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1/8/2014
California could meet its energy needs with renewables alone, according to Stanford University researchers. The authors of a recent study say a transition scenario is economically as well as technically feasible. If a group of Stanford ...   
1/8/2014
Nearly one-fifth of the carbon dioxide emissions caused by humans can be traced back to wildfires, slash-and-burn agriculture and the burning of wood waste to produce power, a Stanford University report found. While “biomass burning” has long ...   
1/8/2014
“The U.S. faces significant and diverse economic risks from climate change.” No, that’s not a scary pronouncement from the Obama administration to justify its climate policies. That’s the first sentence of the report “Risky Business”-- from a ...   
1/8/2014
These are dark days for Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. On 29 July, the last major regulatory hurdle facing the development of Australia’s largest coal mine was removed by Greg Hunt, minister for the environment. The Carmichael coal mine, owned ...   
1/8/2014
Indigenous tribesmen living deep in the Peruvian rainforest have emerged into the outside world to seek help, after suffering a murderous attack by probable drug traffickers. The contact took place across the border in Brazil and was ...   
1/8/2014
It’s way past time for California to come to grips with the possibility that its extraordinary water woes are the new normal — and essentially the return of the old normal given the state’s climate history, in which drought has been the rule and ...   
1/8/2014
One of the worst North American droughts in history could be getting a whole lot worse. According to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor Map released on Tuesday, more than 58 percent of California is in an “exceptional drought” stage. That’s up a ...   
1/8/2014
California is in the middle of an epic water shortage, with nearly 80 percent of the state experiencing “extreme or exceptional” drought conditions. Check out this animated map to get a sense of how extensively the drought has impacted the ...   
1/8/2014
Catching Waves in the Arctic | Photo, Environmental News Network
As the climate warms and sea ice retreats, the North is changing. An ice-covered expanse now has a season of increasingly open water that is predicted to extend across the whole Arctic Ocean before the middle of this century. Storms thus have the ...   
1/8/2014
This week, West Virginia leaders were painting a picture of the rosy future that could await the coal industry, were it not for the Obama administration. Sprinkled among comments criticizing proposed reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, the ...   
1/8/2014
One of the nation’s largest coal producers said Thursday it expects to lay off 1,100 workers at 11 southern West Virginia surface coal mines by mid-October, citing dismal markets and federal regulation.The announcement by Alpha Natural ...   
1/8/2014
British biogas is not taking off as fast as some in the industry had hoped – and the government stands accused of stunting its growth. As part of wider changes to its sustainable energy plans, the Department for Energy and Climate Change ...   
1/8/2014
One of the world’s top climate change economists stands accused of inserting inaccurate information into the UN’s recent climate science report. US economist Dr Frank Ackerman has written to Sussex University professor Richard Tol, ...   
1/8/2014
The first day of hearings in Pittsburgh on proposed federal carbon controls for coal-burning power plants spawned a march by thousands of coal miners and a rally by hundreds of environmentalists and succeeded in demonstrating that a major change ...   
1/8/2014
The Environmental Protection Agency opened two days of public hearings in Pittsburgh Thursday on its controversial proposed regulations for coal-fired power plants. By midday, the agency heard from scores of people supporting or opposing ...   
1/8/2014
Pacific nations most vulnerable | Photo, Agence France-Presse
Pacific leaders warned on Thursday that entire island nations will disappear under the waves unless action is taken to address climate change.The Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) wrapped up its annual meeting in Palau with a call to action on ...   
1/8/2014
The extent of sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean at the end of the summer season likely won't surpass the record low of 2012, but 2014 will still likely rank as one of the lowest minimum extents (or areas) in the record books. Arctic sea ...   
1/8/2014
There has been a lot of attention on ice at the southern pole of the Earth. To be clear, the Earth’s climate is changing and the Earth is getting warmer. This means that the oceans are warming, the atmosphere is warming, sea levels are rising, ...   
1/8/2014
A loophole in the government’s energy policy that could have seen billpayers funding billions of pounds of subsidy for old coal plants will be closed, officials have told the Guardian. The move is a victory for analysts and campaigners ...   
1/8/2014
Hopes of finding survivors in India from a landslide that swallowed up more than 100 people faded on Friday as rescuers dug through mud and debris following heavy rains, with the death toll rising to 52. Finding people alive would be ...   
1/8/2014
José Maria Arara, Almir Surui, and Aureliano Córdoba all have three things in common: each is the leader of a traditional forest community of the Amazon; each lives in a country that nominally recognizes their rights to their forests; and each ...   
1/8/2014
Shifting taxes onto fossil fuels and away from income or capital could provide huge benefits for countries while protecting the environment at the same time, according to a new study from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).The ...   
1/8/2014
Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray (D-Wash.) is sending a memo Friday to her Democratic colleagues urging them to start talking about how climate change will hurt the federal budget. The memo, obtained by The Washington Post, ...   
1/8/2014
Poland has recently amended its fracking laws to allow shale gas excavation of up to 5,000 feet, without assessing the environmental implications, thus breaking EU law and triggering legal proceedings. Under the Environmental Impact ...   
1/8/2014
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) totally owns Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) for blocking a resolution that would have formally acknowledged the fact that climate change is real, and that carbon pollution is causing it. Bookmark this video, ...   

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