Global Warming

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tags: researchblogging.org, global warming, climate variation, climate change, penguins, El Nino, marine zoning, P. Dee Boersma Adélie penguins, Pygoscelis adeliae, and chicks. (a) Adélie penguin chicks may get covered in snow during storms, but beneath the snow their down is warm and dry. (b) When rain falls, downy Adélie chicks can get wet and, when…

tags: South Pacific Islands, Indonesia, Sumatra, geology, nature, volcano, global warming, Lake Toba, PBS, NOVA, television Sixty-two-mile-long Lake Toba, seen in the center of this satellite image, was created by the largest explosive volcanic eruption of the past 100,000 years — an eruption whose aftermath holds important clues for us today about rapid climate change,…

tags: conservation, environmentalism, global warming, ocean acidification, AMNH, American Museum of Natural History, New York City, A Sea Change, film premier Image: A Sea Change [larger view]. Can you imagine oceans that have been emptied of all fish? What would life be like for other life forms on this planet if there really were no…

tags: conservation, environmentalism, global warming, ocean acidification, AMNH, American Museum of Natural History, New York City, A Sea Change, film premier Image: A Sea Change [larger view]. Can you imagine oceans that have been emptied of all fish? What would life be like for other life forms on this planet if there really were no…

tags: The State of the Birds 2009, ornithology, birds, endangered species, conservation, global warming, climate change, environment, invasive species, habitat loss Streaming video [6:31] According to the most comprehensive report ever published in the USA, nearly one third of America’s 800 native bird species are endangered, threatened, or in significant decline, thanks to habitat loss,…

tags: windmills, windpower, bird-friendly windpower, conservation, environment, streaming video Here’s an intriguing video describing affordable and bird-friendly windmills that are competitive with more traditional windmills, and are designed to be used in urban and suburban areas as well as out in the countryside [2:02]

tags: global warming, climate change, birds, ornithology, Audubon Society, webcast The idea that global warming is not just about polar bears in the Arctic, but also about American Robins in our own backyards has captured people’s attention. Nearly 60% of the 305 species found in North America in winter are on the move, shifting their…

tags: glaciers, global warming, Alaska, environment, streaming video Tom Gaylord’s glacier photos tell a story, in pictures, about Alaska’s beautiful but dwindling glaciers. These photos, along with a brief in-flight helicopter movie, were taken in June 2006. The rapid retreat of glaciers throughout the world is an undeniable observation, and that human activities are the…

tags: politics, pollution, hunger, global warming, environmental destruction, biofuels, overpopulation, birth control, soylent green Image: Matt Groening (The Simpson’s). A friend sent a link to an interesting article that was published today in the Guardian. This article reveals that the increased reliance on biofuels by the US and the EU is driving a worldwide food…

tags: researchblogging.org, global warming, climate variation, climate change, penguins, El Nino, marine zoning, P. Dee Boersma Adélie penguins, Pygoscelis adeliae, and chicks. (a) Adélie penguin chicks may get covered in snow during storms, but beneath the snow their down is warm and dry. (b) When rain falls, downy Adélie chicks can get wet and, when…