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Climate Disasters Made for Costliest Year

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports: 2017 will be remembered as a year of extremes for the U.S. as floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, drought, fires and freezes claimed hundreds of lives and visited economic hardship upon the nation. Recovery from the ravages of three major Atlantic hurricanes making landfall in the U.S. and an […]

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Pollution And Health: 9 Million Deaths Per Year

The Lancet Commission published a report on October 19, 2017 that outlined the results of pollution and health. The report concluded that 9 million people suffered premature deaths due to pollution in 2015. “Pollution is the largest environmental cause of disease and premature death in the world today. Diseases caused by pollution were responsible for […]

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Air Pollution: Getting All Choked Up

By Daniel Brouse Air pollution may be the largest problem facing the world. Emissions of CO2, methane and other greenhouse gases are causing irreversible climate change. Since the effects of global warming take years to become apparent, many people don’t even notice the change; however, air pollution is already the leading cause of death worldwide. […]

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Trees: Sudden Oak Death “Unstoppable”

A new report out of Cambridge University has determined that the sudden oak death epidemic in California is unstoppable. “Sudden oak death – caused by Phytophthora ramorum, a fungus-like pathogen related to potato blight – has killed millions of trees over hundreds of square kilometres of forest in California. First detected near San Francisco in […]

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Killing Ourselves With Climate Change

WASHINGTON DC — Climate change is maiming and killing humans. “This isn’t just about glaciers and the polar bears; it’s about the health of our family and our kids,” said Gina McCarthy, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, one of eight U.S. agencies that contributed to the report. “To protect ourselves and future generations, we […]

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Rare Winter Air Quality Alert for Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA — December 7 and 8, 2015 have been declared “don’t breath in Philly days” by the EPA. It is rare to have a December air quality alert in Philadelphia, PA. It is recommended not to breath in the out-of-doors on alert days. Children, elderly and physically active individuals are most at risk for […]

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King Richard III

The BBC reports on King Richard III: Richard was born in 1452 at Fotheringhay Castle in Northamptonshire His coronation took place in Westminster Abbey in 1483 Richard had one of the shortest reigns in British history – 26 months He was the last English king to die in battle, killed at Bosworth in 1485 King […]

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What Is Global Warming

by the National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration What is Global Warming? The term Global Warming refers, without any implications for the cause or magnitude, to the observation that the atmosphere near the Earth’s surface is warming. This warming is one of many kinds of climate change that the Earth has gone through in the past […]

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Cause Of Bee Colony Collapse

Use of Common Pesticide Linked to Bee Colony Collapse Boston, MA – The likely culprit in sharp worldwide declines in honeybee colonies (colony collapse disorder) since 2006 is imidacloprid, one of the most widely used pesticides, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health. Pinpointing the cause of the problem is crucial […]

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Why Christians Hate Xmas

Do you know why Christians do not like the abbreviation of xmas for Christmas? It is because the x is short for the cross, and Christmas is not suppose to be about Easter. That is to say, it is offensive to mock the birth with the symbol of his murder. Suggestion: test your minister, pastor […]

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