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January 22, 2015 The Fracking Fracas over EarthquakesSource: National Review Online
Despite the sensationalistic headlines and opinion pieces, fracking can trigger earthquakes only in very rare, very specific conditions, say the authors of the highly publicized study in this month’s Bulletin of the Seismological...
January 21, 2015 New Report: Low Oil Prices Won’t Hurt Clean EnergySource: Climate Progress
A new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has found that the cost of generating renewable energy is now equal to or below the cost of fossil fuels in many parts of the world. Released on Saturday, the...
Source: Science Recorder
Rapid, catastrophic die-offs in which hundreds or even thousands of one particular species die all at once are eerie and disturbing to observe. Determining the cause or causes of such events can be difficult. A new report on the...
January 15, 2015 New Climate Change Study Just 400 Pages Of Scientists Telling Americans To Read Previous Climate Change StudiesSource: The Onion
Co-authored by several dozen of the nation’s top climatologists, a new climate change study released Wednesday by the U.S. Global Change Research Program reportedly consists of 400 pages in which scientists just tell Americans to...
January 14, 2015 New Study Identifies How Cities Can Cut Energy Use by 25% by 2050
Sustainable Cities Collective - At present, according to the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC), urban areas consume between 67% and 76% of global energy and generate about three quarters of global...
January 13, 2015 Climate Change Could Cost Society 6 Times More Than We ExpectedSource: Headlies & Global News
New research suggests the "social cost" of carbon could be up to six times higher than the value the U.S. uses to guide its energy regulations. A recent U.S. government study concluded an additional ton of carbon dioxide emitted...
January 13, 2015 Environment, not cash, encourages L.A. residents to save electricitySource: LA Times
According to UCLA researchers, the least effective way to get a Los Angeles family to save electricity is by telling them how much they'll save in the process -- mostly because it's not a whole lot. Instead, researchers said it...
Source: International Business Times
Small volcanic eruptions may have been slowing global warming for over a decade, according to a new study with results that are in line with previous findings that vast quantities of ash and gases ejected from volcanoes can have...
Source: Washington Post
WASHINGTON -– American medical professionals specializing in respiratory conditions and critical care are concerned about what climate change may mean for patient health, a new survey finds.
Source: National Geographic
Canada's tar sands need to stay in the ground, the oil beneath the Arctic has to remain under the sea, and most of the world's coal must be left untouched in order to prevent global temperatures from rising more than 2°C, a study...
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