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Source: Washington Post
It’s an intriguing theory – that recently has gotten legs: the melting Arctic – spurred by global warming – is causing the weather’s steering flow, the jet stream, to become more extreme. This extreme jet stream – rather than...
February 21, 2014 The Stream, February 20: FAO Says Food Security in Near East and North Africa Threatened by Water Scarcity
circleofblue.org - Approximately 100 metric tons of contaminated water escaped Japanâs damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in the latest leak from the facility, CNN reported. The leak was stopped before it reached...
February 21, 2014 Africa: Combating Climate Change in Africa
AllAfrica - "We will witness instability in rainfall, disease spreading, sea level rise and floods. One other effect of climate change is to send Africans further and further to seek water. This brings them into conflicts with...
February 21, 2014 What’s the real cost of energy from coal plants?Source: The Olympian
State energy regulators did the right thing this month when they asked Puget Sound Energy to do a more rigorous assessment of the utility’s continued use of coal-fired electricity from four coal plants in Colstrip, Mont. The...
February 21, 2014 Big Antarctic glacier to keep raising seas, even without warmingSource: Reuters
A thawing Antarctic glacier that is the biggest contributor to rising sea levels is likely to continue shrinking for decades, even without an extra spur from global warming, a study showed on Thursday. Scientists said the Pine...
February 21, 2014 Beijing issues rare air pollution alertSource: Kansas City Star
BEIJING — When the air gets really bad, Beijing says it has an emergency plan to yank half the city's cars off the road. The only problem is: It may be difficult to ever set that plan in motion Read more here:...
February 21, 2014 Earth’s green canopy gets an online protectorSource: Reuters
A new online monitoring system will make it possible to quickly check the condition of tropical forests around the globe that were previously under no surveillance, potentially increasing pressure on governments to stop...
February 20, 2014 US, China Vow Increased Climate Cooperation
ictsd.org - In separate remarks the next day, the USâ top diplomat added that global warming was âperhaps the worldâs most fearsome weapon of mass destruction.â The announcement solidifies the US-China...
February 20, 2014 California Climate Scientists and Economists Urge Governor and Legislators to Make Steeper Reductions in Global Warming Emissions
ucsusa.org - Bales, Ph.D., of UC Merced; Hilda Blanco, Ph.D., of the University of Southern California; Gary Griggs, Ph.D., of UC Santa Cruz ... Somerville, Ph.D., of UC San Diego. In addition, seven of the letterâs signers...
February 20, 2014 Climate change deniers have grasped that markets can't fix the climateSource: The Guardian
It's an unmistakable taste of things to come. The floods that have deluged Britain may be small beer on a global scale. Compared with the cyclone that killed thousands in the Philippines last autumn, the deadly inundations in...
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