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August 27, 2014 Science group says climate change worsening, dangerousSource: USA Today
Human influence on the planet's climate is clear and having "widespread and consequential impacts on human and natural systems," some of which may be irreversible, says a draft report out today from a United Nations science panel.
Source: Think Progress
It’s one of the most oft-used arguments put forth by climate deniers: that there has been “no global warming” for the last 17 years, as evidenced by a supposed lack of increase in global average surface temperature.
August 26, 2014 Reuters Slideshow: California’s historic droughtSource: Reuters
A sign advising to pray for rain hangs above an exhibit area at the 47th Annual World Ag Expo in Tulare, California, February 12, 2014. The expo takes place as a third year of drought plagues California farmers with the driest...
August 26, 2014 Abandoned landfills polluting UK rivers, research findsSource: The Guardian
Abandoned landfill sites throughout the UK routinely leach polluting chemicals into rivers, say scientists. At Port Meadow, on the outskirts of Oxford, about 27.5 tonnes of ammonium a year find way from landfill into the River...
August 25, 2014 America's Great Solar Boom--In 6 Encouraging Charts
Co.EXIST - For a readable account of solar's progress, take a look at this new report from the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî. It sizes up the boom, looks at what's driving it, and explores what needs to happen for...
Source: The Guardian
The vision of an energy-independent Britain, free of the clear and growing problems of overseas fuel dependency, is deeply alluring. That is one of the reasons I set up a solar energy company 15 years ago. Today, Putin's Russia,...
August 19, 2014 Humans blamed for melting glaciers in new study
techtimes.com - They employed "state-of-the art modeling techniques, relying on 12 climate models. The reports analyzed were from the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî. It's a group of climate-change experts...
August 19, 2014 The Crisis in Clean Drinking WaterSource: Care2.com
According to the World Health Organization, the shortage of sanitary drinking water is one of the leading causes of disease and death in the world today. Children are especially hard hit by the lack of this staple for survival....
Source: Washington Post
Maryland’s latest report on the impact of proposed natural gas exploration in the western part of the state said drilling could pose a threat to air quality and workers in a region that is ecologically pristine.
August 18, 2014 The Fukushima Effect: Dangerous Radiation ImpactSource: American Live Wire
In comparison to the Chernobyl meltdown, the levels of radiation released by the Fukushima-Daiichi power plant disaster in 2011 were a drop in the bucket. Even so, a new series of studies has shown that certain types of birds,...
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