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"Fracking Boom Tied To Methane Spike In Earth’s Atmosphere"

"Scientists have measured big increases in the amount of methane, the powerful global warming gas, entering the atmosphere over the last decade. Cows or wetlands have been fingered as possible sources, but new research points to methane emissions from fossil fuel production—mainly from shale gas operations in the United States and Canada—as the culprit."

Source: National Geographic, 08/16/2019

Microscopic Plastic Fibers Rain From The Sky In Rocky Mountains

"Plastic was the furthest thing from Gregory Wetherbee’s mind when he began analyzing rainwater samples collected from the Rocky Mountains. “I guess I expected to see mostly soil and mineral particles,” said the US Geological Survey researcher. Instead, he found multicolored microscopic plastic fibers."

Source: Guardian, 08/15/2019

Climate Change Threatens the World’s Food Supply, United Nations Warns

"The world’s land and water resources are being exploited at “unprecedented rates,” a new United Nations report warns, which combined with climate change is putting dire pressure on the ability of humanity to feed itself."

Source: NY Times, 08/08/2019

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