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The Mystery of the Wasting House-Cats – Feline Hyperthyroidism Was Virtually Nonexistent, but Now it’s an Epidemic, and Ssome Scientists Think a Class of Everyday Chemicals Is to Blame

Desdemona Despair By Emily Anthes 16 May 2017 (The New York Times Magazine) – Most days, the back room of the Animal Endocrine Clinic in Manhattan is home to half a dozen cats convalescing in feline luxury. They lounge in their own individual “condos,” each equipped with a plush bed,

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Thick Sea Ice and Lots of Polar Bears - Mini Ice Age 2015-2035

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Energy & Environmental Newsletter: May 22, 2017

Graph of the Day: Ice breakup dates on the Tanana River in Alaska, 1916-2017

Global temperature rise could exceed 1.5°C climate threshold in the next 15 years, scientists warn

Update on the “alien megastructures” star, 21 May 2017

A brief announcement....

Trump is deleting climate change, one site at a time – Here are some of the more egregious examples

Amid ‘alarming rise’ in obesity, UN study finds one in three European adolescents overweight

U.S. Army climate report predicts dramatic changes for Ohio River basin

Moss Is Turning Antarctica’s Icy Landscape Green – Moss Growth Has “Increased by 4 or 5 Times” in the Past Five Decades

Chinese appetite for totoaba fish bladder kills off rare porpoise – No more than 30 vaquita left in the northern Gulf of California today, and they could be extinct within months

Global warming has created a new generation of sex-trafficking victims

Arctic stronghold of world’s seeds flooded after permafrost melts – “This is supposed to last for eternity”

Jurassic drop in ocean oxygen lasted a million years

The Doomsday Glacier – “If there is going to be a climate catastrophe, it’s probably going to start at Thwaites”

Where have all the insects gone? “We can cause massive damage to biodiversity — damage that harms us”

Study finds varied increases in extreme rainfall with global warming

The Mystery of the Wasting House-Cats – Feline Hyperthyroidism Was Virtually Nonexistent, but Now it’s an Epidemic, and Ssome Scientists Think a Class of Everyday Chemicals Is to Blame

The plant next door: A Louisiana town plagued by pollution shows why cuts to the EPA will be measured in illnesses and deaths

Dragon Ice Traps Crab Fishermen in Warming Arctic Oceans | Mini Ice Age 2015-2035

Atlantic Begins to Cool, Icebergs Abound & Global Warming Can't Explain Cosmic Cycles

Thousands of migrants rescued on Mediterranean in a single day – UN agency

Energy companies urge U.S. to stay in Paris climate agreement

Proposed Increase for Organic Research Funding

5 Industries Moving Toward Sustainability

CO2, oceans, and atmosphere: a correction

Farmers Entrusted Monsanto with Their Children

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