|Our View: Second shutdown of Maine shrimp season shows impact of climate change|
Portland Press Herald - 11/12/2014. Climate change, driven by soaring emissions of heat-trapping gases, is usually seen as a long-term environmental problem. Increases in the global air temperature are measured in a degree or two over many decades. It’s easy to think of it as a problem for our grandchildren or great-grandchildren, not something we need to worry about right now. But that is wrong. We are already seeing the effect of a warming planet, and we are already paying the price.
|Live longer? Save the planet? Better diet could nail both|
Science Daily - 11/12/2014. University of Minnesota - As cities and incomes increase around the world, so does consumption of refined sugars, refined fats, oils and resource- and land-intense agricultural products such as beef. A new study led by University of Minnesota ecologist David Tilman shows how a shift away from this trajectory and toward healthier traditional Mediterranean, pescatarian or vegetarian diets could not only boost human lifespan and quality of life, but also slash greenhouse gas emissions and save habitat for endangered species.
|Study: Six toxic flame retardants found in humans|
Terra Daily - 11/12/2014. By Brooks Hays - The vast majority of mass-produced furniture in America is coated in a variety of flame retardants. A new study recently attempted to ascertain what happens to those chemicals when they come into contact with the humans that sit, sleep and eat on the furniture.