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February 3, 2015 Mercury levels rising in Pacific yellowfin tuna, study says

Source: LA Times

Mercury levels in yellowfin tuna caught in the Pacific Ocean have been rising at a 3.8% annual rate since 1998, according to a new study..

February 3, 2015 Earth's Dashboard Is Flashing Red—Are Enough People Listening?

Source: National Geographic

As scientists and much of the public differ on the causes of climate change, the planet keeps getting warmer … and the effects are adding up.

February 3, 2015 How Obama wants to spend Americans' money next year: an agency-by-agency look

Source: Star Tribune

But it goes fast when your budget stretches from aging highways to medical care to space travel and more.Here's an agency-by-agency look at how President Barack Obama would spend Americans' money in the 2016 budget year beginning...

February 2, 2015 2014 Was the Hottest Year on Record - 135 Years in 20 secs,

Source: Bloomberg

Deny this. The animation below shows the Earth’s warming climate, recorded in monthly measurements from land and sea over 135 years. Temperatures are displayed in degrees above or below the 20th-century average. Thirteen of the...

February 2, 2015 New study says Great Barrier Reef could be dead by end of century

Asian Correspondent - Scientists under the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) have agreed a limit of 2C if the earth is to avert catastrophe. CSIROâs principal scientist, Kevin Hennessy, said the...

January 30, 2015 Study flags carbon concern from melting glaciers

Source: RTCC News

Researchers in the US have calculated that, thanks to climate change, melting glaciers will have spilled an extra 15 million tonnes of organic carbon into the seas by 2050. - See more at:...

January 30, 2015 Shareholder voting system is ‘antiquated,’ causes errors: report

Source: Business News Network

Canada’s shareholder voting system is “antiquated and fragmented,” causing numerous errors in vote counts at companies’ meetings, securities regulators have concluded following a lengthy review of problems with counting...

January 30, 2015 How environmentally friendly is fast food? New report has answers: Oregon environment roundup

Source: Oregon Live

The nonprofits As You Sow and Natural Resources Defense Council have examined more than 40 U.S. companies’ practices when it comes to packaging recyclability, compostability, and other indicators. Their report, which will be...

January 30, 2015 Study: Climate change to bring more nasty La Ninas

Source: USA Today

Extreme La Niñas could become more frequent because of global warming, according to a study out this week in the British journal Nature Climate Change.

January 30, 2015 Survey Shows Scientists and Public at Odds Over Climate, GMOs and More

Source: NBC News

A newly published survey shows a significant opinion gap between professional scientists and the wider American public on issues in science ranging from climate change to genetically modified foods. But the results match up on at...

January 29, 2015 British belief in climate change on the rise, research finds

Source: The Guardian

Britons are more likely to agree the climate is changing than at any time in recent years, with nearly nine in 10 people saying climate change is happening and 84% attributing this somewhat or entirely to human activity, new...

January 29, 2015 What Do Farmers Think about Climate Change?

Source: Scientific America

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...

January 29, 2015 Climate models don't over-predict warming, Nature study shows

The Age - The researchers chose the 15- and 62-year intervals because they are the durations referenced most often by the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî, which focuses particularly on accelerated warming...

January 29, 2015 New-generation solar panels far cheaper, more efficient: scientists

Source: Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A new generation of solar panels made from a mineral called perovskite has the potential to convert solar energy into household electricity more cheaply than ever before, according to a study...

January 28, 2015 Climate change will hit Australia harder than rest of world, study shows

Source: The Guadian

Australia could be on track for a temperature rise of more than 5C by the end of the century, outstripping the rate of warming experienced by the rest of the world, unless drastic action is taken to slash greenhouse gas...

January 28, 2015 Yes, we can live well and avoid climate disaster, says UK government

Source: The Guardian

We can fly, drive and prosper while avoiding dangerous global warming – but only if billions remain in poverty and huge changes are made in areas such as energy and agriculture, new analysis from Decc’s Global Calculator shows

January 27, 2015 La Niña Events May Spike with Climate Change

Source: Live Science

The extremely strong La Niña events that can shake up global weather patterns may soon hit nearly twice as often as they did previously, due to global warming, researchers say in a new study.

January 23, 2015 OPEC Will Blink in Battle With U.S. Shale Drillers, Poll Shows

Source: Bloomberg

U.S. shale drillers won’t scale back output quickly enough for OPEC to avoid production cuts this year, according to a quarterly poll of Bloomberg subscribers

January 22, 2015 The Fracking Fracas over Earthquakes

Source: National Review Online

Despite the sensationalistic headlines and opinion pieces, fracking can trigger earthquakes only in very rare, very specific conditions, say the authors of the highly publicized study in this month’s Bulletin of the Seismological...

January 20, 2015 Four Principles To Create A More Credible CSR Report

Source: CSRWire

Over several years now I have been analysing the external communication like websites and reports by some of the top 50 Global Fortune 500 companies regarding their CSR and sustainability efforts. Comparing their communication...

January 15, 2015 Oceana report: Offshore wind would reap twice the energy, jobs as offshore drilling

Source: Daily Press

As factions face off over how best to generate energy and jobs in the coming decades, the Washington-based global conservation group Oceana released a new report Wednesday that claims harnessing offshore wind in the Atlantic...

January 15, 2015 Specific animals are dying-off in massive groups, and no one can explain why

Source: Science Recorder

Rapid, catastrophic die-offs in which hundreds or even thousands of one particular species die all at once are eerie and disturbing to observe. Determining the cause or causes of such events can be difficult. A new report on the...

January 15, 2015 2014 Executive Compensation Survey of Privately-Held Companies

Source: Digital Journal

Compensation Resources, Inc. (CRI) recently released the results of its 2014 Executive Compensation Survey of Privately-Held Companies. The purpose of this study was to obtain compensation data of twelve key executive positions...

January 15, 2015 New Climate Change Study Just 400 Pages Of Scientists Telling Americans To Read Previous Climate Change Studies

Source: The Onion

Co-authored by several dozen of the nation’s top climatologists, a new climate change study released Wednesday by the U.S. Global Change Research Program reportedly consists of 400 pages in which scientists just tell Americans to...

January 14, 2015 New Study Identifies How Cities Can Cut Energy Use by 25% by 2050

Sustainable Cities Collective - At present, according to the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC), urban areas consume between 67% and 76% of global energy and generate about three quarters of global...

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