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August 21, 2014 Drought Has State Debating Its Unregulated PumpingSource: ABC News
Three years of drought have Californians debating an end to the state's status as one of the last in the West with a pump-as-you-please policy for the vital underground sources that provide up to 65 percent of the state's water.
August 20, 2014 Climate change means more bugs, slimy pondsSource: USA Today
WILMINGTON, Del. — From a surge in disease-carrying ticks and Tiger mosquitoes to increases in toxic algae blooms, the symptoms of climate change are rapidly affecting America's relationship with the great outdoors, the National...
August 20, 2014 Climate Change Could Undermine Food Security
Asianscientist - According to the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî, global demand for food is expected to increase by at least 50 percent from now to 2050. Food production to meet the growing...
Source: National Gepgraphic
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas—At the end of 2012, at a time when many states were replacing their aging coal plants, Arkansas switched on a new $1.8-billion coal plant, one of two the state has fired up in the past five years.
August 20, 2014 EU regulators seek to close car emissions testing loopholesSource: Reuters
EU regulators are preparing draft legislation that will require vehicle fuel use to be tested on roads rather than in laboratories, looking to close loopholes that allow car makers to exaggerate fuel-saving and emissions...
August 20, 2014 There Is No Magic Bullet For Climate Change
Science 2.0 - For their estimates, they used the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî 5th Assessment Report, and factored in socioeconomic parameters from the U.S. Natural Resources Inventory to create...
Source: National Geographic
Aquifers provide us freshwater that makes up for surface water lost from drought-depleted lakes, rivers, and reservoirs. We are drawing down these hidden, mostly nonrenewable groundwater supplies at unsustainable rates in the...
August 19, 2014 China's air pollution worsens in July, highest in northSource: Reuters
Air pollution across 74 major Chinese cities worsened in July compared to last year, according to government data released on Tuesday, showing that the government is having trouble shaking its smog problem. The 74 cities...
August 19, 2014 Shale oil 'dividend' could pay for smaller carbon footprintSource: PHYS.com
Unanticipated economic benefits from the shale oil and gas boom could help offset the costs of substantially reducing the U.S.'s carbon footprint, Purdue agricultural economists say
Source: The Guardian
The vision of an energy-independent Britain, free of the clear and growing problems of overseas fuel dependency, is deeply alluring. That is one of the reasons I set up a solar energy company 15 years ago. Today, Putin's Russia,...
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