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October 25, 2013 Redesigning our coast to hold back a hurricane
Herald Community Newspapers - Over the past four decades, though, the Dutch have committed, like no other people on the planet ... The nation constructs its coastal fortifications to the highest standard ââ capable of...
October 15, 2013 Climate change is here and now: Our view -EditorialSource: USA Today
All too often, global warming is discussed as something that will affect future generations of people, penguins and polar bears. That it will. But a mounting body of evidence demonstrates that climate change is neither distant...
October 9, 2013 Sustainable materials – with both eyes openSource: Reuters
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates that global greenhouse gas reductions of 50–85 per cent will be needed by 2050 to avoid dangerous climate change, representing a radical shift away from today’s...
October 3, 2013 China’s Poisoned Air Prompts Woman to Devise Green TaxSource: Bloomberg
Reading in her hotel room in 1996, geology student Cao Jing noticed something alarming: the pages of her book were being coated with brown coal dust. Her realization -- in Qinhuangdao, a tourist city where China’s Great Wall...
October 1, 2013 No more excuses on climate changeSource: Washington Post
Skeptics and deniers can make all the noise they want, but a landmark new report is unequivocal: There is a 95 percent chance that human-generated emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are changing the climate in...
September 27, 2013 'China Is No Friend To The Environment'Source: Sky News
China is not kind to the environment. It is far and away the world's biggest consumer of coal, burning three times as much of it than America in 2012.
September 17, 2013 The era of unlimited carbon pollution is overSource: Politico
This week, the Environmental Protection Agency will move against climate change by continuing the job it was created to do, 40 years ago, by a bipartisan Congress. Some will, and already are, treating this as a deplorable event...
September 9, 2013 The dangerous effects of global warming - EditorialSource: Washington Post
Did global warming contribute to the punishing heat wave much of the country endured during the summer of 2012? How about Superstorm Sandy? A group of 78 scientists led by experts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
Source: ERIS Blog
In recent months there has been something of a rethink regarding Britain’s energy policy, with the UK government’s stated intention to offset declining North Sea gas reserves with an energy programme, involving leading energy...
August 19, 2013 Energy policy: how not to win an argument - EditorialSource: Guardian.co.uk
The worst time to try to sort out a difficult argument is after the fighting about it has begun. The UK government, by appearing to rush to judgment in favour of fracking for gas, has lost any power of persuasion it might have...
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