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April 9, 2013 Climate Change to Bring 'Superstorm Sandys' to Europe

Common Dreams - "Itâs not a pretty picture," said Michael Oppenheimer, professor of geosciences and international affairs at Princeton University, and a longtime participant in the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate...

April 9, 2013 California Governor Clears Way for Carbon Market Link to Quebec

Source: Bloomberg

California Governor Jerry Brown approved a proposal to link the state’s carbon cap-and-trade system with a program in Quebec, a step that would allow companies to trade carbon permits across borders.

April 9, 2013 Cotton Planting in India Seen Dropping on Water Shortage

Source: Bloomberg

Cotton planting in India, the world’s largest grower after China, may drop for a second year after the weakest monsoon rains in three years deepened a water shortage in the main growing regions. Futures in Mumbai climbed.

April 9, 2013 Wine Production Seen Shifting From Bordeaux to N.Z. on Climate

Source: Bloomberg

Areas suitable for viticulture may decline from Bordeaux to Australia as climate change prompts a shift in wine production to higher latitudes and elevations in New Zealand and the Northern Hemisphere, researchers said.

April 9, 2013 Climate change will lead to bumpier flights, say scientists


Climate change will lead to bumpier flights caused by increased mid-air turbulence, according to an analysis by scientists of the impact of global warming on weather systems over the next four decades.

April 8, 2013 Disputes over environmental impact of 'fracking' obscure its future

Source: NBC News

Carol French still has the canning jar full of cloudy and gelatinous water that came out of her well right before her daughter got sick and some of her 40 milk cows developed a rash. She agrees that this jar, by itself, proves...

April 8, 2013 Why We Support a Revenue-Neutral Carbon Tax

Source: Wall Street Journal

Americans like to compete on a level playing field. All the players should have an equal opportunity to win based on their competitive merits, not on some artificial imbalance that gives someone or some group a special advantage....

April 8, 2013 Rising Seas Swallow 8 Cities in These Climate Change GIFs


Climate change and global warming may cause sea levels to rise and flood coastal cities across the world. Over the past century, the Global Mean Sea Level has risen by 4 to 8 inches. And according to estimates by the National...

April 8, 2013 New emissions standards would fuel shift from coal to natural gas

Source: escience news

The cost of complying with tougher EPA air-quality standards could spur an increased shift away from coal and toward natural gas for electricity generation, according to a new Duke University study. The stricter regulations on...

April 5, 2013 In Sign of Warming, 1,600 Years of Ice in Andes Melted in 25 Years

Source: NY Times

Glacial ice in the Peruvian Andes that took at least 1,600 years to form has melted in just 25 years, scientists reported Thursday, the latest indication that the recent spike in global temperatures has thrown the natural world...

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