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Renewables ‘Need Huge Mineral Supply’

The world will have to hugely increase its consumption of minerals, and to find sustainable ways of exploiting them, if it is to replace fossil fuel technologies with renewables, researchers say.

Posted on Oct 31, 2013 READ MORE



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Green Climate Fund ‘Can Power Poor’

A new funding idea for developing countries could provide the renewable electricity output equivalent of 100 new coal plants by 2020.

Posted on Oct 28, 2013 READ MORE



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Carbon Cutoff Point ‘Is 27 Years Away’

It is technically possible to end greenhouse gas emissions within 40 years, a report says. But sooner than that the world is likely to have emitted as much carbon as scientists believe it can safely afford.

Posted on Oct 27, 2013 READ MORE



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Energy Investors Pile On the Pressure

Fossil fuel companies are feeling the heat from investors concerned that moves toward a global low-carbon economy could leave many of their assets worthless.

Posted on Oct 26, 2013 READ MORE



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Arctic Is Warmer Than In 40,000 Years

Evidence of the speed and severity of recent Arctic warming has been unearthed by scientists who found mosses that were exposed to sunlight for the first time in at least 40 millennia.

Posted on Oct 25, 2013 READ MORE



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Warming Oceans Will Affect the Poorest

By 2100, the world’s oceans will be warmer and more acidic, with less dissolved oxygen and lower yields of fish and shellfish, making life very difficult for up to 870 million people who rely on the sea for food, jobs and income.

Posted on Oct 24, 2013 READ MORE



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The French Method: How Africa’s Old Colonial Nemesis Fights Terrorism in the Sahara

Few Americans outside the Pentagon have been watching Mali, where a midsummer election marked the end of a painful year of civil war and incendiary Islamic radicalism.

Posted on Oct 23, 2013 READ MORE



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Making Solar Power While the Sun Shines

New solar power installations are surging, but a tax rebate that has helped propel them will decrease in 2016. That raises a related question: Why isn’t solar power required in all new building construction?

Posted on Oct 21, 2013 READ MORE



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Koch Brothers Stand to Make $100 Billion From Keystone Pipeline

Through their investments and various subsidiaries, Charles and David Koch could make a fortune from the transcontinental oil pipeline, contrary to previous Koch claims.

Posted on Oct 21, 2013 READ MORE



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Universities Urged to Cut Fossil Fuel Ties

Campaign groups accuse British universities of being too deeply entwined financially with the fossil fuel industry and urge them to divest within the next five years.

Posted on Oct 21, 2013 READ MORE


Desperation Drives Some Scientists to Consider Climate Hacking

The idea of terraforming Earth is abhorrent to most scientists, but the consequences of climate change may be such that we have no alternative.

Posted on Oct 20, 2013 READ MORE



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Mangrove Map Pinpoints Carbon Riches

Worldwide study of mangrove swamps’ carbon storage capacity will help scientists identify where efforts should be focused to protect these rich resources for climate change mitigation.

Posted on Oct 20, 2013 READ MORE



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Oil and Honey

“I didn’t particularly want to lead a movement, but I wanted to join one, and so I helped to build it,” writes environmental activist Bill McKibben in his memoir, “Oil and Honey,” an endearing account of his reluctant rise to leadership.

Posted on Oct 18, 2013 READ MORE



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China May Own U.K.’s Nuclear Stations

Electricity prices in the United Kingdom are expected to double as a consequence of the British decision to allow Chinese companies to own 100 percent of new British nuclear power stations.

Posted on Oct 18, 2013 READ MORE



Tony Blair’s Selfie: An Emblem of the Iraq War

A doctored photo of Britain’s former prime minister posing in front of exploding bombs may play a large role in how the Iraq War is recalled; beginning in January, millions of uninsured Americans will receive health coverage under Medicaid; meanwhile, the climate threat we should all be worried about is water scarcity. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Oct 17, 2013 READ MORE



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U.S. Nuclear Closures Could Raise Emissions

American nuclear power is fighting to survive because the price of natural gas has plunged. But without enough renewable replacements, closures could lead to a big rise in emissions rates.

Posted on Oct 17, 2013 READ MORE



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Norway’s Billions Could Go Into Renewables

Norway is on the brink of instigating a potentially world-changing approach to climate change if it goes ahead with a plan to invest billions of dollars in global renewable energy projects.

Posted on Oct 14, 2013 READ MORE



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Both Salmon and Hydropower Can Thrive

Scientists have produced a handbook that shows how better river management can mean more breeding success for migratory fish and more electricity from a vital source of renewable energy.

Posted on Oct 13, 2013 READ MORE



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India Must Rename Cyclone Phailin and Call Attention to Global Warming

Phailin means sapphire in Thai. What nonsense. Some people desire the precious stone, but few—if any—I think, desire Phailin. India should rename this meaningless obfuscation and call attention to global warming immediately.

Posted on Oct 12, 2013 READ MORE



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Financial Big Guns Aim at Fossil Fuels

The fossil fuel industry and its subsidies are targeted as world finance fires warning shots suggesting that sustainable energy and tackling climate change must be key priorities.

Posted on Oct 12, 2013 READ MORE



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Emissions Rate Puts Billion More at Risk

Climate impact researchers warn that drastic changes caused by global warming could put a billion more people at risk of serious food and water shortages unless action is taken now to cut greenhouse gas emission rates.

