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Earth Day – Come Join Us

  Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated each year on April 22, on which day events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network and celebrated in more than 193 countries every year. The landmark Paris Agreement opened…
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Antarctica – Climate Change Real Time

From our colleague Herb Greenberg 9 days into his recent trip to Antarctica on the Seabourne Quest at Torgerson Island.

Torgerson Island - a small rocky island lying just east of Litchfield Island in the entrance to Arthur Harbour, off the south-west coast of Anvers Island in the Palmer Archipelago of Antarctica.

Earth Hour 2017 – March 25 – 8:30-9:30pm Local Time

Earth Hour - is a worldwide movement for the planet organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The event is held worldwide annually encouraging individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on March 25, 2017, as a symbol for their commitment to the planet. It was famously started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia, in 2007. Since then, it has grown to engage more than 7000 cities and towns worldwide. Today, Earth Hour engages a massive mainstream community on a broad range of environmental issues. The one-hour event continues to remain the key driver of the now larger movements.

 

Humans causing up to two-thirds of Arctic summer sea ice loss, study confirms

  Rising greenhouse gas emissions are responsible for at least half, possibly up to two-thirds, of the drop in summer sea ice in the Arctic since the late 1970s, according to new research. The remaining contribution is the result of natural fluctuations, say the authors.   The paper, published today in Nature Climate Change, confirms…
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