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Source: US News and World Report
Previously just the worry of climate scientists, environmentalists, doomsday prognosticators, and gas-price watchers, climate change is starting to worry some others— public health specialists, who say that global warming could...
A new study by Michelle T. H. van Vliet, John R. Yearsley, Fulco Ludwig, Stefan Vögele, Dennis P. Lettenmaier, and Pavel Kabat released in Nature Climate Change finds that climate change will impact the 91% of US and 78% of...
June 5, 2012 Sustainable Development - can only be achieved if hunger and malnutrition have been eardicated says FAOSource: egovmonitor.com
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has released a policy paper ahead of the Rio+20 Summit scheduled to take place in Rio this month. The report, Towards the future we want: end hunger and make the transition to...
June 5, 2012 Green Employees Are More Satisfied at WorkSource: Care2.com
Sustainability has been making its way into the mainstream market for a number of years. Sustainability coordinators and other green-centrtic positions are increasingly common, from the Google campus to universities...
June 4, 2012 Global warming turns tundra to forest-studySource: Reuters
Plants and shrubs have colonised parts of the Arctic tundra in recent decades growing into small trees, a scientific study found, adding the change may lead to an increase in global warming pressures if replicated on a wider...
Source: LA Times
WASHINGTON -- Some major U.S. corporations that support climate science in their public relations materials actively work to derail regulations and laws addressing global warming through lobbying, campaign donations and support...
May 31, 2012 New Ceres Report: Oil Shale Development in Western US Poses Significant Risks to InvestorsSource: Ceres
BOSTON – Citing technological uncertainties and a wide range of other risks, a new Ceres white paper supports a federal agency’s proposal to take a cautious approach to oil shale production in the western US. At issue is the...
Greenhouse gas emissions for the European Union increased in 2010, despite the economic recession and policies intended to tackle climate change. The increase of 2.4% takes Europe further away from its international commitments...
May 30, 2012 Groundwater Depletion in Semiarid Regions of Texas and California Threatens U.S. Food SecuritySource: University of Texas
AUSTIN, Texas — The nation's food supply may be vulnerable to rapid groundwater depletion from irrigated agriculture, according to a new study by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and elsewhere. The study, which...
May 29, 2012 Campaigners' anger over agency's shale gas reportSource: BBC News
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has infuriated environmentalists with a report on what it calls the "golden age" of gas.
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