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NASA Scientist Dying of Cancer Attacked by Climate Deniers

NASA Scientist Dying of Cancer Attacked by Climate Deniers

Piers Sellers, a NASA astronaut and climate scientist, wrote an op-ed in The New York Times this past weekend after being diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Poignant words of hope from friend, Piers Sellers. Life, love, and our fragile planet. https://t.co/RdDCT41otu pic.twitter.com/pm8DUBKPlf — Doug Wheelock (@Astro_Wheels) January 17, 2016 Sellers wrote: “This diagnosis puts […]

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    Female Fish Eggs Found Inside of Male Fish Testicles

    Female Fish Eggs Found Inside of Male Fish Testicles

    A study published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service found large-scale evidence of intersex in smallmouth and largemouth bass in the Northeast U.S., an indicator of endocrine disruption. The study, published in the journal Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, looks at 19 U.S. National Wildlife Refuges and is the first reconnaissance survey of […]

    Watch 25 Years of Arctic Sea Ice Melt in One Minute

    Watch 25 Years of Arctic Sea Ice Melt in One Minute

    Recent social media posts by The Climate Reality Project are featuring the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) one-minute video animation that tracks the relative amount of ice of different ages from 1987 through early November 2014. According to NOAA, decades ago, the majority of the Arctic’s winter ice pack was made up of thick, perennial […]

    Superbug Bacteria Resistant to All Antibiotics Found in the UK

    Superbug Bacteria Resistant to All Antibiotics Found in the UK

    Following the discovery in the UK of bacteria that resist the most common antibiotic of last resort, a leading British expert is warning it is “almost too late” to stop a global superbug crisis. News outlets reported Monday that UK government scientists have found a gene, known as mcr-1, that gives bacteria resistance to colistin, […]

    Michael Mann: How Close Are We to ‘Dangerous’ Planetary Warming?

    Michael Mann: How Close Are We to ‘Dangerous’ Planetary Warming?

    In the wake of the COP 21 UN climate summit in Paris, a number of important questions still remain unanswered. Take for example the commitment reached by the 197 participating nations to limit warming below the “dangerous” level of 2C relative to pre-industrial time (neglecting for the time being the aspirational goal of a substantially […]

    Rio’s Museum of Tomorrow Illustrates Humans’ Impact on the Earth

    Rio’s Museum of Tomorrow Illustrates Humans’ Impact on the Earth

    Rio de Janeiro’s newest attraction, Museu do Amanhã, or the Museum of Tomorrow, opened to the public Saturday. The $54 million museum focuses on the relationship between human activity and environmental health. Exhibits cover hot topics in science and technology, ranging from the cosmic origins of life on Earth to humanity’s role in climate change. Rio de Janeiro’s newest attraction, […]

    How Sea Level Rise Impacts the Rotation of Our Planet

    How Sea Level Rise Impacts the Rotation of Our Planet

    Scientists may be about to resolve one of the trickiest—and least obvious—questions of climate change: its effect on the rotation of the planet and therefore on the length of the day. That doesn’t mean scientists have an answer, and if they get one, it is likely to be measured in units of time that are […]

    Deepak Chopra: Are You Getting Enough of the Right Kind of Sleep?

    Deepak Chopra: Are You Getting Enough of the Right Kind of Sleep?

    You’ve heard it a million times: “Are you getting enough sleep?” But have you ever wondered why exactly sleep is so important? In this video from Big Think, holistic health expert Deepak Chopra explains why getting adequate rest is critical for our minds and bodies, and how “we actually clean out the sludge from our brain” […]