Miscellaneous Environmental News: Solar Wind Storms, Yellowstone, Biomimicry and more

Bolivian President Evo Morales: 20 Ways to Save Mother Earth and Prevent Climate Change – Alternet 12/15/08

Competition and the thirst for profit without limits of the capitalist system are destroying the planet.

42 Works of Modern Earth and Land Art. 42 Works of Water, Snow and Ice Art. 30 Works of Air, Sky and Wind Art. 42 Works of Fire Art and Design. via Metafilter 12/28/08

Nuclear Urbanism – Metafilter 12/27/08

Ground Zero. This Google Maps mashup shows the thermal damage caused by various nuclear weapons or an asteroid on the city of your choice.  

The World’s Largest Seed Bank: Next Bank to Fail? – Treehugger 12/14/08

Hundreds of Brazil’s eco-warriors at risk of assassination, according to new report – Guardian, UK 12/21/08 

Sea Shepherd Scores One For The Whales, Gets Terrorist Status – Treehugger 12/27/08

Power Up Canada Offers Citizens Easy Activism – Treehugger 12/26/08

Water: Ethanol’s Achilles Heel – Alternet 12/23/08

It’s Official: We’re Just a Few Years from Peak Oil– Alternet 12/21/08

Scientists discover new forest with undiscovered species on Google Earth – Telegraph, UK 12/22/08

Nature-Inspired Innovation: 9 Examples of Biomimicry in Action (Slideshow) – Treehugger 1/9/09

Biomimicry Yields Bone-Healing Superglue from Sea Worms – Treehugger 12/26/08

Incredible Edible Food Revolution is Happening – Treehugger 1/2/09

Terence McKenna’s Butterflies – via Metafilter 12/9/08

New flying reptile species found – BBC 12/3/08

Bikes Point the Way to a Sustainable Future – Alternet 12/18/08

Is Yellowstone about to explode? Some people think so – Houston Chronicle 1/8/09

Scientists eye unusual swarm of Yellowstone quakes (AP)  – Yahoo 12/29/08

The list of recent Yellowstone-area earthquakes grows longer – University of Utah Seismographic Stations

Perfect Space Storm Could be Catastrophic on Earth…  – World of Technology 1/8/09

A new study from the National Academy of Sciences outlines grim possibilities on Earth for a worst-case scenario solar storm.

Changes ‘amplify Arctic warming’ – BBC 12/16/08

Scientists say they now have unambiguous evidence that the warming in the Arctic is accelerating.

Scientists Find Increased Methane Levels In Arctic Ocean – Science Daily 12/20/08

Mexican Volcanic Glaciers Disappearing Due to Climate Change – Treehugegr 12/19/08

Swiss glaciers ‘in full retreat’ – BBC 12/19/08

Earth Atmosphere “Breathes,” Thanks to Solar Winds – National Geographic 12/15/08

Like lungs expanding and contracting, Earth’s upper atmosphere is “breathing,” according to new satellite data on how charged particles from the sun affect our planet.

U.S. shores face threat of rising sea levels – Raw Story 12/26/08

New report predicts increases of up to four feet by the year 2100.

Drillers break into magma chamber – BBC 12/17/08

NASA captures stunning pictures of Earth – CNN 12/26/08 


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