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June 29, 2011 Google: Clean-energy innovation pays off

Source: CNET

Google's philanthropy Google.org today released an analysis on the impact of clean-energy innovation that is at once optimistic and sobering. The Internet company has made it a corporate goal to be carbon neutral and promote...

June 27, 2011 Global warming decreasing salt in sea

Source: iol.co.az

London - Climate change will turn the Baltic Sea into an increasingly freshwater sea and devastate its marine life, according to scientists. A multinational study has found that an increase in precipitation in the region would...

June 15, 2011 Cutting smog and soot could have fast and broad benefits – UN-backed report

Source: UN News Centre

Fast and relatively short-term action to curb soot and smog could improve human health, generate higher crop yields, reduce climate change and slow the melting of the Arctic, according to a United Nations-backed study released...

June 15, 2011 RepRisk’s Special Report on Fracking

Source: RepRisk

Hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking’ refers to the process of extracting natural gas from shale by pumping large amounts of water mixed with chemicals over a thousand meters underground. RepRisk has been tracking criticism of the...[more]

June 13, 2011 Environment white paper lacks policy, ambition and Defra's backing

Source: Guardian.co.uk

The government published its natural environment white paper last week – the first of its kind for 21 years. That fact alone marked it out as a positive step, with the more optimistic among us hopeful that it could represent the...

June 10, 2011 Natural Gas Could Make It Easier To Reach Carbon Emissions Goals, If It Doesn't Kill Us First

Source: Fast Company

Is it possible for the U.S. to cut carbon emissions significantly enough to at least give us a chance at avoiding the worst of climate change? It may be--if we wean ourselves off coal and increase natural gas use, according to a...

June 10, 2011 Chairman Accused of Withholding Information in Nuclear Repository Decision

Source: NY Times

WASHINGTON — A report says the chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission was “not forthcoming” with other commissioners in his decision to have the agency’s staff wind down the review of an application for a nuclear waste...

June 9, 2011 Most firms failing on water risk management – report

Source: Environmental Finance

A vanishingly small proportion of large companies are adequately managing risks posed by water shortages, drought and pollution, according to research by EIRIS. Which companies are ignoring the running tap? The London-based...

June 3, 2011 Millions face starvation due to climate change

Source: Thinq.com.uk

Climate change could see hundreds of millions in Africa and Asia facing starvation, according to a new international study. The Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) study is the result of a ten-year...

June 2, 2011 Most Japanese Worried About Radiation Poisoning, Poll Shows

Source: Bloomberg

Fifty-nine percent of Japanese adults worry that they or a family member have been contaminated by radiation from a nuclear reactor meltdown triggered by a March 11 earthquake and tsunami, the worst nuclear accident since...

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