Environment

United Nations climate deal should create policy options ‘menu’ to...

PR Web - 8 min 37 sec ago

The climate change agreement to be adopted at COP21 in December should include a menu of policy options that can facilitate and incentivize increased ambition over time. This is the key recommendation...

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Visa and AOL Take Top Honors in the Fourth Annual Uptime Institute...

PR Web - 8 min 37 sec ago

Winners save over $US 10 million in data center costs by decommissioning underutilized servers.

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SD Mines Junior Named Udall Scholar, Plans to Pursue Tribal Land...

PR Web - 8 min 37 sec ago

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology junior Tyler Rust from Rapid City has been awarded the $5,000 Udall Scholarship, one of five prestigious, national scholarships established by the U.S....

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SensorSuite Inc. Raises Capital from Prominent Canadian VCs to Enable...

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"Internet of Things" company SensorSuite® raises capital to power growth and R&D

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SeaScape Becomes Rhode Island’s First Green Certified Landscaping...

PR Web - 8 min 37 sec ago

SeaScape Lawn Care has become Rhode Island's first and only Green Certified Landscaping Company, as recognized by the Rhode Island DEM.

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Web SEO Master Offers Expert SEO services to Seattle, Washington...

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Web SEO Master expands into Washington with Expert SEO services May 2015. These are Turn Key Solutions to assist Seattle, Washington & surrounding areas.

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Bees are addicted to pesticide-laden junk food, too

Grist.org - 2 hours 49 min ago

We don’t always do what’s good for us, especially when it comes to food. That kale smoothie? Not really feeling it, thanks — but that trough of french fries? Maybe I’ll just have one.

Like us, bees have trouble making the healthiest choices, according to a new study, published in Nature. In fact, they may prefer food that is laced with common agricultural pesticides: When choosing between two samples of sugar syrup in this experiment, both honeybees and bumblebees showed a preference for the neonicotinoid-laced sample. Here’s more from Science Daily:

“Neonicotinoids target the same mechanisms in the bee brain that are affected by nicotine in the human brain,” [said Geraldine Wright, lead scientist on the study]. The fact that bees show a preference for food containing neonicotinoids is concerning as it suggests that like nicotine, neonicotinoids may act like a drug to make foods containing these substances more rewarding. “If foraging bees prefer to collect nectar containing neonicotinoids, this could have a knock-on negative impact on whole colonies and on bee populations.”

Jane Stout, Professor of Botany and Principal Investigator in the School of Natural Sciences at Trinity College Dublin, said: “Our findings imply that even if alternative food sources are provided for bees in agricultural landscapes where neonicotinoid pesticides are used, the bees may prefer to forage on the neonicotinoid-contaminated crops. Since neonicotinoids can also end up in wild plants growing adjacent to crops, they could be much more prevalent in bees’ diets than previously thought.”

In short, bees cannot be trusted to control their own intake of unhealthy foods, even when there’s better fare available. Sound familiar?


Filed under: Food, Science
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Inmar’s VP, Application Software Engineering, Named Among Top Women...

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Inmar announced that Vice President, Application Software Engineering, Melissa Wittner, has been named one of 21 women business leaders honored by the Triad Business Journal.

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Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. Hosts 21st Annual Environmental...

PR Web - 3 hours 8 min ago

130 students from 13 middle schools “Working Together to Build Sustainable Communities” present environmental projects in Baltimore May 4-7.

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Born Free USA, AWI, and IFAW Commend Introduction of ‘Refuge from...

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H.R. 2016/S.1081 would prohibit body-gripping traps on National Wildlife Refuges

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Now is the Best Time in a Decade to Buy Property in...

PR Web - 3 hours 8 min ago

Europe is on sale if you’re shopping with dollars. There hasn’t been a better-value time to buy real estate in Europe in the last 12 years, according to the experts at InternationalLiving.com.

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Gorilla Grow Tent Introduces the First Grow Tents with DRT, Diamond...

PR Web - 3 hours 8 min ago

Gorilla Grow Tents have revolutionized the grow tent industry with many of their tent design features. Gorilla Grow Tents offers the first height adjust able roof, 360 degree accessibility, and have...

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Local Students Head to China for Global Schindler Award

PR Web - 3 hours 8 min ago

NJIT team is a finalist in prestigious urban mobility design award

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Solveforce Launches Their New Cable Bandwidth Plan Options in...

PR Web - 3 hours 8 min ago

Solveforce will be providing cable bandwidth services in Manhattan, New York in May 2015. The company will now assists customers in obtaining their Cable Bandwidth service for their home and/or their...

