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January 14, 2016 Global Warming Could Stave Off Next Ice Age For 100,000 Years

Source: NBC

OSLO — Global warming is likely to disrupt a natural cycle of ice ages and contribute to delaying the onset of the next big freeze until about 100,000 years from now, scientists said on Wednesday.

January 12, 2016 Beijing to shut 2,500 firms this year to fight pollution

Source: Reuters Sustainability

Beijing will close 2,500 small polluting firms this year in its latest effort to combat pollution, state news agency Xinhua reported on Saturday, citing the municipal government.

January 12, 2016 Giant icebergs are slowing climate change, research reveals

Source: The Guardian

Giant melting icebergs may be a symbol of climate change but new research has revealed that the plumes of nutrient-rich waters they leave in their wake lead to millions of tonnes of carbon being trapped each year

January 8, 2016 Private-sector adaptation to climate risk

Nature - A small but growing number of companies are addressing climate risks; however, a range of barriers limit wider private-sector adaptation efforts, particularly in developing countries. This is just one example from a long...

January 8, 2016 A Raging Wildfire in Western Australia Has Destroyed an Entire Town

Source: Time

The remote Australian town of Yarloop, population 600, is the latest casualty of a string of wildfires that have razed parts of the country in recent months.

January 7, 2016 Washington aims to limit carbon pollution from largest facilities

Source: Bellingham Herald

The state’s largest industrial emitters would be required to reduce carbon emissions by 5 percent every three years, under a proposed rule released Wednesday by state regulators.

January 7, 2016 California Weathers El Nino, but Wild Weather Not Over

Source: ABC News

The worst storm in a series of storms has come and gone without serious consequences for California, but the El Nino-driven weather was still causing problems around the state.

January 7, 2016 Earth is 'experiencing a global warming spurt'

Source: The Guardian

Climate Central: Scientists say cyclical changes in the Pacific Ocean have thrown Earth’s surface into what may be an unprecedented warming spurt, following a global warming slowdown that lasted about 15 years

January 5, 2016 Beijing says pollution lessened in 2015 despite smog alerts

Source: Washington Post

BEIJING — Environmental authorities in Beijing say air quality improved in 2015, a year in which they issued the city’s first two red smog alerts and showed a greater willingness to disrupt industry and ordinary people in search...

January 5, 2016 A steady conveyor belt of El Niño storms is what has officials concerned

Source: LA Times

o understand the power and potential dangers of El Niño, look at satellite images of the Pacific Ocean on Sunday. At least four storms were brewing — the farthest still getting going in Asia — and all aimed at California.

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