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February 11, 2015 Wind farm study finds 'no direct evidence' they affect healthSource: The Guardian
There is “no direct evidence” that windfarms affect health in humans, a report by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has found. However the chairman of the NHMRC wind farms and health reference group, the...
February 4, 2015 New survey shows oil industry will face a big challenge
Calgary CTV News - îMercerî, a îconsultingî company, surveyed over 150 oil and gas companies in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, asking them about their short term plans to deal with the price of oil. Of those...
February 3, 2015 Cities that meet air standards in China: 8Source: CNN
Hong Kong—Only eight Chinese cities met the country's air quality standards in 2014, according to China's Ministry of Environmental Protection, although this was an improvement on 2013 when just three made the grade
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.
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 New-generation solar panels far cheaper, more efficient: scientistsSource: 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 Yes, we can live well and avoid climate disaster, says UK governmentSource: 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 23, 2015 OPEC Will Blink in Battle With U.S. Shale Drillers, Poll ShowsSource: 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 EarthquakesSource: 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 21, 2015 New Report: Low Oil Prices Won’t Hurt Clean EnergySource: Climate Progress
A new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has found that the cost of generating renewable energy is now equal to or below the cost of fossil fuels in many parts of the world. Released on Saturday, the...
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