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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The Hottest Year On Record For Northeast So Far

Nothing to see here. Move on.

On Aug 7, 2012 4:54 PM, "HuffPost Green" <dailybrief@huffingtonpost.com> wrote:
Tuesday, August 7, 2012

ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — No surprise for Northeast residents sweating out the summer after a winter barely touching their snow shovels: this is the hottest year on record in the region so far.

Camp Lejeune Water Bill Signed By President Obama
California Refinery Blaze May Impact Cost At The Pump
As Arctic Ice Melts, Coast Guard Prepares With Faith In Shell's Drilling Plan
European Commission Reaffirms Climate Change Goals
Could This Cripple Israel's Coastal Economy?

Michael T. Klare: The Hunger Wars in Our Future
The Great Drought of 2012 has yet to come to an end, but we already know that its consequences will be severe. With more than one-half of America's counties designated as drought disaster areas, the 2012 harvest of corn and other food staples is guaranteed to fall far short of predictions.
Kelly Rigg: Disturbing Signal That Bad U.S. Climate Stance Is About to Get Worse
Many scientists and more than 100 governments argue that even a 2° rise in temperature is highly dangerous. Todd Stern, the U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change, suggests that we abandon the 2° goal in favor of actions which are politically possible, whatever that means in the polarized context of the climate wars.
Ed Sayres: Hundreds of Caboodle Ranch Cats Rescued by the ASPCA Seeking Homes
If you've ever considered sharing your home (or barn, in the case of certain animals) with a cat, now would be a great time to adopt. These cats have been through so much.
Hal Herzog: Do Wild Baboons Kidnap Puppies... and Keep Them As Pets?
Largely because of Facebook, the baboon-dog YouTube video has gone viral. I was certainly haunted by it, particularly because it undercuts my contention that only humans keep pets.
John Stanley: Climate, Evolution and the Human Spirit
The powerful links between a mature love of nature, the capacity for spiritual transcendence and our moral sense have an emotional resonance that can leave us lost for words. Today, however, those links are threatened in an unprecedented way.

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