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Feel the Heat—2016 Was the Warmest Year Yet

By Fredrica Syren: Did you feel that last year was miserably hot?  Odds are you did not imagine it because according the UN, 2016 was a record hot year, a new high for the third year in a row. 2016 temperatures were, according to The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), 1.2 C above pre-industrial levels. The argument I have heard from skeptics of global warming is that …

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President Permanently Blocks Arctic Drilling

By Fredrica Syren: In a last ditch effort to save the Arctic, President Obama will use executive authority to permanently block offshore drilling there and in the Atlantic Ocean. Following suit isCanada, also preparing to halt its own Artic oil and gas exploration. This bold move to stop the highly controversial Arctic drilling in order to protect these vital ecosystems comes just weeks before …

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Global Warming … Or What?

By Fredrica Syren: The day after the election, I posted on Green-mom.com Facebook that I was worried about the prospect of the next President being someone who does not believe in global warming and who wants to restrict the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as well as get out of the …

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Impact of Global Warming on Human Health 

By Larraine Roulston:  For decades scientists have been aware that human health will be affected by climate change. During the 1980s, both Time Magazine and National Geographic featured special issues related to our ailing planet. Sadly, it has taken until now for politicians to wake up to this reality and share widely …

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Threats To The Great Barrier Reef

By Kim Robson: A recent report revealed that, due mainly to cyclones and damage from the Crown-of-thorns starfish, the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) had lost 50% of its living coral. The GBR also faces new threats from coral bleaching, ocean water acidification and coal shipping. All coral reefs suffer from …

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Endangered Polar Bears and Why We Should Care

By Fredrica Syren: I have a thing for bees and polar bears, and whenever I get started on why we need to save them, people tend to look at me as if I just escaped from the nut house. I have to say that I understand their reaction because a …

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