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Poland Starting Major Shale Gas Production In 2014

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Shale gas, a natural gas formed from being trapped within shale formations, has become an increasingly popular and controversial energy alternative in the U.S. Some believe the development of the gas can actually help the environment by decreasing greenhouse emissions, but others aren't so sure.

Either way, other countries like Poland want to get in on the action now. The European nation has announced plans for

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Russia And South Korea Join Forces To Bring The Wooly Mammoth Back To Life

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And cue the Jurassic Park theme song!

Scientists in Russia and South Korea are going to join forces to bring back the woolly mammoth!

So amazing.

A russian team has joined with South Korea's stem cell superstar, Hwang Woo-Suk to resurrect

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Miranda Kerr Promises FREE Yoga Class For Earth Hour Videos

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Here's an Angel who really loves MaMa Nature!

As an Earth Hour global ambassador, Miranda Kerr pledges to make a difference by bribing fans with a free yoga class taught by the model herself.

All she's asking in return is for 500 fans to upload their own I Will If You Will proclamation through their YouTube accounts.

The I Will If You Will campaign spreads awareness by encouraging everyone to take a stand against energy waste with the commitment to turn off the lights between 8:30 and 9:30pm on Saturday, March 31.

Miranda hopes she reaches her goal, saying:

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Horses Used To Be The Size Of House Cats!!

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This may seem impossible but during a global warming event about 56 million years ago there was a huge release of carbon into the atmosphere and the oceans raised the average global temperature 10 degrees over the course of 175,000 years.

Mammals reacted to this increase in heat by shrinking in size generation after generation.

The earliest-known horse, Sifrihippus was a 12 pound little thing, about the size of a miniature schnauzer.

By the end of this period of extreme global warming the Sifrihippus had shrunk down to about 8.5 pounds and was about the size of a house cat.

A researcher said:

"This, for the first time, tells us that temperature is what's driving the body size evolution for these horses."

So many animals get smaller and evolve to cope with global warming. The problem is that the same amount of warming that happened over the course of 175,000 years could happen to us within a century or so!!

"While our study provides a measure of possible response to global warming — that is, getting smaller — in a sense that is the best-case scenario."

He continued to say that if animals can't evolve quickly enough (which would be very hard to do in only 100 or so years) they will most likely go extinct.

"It can only get worse, basically."

Well that's not very comforting news.

Maybe we should all take climate change a little more seriously.

Hybrids for everyone!

[Image courtesy Danielle Byerley/Florida Museum of Natural History.]

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Gorillas Impacted By Climate Change

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Gorillas in Rwanda are finding it harder to find food.

Climate change is forcing vegetation up the mountains, which is colder, and therefore, less comfortable for the gorillas.

Poor apes.

Check out the above video to learn more about how the Rwandan gorillas are being affected.

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Kristen Wiig Has An Answer For Global Warming

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Ahh, this is tooo good!

We love you, Kristen Wiig. So much! So so much!!!

Watch her as she presents some solutions to Earth's global warming problem in this HIGHlarious Funny or Die video!

Our favorite is the first one. 1, 2, 3…..

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Different Animal Species Are Shrinking

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Many different species of animals, like salmon, frogs, robins, squirrels and polar bears, are shirking in size according to a new study.

The authors of the study say that the shrinking is due to global warming but other experts say that they might be taking it too far and that it may just be natural changes.

Some plants have also been shrinking, such as corn, cotton and strawberries.

A co-author of the study said:

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