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January 29, 2014 As drought drags on, feds could seize water that Valley farmers saved

Source: Fresno Bee

With the state extremely dry, the farmers fear federal officials could effectively seize for other purposes the water set aside primarily in San Luis Reservoir on the Valley's west side. Affected farmers say that would be wrong....

January 29, 2014 Falling Gasoline Hurts Exxon Plea for U.S. Crude Exports

Source: Bloomberg

Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM)’s push to export U.S. oil overseas is facing a new obstacle: falling gasoline prices. A flood of new oil from Texas to the Great Plains has swamped refineries, driving down prices at the pump 10 percent...

January 29, 2014 China smog fears spur call for ban on New Year fireworks

Source: Reuters

Warnings of heavy smog over central and eastern China this week have prompted the country's weather forecaster to call for a ban on the fireworks traditionally let off at Lunar New Year, state media said on Wednesday

January 28, 2014 FEMA: Caught Between Climate Change and Congress

Source: Bloomberg

Thanks to climate change, extreme weather disasters have hammered the United States with increasing frequency in recent years—from drought and wildfires to coastal storms and flooding

January 28, 2014 Is Europe Retreating From Its Climate Change Leadership'

Forbes - It also reflects the alarm of European policymakers at the increasing difference between Europeâs energy ... it allows countries in choosing how to cut their emissions. Katja Hall, chief policy director of UK...

January 28, 2014 Our new climate: What in the world has happened to the weather' - In part 1 of a series on abrupt climate change ... In fact some regions are vacillating between massive floods and massive droughts, or record high temperatures and record low temperatures, even on a weekly basis....

January 28, 2014 Old-Think Gradually Bleeds out of Climate Debates

Bloomberg - Covering business and climate change often reminds me of the bird that used to sit on a tree branch outside my parents' house and fly into a window. A moment of freedom punctuated by a thud. Whee! Thud. Every day, all...

January 28, 2014 Black Carbon Soot Greater in China, India Than Thought

Source: Live Science

New global estimates of black carbon emissions — a major component of soot — suggest that certain regions of China and India experience two to three times greater levels of this pollutant than previous models have suggested, a...

January 28, 2014 Dredging rivers not full answer to flooding – Environment Agency

Source: The Guardian

The Environment Agency has rejected claims from flood victims that it has not done enough to dredge rivers in the worst hit areas. Angry residents on the Somerset Levels have formed an action group to campaign for river dredging...

January 28, 2014 Conservation urged in frigid temperatures by PJM Interconnection


Consumers are asked to conserve electricity from 6-10 a.m. and 5-9 p.m. Tuesday by the PJM Interconnection, which is the electricity grid operator for 61 million people across 13 states. The request comes as temperatures will...

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