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Global Warming has Winter Games Skating on Thin Ice

Today, as the world’s attention remains captured by the Sochi Olympic Games, Wisconsin Environment released a summary of global warming impacts on Winter Olympic sports, and highlighted the need to act urgently to reduce the carbon pollution fueling global warming.

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Skating on Thin Ice

Every four years, the world’s finest winter athletes gather for the top competition on snow and ice. But even as we celebrate competition and athleticism, global warming is undermining the climate conditions that make the Winter Olympics possible.

Nine of the hottest years ever recorded on Earth have happened since 2000.i Winter average temperatures across the contiguous United States have warmed more than 2 degrees Fahrenheit since 1970.ii The primary cause of this warming is human use of fossil fuels and we need to act now to prevent the worst from happening.

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Wisconsin Solar Jobs Grew 80% in 2013

Wisconsin has more than 1,800 people employed manufacturing and installing pollution-free solar energy, according to a national Solar Jobs Census released yesterday by The Solar Foundation. According to the analysis, Wisconsin ranks 24th in nation for solar jobs.

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Report Connects Political Influence of Big Ag with Polluted Waterways in Wisconsin

Madison, WI – As more and more of Wisconsin’s lakes suffer from pollution at the hands of industrial agriculture, a new report by Wisconsin Environment Research & Policy Center reveals the political influence of the agribusiness lobby and its role in weakening Wisconsin’s clean water protections. In the last decade, the number of permitted factory farms in Wisconsin has more than doubled, and the agencies charged with enforcing the state’s clean water standards have allowed for the rapid growth of industrial farming.

 

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