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October 17, 2014 Texas Plant to Capture, and Then Reuse, CarbonSource: NY Times
Amid the calls to capture carbon to save the climate, a Texas company is preparing to do that job for profit. At Capitol Aggregates, a cement plant near San Antonio, the Skyonic Corporation of Austin, plans to open a $125...
October 17, 2014 Shale Boom Helping American Consumers Like Never BeforeSource: Bloomberg
Oil traders might see the 27 percent slide in global prices as a bear market. For U.S. consumers, it’s more like an early holiday gift. The drop in crude has pulled retail gasoline down more than 50 cents a gallon from the year’s...
October 17, 2014 Winter rains not likely to ease California droughtSource: SF Gate
Drought conditions will likely ease in much of the West this winter, but not in most of California, according to a new climate report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The report, released Thursday,...
October 17, 2014 Study Reveals The Dust Bowl Was The Worst Drought In 1,000 YearsSource: io9
According to the recent Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, climate change is likely to make droughts in North America worse, and the southwest in particular is expected to become...
October 16, 2014 Global Warming: Plants Absorbing More CO2 Than We Thought
Nature World News - Back in August, the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) warned in a report that the world faces "severe, widespread and irreversible" effects of climate change if drastic action...
October 16, 2014 Don’t Cry Over Gray Days: They’re Guarding U.S. CoastSource: Bloomberg
The gray skies and rain along the East Coast are the price to be paid to ensure that Hurricane Gonzalo stays away. The shield of bad weather has arrived just in time. After underperforming all season, the Atlantic has had a burst...
October 16, 2014 Natural gas isn’t key to greener future, says studySource: Tech Times
Moving from coal and oil for power to cleaner-burning natural gas to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions and slow down climate change is not likely to be a successful strategy in the long term, a new study suggests.
October 16, 2014 Water contamination from Scotchgard chemical worries EPASource: ExamHealth
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is still concerned about a chemical that used to be an ingredient in Scotchgard and has been removed. It is contaminating water, and a recent study reveals it is showing up in freshwater...
October 16, 2014 Climate Change an 'Immediate Risk,' Pentagon SaysSource: Live Science
The U.S. Department of Defense released a new report this week that says climate change poses an "immediate risk to national security." The so-called road map is designed to help the military navigate and prepare for increasing...
Industry illegally injected about 3 billion gallons of fracking wastewater into central California drinking-water and farm-irrigation aquifers, the state found after the US Environmental Protection Agency ordered a review of...
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