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May 17, 2016 In Latin America, Forests May Rise to Challenge of Carbon Dioxide

Source: NY Times

A new study reports that recently established forests on abandoned farmland in Latin America, if allowed to grow for another 40 years, would probably be able to suck at least 31 billion tons of carbon dioxide out of the...

May 12, 2016 WHO: 4 in 5 city dwellers live in overpolluted urban areas

Source: CNN

New research released Thursday found that air quality levels exceed WHO limits for 80% of those living in urban areas that track air pollution, putting people more at risk for respiratory diseases, stroke, heart disease and lung...

May 9, 2016 After the Pacific Ocean swallows villages and five Solomon Islands, a study blames climate change

Source: Washington Post

The scene of this rising sea is an archipelago of upthrust volcanoes and coral atolls, which dots the Pacific to the northeast of Australia: the Solomon Islands. There, a swollen sea is claiming the shoreline — and even,...

April 21, 2016 Half of America lives with unhealthy levels of air pollution, study finds

Source: The Week

Nearly half of the country is living with unhealthy, and potentially dangerous, levels of air pollution. That leaves 166 million Americans with increased risk of lung cancer, asthma attacks, heart disease, and reproductive issues.

April 8, 2016 Why uncertainty about climate change is definitely not our friend

Source: Washington Post

For a long time, there’s been one key part of the Earth system that, just maybe, could help us out a little bit with our global warming problem: Clouds

April 4, 2016 4 Climate Change Facts Everyone Should Know

Source: Inquisitr

“Earth-orbiting satellites and other technological advances have enabled scientists to see the big picture, collecting many different types of information about or planet and its climate on a global scale.”

March 31, 2016 New coal plants rise in 2015 despite falling consumption

Source: Carbon Brief

The fact that coal consumption has now declined for two consecutive years is a major factor in allowing carbon emissions to stall and perhaps fall in 2014 and 2015. An increasing number of plants are being retired, while many...

March 30, 2016 New study shows desert mangroves are major source of carbon storage


Researchers found that short, stunted mangroves living along the coastal desert of Baja California store up to five times more carbon below ground than their lush, tropical counterparts. The new study led by researchers at...

March 29, 2016 Too early to hail dip in China’s CO2, despite coal fall-study

Source: Reuters

Reports of a historic dip in China‘s carbon dioxide emissions in the past two years are premature because of uncertainty over data showing the pace of a decline in coal use by the world’s biggest consumer, a study showed on...

March 28, 2016 Record Renewable Energy Investment in 2015

Source: Maritime Executive

Developing world investments in renewables topped those of developed nations for the first time in 2015, according to the Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2016 report.

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