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September 8, 2014 World Falls Behind in Efforts to Tackle Climate Change: Report

Source: 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...

September 5, 2014 New study finds 99.999 percent certainty humans are causing global warming

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 megadroughts

Source: 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 Suggests

Source: 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 Study

Source: 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...

August 27, 2014 Insurers pay more tax on executive compensation under Obamacare: study

Source: Yahoo News

When Washington eliminated corporate tax deductions on health insurance executive compensation above $500,000 under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law in 2013, it generated more than $72 million in additional tax...

August 27, 2014 Science group says climate change worsening, dangerous

Source: USA Today

Human influence on the planet's climate is clear and having "widespread and consequential impacts on human and natural systems," some of which may be irreversible, says a draft report out today from a United Nations science panel.

August 26, 2014 Reuters Slideshow: California’s historic drought

Source: Reuters

A sign advising to pray for rain hangs above an exhibit area at the 47th Annual World Ag Expo in Tulare, California, February 12, 2014. The expo takes place as a third year of drought plagues California farmers with the driest...

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