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July 15, 2013 Are Utilities Ready for Carbon Pollution Limits?

Source: The Motley Fool

Now that President Obama has directed the Environmental Protection Agency to begin setting standards for carbon pollution, utilities will have some adjustments to make. Can they handle it? Watch this video to find out.

July 15, 2013 Dunes, reefs protect U.S. coasts from climate change

Source: USA Today

As climate change brings higher sea levels, can sand dunes and coral reefs really protect U.S. coastlines? Yes, indeed, they help defend 67% of them, says a new study by Stanford scientists.

July 15, 2013 Australia to scrap carbon tax for trading scheme


Key greenhouse gas emitter Australia on Sunday announced it will scrap its carbon tax in favour of an emissions trading scheme that puts a limit on pollution from 2014, a year earlier than planned. The move is set to cost the...

July 12, 2013 Climate Change: What Does It Mean for Investors'

The Motley Fool - Climate change has become such a significant phenomenon that many businesses are starting to implement strategies to deal with it. Some -- like Honda -- learned the hard way after major losses. But now, even...

July 12, 2013 Wildfires may have bigger role in global warming, study says

Source: LA Times

Wildfires such as the Yarnell Hill blaze in Arizona may be warming Earth’s atmosphere far more than previously thought, according to a study by Los Alamos National Laboratory.Researchers at the Department of Energy facility...

July 11, 2013 Climate Change and the Bottom Line

The Motley Fool - Don't think this is a real issue ... Watch the video to learn more. We, the taxpayers, end up footing the bill for extreme weather events. More generally, tax increases that took effect at the beginning of 2013...

July 11, 2013 Use of coal to generate power rises; greenhouse gas emissions next' - WASHINGTON â Power plants in the United States are burning coal more ... The energy administration estimated that carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels would rise by 2.4 % in 2013 and 0.6% in 2014,...

July 11, 2013 Some Trees Use Less Water Amid Rising Carbon Dioxide, Paper Says

Source: NY Times

The fate of the world’s forests on a warming planet has long been one of the great unanswered questions about climate change. Now, new research is complicating the picture further, suggesting that big shifts are already under way...

July 10, 2013 Climate change's heat intensifies drought in the USA - text/video

Source: USA Today

While drought has several causes, climate scientists say global warming is a long-term contributor that could be exacerbating current conditions, especially in the already-arid Southwest. They say it will likely do more damage in...

July 10, 2013 Stanford climate scientist addresses misconceptions about climate change - Poorly developed cornstalks show the effects of prolonged hot, dry weather. Extreme temperatures year after year have an impact on the viability of corn farming in an area, Stanford scientist Chris Field says....

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