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September 2, 2014 Drinking or fracking' Report finds top shale plays globally are in places with scarce water
FORTUNE - A new study by the global research organization îWorld Resources Instituteî (WRI) found that the best shale deposits where the fracking would be done are in places like China, Mexico and South Africa,...
August 29, 2014 Climate Change Will Ruin Hawaii, New Study SuggestsSource: Huff Post
Hawaii is known for its near perfect weather, but a new report from the University of Hawaii's Sea Grant program states that islands in the Pacific might be unrecognizable in the coming years as climate change makes them hotter,...
RepRisk has released its latest Special Report on the 10 Most Controversial Mining Projects. These projects have attracted the most criticism related to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in the past two years,...
August 29, 2014 Southwest's Risk of 35-Year 'Megadrought' Raised in New StudySource: NBC News
The U.S. Southwest faces a strong chance of a 35-year “megadrought” in this century, according to a new study that used paleoclimate and instrumental data to tweak climate models. The research, led by Toby Ault, a Cornell...
August 27, 2014 Science group says climate change worsening, dangerousSource: USA Today
Human influence on the planet's climate is clear and having "widespread and consequential impacts on human and natural systems," some of which may be irreversible, says a draft report out today from a United Nations science panel.
Source: Think Progress
It’s one of the most oft-used arguments put forth by climate deniers: that there has been “no global warming” for the last 17 years, as evidenced by a supposed lack of increase in global average surface temperature.
August 26, 2014 Reuters Slideshow: California’s historic droughtSource: Reuters
A sign advising to pray for rain hangs above an exhibit area at the 47th Annual World Ag Expo in Tulare, California, February 12, 2014. The expo takes place as a third year of drought plagues California farmers with the driest...
August 26, 2014 Abandoned landfills polluting UK rivers, research findsSource: The Guardian
Abandoned landfill sites throughout the UK routinely leach polluting chemicals into rivers, say scientists. At Port Meadow, on the outskirts of Oxford, about 27.5 tonnes of ammonium a year find way from landfill into the River...
August 25, 2014 America's Great Solar Boom--In 6 Encouraging Charts
Co.EXIST - For a readable account of solar's progress, take a look at this new report from the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî. It sizes up the boom, looks at what's driving it, and explores what needs to happen for...
Source: The Guardian
The vision of an energy-independent Britain, free of the clear and growing problems of overseas fuel dependency, is deeply alluring. That is one of the reasons I set up a solar energy company 15 years ago. Today, Putin's Russia,...
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