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June 4, 2014 Global Shale Gas Boom Potential 'Blessing' for Environment

Source: International Business Times

A boom in unconventional energy resource production such as shale gas "may be a blessing for the environment", according to academics. The research paper by the Smith School for Enterprise and the Environment at the University of...

June 2, 2014 Study ranks Hyundai as greenest in U.S.

Automotive News - Hyundai Motor Co., which has championed smaller engines, dethroned Honda Motor Co. as the greenest automaker in the United States, a report from the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî said. The...

May 29, 2014 New Report Shows Decline in Carbon Dioxide and Other Pollutants from U.S. Power Plants, but State and Power Company Emissions Vary Widely

Source: Ceres

A new report on U.S. power plant emissions from the country’s top 100 electric power producers shows a downward trend in nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur dioxides (SO2), mercury and carbon dioxide (CO2) since 2000, with CO2...

May 19, 2014 Studies: Wildfires worse due to global warming

Source: Houston Chronicle

WASHINGTON - The devastating wildfires scorching Southern California offer a glimpse of a warmer and more fiery future, according to scientists and federal and international reports. In the past three months, at least three...

May 15, 2014 WRI Water Risk Map Launched on Bloomberg

Environmental Leader - The îWorld Resources Instituteîâs Aqueduct Overall Water Risk map is now integrated with Bloombergâs interactive mapping platform, BMAP, and is available to the more than 320,000...

May 14, 2014 Climate Change Poses Growing National-Security Threat: Report

Source: Time

Climate change is a "catalyst for conflict" and a "threat multiplier" posing a growing national-security threat to the U.S., a new report finds. Climate change does not only threaten the environment but also U.S. national...

May 13, 2014 Stopping Climate Change ‘Almost Impossible’ If China Can’t Quit Coal, Report Says

Source: ThinkProgress.org

If China doesn’t begin to limit its coal consumption by 2030, it will be “almost impossible” for the world avoid a situation where global warming stays below 2°C, a new study released Monday found.The study, led by the U.K.’s...

May 1, 2014 Climate change 'making extreme rainfall in England more likely'

Source: The Guardian

Climate change caused by humans has made the likelihood of extreme rainfall similar to that seen in England this winter significantly higher, according to analysis seen by the Guardian. Rainfall events that would previously have...

April 30, 2014 “State of the Air” – Half of U.S. Live with Unhealthy Air

Source: American Lung Association

The American Lung Association’s annual “State of the Air” report finds half of Americans still live in counties where ozone or particle pollutions levels make the air unhealthy to breathe. The 15th annual national report card...

April 30, 2014 Diesel engine pollution linked to early deaths and costs NHS billions

Source: The Guardian

Diesel engines in buses, vans, cars and trains may be responsible for thousands of premature deaths a year and cost the NHS billions of pounds, say air pollution health experts. With government figures for 2008 showing 29,000...

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