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Scientists Just Lost A Key Tool To Observe Melting Actic

"Earlier this month, a U.S. satellite known as F17 — which was primarily used for meteorological measurements — experienced operational failures that compromised the integrity of its data. And while there are similar satellites in orbit that can take over the data collection for now, they’re old enough that scientists are unsure how much longer they’ll last."

Source: Wash Post, 04/26/2016

Consensus: "Virtually All Climate Scientists Agree Warming Is Manmade"

"Ninety to 100 percent of climate scientists agree that the planet is warming due to human activity, according to a peer-reviewed paper published Wednesday in the journal Environmental Research Letters. The study, called a 'consensus on consensus,' synthesizes findings from prior published research."

Source: InsideClimate News, 04/19/2016

"AGU Will Accept Exxon Money, Despite Scientists' Protest"

"The American Geophysical Union announced Thursday that it will continue to accept sponsorship money from ExxonMobil. The decision came after more than 100 AGU members and other scientists sent a letter to the organization's leadership in February urging the association to stop accepting  money from the oil giant."

Source: InsideClimate News, 04/18/2016

"Exxon: Charges Of Lying About Climate Change Are 'Preposterous'"

"ExxonMobil Corp. is fighting a subpoena request by the US Virgin Islands, which is claiming that the oil company could have violated the territory's anti-racketeering law by knowingly misleading the government and the public about the likelihood that its fossil fuel business impacted climate change and thus defrauding them. But Exxon vehemently opposes the notion that it knew about climate change before the rest of the world did."

Source: Christian Science Monitor, 04/15/2016

Confirmation That Zika Causes Microcephaly Shifts Debate To Prevention

"After several weeks of study and debate, U.S. health officials concluded that infection with the Zika virus during pregnancy causes the birth defect microcephaly, a finding that experts hope will refocus attention on efforts to stop infections and prompt U.S. lawmakers to fund emergency prevention efforts."

Source: Reuters, 04/14/2016

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