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February 15, 2013 Federal government's new big worry: The weather

Source: USA Today

Climate change and soon-to-be-obsolete weather satellites are the two new subjects listed in the Government Accountability Office's "high risk" list.

February 15, 2013 Impact of climate change on land, people and economy

Financial Express - Bangladesh is the country most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change over the next 30 years, according to a 2011 calculation by a British global risks analysis company called îMaplecroftî....

February 15, 2013 Corporate Eco Impact Grows Even as Sustainability Efforts Widen

Source: Bloomberg

While corporations worldwide are adopting environmentally sustainable practices, unfortunately, their impacts on ecosystems continue to increase. That's according to a new study detailed in a report, State of Green Business,...

February 14, 2013 Satellite reveals major loss of Arctic sea ice (pictures)

Source: CNET

Using new data from the European Space Agency's CryoSat satellite spanning 10 years, an international team of scientists has discovered an alarming rate of loss for the Arctic sea ice. Satellites whose mission is to closely watch...

February 14, 2013 Desalination Seen Booming at 15% a Year as World Water Dries Up

Source: Bloomberg

In the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, 158,438 residents of the city of Copiapo suffered daily cutoffs of tap water last year as Anglo American Plc and other companies helped suck nearby aquifers dry for their mines. With...

February 13, 2013 NASA: Alarming Water Loss in Middle East

Source: ABC News

An amount of freshwater almost the size of the Dead Sea has been lost in parts of the Middle East due to poor management, increased demands for groundwater and the effects of a 2007 drought, according to a NASA study.

February 11, 2013 Climate Change And The Blizzard: Nor'easters More Fierce With Global Warming, Scientists Say

Source: Huff Post

Climate change may or may not have helped generate the nor'easter lashing the East Coast this weekend. Such storms happen with some regularity, after all. But the amount of snow the storm called "Nemo" ultimately dumps, and the...

February 11, 2013 Pollutionwatch: Managing mega-cities' pollution levels

Source: Guardian.co.uk

The pollution monitor on the roof of the US Embassy in Beijing was catapulted into the international spotlight as air pollution deteriorated in the Chinese capital in mid-January. The instrument broadcasts a Twitter bulletin each...

February 8, 2013 More Americans convinced of climate change

Source: USA Today

Americans are increasingly convinced that the planet's climate is changing and show more support for regulating greenhouse gas emissions, finds a Duke University online survey released Thursday.

February 8, 2013 States’ Group Calls for 45% Cut in Amount of Carbon Emissions Allowed

Source: NY Times

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the country’s first regional system for capping carbon emissions and creating a market in carbon allowances, proposed a fundamental change on Thursday to increase electrical utilities’...

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