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November 13, 2014 Why the U.S.-China Emissions Pact Could Be a Climate Change Breakthrough

Source: BusinessWeek

Before President Barack Obama and other world leaders arrived in Beijing, environmentalists and others concerned about climate change had reason to be doubtful about the meeting. First, China’s government tried to turn the...

November 13, 2014 Major class of fracking chemicals no more toxic than common household substances

Source: University of Colorado

The “surfactant” chemicals found in samples of fracking fluid collected in five states were no more toxic than substances commonly found in homes, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis by researchers at the University of...

November 13, 2014 Keystone pipeline approval bills advance in Congress

Source: Reuters

Legislation to approve the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline began racing through the U.S. Congress on Wednesday as Democrats and Republicans appeared to be coming together in a challenge of President Barack Obama's...

November 13, 2014 Oil below $80 as slow China chimes with OPEC warning

Source: Reuters

Oil fell below $80 a barrel for the first time since 2010 on Thursday, as more evidence of a slowdown in China's resource-hungry economy chimed with OPEC warning of a substantial drop in demand next year.

November 13, 2014 40 Percent Of The World's Cropland Is In Or Near Cities

NPR News - The researchers â who hail from the îInternational Water Management Instituteî, the University of California-Berkeley and Stanford University â looked at a combination of remote-sensing analyses...

November 12, 2014 The Fall of U.S. Fracking?

Source: Wall Street Daily

The U.S. oil industry has taken a beating from the recent drop in oil prices, which have plunged more than 25% since the summer. Oil and oil service stocks across the board have been bruised… but none more so than those related...

November 12, 2014 How Green Are Those Solar Panels, Really?

Source: National Geographics

As the world seeks cleaner power, solar energy capacity has increased sixfold in the past five years. Yet manufacturing all those solar panels, a Tuesday report shows, can have environmental downsides.

November 12, 2014 Sinking Jakarta Starts Building Giant Wall as Sea Rises: Cities

Source: Bloomberg

If you worry that rising sea levels may one day flood your city, spare a thought for Michelle Darmawan. Her house in Jakarta is inundated several times a year -- and it’s 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) from the coast.

November 12, 2014 China, US agree limits on emissions, but experts see little new

Source: Reuters

BEIJING- China and the United States agreed on Wednesday to new limits on carbon emissions starting in 2025, but the pledge by the world's two biggest polluters appears to be more politically significant than substantive.

November 12, 2014 Four ways to protect the oceans while boosting growth

forumblog.org - WorldFish and îConservation Internationalî have jointly researched the global environmental impacts of aquaculture. The challenge is to support governments and producers to improve policies and...

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