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February 3, 2016 British opposition to fracking still outstrips support, survey findsSource: The Guardian
Loss or destruction of the natural environment is most common concern for people opposed to hydraulic fracturing, long-running government poll finds
Source: The Guardian
The world’s hottest year on record has prompted much media coverage. But there haven’t been enough charts and graphs
February 2, 2016 Long-Term Global Warming Requires External DriversSource: Duke University
DURHAM, N.C. -- By examining how Earth cools itself back down after a period of natural warming, a study by scientists at Duke University and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory confirms that global temperature does not rise or fall...
February 1, 2016 Lung Cancer Most Common Cancer In China: Air Pollution Taking Its Toll With Estimates Of 7,500 Deaths Per DaySource: Medical Daily
How do we understand China, home to one-fifth of the world’s population, a nation in which conditions and complexities remain half-hidden from our Western gaze? A new report illuminates one aspect of this country’s current...
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.
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 ChangeSource: 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 CheapSource: 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 valueSource: 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 fishSource: 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...
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