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September 9, 2014 Feature: World Water Week highlights water efficiency to eradicate hunger, poverty
Xinhua News Agency - "To counter the challenge of booming water demand we must manage it in a far smarter way," Torgny Holmgren, Executive Director of îStockholm International Water Instituteî (SIWI), said in the...
September 9, 2014 Bad News for Obama: Fracking May Be Worse Than Burning CoalSource: Mother Jones
If you're a politician, science is a bitch; it resists spin. And a new set of studies—about, of all things, a simple molecule known as CH4—show that President Obama's climate change strategy is starting to unravel even as it's...
September 9, 2014 Research shows surprise global warming 'hiatus' could have been forecastSource: Guardian
Australian and US researchers have shown that the slowdown in the rate of global warming in the early 2000s, known as a so-called “global warming hiatus”, could have been predicted if today’s tools for decade-by-decade climate...
September 9, 2014 The ten worst environment decisions in Abbott's (Australia) first yearSource: Guardian
This Sunday marks a year since Tony Abbott was elected. The prime minister is riding low in the opinion polls as the least popular prime minister in twenty five years, with a net dissatisfaction rating of minus 19.
September 9, 2014 Power Plants Heading Out to Sea in Post-Fukushima JapanSource: Bloomberg
One of the biggest hurdles to building new power plants in Japan is finding a place that’s safe from earthquakes and tsunamis. That place may turn out to be 30 miles at sea.
September 9, 2014 Shale energy is reviving US manufacturingSource: Bakken.com
Despite a nationwide downturn in the industry over the past several years, manufacturers in or near shale drilling states are actually experiencing growth thanks to the increasing demands of oil and gas production companies....
September 9, 2014 Group claims climate change fueling costly wildfires
KTVZ.com - In its report issued last week, the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî noted that to pay for the cost of fighting blazes, the U.S. Forest Service â the primary federal agency responsible for combating...
September 9, 2014 CO2 surge drove greenhouse gas levels to new high in 2013Source: Reuters
Atmospheric volumes of greenhouse hit a record in 2013 as carbon dioxide concentrations grew at the fastest rate since reliable global records began, the World Meteorological Organization said on Tuesday.
September 8, 2014 How Cities Can Battle Climate Change with Resiliency PlanningSource: Triple Pundit
Climate change is not going away, so cities large and small must adopt resilient and collaborative strategies not only to cope with the mounting risks they face, but also to survive. It’s no longer a matter of picking and...
September 8, 2014 Activists promise biggest climate march in historySource: The Guardian
Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to take to the streets of New York, London and eight other cities worldwide in a fortnight to pressure world leaders to take action on global warming, in what organisers claim will be...
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