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24/7/2014
Here in southeastern Virginia, our biggest city, Norfolk, is saddled with an unwanted claim to fame. As The Washington Post has reported, Norfolk is the place "where normal tides have risen 1.5 feet over the past century and the sea is rising ...   
24/7/2014
Drought has moved to the top of the list in the latest survey of Californians` environmental worries. In a statewide poll conducted during the second week of July, more than a third of respondents (35 percent) cited water supply and ...   
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
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 ...   
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
EXPERTS say Tanzania is currently suffering high economic costs due to extreme events due to climate change. The costs include low crop yields due to drought and floods, as well as increased cases of malaria and other diseases.Tanzania's ...   
22/7/2014
Proposed new global development goals, drafted by a U.N. working group, include a goal to take urgent action on climate change, despite opposition from some countries - even though the goal is weaker than many campaigners would like. How ...   
21/7/2014
For perspective on how climate change is affecting lakes, those of us here in the U.S. can just look across the pond, where scientists and the agencies involved in meeting the European Union’s Water Framework Directive have amassed an impressive ...   
20/7/2014
While a carbon price is every economists' favorite climate plan, real-world political constraints get in the way (just ask Australia!) In a new paper in Energy Policy, I examine a variety of political economy constraints that limit the ...   
20/7/2014
No state has done more than California to fight global warming. But a deepening drought could make that battle more difficult and more expensive. A prolonged dry spell, stretching on for years, would slash the amount of power flowing ...   
20/7/2014
For climate change activists, this week was marked by an 'I-told-you-so' moment after a group of experts from around the world released their annual report indicating that the Earth is getting warmer. The State of the Climate in 2013 ...   
19/7/2014
There are no easy solutions to mitigate the risks of climate change, but ending fuel subsidies and taxing carbon could be the first steps, Former Treasury Sec. Henry Paulson Jr. said Friday in Portland. And if that were an easy sell to ...   
19/7/2014
Biologist Phil Stoddard is the mayor of South Miami, a South Florida suburb threatened by rising sea levels. Mayor Stoddard tells host Steve Curwood that municipalities in Florida are doing all they can to prepare for climate change, but he does ...   
19/7/2014
For years, the energy companies have been telling us not to worry. Yes, mounting carbon emissions threaten to heat up the world -- but technology, particularly carbon capture and storage, or CCS, will come to the rescue. Despite various ...   
19/7/2014
An international team of scientists have attached sensors to Arctic sea ice to measure this year’s summer melt in a massive, unprecedented experiment. The study will focus on the so-called ‘marginal ice zone’ north of Alaska and Canada, ...   
18/7/2014
For years, the energy companies have been telling us not to worry. Yes, mounting carbon emissions threaten to heat up the world -- but technology, particularly carbon capture and storage, or CCS, will come to the rescue. The trouble is ...   
18/7/2014
"Climate change increases the likelihood of war and terrorism," President Obama said earlier this summer. The Pentagon and a distinguished committee of retired generals and admirals both produced reports earlier this year highlighting the ...   
18/7/2014
Agriculture plays a massive role in today’s global economy. It’s easy to not realize that your salad’s fresh tomatoes are likely flown in from the Netherlands, its asparagus is picked by a Peruvian farmer and the dressing has palm oil harvested ...   
18/7/2014
Since 2011, companies around the world have spent more than $84 billion (£49bn) to improve the way they conserve, manage or obtain water, according to a new investigation from the Financial Times. In the first article of a new series on ...   
18/7/2014
Australia’s decision to repeal its levy limiting fossil-fuel pollution makes it the first nation to turn back from a market approach to fighting global warming. Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s government won final approval from Parliament ...   
17/7/2014
Boards of selectmen hosting informational sessions. Residents packing town halls and school auditoriums to learn about a proposed natural gas pipeline that would cross the state's northern hem, starting at the New York border and passing through ...   
17/7/2014
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's move to repeal his country's carbon tax provides an international boost for the Harper government, which has regularly attacked opponents who propose putting a price on emissions in ...   
17/7/2014
A woman peers through goggles embedded in a large black helmet. Forest sounds emanate from various corners of the room: a bird chirping here, a breeze whispering there. She moves slowly around the room. On the wall, a flat digital forest is ...   
17/7/2014
A years-long drought and a warmer-than-average winter have Western states worried that they face extraordinary challenges in what by many estimates will be a record fire season. The National Interagency Fire Center says the threat of ...   

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