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Right-wing think tank wants to convince the pope he’s wrong about climate change

Grist.org - 4 hours 48 min ago

This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

A U.S. activist group that has received funding from energy companies and the foundation controlled by conservative activist Charles Koch is trying to persuade the Vatican that “there is no global warming crisis” ahead of an environmental statement by Pope Francis this summer that is expected to call for strong action to combat climate change.

The Heartland Institute, a Chicago-based conservative think tank that seeks to discredit established science on climate change, said it was sending a team of climate scientists to Rome “to inform Pope Francis of the truth about climate science.”

“Though Pope Francis’s heart is surely in the right place, he would do his flock and the world a disservice by putting his moral authority behind the United Nations’ unscientific agenda on the climate,” Joseph Bast, Heartland’s president, said in a statement.

Jim Lakely, a Heartland spokesman, said the think tank was “working on” securing a meeting with the Vatican. “I think Catholics should examine the evidence for themselves, and understand that the Holy Father is an authority on spiritual matters, not scientific ones,” he said.

A 2013 survey of thousands of peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals found that 97.1 percent agreed that climate change is caused by human activity.

The lobbying push underlines the sensitivity surrounding Pope Francis’s highly anticipated encyclical on the environment, whose aim will be to frame the climate change issue as a moral imperative.

While it is not yet clear exactly what the encyclical will say, Pope Francis has been an outspoken advocate for action on the issue. In a speech in March, Cardinal Peter Turkson, who has played a key role in drafting the document, said Pope Francis was not attempting a “greening of the church,” but instead would emphasize that “for the Christian, to care for God’s ongoing work of creation is a duty, irrespective of the causes of climate change.”

The encyclical is expected to be released in June or July, and Pope Francis is expected to use a planned address before the United Nations in September to discuss the statement.

Any push by the Vatican on climate change could prove politically challenging for conservative Catholic lawmakers in the U.S. who have denied the veracity of climate change science and fought against regulations to curb greenhouse gas emissions, including the Republican speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner.

The American Petroleum Institute, the biggest lobby group representing oil companies in Washington, declined to respond directly to questions from the Guardian about whether it was lobbying the Vatican on the issue.

But — in a sign of how energy groups and those who oppose greenhouse gas regulations are framing their argument to the Vatican — it said that “fossil fuels are a a vital tool for lifting people out of poverty around the world, which is something we’re committed to.”

Heartland has also targeted its argument to appeal to the pope’s views on poverty. It said in a press release that the world’s poor would “suffer horribly if reliable energy — the engine of prosperity and a better life — is made more expensive and less reliable by the decree of global planners.”

The group’s trip to Rome is designed to coincide with a workshop hosted by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on Tuesday called Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity, which will feature speeches by Ban Ki-moon, U.N. secretary-general, and Columbia University economist Jeffrey Sachs.

The Vatican declined to comment.

The Heartland Institute says it is a nonprofit organization that seeks to promote “free-market solutions” to social and economic problems. It does not disclose its donors, but says on its website that it has received a single donation of $25,000 in 2012 from the Charles G. Koch Foundation, which was for the group’s work on healthcare policy. Charles Koch is the billionaire co-owner of Koch Industries, an oil refining and chemicals group, and is a major donor to Republicans causes and politicians.

Heartland said contributions from oil and tobacco groups have never amounted to more than 5 percent of its income.


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Categories: Environment

Ranquist Development Group To Build 48 Single-Family Homes at Basecamp...

PR Web - 6 hours 9 min ago

Following its successful townhome projects in Andersonville, Logan Square and River North, Ranquist Development brings new single-family homes to Old Irving Park.

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Kilgore Economic Development Corp. Signs Three Agreements for...

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Companies in the plastics and metal fabrication industries sign agreements to invest $5.75 million and create 51 jobs in Kilgore, Texas, USA.

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New Study from The Morton Arboretum Reveals Chicagoans' Take on...

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New survey commissioned by The Morton Arboretum finds the majority of Chicago-area residents are concerned about region’s tree loss, yet are unsure how to help trees in their neighborhoods.

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Manufacturers Convene at Carestream Advanced Materials to Discuss the...

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Spring OE-A working group meeting shines light on current obstacles and the path forward for printed and flexible electronics

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DryLet to Showcase Multiple Products at Texas Commission on...

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Visit booths 1132, 1133 and 1134 to learn more about the benefits of patented MB Bio Remediation, ManureMagic™ and wastewater products FOG and LIFT and their environmentally friendly remediation for...

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