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Sizing up the Landslide at Bingham Canyon Mine

Originally Published by NASA Earth Observatory – A massive landslide occurred at Utah’s Bingham Canyon Mine on April 10, 2013. It was the largest non-volcanic landslide on record in North America.

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry, Steven Tyler Support Sea Shepherd

Originally Published by ENS – Sea Shepherd crew members were honored in May to host two of rock’s greatest legends, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry and Steven Tyler, on board Sea Shepherd’s fleet in Williamstown, Melbourne, Australia.

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Surging Elbe in Wittenberg

Floods in wittenberg. Credit: NASA

Floods in wittenberg. Credit: NASAOriginally Published by NASA Earth Observatory – Rising waters spilled onto flood plains and into cities across Germany. Central Europe has endured its worst flooding since medieval times.

A $19 Billion Plan to Fortify New York City Against Climate Change

Originally Published by IEEE Spectrum – Much of what Michael Bloomberg proposes will not be built, but some important things will be Topic: Climate

New, simple theory may explain mysterious dark matter

Illustration of the cosmos. Credit: Earthsky.

Illustration of the cosmos. Credit: Earthsky.Originally Published by EarthSky.org – Most of the matter in the universe may be made out of particles that possess an unusual, donut-shaped electromagnetic field called an anapole.

New York City Faces Increasing Risk From Climate Change, New Data Show

Originally Published by The NY Times – More than 800,000 city residents will live in flood zones by the 2050s, according to new warnings released by the Bloomberg administration, which hopes to encourage better preparation for climate change. Topic: Climate

Little Rock, Arkansas

Image of Little Rock, Arkansas. Credit: NASA

Image of Little Rock, Arkansas. Credit: NASAOriginally Published by NASA Earth Observatory – The landscape is defined by hills to the west and by the river running through it, not to mention the oxbow lakes that water left behind.

How do you feed nine billion people?

Originally Published by ScienceDaily – An international team of scientists has developed crop models to better forecast food production to feed a growing population — projected to reach 9 billion by mid-century — in the face of climate change. Topic: Agriculture, Climate

Why did the 400ppm carbon milestone cause barely a ripple?

Photo of power plant stacks. Credit: the ecologist

Photo of power plant stacks. Credit: the ecologistOriginally Published by the Ecologist – Earlier this month the concentration of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere reached 400ppm.

Can online environmental activism deliver change offline?

Originally Published by The Guardian – Greenpeace’s Unfriend Coal campaign and the Wilderness Society’s petition to protect Victoria’s forests show ‘clicktivism’ can lead to people doing real things in the real world Topic: Technology

Study shows how young genes become essential for life

Caption: This is imagery of cells dividing, recorded from video microscopy. The image on the left depicts normal cell division in a fruit fly cell. The cell on the right has had the Umbrea gene removed, and has failed to divide normally, resulting in cell death. Credit: Photos courtesy Barbara Mellone

Caption: This is imagery of cells dividing, recorded from video microscopy. The image on the left depicts normal cell division in a fruit fly cell. The cell on the right has had the Umbrea gene removed, and has failed to divide normally, resulting in cell death.  Credit: Photos courtesy Barbara MelloneOriginally Published by EurekAlert! – Researchers from UConn and other institutions in the US and abroad have shown how a relatively young gene can acquire a new function and become essential to an organism’s life.