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January 27, 2016 Switch to Clean Energy Can Be Fast and Cheap

Source: Scientific America

Wind and sunshine could power most of the United States by 2030 without raising electricity prices, according to a new study from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the University of Colorado, Boulder

January 26, 2016 Study shows fracking leads to falling property value

Source: Duke Chronicle

The value of homes sharply declines when fracking takes place in neighborhoods, according to a new Duke study published in the American Economic Review.

January 25, 2016 By 2050, our oceans will hold more plastic than fish

Source: USA Today

Use of plastic has increased 20-fold in the past half-century; production of the ubiquitous material is expected to double again in the next 20 years (and nearly quadruple over the next 50). And, CNN Money reports, nearly a third...

January 21, 2016 How attitudes about global warming compare to the actual warming of the globe

Source: Washington Post

The bars in red on the graph below are the 20 hottest years on human record. There were hotter years, like when the Earth was still mostly molten rock. But since mankind has had the capability to actually measure temperatures...

January 20, 2016 Climate change fails to top list of threats for business leaders at Davos

Source: The Guardian

Over-regulation was listed as the biggest threat to business (by 79% of CEOs), followed by geopolitical uncertainty (74%) and other key threats including cyber attacks (61%).

January 20, 2016 293 cities in China saw lower-than-standard air quality in 2015: Study

Source: Press TV

The international group said in a Wednesday report that a total of 293 – or 80 percent – of the 366 cities whose data it analyzed did not meet China’s own air quality standards in 2015.

January 19, 2016 Global warming strikes deep into oceans – study

Source: New Vision

The oceans have soaked up as much heat from global warming over the last two decades as during the preceding 130 years, according to a study published Monday.While this accelerated absorption has helped keep human habitats...

January 19, 2016 Extreme weather lowers global crop yield

EarthSky - A study published in the journal Nature on January 7, 2016, provides evidence that historic trends of extreme weather lowers crop production at a global scale.

January 19, 2016 GE Unveils White Paper At WFES 2016 With Strategies For Improved Energy And Water Resource Management

Abu Dhabi City Guide - According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, renewable water availability in MENA is under 2,000 m3 per capita per year, only a fraction of the world average of 7,240 m3 per...

January 15, 2016 Climate change 'made record UK rainfall in December more likely'

Source: The Guardian

Study finds global warming made Britain 50-75% more likely to receive catastrophic rainfall that caused floods, but natural variation also played a role

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