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February 1, 2016 Survey: British public among the least concerned about climate change

Source: The Guardian

The British public is far more concerned about the threat posed by population growth than it is about climate change, according to a YouGov survey published late last week.

January 29, 2016 Ignored at COP21, sustainable agriculture is vital to climate mitigation

EurActiv.com - EurActiv France reports. "Three quarters of French methane emissions come from agriculture," said Jean Jouzel, the vice-president of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). "But in spite of this,...

January 28, 2016 Four Graphics (And A Book) That Help Explain Climate Change

Source: Huff Post

Though blizzards and cold snaps may have made you forget the news from last week, 2015 was the warmest year in NASA’s global temperature record, which dates back to 1880. During a January 2016 press conference (see the slides...

January 27, 2016 Switch to Clean Energy Can Be Fast and Cheap

Source: Scientific America

Wind and sunshine could power most of the United States by 2030 without raising electricity prices, according to a new study from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the University of Colorado, Boulder

January 26, 2016 Study shows fracking leads to falling property value

Source: Duke Chronicle

The value of homes sharply declines when fracking takes place in neighborhoods, according to a new Duke study published in the American Economic Review.

January 25, 2016 By 2050, our oceans will hold more plastic than fish

Source: USA Today

Use of plastic has increased 20-fold in the past half-century; production of the ubiquitous material is expected to double again in the next 20 years (and nearly quadruple over the next 50). And, CNN Money reports, nearly a third...

January 21, 2016 U.S. News Unveils 2016 Best Countries Rankings

Source: US News

What makes a country the best? Is it leadership? Military might? Economic strength? A rich and deep vein of culture and history? Freedom, a stable government and transparency when it comes to business and the political process?

January 21, 2016 How attitudes about global warming compare to the actual warming of the globe

Source: Washington Post

The bars in red on the graph below are the 20 hottest years on human record. There were hotter years, like when the Earth was still mostly molten rock. But since mankind has had the capability to actually measure temperatures...

January 20, 2016 Climate change fails to top list of threats for business leaders at Davos

Source: The Guardian

Over-regulation was listed as the biggest threat to business (by 79% of CEOs), followed by geopolitical uncertainty (74%) and other key threats including cyber attacks (61%).

January 20, 2016 293 cities in China saw lower-than-standard air quality in 2015: Study

Source: Press TV

The international group said in a Wednesday report that a total of 293 – or 80 percent – of the 366 cities whose data it analyzed did not meet China’s own air quality standards in 2015.

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