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August 15, 2014 Antarctic Melt May Lift Sea Level Faster in Threat to Megacities

Source: Bloomberg

Antarctica glaciers melting because of global warming may push up sea levels faster than previously believed, potentially threatening megacities including New York and Shanghai, researchers in Germany said. Antarctica’s ice...

August 14, 2014 EPA's State-by-State Carbon Limits Indicate Smart Policy, Not Arbitrary Rulemaking

Source: Forbes

In June, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced – for the first time ever – standards to limit carbon emissions from U.S. power plants, known as the Clean Power Plan (CPP). Currently power plants emit 40 percent of...

August 14, 2014 Lawmakers in drought-hit California finally agree on water plan

Source: Reuters

A deal was reached late Wednesday in drought-stricken California on a plan to improve water supplies that was mired in regional and party politics for a year, Republican leaders said. The legislature scheduled a vote Wednesday...

August 14, 2014 How to Talk About Climate Change So People Will Listen

Source: The Atlantic

Environmentalists warn us that apocalypse awaits. Economists tell us that minimal fixes will get us through. Here's how we can move beyond the impasse.

August 14, 2014 Are we doing enough to safeguard drinking water?

Source: PBC Newshour

Finally tonight, the state of our drinking water and how two major problems in American cities these past few months are calling new attention to concerns over supply and protection.

August 13, 2014 Water Efficiency in a Global Crisis

Source: Huff Post

Listen to the headlines and you will hear more and more frequent anecdotal evidence of the crisis facing our global fresh water supply. Only 3 percent of the water on earth is fresh, and of that some 2 percent is locked in the...

August 13, 2014 A global temperature conundrum: cooling or warming climate'

Science Blog - When the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî recently requested a figure for its annual report, to show global temperature trends over the last 10,000 years, the University of...

August 13, 2014 What Ecologists are (Most) Worried About Right Now: 5 Emerging Trends in Climate Change Ecology

PLOS BLOGS - John H. Matthews is an aquatic ecologist based in Oregon and affiliated with the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA), îConservation Internationalî, & the Colorado State University Water...

August 13, 2014 5 reasons to panic about Arizona's water, and 5 reasons not to

Source: AZ Central

A June story in the Arizona Daily Star outlined the ways Arizona could end up with an official water shortage, but it pronounced the chances of that happening anytime soon to be "slim."

August 12, 2014 When Did Republicans Start Hating the Environment?

Source: Mother Jones

On July 9, 1970, Republican President Richard Nixon announced to Congress his plans to create the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. By the end of that year, both agencies...

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