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31/8/2014
A crack in a house’s foundation, if not repaired, can continue to grow, ultimately destabilizing the structure and rendering it uninhabitable. Its occupants must then move to another home. But the world’s population cannot move somewhere else. ...   
30/8/2014
The recent call from Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev for "tightening belts" has convinced even optimists that something is deeply wrong with the Russian economy. No doubt the planned tax increases (introduction of a sales tax and ...   
29/8/2014
Even if we slash greenhouse gases immediately, the dangerous effects of global warming will continue for centuries to come. How many synonyms for "grim" can I pack into one article? I had to consult the thesaurus: ghastly, horrid, awful, ...   
25/8/2014
The absence of an international regime on climate change has enabled Turkey to enjoy a free ride on a development policy that is careless about emissions, according to an activist. ‘The collapse of the EU process is also the reason why Turkey ...   
23/8/2014
It’s not just the impact of organic foods on personal health that concerns consumers. Organic consumers express rising concern over the destructive impacts of industrial agriculture and factory farms on the environment, climate, animal welfare, ...   
23/8/2014
The first comprehensive study ever issued on the economic costs that uncontrolled climate change would inflict on South Asia predicts a staggering burden that would hit the region's poorest the hardest. "The impacts of climate change are ...   
22/8/2014
Walking along the waterfront in Fort Lauderdale and admiring the 60-foot yachts docked alongside impressive homes, it's hard to imagine that this city could suffer the same financial fate as Detroit. But it is almost as hard to imagine how they ...   
21/8/2014
At the world's first major geoengineering conference, two separate scientists put forward proposals to use lasers to modify the Earth's climate and fight global warming, from space. One suggested that a satellite equipped with a ...   
21/8/2014
A new report released today from IATP takes an in-depth look at how tar sands have developed from an unconventional, inefficient energy source to the spotlight of the corporate agenda as conventional oil supplies dwindle. Tar Sands: How Trade ...   
18/8/2014
Without climate change mitigation policies, half of the world could face extreme water scarcity before the end of the century, a study has found. However, researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) also warned that poorly ...   
16/8/2014
The soothing sound of the Colorado River as it meanders its way across Colorado’s Western Slope is the sound of a thriving economy, a fragile environment and an impending crisis.The state of water supplies in the arid West is volatile, ...   
16/8/2014
In stark contrast to their party's public stance on Capitol Hill, many Republicans privately acknowledge the scientific consensus that human activity is at least partially responsible for climate change and recognize the need to address the ...   
13/8/2014
Not long ago, my newspaper informed me that glaciers in the western Antarctic, undermined by the warmer seas of a hotter world, were collapsing, and their disappearance “now appears to be unstoppable.” The melting of these great ice sheets would ...   
10/8/2014
When more than a dozen wells dried up near the small town of Parr two summers ago, leaving residents without water to bathe or flush a toilet, local officials suspected the record heat and drought. State investigators decided otherwise. ...   
10/8/2014
If the report by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is anything to go by, a shortfall in the availability of farm and agric-related produce for consumption across the country is to be expected in the coming ...   
5/8/2014
The U.S. Agency for International Development and the Rockefeller Foundation are starting a $100 million project to prepare vulnerable communities for climate-caused humanitarian disasters before they happen.The initiative, which will ...   
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
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 ...   
31/7/2014
A new report from the White House Council of Economic Advisers finds that for each decade of delay, policy actions on climate change increase total mitigation costs by approximately 40 percent. The cost of inaction--letting the temperature rise 3 ...   
20/7/2014
Last week’s rains helped dispel some of the gathering economic clouds?. Though the storm has yet not passed, there is a collective sigh of relief, because poor rains would have meant higher inflation, lower GDP, commodity price swings and ...   
17/7/2014
Australia repeals carbon tax, Wall Street Journal
After almost a decade of heated political debate, Australia has become the world's first developed nation to repeal carbon laws that put a price on greenhouse-gas emissions.In a vote that could highlight the difficulty in implementing ...   
15/7/2014
If droughts were hurricanes, people might pay more attention to them. Droughts can creep up on us with their prolonged absence of rain, and their effects often are seen as not much more than cracked ground in dry lake bottoms. Devastating storms ...   
15/7/2014
The United States has not reached a state of energy security despite the natural gas boom that is sweeping the nation, the new head of the International Energy Agency (IEA) said Monday. Maria van der Hoeven said the IEA forecasts that ...   
13/7/2014
Standing before University of California at Irvine`s graduating class this June, Barack Obama did something no U.S. president has done before: He stood up for climate science. Not only did the president make a strong case for taking immediate ...   
10/7/2014
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is doing whatever he can to prevent his state from supporting clean energy jobs and climate action. On Monday, Gov. Christie again took the path of big polluters by pulling New Jersey out of the Regional ...   

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