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Red_Dragon

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Posted: Jul 27, 2022 - 8:35am

Glaciers vanishing at record rate in Alps following heatwaves
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Posted: Jul 26, 2022 - 5:26pm

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Not the heat but Australia is worried about the potential for having to destroy huge amounts of livestock because of a foot and mouth disease outbreak that has reached Bali and has been detected in imported meat and environmental samples here.
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Posted: Jul 26, 2022 - 4:58am

Thousands of U.S. cattle buried, dumped at Kansas landfill
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Posted: Jul 26, 2022 - 2:47am

a drop in the ocean, but hey.
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Posted: May 31, 2022 - 3:59pm

We’re Crossing the Threshold of Survivability — And There’s No Going Back
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Posted: May 16, 2022 - 4:42pm





Oil sands extraction in northern Alberta
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Posted: May 11, 2022 - 6:04am

Revealed: the ‘carbon bombs’ set to trigger catastrophic climate breakdown
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Posted: Mar 29, 2022 - 1:44pm

Florida’s Starving Manatees Ate ‘Every Scrap’ of Food in Trial Feeding Program
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Posted: Mar 25, 2022 - 3:59pm

Thinning Antarctic ice shelf finally crumbles after heatwave
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Posted: Feb 8, 2022 - 9:12pm

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Elements of both, but lots of red flags (how much is $5 worth of electricity?) and I'd say the scale leans toward bullshit.

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Posted: Feb 8, 2022 - 7:49pm

Dear Resident Engineer: is this for real, or bullshit?
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Posted: Dec 16, 2021 - 6:49am

this is fine
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Posted: Dec 6, 2021 - 7:14am

A power company is leaching toxic metals into one of the country's most ecologically significant places
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Posted: Dec 1, 2021 - 6:27am

Rain to replace snow in the Arctic as climate heats, study finds
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Posted: Nov 11, 2021 - 12:38pm

A Biography of E.O. Wilson, the Scientist Who Foresaw Our Troubles
Wilson is a scientist who celebrates the wonder of nature. He popularized the term “biophilia,” defining it as the love for the natural world and “‘the rich, natural pleasure that comes from being surrounded by living organisms.” He eventually became an activist, one of the few scientists who dared to leave the comfort and security of the ivory tower. The trigger was, Rhodes explains, a report in the late 1970s, published by the U.S. National Research Council, which stated that the world was losing one species a day, rather than one a year as most biologists had previously believed. Rhodes describes how Wilson made it his mission to create public awareness of this mass extinction and loss of biodiversity. Wilson rallied fellow scientists, wrote articles and books, lectured and tried to convince others of his cause. He also underlined the importance of field biology. How can we hope to save species from extinction, Wilson asked, if we don’t even know them?

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Posted: Nov 10, 2021 - 6:48am

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Oxfam study: Climate Collapse Unstoppable Without Social Change

Share of the rich in carbon dioxide emissions increases again significantly. It is not "overpopulation" but excessive consumption by the upper percent that is driving global warming.


That could go in this thread.
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Posted: Oct 11, 2021 - 9:20am

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I looked for a list of companies.  Unsuccessfully.

Ecopetrol, the Colombian state-owned, publicly traded (EC.n) oil & gas company exploits a large heavy oil deposit in the Llanos basin named Campo Rubiales.  Much deep ground water is lifted with the oil.  That water is processed and then used to irrigate palm tree plantations in the relatively dry Savannah of the Llanos which lies in a rain shadow east of the Andes. 

Relatively little forest would have been removed for these Palm trees plantations.  The irrigation with deep processed water would likely increase the carbon sink potential of the area.  Social license is key to success in places like Colombia and I do not recall any local opposition to the Palm tree plantations. They would create employment opportunities for some local people.

When these palm oil plantations are carved out of more humid forests  the overall ecological outcomes can be very different.  Or so is my impression.  



you had to download the report, here it is (scroll to bottom)

https://palmoilscorecard.panda...
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Posted: Oct 11, 2021 - 8:43am

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Research report on Palm Oil, a very efficiently sourced vegetable oil, that still has significant environmental concerns due to deforestation.
Scroll down to get the full report, including a scorecard on manufacturers and retailers. 

http://palmoilscorecard.panda....


I looked for a list of companies.  Unsuccessfully.

Ecopetrol, the Colombian state-owned, publicly traded (EC.n) oil & gas company exploits a large heavy oil deposit in the Llanos basin named Campo Rubiales.  Much deep ground water is lifted with the oil.  That water is processed and then used to irrigate palm tree plantations in the relatively dry Savannah of the Llanos which lies in a rain shadow east of the Andes. 

Relatively little forest would have been removed for these Palm trees plantations.  The irrigation with deep processed water would likely increase the carbon sink potential of the area.  Social license is key to success in places like Colombia and I do not recall any local opposition to the Palm tree plantations. They would create employment opportunities for some local people.

When these palm oil plantations are carved out of more humid forests  the overall ecological outcomes can be very different.  Or so is my impression.  

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Posted: Oct 11, 2021 - 7:19am

Research report on Palm Oil, a very efficiently sourced vegetable oil, that still has significant environmental concerns due to deforestation.
Scroll down to get the full report, including a scorecard on manufacturers and retailers. 

http://palmoilscorecard.panda....
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Posted: Aug 31, 2021 - 3:07pm

Syrian oil spill spreads across the Mediterranean and could reach Cyprus on Wednesday
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