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17/1/2014
Record-high heat has scorched Australia this week, with temperatures exceeding 104 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius) for several days in a row in some areas. Relief is expected for this weekend, however. Blazing temperatures have ...   
26/9/2013
The way the Kremlin sees it, the vast treasures being revealed by the retreating Arctic ice – oil, gas, iron ore, minerals—are Russia's manifest destiny, with Moscow writing a new chapter in the history of the desolate, once-frozen ...   
18/9/2013
The Russian Coast Guard has fired shots at a Greenpeace International ship in the Russian Arctic and four Greenpeace activists were arrested today during a protest of oil drilling in the fragile, pristine environment. At 4.30 am Moscow ...   
25/4/2013
When the wildfire reached Jon Cummings’ backyard last summer, it had already traversed 50 miles of rugged terrain in Idaho’s Salmon-Challis National Forest. Thick smoke dimmed daylight and embers sailed on hot currents. While firefighters were ...   
13/3/2013
NEAL CONAN, HOST: This is TALK OF THE NATION. I'm Neal Conan, in Washington. In many parts of the country, coal has been king for many years, but that's changing. Ten years ago, coal fired half the U.S. electrical power plants. Now ...   
13/5/2012
From massive flooding and a hurricane in August 2011, to a warm winter and summer-like spring, the recent atypical weather in southern New Jersey has created uncertainty as to what the region can expect for the future. According to ...   
19/4/2012
Three years ago, Germany lobbied hard to appoint one of its own nationals to the post of E.U. energy commissioner, a move partly designed to quell anxiety among giant German utilities about the Union’s environment and climate ...   
1/11/2011
Drying of northern wetlands has led to much more severe peatland wildfires and nine times as much carbon released into the atmosphere, according to new research led by a University of Guelph professor. The study, published November 1 in ...   
26/9/2011
Wild fires that swept across Russia during the record heat wave last summer wrecked crops, triggered a global surge in wheat prices, caused pitch-black smogs that killed thousands of people and -- though not much noted at the time -- poured huge ...   
9/3/2011
A firefighter tried to extinguish a fire in Russia’s Ryazan region last August amid sweltering heat. The deadly heat wave that seared Russia last summer was driven primarily by a natural weather phenomenon, not man-made causes, ...   
17/1/2011
Oil companies, like the media, always need a good "story" to engage investors and lead them to believe the future is bright. The deal that BP signed with Rosneft on Friday was the British oil major's way of trying to move on from the horror story ...   
31/12/2010
Top 10 lists are often relentlessly negative: the 10 most-polluting industrial plants, the 10 most befouled beaches, and so on.The spirit of this list is slightly different: Good or bad, these are environmental moments in 2010 that are ...   
16/12/2010
RUSSIA does not normally spring to mind as being in the forefront of the fight against climate change. The citizens of Moscow, however, need no explanation of one aspect of the problem--the importance of wetlands. Earlier this year they had an ...   
21/11/2010
The Russian scientist shuffles across the frozen lake, scuffing aside ankle-deep snow until he finds a cluster of bubbles trapped under the ice. With a cigarette lighter in one hand and a knife in the other, he lances the ice like a blister. ...   
21/11/2010
The Russian scientist shuffles across the frozen lake, scuffing aside ankle-deep snow until he finds a cluster of bubbles trapped under the ice. With a cigarette lighter in one hand and a knife in the other, he lances the ice like a blister. ...   
1/9/2010
With 2010 shaping up as the warmest year on record and unprecedented heat waves gripping the planet, global warming skeptics have suffered another blow with the defection of the "most high-profile" member of their camp, author Bjorn Lomborg. But ...   
20/8/2010
Some of Russia's smog-causing peatland fires are likely to burn for months, part of a global problem of drained marshes that emit climate-warming greenhouse gases, experts said on Wednesday. Novel carbon markets could offer a long-term ...   
18/8/2010
Russia is burning. The record-breaking temperatures that are gripping Russia have fueled hundreds of fires and caused a mounting number of deaths. The most intense heat wave in the country's 130 years of record keeping has destroyed thousands of ...   
17/8/2010
SPIEGEL: Mr. Schellnhuber, Russia is burning and floods have inundated Pakistan. Are such extreme weather phenomena increasing because of gradual climate change?Hans Joachim Schellnhuber: Such events certainly do correspond to what we ...   
16/8/2010
Russia's heat wave, drought and wildfires -- which have killed dozens of people and destroyed millions of acres (hectares) of wheat -- are another indication that global warming is causing more weather extremes around the world, a Russian ...   
13/8/2010
Climate of inaction, Financial Express
The record heat wave and nationwide blaze of forest fires that are engulfing Russia, one of the world’s coldest countries, have dramatically pitchforked climate change and its destructive potential back to the centre of international attention. ...   
11/8/2010
They're raging a continent apart, but two deadly natural disasters--the Russian wildfires and the Pakistan floods--may be connected by the Asian monsoon, one of the most powerful atmospheric forces on the planet, scientists say. That's ...   
11/8/2010
Some of Russia's smog-causing peatland fires are likely to burn for months, part of a global problem of drained marshes that emit climate-warming greenhouse gases, experts said on Wednesday. Novel carbon markets could offer a long-term ...   
11/8/2010
A wind turbine on an acre of northern Iowa farmland could generate 300,000 dollars worth of greenhouse-gas-free electricity a year. Instead, the U.S. government pays out billions of dollars to subsidise grain for ethanol fuel that has little if ...   
9/8/2010
Russia's ongoing heat wave, along with its disastrous fallout, may have finally persuaded the Kremlin to combat climate change. Russian officials, who have until now resisted dramatic action out of fears it would dampen economic growth, ...   

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