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Climate Change Could Spawn Human Migrations











The Asian Development Bank is warning countries to prepare for an influx of people fleeing natural disasters as climate change exacerbates rising sea levels, soil degradation and seasonal flooding. Nearly one-third of Southeast Asia’s population lives in at-risk areas, including Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. See complete story at Huffington Post Green.


Great Lakes Winter Ice Cover Decreased 71% Since 1973










Over the past 40 winters, the average amount of ice covering the Great Lakes declined 71 percent, with Lake Superior ice down 79 percent, according to a report published by the American Meteorological Society. This year, only about 5 percent of the Great Lakes surface froze over, the least since satellite photos were taken from space. See the complete story at the Duluth News Tribune.


10 Most Recommended Heirloom Seed Companies












Whether you’re a home or kitchen gardener, foodie or chef, here is a terrific round up of the most recommended heirloom and non-GMO seed companies and organizations. See full details at


Even Mild Global Warming Could Completely Melt Greenland’s Ice Cap











The Greenland ice sheet is more sensitive to global warming than thought. A small, but prolonged temperature rise would melt it completely, according to a study published by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. See the complete story at


VIDEO: Incredible Lion Photos Taken by High Tech Camera

BeetleCam is Back Teaser from Will & Matt Burrard-Lucas on Vimeo.

The BeetleCam Project takes on the lions of the Masai Mari. A remote-controlled car with a DSLR camera mounted on the top captures up close and stunning pictures. See the complete story with incredible photos at For more photos and video footage from the BeetleCam Project, visit


Stephanie Hedean is a Strategic Marketing and Communications Consultant and a Volunteer at The Nature Conservancy.

Photos Courtesy of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association/Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Lake Superior);  NASA ICE via a Creative Commons (Greenland); S Baker via Creative Commons (Hoi An, Vietnam); mystuart via Creative Commons (tomato).

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