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Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Wednesday, August 22, 2012
From Climate Central's Andrew Freedman:

Arctic sea ice cover is likely to reach a new record low as soon as next week, several weeks before the end of the melt season, according to data from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) and news reports. In fact, by at least one measure — sea ice area — the ice cover has already set a record low.
Oil Companies Can 'Incidentally' Harm Polar Bears
Antarctic Peninsula Warms Rapidly
Climate Change Hits Massachusetts Butterflies
Firefighter Died In 'Extremely Unsafe' Conditions, Report Reveals
Adrian Grenier: 'Do You Have Faith In Humanity Or Not?'
Robert Walker: George Will: Willful Denial
George Will, like many other climate and science-deniers, is trapped in a preconceived vision of how the world works, and nothing will change his ossified convictions.
Tom Kiernan: National Parks Birthday: Time to Renew a National Commitment
From the shores of Acadia to the battlefields at Gettysburg, the petroglyphs at Mesa Verde and the bison that roam Yellowstone, our 397 national parks protect and preserve America's heritage.
Michele Simon: Feds Playing Politics With Food Safety Is Enough to Make You Sick
Lately, the administration has been lacking "commitment" in preventing food-borne illness outbreaks. Why stop at PR-driven offerings of economic support when the nation's public health is at risk?
Chris Barnes: Repurposing Ideas: 5 Uses for a Cooler
A cooler is a summer standby, but if yours is a little worse for the wear, don't chuck it just yet. Whether plastic or foam, the insulated container can do more than just chill a few bottles of beer.
Neil Parmar: Pay-As-You-Go Solar Technology Spins Off Under New Venture
How's this for a consumer-friendly innovation in Africa: a pay-as-you-go solar system with enough lights and power to replace fast-burning candles and dangerous kerosene lamps, as well as recharge cell phones.

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