Saturday, February 27, 2010

Permafrost Line Recedes 130 Km In 50 Years

Quebec City, Canada (SPX) Feb 18, 2010
The southern limit of permanently frozen ground, or permafrost, is now 130 kilometers further north than it was 50 years ago in the James Bay region, according to two researchers from the Department of Biology at Universite Laval.

In a recent issue of the scientific journal Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, Serge Payette and Simon Thibault suggest that, if the trend continues, permafrost in the region will completely disappear in the near future.

Friday, February 12, 2010

This is our moment!

Dear Friends,

NRDC is working hard to build a groundswell of support for the strongest possible climate bill, and I wanted to let you know about a powerful new viral media campaign that is giving us a huge lift in this effort. This is our Moment is a 3 minute video featuring NRDC Trustee Leonardo DiCaprio and a host of Hollywood celebrities urging people to speak out to urge the Senate to pass clean energy legislation that will create jobs, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, and limit global warming. The response to this online campaign , which was launched by NRDC's Action Fund, has been fantastic. The video, dubbed "The best PSA ever" by Rolling Stone online, has been played more than 1.6 million times through and the many other websites that embedded the video on their own pages. As of last Friday, more than 35,000 emails have been sent to senators in support of clean energy legislation had been sent through the NRDC Action Fund website. Take a look at and please pass it on!