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29/1/2015
From a mile away, the sleek rows of wind turbines turn lazily in the stiff morning breeze, the rising sun glinting off their shiny fiberglass blades.Their size — many turbines tower 300 feet above the ground — only becomes apparent from ...   
29/1/2015
Not too long ago, in 2013, the Obama administration began auctioning off leases for offshore wind farms up and down the Eastern Seaboard, hoping to spur a nascent industry.But now, the industry is languishing. Projects off the coast of ...   
29/1/2015
World cities are experiencing more heatwaves and fewer cold spells, according to a study of extreme temperatures in hundreds of urban areas over the past 40 years. It found that many cities are seeing fewer extremely windy days than in the 1970s ...   
29/1/2015
The UK's installed solar power capacity is set to break through the 5GW milestone this month, according to new government figures which show generation capacity almost doubled in 2014.According to figures released yesterday by the ...   
29/1/2015
RWE Innogy and Siemens are on the brink of switching on the final turbines at the giant Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm off the North Wales coast, after a setback last month caused by stormy weather.A spokeswoman for RWE told BusinessGreen ...   
29/1/2015
Climate scientists have been warning for a while that as the planet heats up, storms will become fewer but stronger. This trend has been seen in a variety of historical data tracking wind speed, rain and snow over the past century or so. Now a ...   
29/1/2015
When the Senate voted Thursday to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, the bill they passed was padded with a few extra measures. In an effort to get Republicans to make hard decisions on the Keystone XL bill, Democrats ...   
29/1/2015
The long and tangled history of U.S. climate politics got a new chapter this week, as the U.S. Senate today finished work on a bill that would force the Obama administration to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry crude from ...   
29/1/2015
There are wide opinion gaps between scientists and the public on a number of big issues, from the safety of genetically modified foods to the cause of climate change, a new survey suggests. "There is a disconnect between the way in which ...   
28/1/2015
The Scottish government has announced a moratorium on all planning consents for unconventional oil and gas extraction, including fracking. Welcomed by campaigners as “a very big nail in the coffin for the unconventional gas and fracking ...   
28/1/2015
A group of Senate Democrats from the Northeast is pushing back on the Obama administration`s proposal to open new areas of the Atlantic Ocean to oil and gas drilling. New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker called the move "absolutely ...   
28/1/2015
Using satellite images to study changing patterns of surface water is a powerful tool for identifying conservationally important "stepping stone" water bodies that could help aquatic species survive in a drying climate, a UNSW Australia-led study ...   
28/1/2015
Fracking has barely been out of the news this week and every day brings further dissent to the controversial technique of breaking up shale rock from under our feet to release gas at high pressure with a cocktail of chemicals. Public ...   
28/1/2015
Beijing’s mayor, Wang Anshun, has called the city “unliveable” because of its noxious smog, according to state media. “To establish a first-tier, international, liveable and harmonious city, it is very important to establish a system of ...   
28/1/2015
North Dakota's oil industry is pushing to change the state's radioactive waste disposal laws as part of a broad effort to conserve cash as oil prices tumble. The waste, which becomes slightly radioactive as part of the hydraulic ...   
28/1/2015
The Scottish government has announced a block on planned fracking operations, pending further inquiries. Ministers will carry out new work on the environmental and health implications of the controversial gas drilling ...   
28/1/2015
Conservationists and scientists met in Kenya this week to come up with a last ditch plan to save the northern white rhinoceros from extinction.There are only five northern whites left on the planet -- three live in a 700-acre enclosure on ...   
28/1/2015
Gina McCarthy, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, will make a short visit to the Vatican on Friday to discuss climate change. According to the National Catholic Reporter, McCarthy, an Irish Catholic from Massachusetts, will meet with ...   
28/1/2015
Bill Gates, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft, has cautioned that a technology-based action plan is needed to guard against future pandemics similar to how we "prepare ourselves for war."Gates, whose charitable Bill & Melinda Gates ...   
28/1/2015
Ozone is a bit of a shape-shifting chemical. High in the stratosphere, ozone acts as an ultraviolet-blocking shield around Earth (which is why the ozone hole is such a problem). At ground level, it's a pollutant that can cause serious respiratory ...   
28/1/2015
As a sociologist, J. Gordon Arbuckle Jr. spends a lot of time studying what shapes farmers' views and responses to climate change. It's a subject that has not gotten much attention, even as more research focuses on how to reduce agricultural ...   
28/1/2015
The first beavers to live in the wild in England for 300 years are to be allowed to continue to swim free in a Devon river as long as it can be proven they are free of disease and of Eurasian origin. Initially the government announced ...   
28/1/2015
Financial hardship after a failed apple crop forced Aqeel Ahmed to give up his studies aged 20 and join a militant group fighting Indian rule across the border in the disputed territory of Kashmir. His family, as in many remote villages ...   
28/1/2015
One likely Republican presidential candidate called the Environmental Protection Agency “locusts” while another compared climate change to a “sunburn,” exposing a contrast with several other likely contenders within the party who recently ...   
28/1/2015
Dot Earth - New York Times blogenergyA Climate Hawk Separates Energy Thought Experiments from Road MapsBy Andrew C. Revkin January 27, 2015 5:24 pm January 27, 2015 5:24 pm Email Share Tweet ...   

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