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24/7/2014
Gov. Rick Perry of Texas and Senator James M. Inhofe of Oklahoma are among the most vocal Republican skeptics of the science that burning fossil fuels contributes to global warming, but a new study to be released Thursday found that their states ...   
24/7/2014
Are the forest fires ripping through British Columbia’s vast stands of beetle-killed forests on the parched Interior plateau a portent of the growing economic consequences of impending climate change? There’s compelling evidence they ...   
24/7/2014
A generation ago Jimmy Carter was in the White House, donning sweaters and telling Americans to turn down the thermostat. In the 35 years since, global emissions have almost doubled, from 18 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide a year in 1980 to ...   
24/7/2014
The government will spend two years looking for a new site to store nuclear waste from power stations, industry and submarines, it was announced today. A new long term plan to find a site to host a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) has ...   
24/7/2014
Targeted law enforcement efforts via Brazil's green municipalities programs were responsible for reducing deforestation by 10,653 square kilometers - an area the size of Massachusetts - between 2009 and 2011, argues a paper published in the ...   
24/7/2014
Twenty new coal mine projects by state-run Coal India, planned with annual capacity of 52 million tonnes (46 million tons), have been delayed by difficulties acquiring land and environmental clearances, the coal minister said on Thursday, ...   
24/7/2014
Better utilization of its vast areas of pasturelands could enable Brazil to dramatically boost agricultural production without the need to clear another hectare of Amazon rainforest, cerrado, or Atlantic forest, argues a new study published in ...   
24/7/2014
Coal will remain a major source of greenhouse gas emissions in Europe unless UK and EU policymakers take urgent action, campaign group Sandbag has warned today. The group's new report warns that while rising levels of renewables capacity ...   
24/7/2014
An overwhelming majority of California residents support the state's mandate for reducing heat-trapping greenhouse gas emissions, so long as they do not bear the higher costs of cleaner energy themselves, a new public opinion poll ...   
24/7/2014
A ceiling of £200m a year will be placed on subsidies to some of the major forms of renewable energy from this autumn, affecting the funding of large-scale low-carbon installations from wind and solar farms to biomass-burning power ...   
24/7/2014
A South African court has sentenced a rhino poacher to 77 years in jail, the heaviest penalty imposed by authorities desperate to halt a wave of poaching that is threatening the population of the endangered animals. Mandla Chauke was ...   
24/7/2014
Renewable energy projects such as wind, solar power and geothermal energy developments will each year have to compete for a share of £205m under the UK's new clean energy subsidy regime, the government revealed today. But the solar power ...   
24/7/2014
The biggest nickel mine in Central America has restarted operations amid violent clashes between indigenous people and security forces, disputes over land ownership, and ongoing lawsuits for gang-rape and murder. The Fenix mine in ...   
24/7/2014
Over the next two years, countries will draw up a framework that will shape the responses of the poorest countries to climate-caused catastrophes. This process is a crucial one for vulnerable nations, as it will essentially shape how ...   
24/7/2014
A marine expert has renewed calls to review the use of shark nets off Gold Coast beaches after a young whale became trapped. The exhausted humpback calf was freed by a rescue team mid-morning on Thursday after struggling for hours in the ...   
23/7/2014
The best way to protect rainforests is to keep people out, right? Absolutely not. The best way to keep the trees, and prevent the carbon in them from entering the atmosphere, is by letting people into the forests: local people with the legal ...   
23/7/2014
Irrigation systems are essential for maintaining food production in Africa. However, compared to the developed worlds, African farmers have barely any water access. Now researchers are warning that some deprived parts of the continent are due for ...   
23/7/2014
Calcifiers like mollusks, starfish and corals are struggling to survive in a changing ocean as a result of climate change, according to new research. These organisms use calcium from their environment to create hard carbonate skeletons ...   
23/7/2014
Federal land managers on Wednesday banned exploding targets used by shooting enthusiasts from 12 national forests in four Western U.S. states, saying the devices could spark wildfires and are a threat to public safety. The prohibition in ...   
23/7/2014
A food shortage likely caused by climate change is shrinking a South Antarctic fur seal colony and changing the profile of its surviving members, researchers said Wednesday. South Georgia island's Antarctic fur seal pups have a lower ...   
23/7/2014
Naegleria fowleri is a brain eating amoeba that earns itself national attention at least once a year after infecting an unsuspecting swimmer during the summer season. Now researchers are saying that with rising global temperatures, the prevalence ...   
23/7/2014
After a string of fiery oil train accidents in recent months, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on Wednesday proposed new rules seeking to address safety concerns over the increasing use of rail to transport crude oil. The ...   
23/7/2014
Nearly 100 people were killed in the Philippines last week when Typhoon Rammasun roared through, raising doubts about efforts to end the heavy tolls from storms that are only expected to get more intense as the global climate ...   
23/7/2014
Operators of the Turkey Point nuclear plant near Miami have received federal permission to run their cooling system above the old 100 degree limit. The decision is meant to combat algae growth and rising temperature in cooling canals, but ...   
23/7/2014
In an effort to kickstart slowing investment in mining and fossil fuels, Peru has passed a controversial new law that overturns many of its environmental protections and essentially defangs its Ministry of Environment. The new law has ...   

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