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September 11, 2014 Study: Climate change, development worsens wildfire risk
azcentral.com - drier conditions in the American West that contribute to îwildfiresî and stretch fire seasons by up to two months. Since 1970, regional temperatures have increased by 1.9 degrees, according to the...
September 11, 2014 Rocky Mountain forests are dying, report finds, blaming climate change
Estes Park Trail Gazette - The Union of Concerned Scientists and Rocky Mountain Climate Organization report, released Wednesday morning, says aspen trees likely will decrease by 45 percent in Colorado and 61 percent across the...
Source: Blue & Green
Asset managers can create better-performing portfolios by excluding stocks with lower environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings, according to new research.
September 8, 2014 World Falls Behind in Efforts to Tackle Climate Change: ReportSource: Scientific America
LONDON - The world's major economies are falling further behind every year in terms of meeting the rate of carbon emission reductions needed to stop global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees this century, a report...
Raw Story - The 2013 îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî Fifth Assessment Report provided an expert consensus that: It is extremely likely [defined as 95-100% certainty] that more than half of the observed...
September 4, 2014 Study: Global warming to heighten risk of Southwestern megadroughtsSource: Washington Post
Exceptional drought, the most severe category, afflicts over 58 percent of California. The current drought may be a mere sneak preview of longer lasting and more devastating drought in the coming century, according to a study...
September 3, 2014 New Survey Of The Effects Of Climate Change On India's Water Supplies Offers Hope For Water Stressed Regions
wateronline.com - "It is critical that we adopt a multi-level approach to the problem of climate change and water management," says Dr. K Palanisami of the îInternational Water Management Instituteî and a coeditor of...
September 2, 2014 Drinking or fracking' Report finds top shale plays globally are in places with scarce water
FORTUNE - A new study by the global research organization îWorld Resources Instituteî (WRI) found that the best shale deposits where the fracking would be done are in places like China, Mexico and South Africa,...
August 29, 2014 Climate Change Will Ruin Hawaii, New Study SuggestsSource: Huff Post
Hawaii is known for its near perfect weather, but a new report from the University of Hawaii's Sea Grant program states that islands in the Pacific might be unrecognizable in the coming years as climate change makes them hotter,...
August 29, 2014 Southwest's Risk of 35-Year 'Megadrought' Raised in New StudySource: NBC News
The U.S. Southwest faces a strong chance of a 35-year “megadrought” in this century, according to a new study that used paleoclimate and instrumental data to tweak climate models. The research, led by Toby Ault, a Cornell...
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