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April 24, 2013 Why is Reuters puzzled by global warming's acceleration?Source: Guardian.co.uk
The rate of heat building up on Earth over the past decade is equivalent to detonating about 4 Hiroshima atomic bombs per second. Take a moment to visualize 4 atomic bomb detonations happening every single second. That's the...
April 24, 2013 L.A. City Council votes to move away from coal-fired energySource: LA Times
The Los Angeles City Council approved a plan Tuesday to begin moving away from coal-fired energy, despite warnings from a Department of Water and Power watchdog that the shift could cost more than $650 million. Like many...
April 24, 2013 America now has more solar energy workers than coal minersSource: Treehugger
The Solar Foundation, which has been releasing reports for a few years on the state of the solar industry in the U.S., has just launched a very cool interactive map that breaks the stats down state by state. This allows us to see...
April 23, 2013 How Climate Change Might Make Some Cities 'Uninhabitable'
realestate.aol.com - (Some studies also suggest that global sea levels are rising 60 percent faster than the computer projections issued only a few years ago by the United Nations' îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate...
April 23, 2013 Towards the International Year of Water Cooperation, 2013Source: UN Chronicle
Mankind is currently faced with several global challenges including poverty, hunger and climate change. Meanwhile, the fast pace of urbanization and population growth accelerates any global processes, impacting water resources....
Source: Christian Science Monitor
Most efforts to address carbon emissions focus on preventing them from entering the atmosphere in the first place. But how to get rid of CO2 already there? Start-ups are developing prototype air-capture systems.
April 23, 2013 How Americans see global warming — in 8 chartsSource: Washington Post
Earth Day organizers have dedicated the celebration’s 43rd anniversary to highlighting the impact of climate change. Even though President Obama made mention of the issue in his second inaugural address and his 2013 State of the...
April 23, 2013 Late 20th century was warmest in 1,400 yearsSource: AP
PARIS — Earth was cooling until the end of the 19th century and a hundred years later, the planet's surface was on average warmer than at any time in the previous 1,400 years, according to climate records presented on Sunday.
April 23, 2013 Is investing in clean energy a good idea?Source: CBS News Money Watch
You can have it all -- you can save the earth and make money by investing in clean energy. At least that's what I've heard said many times. After all, there is a finite amount of fossil fuels on the planet, and any innovator who...
April 22, 2013 Highest deforestation rates 1990-2000, by country
News.Mongabay - These figures are derived from data provided in "Forest Resources Assessment 2005" by the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî. A negative number for "Annual change" and/or "total...
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