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December 4, 2014 Shell pipeline leak spills thousands of barrels into Niger delta

Source: Reuters

Niger Delta fishermen are no strangers to seeing oil spill into their waters from leaky pipelines, but even they were shocked by the scale of the slick stretching for miles from a Shell facility across the swamps and into the...

December 4, 2014 How to calculate the impact of carbon emissions

forumblog.org - It's one of the most important questions we all face. It lies at the heart of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's 5th report on climate science, which appeared in 2013. The lead author of the report,...

December 4, 2014 Drought in U.S. and Brazil Linked to Hottest Year Ever

Businessweek - âThe world is going in the wrong direction,â said Jennifer Morgan, director of the climate program at the îWorld Resources Instituteî, who has been tracking the talks for two decades....

December 4, 2014 World Climate Talks In Lima Aim To Move Beyond Kyoto Treaty

Source: NPR

Every year the United Nations invites environmental experts and diplomats from around the world to negotiate ways to slow global warming. This year's meeting runs this week and next in Lima, Peru.

December 3, 2014 Developing nations urge deeper climate cuts to zero emissions

Source: Reuters

Developing nations called on the rich on Tuesday to do more to lead the fight against climate change in line with scientific findings that global greenhouse gas emissions should fall to net zero by 2100 to avert the worst impacts.

December 3, 2014 Much-needed rain drenches California, but hardly puts dent in drought

Source: Washington Post

A vigorous storm system off of California’s Pacific coast is pumping streams of moisture inland, depositing welcome rain in the drought-afflicted state.

December 3, 2014 This West Antarctic region sheds a Mount Everest-sized amount of ice every two years, study says

Source: Washington Post

For centuries, exploration of the remote Amundsen Sea was an exercise in futility. Too distant. Too cold. Too much ice. The first ship didn’t reach the nearby continental shelf until 1774. Then decades later, in the mid-1800s,...

December 3, 2014 New book examines how preparing for disaster is key to bouncing back - text/video

Source: PBS NewsHour

Only communities that prepare for the unpredictable -- from health scares to cyber attacks -- can quickly bounce back. But how can we flip the paradigm for dealing with disaster? Author Judith Rodin joins Gwen Ifill for a...

December 3, 2014 Senate panel to review quake safety at nuke plants, including California's Diablo Canyon

Source: Fox Business

WASHINGTON – Federal regulators need to reassess earthquake risks at California's last operating nuclear power plant and hold hearings to determine if it's properly accounting for potential threats. That's according to testimony...

December 2, 2014 China turns to drastic measures to avoid water crisis

Source: CBS News

BEIJING -- If you think water is in short supply in California, you should see what's happening in China. The situation is so dire that next month, the communist government will turn on the taps in the world's biggest...

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