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Concerted and rapid action is urgently needed to curb resource depletion and ensure human activities do not destroy the very environment that supports economies and sustains life, warned a United Nations report released today,...
October 28, 2011 Yes, Global Warming is Real AND Caused by HumansSource: PlanetSave
Nothing surprising here, but with a global warming skeptic that deniers were absolutely in love with a few months ago (Richard Muller) finding that the world is warming in his Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature study (BEST),...
October 26, 2011 Study Finds Little Evidence of Water Contamination from FrackingSource: State Impact.org
The Penn State University study monitored more than 200 drinking water wells near Marcellus Shale gas drilling sites for an 18 month period. Researchers say the sites ranged over 20 counties, and did not show a...
October 24, 2011 Biofuels will worsen CO2 emissions: StudySource: ZeeNews
Washington: Emphasis on biofuels as an alternative to conventional fuels would increase carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from forests by 14 percent, researchers said. The findings challenge the assumptions, based on previous...
October 21, 2011 The Earth is getting warmer, study findsSource: he Telegraph
The most comprehensive independent review of historical weather records to date showed that temperatures have risen since the 19th century. The Berkeley Earth project compiled more than a billion temperature readings from weather...
October 20, 2011 NOAA study points to less water loss in future Great Lakes levelsSource: NOAA
Studies of future climate change scenarios on the Great Lakes have pointed to falling water levels, but a new NOAA study gives a more optimistic outlook. Scientists at the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory...
(BOSTON) – NEWSWEEK has published its third annual Green Rankings, identifying the greenest among the world’s largest companies. Research partners Sustainalytics and Trucost evaluated each company’s performance on a number of...
October 4, 2011 Unprecedented Ozone Depletion Above Arctic: StudySource: International Business Times
There are unprecedented levels of depletion of the ozone layer, above the Arctic Circle, this spring, according to a NASA-led study. The research was conducted by a team of scientists from 19 institutions across nine countries,...
October 3, 2011 Small Wind Power Market to Double in Size to $634 Million by 2015, Forecasts Pike ResearchSource: Business Wire
BOULDER, Colo. --Power generation from small wind turbines is an increasingly important part of the broader market for renewable distributed energy generation. Small wind power provides cost-effective electricity on a highly...
September 30, 2011 Report Warns Of Looming Water Crisis In TexasSource: Water Online
Is Texas in danger of running dry? According to the 2012 state water plan recently published by the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB), it is a very real possibility. The introduction to the 295-page draft states: "The primary...
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