a Modern Sin

    Pope Francis Calls Destruction of Nature a Modern Sin

    Pope Francis called for more respect for nature in an address at the University of Molise, an agricultural region in southern Italy. Francis said the destruction of South America’s rain forests and other forms of environmental exploitation is a sin of modern times. The Earth should be allowed to give her fruits without being exploited, Pope […]

    Quakers Divest From Fossil Fuels

    Quakers Divest From Fossil Fuels

    The Eco-Justice Working Group of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting has announced that more than $2 million of assets have been divested from fossil fuels and reinvested in a new Quaker Green Fund offered by Friends Fiduciary Corporation. Image courtesy of 350.org By doing so, Philadelphia area Religious Society of Friends join a growing number of religious communities, […]

    Los Angeles City Councilman Presents Aggressive Greenhouse Gas Proposal

    Los Angeles City Councilman Presents Aggressive Greenhouse Gas Proposal

    A Los Angeles city councilman is thinking big and long range when it comes to cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Paul Koretz said the city should target a cut of 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050, according to the Los Angeles Times. “The climate crisis is no longer out there in the future,” Koretz told reporters at […]

    Republican Leadership Shuffle Churns Up More Anti-Environmental Extremists

    Republican Leadership Shuffle Churns Up More Anti-Environmental Extremists

    The recent ouster of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) from his Congressional seat has shaken Washington Republicans and rattled open several leadership positions. And—as hard as it is to believe—the House Republican conference apparently hadn’t even hit bottom yet. Then Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference […]