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June 12, 2014 Americans by 2 to 1 Would Pay More to Curb Climate Change

Source: Bloomberg

Americans are willing to bear the costs of combating climate change, and most are more likely to support a candidate seeking to address the issue. By an almost two-to-one margin, 62 percent to 33 percent, Americans say they would...

June 12, 2014 Lake Mead shortage could mean water cuts

Source: Trivalleycentral.com

When it comes to getting water for area crops, most area farmers are not looking to the sky for help. Instead, they look to Lake Mead to monitor the water level in determining what their future will hold. According to the...

June 11, 2014 The Big Four of Accounting Will Be Among the Big Winners if U.S. Adopts Climate Law

New York Times - Other emerging trends in the United States point to even greater opportunities for the Big Four, including repeated calls by groups like the îInvestor Network on Climate Riskî and Ceres to have the...

June 11, 2014 Rising Temperatures Increase Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Oceans, Study

University Herald - The study is published in Nature Geoscience. Earlier this year, the UN îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) said that the "irreversible" effects of global warming will be experienced...

June 11, 2014 Severe Water Shortage in West Fails to Stop Fracking at Gas Wells

Source: NBC News

Critics of fracking, may have hoped drought-ridden states might be inclined to shut down the oil and gas extraction method that uses huge amounts of water. But just last month, in the midst of the worst drought in California's...

June 11, 2014 Institutional Investors Demand Climate Risk Disclosure

Environment News Service - Eight state and city treasurers and comptrollers and two major labor pension fund leaders in attendance at the summit have formed an îInvestor Network on Climate Riskî and said they will...

June 11, 2014 Great Lakes are ice free at last

Source: USA Today

At last, winter is over in the Great Lakes. For the first time since November, the Great Lakes are ice-free as of today, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The last holdout was Lake Superior, where...

June 11, 2014 Vermont Climate Change Report Warns of Catastrophic Flood Risk

Source: Scientific America

BOSTON - A warming world could pose a risk of more frequent catastrophic flooding but also be a long-term boon for Vermont farmers and a shorter-lived thrill for its skiers, according to a state report released on Tuesday.

June 10, 2014 Chinese official plays down emission cut expectations

Source: Reuters

Any near-term regulation of China's greenhouse gas emissions would likely allow for future emissions growth, a senior government official said on Monday, discounting any suggestion of imminent carbon cuts by the biggest-emitting...

June 10, 2014 Graph of the Day: Climate change as global security threat

Renew Economy - The latest report from the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî has outlined the key challenges global warming poses for the global defence sector, as it generates new threats to the...

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