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March 16, 2015 NASA official says California has one year of water leftSource: ABC 7
An official with NASA has some dire news for California -- we have just one year of water left. Jay Famiglietti, a senior water scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, says data shows water storage in the...
March 16, 2015 Oil price fall may aid long-term Arctic exploitation-NorwaySource: Reuters
OSLO – A fall in oil prices may help long-term exploitation of fossil fuels in the Arctic by averting a short-lived “gold rush” into the vulnerable icy region, Norway’s Foreign Minister Boerge Brende said on Thursday.
March 16, 2015 Emissions by Makers of Energy Level OffSource: NY Times
Carbon dioxide emissions from the world’s energy producers stalled in 2014, the first time in 40 years of measurement that the level did not increase during a period of economic expansion, according to preliminary estimates from...
March 16, 2015 Fight Over Keystone XL Project Doesn't Stall Pipeline BoomSource: ABC News
In a far corner of North Dakota, just a few hundred miles from the proposed path of the Keystone XL pipeline, 84,000 barrels of crude oil per day recently began flowing through a new line that connects the state's sprawling...
March 16, 2015 Boston sets new snowfall recordSource: Boston Herald
Yesterday’s snowfall officially broke the record for snowiest winter in Boston, topping the list by an inch — and there could be more before the season is through.
March 16, 2015 Climate change: UN backs fossil fuel divestment campaignSource: The Guardian
The UN organisation in charge of global climate change negotiations is backing the fast-growing campaign persuading investors to sell off their fossil fuel assets. It said it was lending its “moral authority” to the divestment...
March 15, 2015 Why water must be on par with energy and carbon issues
Edie - A report by îthe Water Footprint Networkî explains that increasing demand for water may mean that parts of a supply chain could face significantly higher marginal costs to secure such supplies. In addition,...
March 13, 2015 Wind Power Without U.S. Subsidy to Become Cheaper Than GasSource: Bloomberg
Wind power will be cheaper than electricity produced from natural gas within a decade, even without a federal tax incentive, according to a U.S. Energy Department analysis.
March 13, 2015 Cold weather chills U.S. retail sales; jobs market firmingSource: Reuters
U.S. retail sales unexpectedly fell in February as harsh weather kept consumers from auto showrooms and shopping malls, tempering the outlook for first-quarter growth and a June interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve.
Source: Space Daily
Natural forces have always caused the climate on Earth to fluctuate. Now researchers have found geological evidence that some of the same forces as today were at play 1.4 billion years ago.
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