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2015-02-27 23:21:53

With the abrupt resignation of Rajendra Pachauri, former chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Friends of Science Society say this is an opportune time to overhaul the

2014-12-03 23:05:01

Friends of Science climate change video billboard in Montreal, Quebec has been challenged by a You Tube video by La Chorale du Peuple or "The People's Chorus." The Friends of Science

2014-11-19 12:23:07

Launched in 2005, Champions of the Earth recognizes outstanding visionaries and leaders in the fields of policy, science, entrepreneurship, and civil society action WASHINGTON, Nov.

IPCC Climate Report
2014-11-03 05:45:43

The unrestricted use of fossil fuels should be phased out by the end of the century, and the majority of the world’s electricity can and should be produced by low-carbon sources by 2050, according to a new report released Sunday by a United Nation’s panel.

2014-09-24 23:01:32

"District Energy in Cities Initiative" under the Global Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL), a global initiative of the United Nations Environment

earth stratosphere
2014-09-16 06:49:17

The layer of gas that protects us and all life on Earth from the Sun’s harmful ultraviolet radiation may be on the road to recovery, but as the world commemorates World Ozone Day on Tuesday, officials emphasize there is still much work to be done.

2014-09-12 16:21:52

Award-Winning Photographer Henry Dallal Focuses on Climate Change Talks, With A Little Help from Michael Douglas, Ed Norton, Yoko Ono, and Ban Ki-moon NEW YORK, Sept.

ozone layer recovering
2014-09-11 09:10:05

The ozone layer that protects the planet from harmful ultraviolet radiation is on the road to recovery, scientists from the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Meteorological Organization announced on Wednesday.

global warming ipcc
2014-08-28 05:16:23

A leaked copy of a United Nations report predicts “severe, irreversible and unpredictable impacts for people and ecosystems” as a result of global warming, and lays the blame for climate change on human activity and in particular on the effects of fossil fuel emissions.

urban sprawl in Las Vegas
2014-08-21 03:00:23

As climate change alters habitats for birds and bees and everything in between, so too does the way humans decide to use land.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.