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Entries by Mary Ellen Harte from 09/2012

Climate Change This Week: Tippy Arctic Times, Siberian Carbon Bomb and More

| Posted 09.03.2012 | Green

Most experts now agree that the polar summer ice is beyond the point of return, and consequences will be profound, including significant changes in weather patterns for the U.S. and other countries in the northern hemisphere.

Climate Change This Week: Climate Change Timeline, Bye-Bye Birdies, and More...

| Posted 09.09.2012 | Green

Already stressed from continuing loss of habitat to humans -- about 6,000 more acres every day -- the extreme drought this year has crippled its reproduction and survival, further decreasing numbers. This thing of beauty might not be a joy forever....

Climate Change This Week: Megafarms Grow Climate Change, Rogue Weathergirl, and More

| Posted 09.17.2012 | Green

Bad US Policy Boosts Climate Change on US Megafarms, says policy expert Mark Hertgaard at the New York Times, by skewing subsidies towards a few commodity crops that use vast amounts of fossil fuel.

Climate Change This Week: Arctic Death Spiral, Faith Groups Voting Bloc, and More...

| Posted 09.23.2012 | Green

The National Snow and Ice Data center reports that the Arctic ice hit a record new low recently.