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October 31, 2014 These Maps of California's Water Shortage Are TerrifyingSource: Mother Jones
Just how bad is California's water shortage? Really, really bad, according to these new maps, which represent groundwater withdrawals in California during the first three years of the state's ongoing and epochal drought:
October 28, 2014 2 million barrels of oil from BP spill may be on ocean floorSource: The Economic Times
Almost two million barrels of oil from the disastrous 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may be trapped in the ocean floor, a new study suggests
October 22, 2014 Study projects effect of rising seas on U.S. coast
Las Vegas Review-Journal - The îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a science advocacy organization that in the past has urged such policy steps as tighter fuel standards. > 1862
October 21, 2014 Natural Gas Detrimental to Low-Carbon Economy, Study SaysSource: Triple Pundit
Compared to dirty coal, natural gas looks like a clean fuel. As fracking becomes more widespread, natural gas is becoming more abundant. It is often touted as a bridge fuel, serving our energy needs until technology advances in...
October 17, 2014 Winter rains not likely to ease California droughtSource: SF Gate
Drought conditions will likely ease in much of the West this winter, but not in most of California, according to a new climate report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The report, released Thursday,...
October 16, 2014 Climate Change an 'Immediate Risk,' Pentagon SaysSource: Live Science
The U.S. Department of Defense released a new report this week that says climate change poses an "immediate risk to national security." The so-called road map is designed to help the military navigate and prepare for increasing...
October 5, 2014 Five lessons from the floods 2014
TNS - In its fifth assessment report, the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) has strengthened its assessment that extreme rainfall will be a feature of climate change as weather patterns shift across...
September 30, 2014 Solar power could be world’s main energy source by 2050Source: Fortune
By mid-century, the sun could be the largest source of energy and help reign in global warming by preventing the release of billions of tons of carbon dioxide emissions, according to a new report from the International Energy...
September 30, 2014 Human-Caused Climate Change Worsened Heat Waves in 2013, Study SaysSource: National Geographic
A new report attributes heat waves around the world in 2013 to human-caused climate change, but finds the link between climate change and other extreme weather events—including the California drought—to be much less certain.
September 23, 2014 Study says natural factors, not humans, behind West Coast warmingSource: Seattle Times
The rise in temperatures along the West Coast over the past century is almost entirely due to natural forces — not human emissions of greenhouse gases, according to a major new study. But that doesn’t refute the idea that humans...
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