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26/8/2014
Methane streaming from the seafloor at ~425 meters (1400 ft) water depth offshore Virginia. Such naturally occurring methane seeps are a bonanza for scientists trying to understand undersea methane's responses to climate ...   
26/8/2014
Trash burning around the globe is worsening air pollution, pumping more emissions into the atmosphere than previously thought, according to a new study. More than 40 percent of the world's garbage is burned in such fires, emitting gases ...   
26/8/2014
Open burning of trash, as seen here in General Santos, Philippines, is a global phenomenon that has significant effects on air quality. Credit: Photo courtesy Global Environment Facility [Click to enlarge image] Unregulated trash burning ...   
25/8/2014
New Hampshire Senate candidate Scott Brown has added his name to the list of Republicans who have dismissed the science behind climate change, despite previously stating that global warming is real. During a GOP primary debate on ...   
25/8/2014
Gov. Rick Scott sat down with the scientists. We commend the governor for meeting with some of Florida's brightest minds on the threat of human-induced climate change and sea level rise. But we're disappointed to hear that the scientists left the ...   
25/8/2014
Our global environment has many problems. If the high volume of carbon emission is one, the low level of intellectual engagement with some of the major environmental challenges is surely another. There are, of course, many engaging and ...   
25/8/2014
One of the country’s leading climate scientists, Dr. Michael Mann, has been harassed, threatened, and berated for his views that human actions are contributing to global climate change. But not just from anonymous commenters on websites -- from ...   
25/8/2014
Ahead of the UN climate summit which is to be organized in New York on September 23 to give a political push to future negotiations, Indian scientists on Friday emphasized the need to take urgent steps to address the issue of climate change that ...   
24/8/2014
In July, when the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) announced it would move forward with its plan to construct an "ice wall" around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant's failed reactors, it seemed like a step backwards. In June, the ...   
23/8/2014
The Climate Swerve | Photo, New York Times
AMERICANS appear to be undergoing a significant psychological shift in our relation to global warming. I call this shift a climate “swerve,” borrowing the term used recently by the Harvard humanities professor Stephen Greenblatt to describe a ...   
23/8/2014
Carbon capture and storage can cut up to 90 percent of carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. With more than a dozen false starts, the technology has yet to be demonstrated on a commercial scale. Two projects nearing completion could soon ...   
22/8/2014
Perhaps nothing better exemplifies the spinelessness, hypocrisy and turpitude of prime minister Tony Abbott's position on climate change than his comments on 3AW in December 2009: "Climate change is real. But I think there are lots of legitimate ...   
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 ...   
22/8/2014
Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio has taken another step in campaigning for environmental causes by deciding to voice Green World Rising, a series of short films on climate change. DiCaprio, who has also produced the movies through the ...   
21/8/2014
Temperatures at Earth's surface aren't rising as fast as they did in the 1990s, even though the amount of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere continues to increase steadily. This apparent hiatus in global warming has been fodder for ...   
21/8/2014
New research suggests climate change may have a strong effect on the Great Lakes. The consequences could impact the drinking water potential and recreational value of the lakes, as well as make them more vulnerable to invasive species ...   
20/8/2014
Worried about global warming, a growing number of churches and other faith groups are divesting their holdings in fossil fuel companies that release large amounts of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. "The ...   
20/8/2014
Climate change will slash up to nine percent off the South Asian economy every year by the end of this century if the world continues on its current fossil-fuel intensive path, the Asian Development Bank warns in a new report. The human ...   
20/8/2014
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is lending his voice and support to a new short film, bringing attention to climate change and calling for federal action over carbon pollution. "We cannot sit idly by and watch the fossil fuel industry make ...   
19/8/2014
Two years ago, the home of the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Fried Chicken and the Louisville Slugger received an unwelcome distinction: fastest-warming heat island in the United States. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology ...   
18/8/2014
Half of the Earth’s land mass is made up of rangelands, which include grasslands and savannas, yet they are being transformed at an alarming rate. Woody plants, such as trees and shrubs are taking over, leading to a loss of critical habitat and ...   
18/8/2014
Fracking the Arctic | Photo, Yale Environment 360
Among the dozens of rivers that flow unfettered through the Canadian North, the Natla and the Keele may be the most picturesque and culturally important. They are especially significant to the Dene people of the Sahtu region, which straddles the ...   
18/8/2014
Clive Palmer may have all sorts of motives but one surely is to drive Tony Abbott to distraction. As Palmer put it on Monday, after sending Joe Hockey’s chief of staff Grant Lovett on his way to do more work on budget measures, the ...   
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 ...   
15/8/2014
After long focusing on fuel economy and energy production, environmentalists and scientists are now promoting a diet of more plants and less meat to slow climate change — but why?It's a problem with efficiency. Industrial farm-animal ...   

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