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December 6, 2011 Shale-Gas Drilling to Add 870,000 U.S. Jobs by 2015, Report Says

Source: BusinessWeek

Producing natural gas from shale will support 870,000 U.S. jobs and add $118 billion to economic growth in the next four years, according to a report from IHS Global Insight. Gas from shale, which accounts for 34 percent of U.S....

December 2, 2011 Fall in CO2 lead to Antarctic ice sheet formation

Source: TG Daily

The appearance of the Antarctic ice sheets was triggered by a massive fall in the amount of atmospheric carbon dioxide, new research has found. The CO2 level plunged by 40 percent before and during the formation of the ice sheet...

December 2, 2011 Report - Next Stop Durban: Moving Beyond the Kyoto Protocol

Source: GMI - Goldman Sachs

The UN climate conference in Durban is unlikely to yield a comprehensive and binding agreement to replace the expiring Kyoto Protocol. Instead, we expect to see a further transition to a global climate change process that focuses...

November 28, 2011 Arctic sea ice loss unprecedented in 1,450 years

Source: CBC TV

The recent loss of sea ice in the Arctic is greater than any natural variation in the past 1½ millennia, a Canadian study shows. "The recent sea ice decline … appears to be unprecedented," said Christian Zdanowicz, a glaciologist...

November 25, 2011 New Book Examines Water Markets in China

Source: Ecosystem MarketPlace

As China expands economically, one of the largest resource constraints is clean drinking water, a problem being addressed in part by “eco-compensation.” Now the central government is developing a nation Eco-Compensation...

November 23, 2011 Shale gas push 'would wreck UK's climate change targets'

Source: The Guardian

The UK will fail to meet its climate change targets if industry and politicians back controversial new plans to go ahead with widespread drilling for shale gas, according to a report published on Wednesday

November 21, 2011 Study: Climate Change to Have serious Impact on NYS

Source: LoHud.com

If you lost power after the recent nor’easter or struggled with flooding from Tropical Storm Irene, gear up. There’s more to come. Scientists at some prestigious New York universities say the recent bizarre weather may be a part...

November 21, 2011 Studies detail post-Fukushima radioactivity levels

Source: LA Times

Eight months after a magnitude 9 earthquake and resulting tsunami crippled Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and spewed radioactive material for hundreds of miles, scientists have produced maps showing how much...

November 7, 2011 Global carbon intensity on the rise for first time in a decade

Source: Business Green

Global emissions output is now outpacing economic growth, meaning that the world's carbon intensity has increased for the first time since 2000. A PwC report to be published today will say that while carbon emissions fell along...

November 4, 2011 Environment Florida's 10 Scariest Facts About the Everglades

Source: Brandenton Times

Environment Florida, a citizen-based environmental advocacy organization, issued it's 10 Scariest Facts About the Everglades at an appropriately timed Halloween press conference. While there was no news of skunk apes or mutant...

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