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September 15, 2014 At least 150 major companies prep for carbon prices

Source: USA Today

At least 150 major companies worldwide - including ExxonMobil, Google, Microsoft and 26 others in the United States - are already making business plans that assume they will be taxed on their carbon pollution, a report today says.

September 15, 2014 Pesticides a concern for aquatic life in most U.S. urban streams : study

Source: Reuters

The proportion of urban streams in the United States with potentially worrisome levels of pesticides for aquatic life has surged to 90 percent, a two-decade government study said on Thursday.

September 11, 2014 Rocky Mountain forests are dying, report finds, blaming climate change

Estes Park Trail Gazette - The Union of Concerned Scientists and Rocky Mountain Climate Organization report, released Wednesday morning, says aspen trees likely will decrease by 45 percent in Colorado and 61 percent across the...

September 8, 2014 World Falls Behind in Efforts to Tackle Climate Change: Report

Source: Scientific America

LONDON - The world's major economies are falling further behind every year in terms of meeting the rate of carbon emission reductions needed to stop global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees this century, a report...

September 5, 2014 New study finds 99.999 percent certainty humans are causing global warming

Raw Story - The 2013 îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî Fifth Assessment Report provided an expert consensus that: It is extremely likely [defined as 95-100% certainty] that more than half of the observed...

September 4, 2014 Study: Global warming to heighten risk of Southwestern megadroughts

Source: Washington Post

Exceptional drought, the most severe category, afflicts over 58 percent of California. The current drought may be a mere sneak preview of longer lasting and more devastating drought in the coming century, according to a study...

September 3, 2014 New Survey Of The Effects Of Climate Change On India's Water Supplies Offers Hope For Water Stressed Regions

wateronline.com - "It is critical that we adopt a multi-level approach to the problem of climate change and water management," says Dr. K Palanisami of the îInternational Water Management Instituteî and a coeditor of...

September 2, 2014 Drinking or fracking' Report finds top shale plays globally are in places with scarce water

FORTUNE - A new study by the global research organization îWorld Resources Instituteî (WRI) found that the best shale deposits where the fracking would be done are in places like China, Mexico and South Africa,...

August 29, 2014 Climate Change Will Ruin Hawaii, New Study Suggests

Source: Huff Post

Hawaii is known for its near perfect weather, but a new report from the University of Hawaii's Sea Grant program states that islands in the Pacific might be unrecognizable in the coming years as climate change makes them hotter,...

August 29, 2014 RepRisk releases report on Top 10 Most Controversial Mining Projects

Source: RepRisk

RepRisk has released its latest Special Report on the 10 Most Controversial Mining Projects. These projects have attracted the most criticism related to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in the past two years,...[more]

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