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Help Protect People

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has some of the most dangerous air to breath. During the summer months, conditions worsen. Next week is Air Quality Awareness week – a cooperative effort amongst EPA, state environmental agencies, and the National Weather Service, to remind everyone to protect their health by paying attention to local air quality. With the onset […]
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Why Are The Frogs Dying?

Blood Samples Show Deadly Frog Fungus at Work in the Wild Pathogen leads to dehydration, other ill effects The mountain yellow-legged frog is an amphibian species affected by the chytrid fungus. Credit and Larger Version April 25, 2012 The fungal infection that killed a record number of amphibians worldwide leads to deadly dehydration in frogs […]
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Update: Greenhouse Gases

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the 17th annual U.S. greenhouse gas inventory. The final report shows overall emissions in 2010 increased by 3.2 percent from the previous year. The trend is attributed to an increase in energy consumption across all economic sectors, due to increasing energy demand associated with […]
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3000 Dead Dolphins

There have been reports that 3,000 dolphins have been found dead on the beaches of Peru in the first 3 months of 2012. A recent episode washed up 615 bodies.   Images for dolphins peru dead - Report images 1 day ago 2 days ago 1 day ago 3000 Dolphins Found Dead On Peruvian Beaches In 2012 (VIDEO) ?? www.huffingtonpost.com/…/3000-dolphins-dead-peru…New1 day ago […]
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  • RSS Membrane Domain

    • Climate-related Health Risks
      The World Health Organization calls for stronger action on climate-related health risks: “The evidence is overwhelming: climate change endangers human health,” says Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General. “Solutions exist and we need to act decisively to change this trajectory.” Previously unrecognized health benefits could be realized from fast action to re […]
    • Strange July Weather
      NASA reports that North America weather patterns for July 2014 were upside down: If you live in the northern hemisphere, the past few weeks have been strange. In places where it should be seasonably hot—the eastern and southern United States and western Europe—it’s just been warm. In places where weather is usually mild in the […]
    • Consequences Of Climate Change
      NASA scientists warn: Global climate change has already had observable effects on the environment. Glaciers have shrunk, ice on rivers and lakes is breaking up earlier, plant and animal ranges have shifted and trees are flowering sooner. Effects that scientists had predicted in the past would result from global climate change are now occurring: loss […]
  • RSS Global Warming

    • Public meetings in Louisiana to solicit feedback on RESTORE Council funding distribution
      The green portion refers to the 30% that the RESTORE Council will help distribute. The State of Louisiana is hosting three meetings in September to increase public awareness around the funding distribution of the RESTORE Act and to request additional feedback and ideas from the public. The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council, also known as the RESTORE C […]
    • Latest Mississippi River Delta News: August 29, 2014
      Live chat Friday: Talk to The Lens, ProPublica about ‘Losing Ground’ By Steve Myers, The Lens. Aug. 28, 2014. “Scientists say one of the greatest environmental and economic disasters in the nation’s history…” (read more) Discussion: Louisiana’s Disappearing Coast By Scott Klein, ProPublica. Aug. 28, 2014. “Scientists say one of the greatest environmental and […]
    • Nine years later: Is the Gulf Coast prepared for another Katrina?
      This post originally appeared on Environmental Defense Fund's EDF Voices blog. By Estelle Robichaux, Environmental Defense Fund Hurricane Katrina was the costliest and one of the deadliest storms in United States history. Nine years ago, as Hurricane Katrina gathered strength in the Gulf of Mexico, I called my grandmother and namesake to wish her happy […]
  • RSS State Of The Climate

    • July 2014 National Overview
      Please see July 2014 National Overview report for more information.
    • July 2014 Global Analysis
      The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for July 2014 was the fourth highest on record for July, at 0.64°C (1.15°F) above the 20th century average of 15.8°C (60.4°F). The global land surface temperature was 0.74°C (1.33°F) above the 20th century average of 14.3°C (57.8°F), marking the 10th warmest July on record. For the ocean, t […]
    • July 2014 Drought
      During July 2014, a high amplitude meridional (north-south) pattern dominated the upper-level circulation, with a strong upper-level long-wave trough over the eastern CONUS and an intense upper-level ridge over the West. Much-above-normal temperatures were associated with the western ridge, while much-below-normal temperatures were the rule in the central an […]
  • RSS Global Climate Change – Vital Signs of the Planet – News RSS Feed

    • NASA scientist: 2014 Arctic minimum likely to be among lowest
      As we head toward September, the Arctic is approaching its annual minimum sea ice extent (i.e., the total area covered by at least 15 percent of ice). While it appears 2014 will neither match nor surpass the 2012 record low, we will likely see one of the lowest extents as the ice melt quickens. This time of year is important for climate science (and life). A […]
  • RSS Natural Hazards

    • Hurricane Marie
      The massive storm has churned up the eastern Pacific for a week.
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