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Source: NY Times
The percentage of the earth’s land surface covered by extreme heat in the summer has soared in recent decades, from less than 1 percent in the years before 1980 to as much as 13 percent in recent years, according to a new...
August 6, 2012 Recent Heat Waves Caused by Global Warming, Hansen SaysSource: BusinessWeek
The drought in Texas last year, the heat wave in Russia in 2010 are among weather extremes that “certainly would not have occurred” without global warming, according to a paper by a U.S. government climate scientist.
Source: Summit County Voice
massive Las Vegas water grab aimed at siphoning 37 billion gallons from underground aquifers could destroy more than 137,000 acres of wildlife habitat by lowering groundwater tables — by up to 200 feet in many areas.
August 3, 2012 Health Care Reform: More Than One-Fourth Of Americans Expect To Pay The Mandate Tax, Survey FindsSource: Huff Post
Wondering why so many Americans so passionately oppose the new health care law? A new poll offers an explanation: Many believe that they'll be on the hook to pay higher taxes under the Affordable Care Act. Twenty-six percent of...
August 3, 2012 New poll shows Californians split on frackingSource: LA Times
Californians are split on a controversial method of oil extraction called hydraulic fracturing, according to a new statewide poll. A survey by the Public Policy Institute of California, released Wednesday, found that most...
August 2, 2012 Nature soaks up more greenhouse gases, brakes warmingSource: Reuters
OSLO - Oceans and land have more than doubled the amount of greenhouse gases they absorb since 1960 in new evidence that nature is helping to brake global warming, a study showed on Wednesday. "Even though we have done very...
BOSTON, MA - A new report on U.S. power plant emissions from the top 100 power producers demonstrates the impact of the electric power industry’s current transition to cleaner energy sources.
July 31, 2012 Century of Drought May Be AheadSource: Livescience.com
A drought that gripped western North America from 2000 to 2004 was the worst since the Middle Ages, but such extreme conditions may become normal during the next 100 years, finds a new study.
July 31, 2012 Poll shows most Americans favor Medicaid expansionSource: Chicago Tribune
WASHINGTON - Most Americans back the idea of extending health coverage to their low-income neighbors through the government's Medicaid program, unless it means higher costs for their own state, according to a new poll.
Scientists are finding evidence that man-made climate change has raised the risks of individual weather events, such as floods or heatwaves, marking a big step towards pinpointing local costs and ways to adapt to freak...
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