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Green Winter – iVillage

Image via Wikipedia It may be chilly outside, but it doesn’t need to be sweltering inside. During the winter, try lowering your thermostat from 70 degrees F to 67 degrees F. You can reduce your heating energy consumption by up … Continue reading

Global warming destroyed rainforests 300 million years ago – Telegraph

Indigenous in Amazon Rainforest.
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Researchers believe the destruction of the rainforests kicked off an evolutionary burst amongst reptiles and inadvertently paved the way for the rise of dinosaurs 100 million years later.

And the scientists at Royal Holloway, University of London, and Bristol University warned that the discovery is a chilling message that humanity could be wiped off the face of the earth if today’s Amazon rainforest is allowed to disappear.

The event happened during the Carboniferous Period when Europe and North America lay on the equator and were covered by steamy tropical rainforests.

via Global warming destroyed rainforests 300 million years ago – Telegraph.

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A Greenpeace activist checks a hot air ballon depicting the world in Yucatán, Mexico, ahead of the Cancún climate change talks. Photograph: Luis Perez/AFP/Getty Images Beating the rush for getting accreditation at the Cancún Messe convention centre, it felt strange … Continue reading