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December 27, 2013 Hockey sticks to huge methane burps: Five papers that shaped climate science in 2013
carbonbrief.org - This year, a particularly technical way to measure it made the leap from the quiet corridors of scientific institutes to the mainstream media. The Economist brought the issue to the masses in April by suggesting...
December 27, 2013 Study: Fracking saves waterSource: Daily Caller
Hydraulic fracturing conserves water compared to other energy-generation methods, according to a recent study that undermines claims by fracking opponents. Bridget Scanlon and a team of researchers at the Bureau of Economic...
December 26, 2013 World Climate Change- Moving from awareness to action
thewestsidestory.net - The reports which have been put forth by the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî, OECD, IMF, World Bank, and the International Renewable Energy Agency are credible enough to be accepted...
December 26, 2013 For crops, water shortage could double effect of climate changeSource: Futurity
Shortages of freshwater used for irrigation may double the detrimental effects of climate change on agriculture, according to a new analysis that combines climate, agricultural, and hydrological models. Researchers say a warmer...
December 19, 2013 21 Percent of Population Could Face Chronic Water Scarcity With Warming of 2 Degrees CelsiusSource: Ciccle of Blue
An increase in global temperatures by 2 degrees Celsius would likely result in chronic water scarcity—less than 1,000 cubic meters per person per year—for 21 percent of the global population, according to new climate models...
Source: CBS News
Areas known to have a high incidence of fracking with a history of drilling spills have higher levels of endocrine-disrupting chemicals that might harm the hormonal system, a new study revealed.
December 17, 2013 Water Scarcity Seen Worsening as Climate Changes, Study ShowsSource: Bloomberg
Climate change will increase the number of people at risk of absolute water scarcity by 40 percent this century, according to a German institute. Ten in 100 will have less than 500 cubic meters (132,000 gallons) of water...
December 16, 2013 Dry Planet - Water Stress by Country (interactive map)Source: Slate
The Aqueduct Project of the World Resources Institute has released the first ever index ranking countries by “water stress”—the ratio of water being withdrawn to available supply. The map below—(interactive version here) shows...
December 10, 2013 Revolutionary Big Data Environmental Analysis Indicates Declining Animal Populations in Studied Tropical Forests
Bloomberg - Data and analysis from HP Earth Insights will be shared ... strategies and objectives of management for future operations; any statements concerning expected development, performance, market share or competitive...
December 10, 2013 These 11 Cities May Completely Run Out Of Water Sooner Than You ThinkSource: Huff Post
A recent report from NOAA's Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences does not alleviate those fears. It showed that nearly one in 10 watersheds in the U.S. is "stressed," with demand for water exceeding...
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