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21/11/2014
Julie Bishop has rejected Barack Obama's assertion that the Great Barrier Reef is under threat from climate change in a further sign of the Australian government's displeasure with the US President's speech that overshadowed the G20 in ...   
20/11/2014
Among the many bits of bad news for the environment from this year’s midterm elections, one that got lost in all the drama around control of the Senate is that a trio of far-right governors of swing states managed to win reelection: Wisconsin’s ...   
19/11/2014
Climate change is far from being solely to blame for violence in Sub-Saharan Africa, say researchers -- other factors matter much more. Their paper, published on 10 November in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, ...   
18/11/2014
Despite strong opposition from both elected officials in the affected areas and environmental groups, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has approved fracking in George Washington Forest. Objections to the plan came from members of Congress from ...   
18/11/2014
The United States and China sprang a surprise last week with their secretly-negotiated deal to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Although cheered as “historic milestone in the global fight against climate change,” “the real deal,” a ...   
18/11/2014
What a change a few years makes. For those of us concerned about climate change, seven years ago marked a low-point. It was a time where no meaningful actions had been taken to reduce carbon pollution and prepare our nation and the world for the ...   
18/11/2014
After hauling in the cages at his island oyster farm near Biddeford, Maine, Mark Green's boat is loaded with crusty marine life. Baskets of oysters are there, but so are green crabs — invasive and inedible. "My boat will be full," Green says. ...   
17/11/2014
McGraw-Hill, the second-largest educational publisher in the world, has removed key passages from a proposed Texas textbook that cast doubt on climate science. The publisher told education watchdog group Texas Freedom Network on Monday ...   
17/11/2014
It’s much easier to list Republicans in Congress who think climate change is real than it is to list Republicans who don’t, because there are so few members of the former group. Earlier this year, Politifact went looking for congressional ...   
17/11/2014
House lawmakers passed legislation Friday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline to bring carbon-intensive tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada, to the Texas Gulf Coast. The Senate is expected to vote this week on a similar pro-Keystone bill ...   
16/11/2014
Crop producers and scientists hold deeply different views on climate change and its possible causes, a study by Purdue and Iowa State universities shows.Associate professor of natural resource social science Linda Prokopy and fellow ...   
16/11/2014
Two American scientists have just sought to find a way of answering the ultimate global warming question: how long can any species last once it has discovered how to exploit fossil fuels and change the conditions under which it first ...   
16/11/2014
Last August, from the window of a jet high over Sumatra, I counted nearly a dozen plumes of smoke rising from the vast jungles and plantations below. Some more than a half-mile wide, they looked like pillars holding up the sky. That week the ...   
14/11/2014
For a professional blowhard, there is no worse fate than being ignored. So I`m always--well, almost always--delighted when my posts get pushback, especially from people who are smart, well-informed and thoughtful. In my last post, "Hawkish U.S. ...   
14/11/2014
In its second major international climate policy announcement of the week, the Obama administration is expected to declare as early as Friday that it intends to provide $3 billion over the course of four years to help developing countries adapt ...   
14/11/2014
The likelihood of getting struck by lightning has long been a metaphor for something with an exceedingly remote probability. But that could be changing. A new study in the journal Science says that temperature increases due to ...   
14/11/2014
A 50 percent increase in the number of lightning strikes within the United States can be expected by 2100 if temperatures continue to rise due to greenhouse gas emissions, a new study claims. Researchers found a 12 percent increase in ...   
13/11/2014
In the 1990s, the world watched with alarm as vast tracts of tropical rainforest were torn down for timber and croplands, dug up for minerals and energy, and flooded for hydroelectric projects. Conservation groups, governments, philanthropists, ...   
13/11/2014
After this week's carbon deal between the United States and China, No. 3 emitter India faces growing pressure to devise a clear strategy and step out of China's shadow during pivotal global climate talks. India has given no sign what ...   
13/11/2014
While severe weather like hurricanes and tornadoes typically only hit particular areas of the globe, lightning can strike anywhere. And it does, a lot. A bolt of lightning flashes through the sky and hits the ground somewhere around the world ...   
13/11/2014
Golfers beware. Expect more lightning bolts as the world warms up. We already know that climate change is increasing the likelihood of storms, tornadoes and heatwaves. Now, a model of how climate change will affect lightning patterns in ...   
13/11/2014
Lightning will strike far more frequently in a world under climate change – but researchers can still not predict exactly where or when those strikes will occur. New research from the University of California, Berkeley, published on ...   
13/11/2014
On the eve of the World Parks Congress in Sydney, the Australian government has just hosted the 'Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit', a two-day event that brought together political leaders, academics, environmental managers and NGO staff in an ...   
13/11/2014
As host of the G20 summit of world leaders in Brisbane this weekend, Australia had been looking forward to its moment in the sun. However, Tony Abbott’s government risks becoming an international laughing stock, thanks to its attempts to block ...   
13/11/2014
Researchers across Europe have expressed dismay at the scrapping of the role of EU Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA). The EU Commission confirmed that the position held by Prof Anne Glover since 2012, would not be extended. Prof ...   

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