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1/8/2014
Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray (D-Wash.) is sending a memo Friday to her Democratic colleagues urging them to start talking about how climate change will hurt the federal budget. The memo, obtained by The Washington Post, ...   
1/8/2014
A professor from Washington University, Seattle, has warned that climate engineering, or geoengineering, could have unknown consequences in decades to come and has said there needs to be a debate on the ethical issues around the ...   
1/8/2014
The map above shows the predicted global warming impact of all anthropogenic emissions, including biomass burning, on global near-surface air temperature since 1850. The map below shows the observed change in global near-surface air temperature ...   
31/7/2014
The relentless heat that has plagued the western half of the country this summer has ratcheted up California's terrible drought once again, bringing it to record levels. More than half of the state is in "exceptional' drought, the highest ...   
31/7/2014
Research into ways to engineer the Earth’s climate as a last-ditch response to global warming will be rendered “unviable” if the associated ethical issues are not tackled first, a leading environmental philosopher has warned. Prof ...   
31/7/2014
Rep. Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) unveiled a bill Wednesday aimed at repealing the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule on power plant carbon emissions and shifting the cost-benefit analysis the EPA uses. Wagner said the EPA used ...   
31/7/2014
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said the administration's regulations aimed at cutting pollution from existing power plants are "outside the confines of the law." Speaking at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast on Wednesday, the GOP's 2012 ...   
30/7/2014
The state's plan to build a pair of 35-mile tunnels under the Delta would cause the extinction of winter-run Chinook salmon, steep declines in dozens of other species and devastate water quality in San Francisco Bay, an environmental group said ...   
30/7/2014
The U.S. East Coast is bearing the brunt of the rise in “nuisance flooding” – minor events that shut down roads and clog storm drains but aren’t particularly dangerous. Such floods have increased by more than fivefold in the past 50 years as ...   
30/7/2014
A canary for coal mines | Photo, High Country News
Late last month, a federal judge in Colorado stopped a coal-mining lease expansion from going forward, claiming that the agencies involved had not worked hard enough to account for climate impacts, either in the mine’s operations or in the amount ...   
30/7/2014
The White House announced a partnership Tuesday with Monsanto, Walmart and other companies to better use data to make agriculture and the country's food system more resilient in responding to the growing impact of climate change.The ...   
29/7/2014
Citing South Florida's unique view on climate change, a Broward County commissioner told a Senate panel Tuesday that the issue is one of the most pressing the region now faces _ and that local governments will help usher in necessary ...   
29/7/2014
Scientists have added 361 new bird species to the IUCN Red List following a major taxonomic review of non-passerine birds, i.e. non-perching or non-songbirds. Worryingly, 87 of these new birds are threatened with extinction, a percentage nearly ...   
29/7/2014
The longer the world waits to act on climate change, the more costly it will be to rein in the environmental impacts of releasing heat-trapping gases into the atmosphere. That's the conclusion of a White House report on climate change ...   
28/7/2014
Overwhelming opposition to the government's plans to expanding fracking across Britain was expressed by interest groups during an official consultation, whose results were released a day after ministers signalled a go-ahead for shale gas drilling ...   
28/7/2014
Climate change could pose an even greater threat to global food production than previously thought, according to new research. Rising temperatures will not only damage heat-sensitive crops – they’ll also increase toxic air pollution, which will ...   
28/7/2014
A new study from scientists at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and colleagues confirms rising levels of water vapor in the upper troposphere - a key amplifier of global warming - will intensify climate ...   
27/7/2014
Naomi Oreskes is a professor of the history of science at Harvard University. Erik Conway is a historian of science and technology at the California Institute of Technology. They are the co-authors of “The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View ...   
27/7/2014
Warming climate impacting on krill population – seals’ primary food sources – is leading to animals being born smaller and females breeding later than usual, according to new research. In a study published in the journal Nature, ...   
26/7/2014
Floods (again) in southern Manitoba. Ferocious forest fires (again) in the Northwest Territories. Memories still fresh from last year’s terrible floods in Calgary. Summer in Canada.Canada’s climate is changing, and with that change goes ...   
26/7/2014
To cope with California's drought, farmers are carefully selecting which crops they plant and overpumping from deep underground aquifers. But as the President of the Pacific Institute, Peter Gleick, tells host Steve Curwood, a viable long-term ...   
26/7/2014
Communities throughout the Puget Sound region would need overpasses and underpasses costing $50 million to $200 million each to prevent traffic from being stopped by a proposed 18 daily coal trains, a government report says. Elected ...   
26/7/2014
ENVIRONMENTAL experts have warned that we have just 20 years to act over climate change or it will be too late. Speaking at the MacGill Summer School yesterday, they warned that the clock is ticking and if nothing is done we will see ...   
26/7/2014
The world faces a small but substantially increased risk over the next two decades of a major slowdown in the growth of global crop yields because of climate change, new research finds.The authors, from Stanford University and the ...   
26/7/2014
"You never truly win a conservation battle," says Joshua Horvitz. The best you can do is "win the right to fight another day." That`s certainly true of the 20-year battle between conservationists and the U.S. Navy, over the military`s use of ...   

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