Posted on Oct 11, 2013 READ MORE



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The End of Chocolate

Industry experts predict we have seven years of affordable, quality chocolate left. And guess what? It’s capitalism’s fault.

Posted on Oct 10, 2013 READ MORE



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(The Difficulty of) Looking at Climate Change

Though websites and print media may give us the news, they seldom give us the scale of the news or a real sense of the proportional importance of one thing compared to another. And proportion, scale, is the main news we need right now—maybe always.

Posted on Oct 10, 2013 READ MORE



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Shock Outlook for Local Weather

New research states global warming could have a serious effect on local climates much sooner than scientists previously predicted.

Posted on Oct 10, 2013 READ MORE



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There Is No Bailout for Climate Change

The head of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development is set to address an event co-organized by the London School of Economics, where he is expected to harshly criticize the global disregard of the impending disaster of climate change.

Posted on Oct 9, 2013 READ MORE


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Posted on Oct 7, 2013 READ MORE



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Bubble May Burst for Fossil Fuel Giants

Petroleum corporations are warned they may face a damaging backlash if they try to resist mounting pressure and high profile campaigning for climate change legislation.

Posted on Oct 7, 2013 READ MORE


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Posted on Oct 6, 2013 READ MORE



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Warmer Seas May Increase Mercury in Fish

The marine food chain has another threat as warming waters lead to increased uptake of mercury pollution by some species of fish.

Posted on Oct 6, 2013 READ MORE



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Poles Apart: Sea Ice Melts—and Grows

The Antarctic ice sheet continues to grow slightly, while Arctic sea ice is still melting fast. Scientists think climate change can explain both phenomena.

Posted on Oct 5, 2013 READ MORE


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Posted on Oct 4, 2013 READ MORE



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Ireland Might Be Losing Its Green

Ireland—often called the Emerald Isle for its verdant appearance—faces a rather different future, according to a report by the country’s meteorological servce.

Posted on Oct 4, 2013 READ MORE



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Scientists Warn ‘Mass Extinction’ in Seas May Be Underway

The ocean may be mitigating some of the effects of global warming, but scientists say marine life is mortally threatened as the ocean becomes increasingly acidic, less oxygenated and warmer. And it’s happening at a much faster pace than previously known.

Posted on Oct 4, 2013 READ MORE



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The Carbon Budget Doesn’t Add Up

Human activities have already emitted at least half of all the greenhouse gases the planet can tolerate, giving us probably only a few decades to change course, the IPCC says.

Posted on Oct 3, 2013 READ MORE


Warm Enough for You?

Skeptics and deniers can make all the noise they want, but a landmark new report is unequivocal: There is a 95 percent chance that human-generated emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are changing the climate in ways that court disaster.

Posted on Oct 2, 2013 READ MORE



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Climate Pause—For Thought and Action

Those who question the seriousness of the threat climate change poses have strange notions of the risks they think are acceptable.

Posted on Sep 30, 2013 READ MORE



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Ocean Warming Narrows Climate Options

The scientists have done their job; now is the time for politicians to lead, and everyone to act.

Posted on Sep 29, 2013 READ MORE


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Posted on Sep 28, 2013 READ MORE



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Criticisms of the 5th IPCC Report

There has been a wide welcome for the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report—AR5. But some reviewers have found surprising omissions.

Posted on Sep 28, 2013 READ MORE



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The IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change delivers the first part of its Fifth Assessment Report, with its main conclusion: Humanity’s fingerprints are all over this warming planet.

Posted on Sep 27, 2013 READ MORE



Climate-Change Protests Heat Up

Last week, far out in the Arctic Ocean, the Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise approached a Russian oil-drilling platform and launched a nonviolent protest, with several protesters scaling the side of the platform.

Posted on Sep 25, 2013 READ MORE



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Study Links Deadly Summer Storms to Global Warming

For the first time, scientists say they’ve found a link between global warming-fed weather changes and the size and intensity of thunderstorms. The prognosis is not good.

Posted on Sep 25, 2013 READ MORE



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Tiny Plankton May Have Perilous Impact

As the oceans become more acidic because of rising carbon dioxide levels, smaller plankton will thrive at the expense of larger species, with potentially dangerous effects.

Posted on Sep 23, 2013 READ MORE



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Growth and Low Carbon ‘Can Co-Exist’

Carbon cuts and economic growth may not be mutually exclusive, allowing us to maintain energy supplies without worsening climate change, researchers say.

Posted on Sep 20, 2013 READ MORE



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Antarctic Ice Shelves Melt From Below

Scientists have discovered that many Antarctic ice shelves are losing ice not just by calving icebergs but by melting from their undersides as well.

Posted on Sep 16, 2013 READ MORE


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Posted on Sep 15, 2013 READ MORE



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Warming Will Worsen Water Scarcity

More than a billion people around the world live in conditions of extreme water shortage, and millions more will face the same fate if greenhouse gas emissions continue to mount.

Posted on Sep 15, 2013 READ MORE


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Food Waste Worsens Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The U.N.‘s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says food wastage across the world—totaling 1.3 billion tonnes of food annually—is the largest source of global greenhouse gas emissions after China and the USA.

Posted on Sep 14, 2013 READ MORE



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Parts of Europe Heating Faster Than Global Average

Climate change hits different regions in different ways. As Europe’s climate warms, some areas are already trying to adapt. New crops are being planted and there’s a call for buildings that don’t overheat in warm weather.

Posted on Sep 13, 2013 READ MORE


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