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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 27, 2015 La Niña Events May Spike with Climate ChangeSource: 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 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 15, 2015 Oceana report: Offshore wind would reap twice the energy, jobs as offshore drillingSource: 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...
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 New Climate Change Study Just 400 Pages Of Scientists Telling Americans To Read Previous Climate Change StudiesSource: 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...
January 14, 2015 BPA-free? Plastic alternative BPS may not be safer, after allSource: CTV News
A University of Calgary study has found that a common ingredient in consumer products can cause hyperactivity in zebrafish. Bisphenol A, a chemical used to make household plastics and epoxy resins, is produced in large quantities...
January 13, 2015 Climate Change Could Cost Society 6 Times More Than We ExpectedSource: Headlies & Global News
New research suggests the "social cost" of carbon could be up to six times higher than the value the U.S. uses to guide its energy regulations. A recent U.S. government study concluded an additional ton of carbon dioxide emitted...
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