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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...

May 23, 2011 Sea levels set to rise by up to a metre: report

Source: AFP

SYDNEY — Sea levels are set to rise by up to a metre within a century due to global warming, a new Australian report said Monday as it warned this could make "once-a-century" coastal flooding much more common.

May 19, 2011 How safe is your water? Check EPA online

Source: Orange County Register

A newly refurbished public database allows anyone in the country to check up on the local water provider: inspections, contamination reports and now, violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act. The U.S. Environmental Protection...

May 17, 2011 Study Links Climate Change to Changes in Crop Yields

Source: Voice of America

A new study says climate change has reduced the world's wheat and maize production. The study says rice and soybean yields have also decreased in some places -- but increased in others. In the words of the researchers: "For...

May 13, 2011 Arctic Council Completes Major Science Report on the State of the Arctic ...

Source: US State Department

Model projections reported by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2007 underestimated the rates of change now observed in sea ice. The Arctic Ocean is projected to become mostly ice-free in late ...

May 6, 2011 Climate change has spurred food prices: study

Source: Reuters

Climate change cut global wheat and corn output by more than 3 percent over the past three decades compared to growth projections without a rise in temperatures, a study found on Friday. The impacts translated into up to 20...

May 5, 2011 Environmental Illness in U.S. Kids Cost $76.6 Billion in One Year

Source: Environmental News Service

NEW YORK - It cost a "staggering" $76.6 billion to cover the health expenses of American children who were sick because of exposure to toxic chemicals and air pollutants in 2008, according to new research by senior scientists at...

April 29, 2011 New data reveals government's carbon footprint

Source: Federal Times

The federal government's total carbon footprint is 123.2 million metric tons of carbon dioxide a year, according to new government data. That includes emissions generated directly by federal buildings and vehicles as well as...

April 28, 2011 New Government Report Predicts Coal Will Remain Dominant Electricity Fuel Long into the Future

Source: Business Wire

Coal is likely to remain the dominant source of American electricity for decades to come, according to a new report from the U.S. Energy Department’s Energy Information Administration. EIA’s American Energy Outlook 2011 predicts...[more]

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