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September 26, 2014 Climate impact of black carbon severely overestimated, says study

Source: Guardian

The global warming effect of ‘black carbon’, or soot, has been greatly exaggerated due to mistaken assumptions about the atmospheric altitude at which its particles are concentrated, according to a new study.

September 26, 2014 How Australia became the dirtiest polluter in the developed world.

Source: Slate

Australians like to think of themselves as green. Their island country boasts some 3 million square miles of breathtaking landscape. They were an early global leader in solar power. They’ve had environmental regulations on the...

September 26, 2014 Capitalism Is Saving the Climate, You Hippies

Source: Daily Beast

One of the possible solutions to global warming and climate change is a rapid scaling up of technologies that allow humans to go about their business while emitting less carbon dioxide, or no CO2 at all. And increasingly, Wall...

September 25, 2014 These Actions Have Done The Most To Curb Carbon Emissions

Source: io9

As our leaders gather in New York for a UN meeting on climate change, it's fair to ask which measures to date have contributed the most to slow global warming. Because no one has really thought to ask this question, The Economist...

September 25, 2014 How carbon budgets can change climate negotiations

Phys.org - The Summit will build on both the recent report by the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) and a new report on the economics of it all from a commission headed by former Mexican President...

September 25, 2014 Power firms: Watch your carbon, or watch your investors flee

Eco-business - Speaking to Eco-Business in a recent interview in Singapore, Joubert, who is also senior advisor and special envoy of energy and climate change at the World îBusiness Council for Sustainable...

September 25, 2014 Switch to Natural Gas Won't Reduce Carbon Emissions Much, Study Finds

Source: National Geographic

Switching from coal to natural gas for power generation won't do much to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and might even raise them slightly, in part because it will discourage the use of carbon-free renewable energy,...

September 25, 2014 'Water war' in Brazil as Rio's supply threatened

Daily Telegraph - A severe drought affecting Brazilâs biggest city has led to a âwater warâ that could cause the water supply to collapse in parts of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Authorities in...

September 24, 2014 Climate Change Will Be Solved in Cities--Or Not at All

Source: Scientific America

In the 1980s, the Chinese city of Shenzhen had some 300,000 mostly impoverished inhabitants. Today that city, the first to experience China's reforms and economic opening, has more than 15 million residents and also hosts another...

September 24, 2014 Drought Worsens China's Long-Term Water Crisis

Source: ABC News

The corn has grown to only half its normal height on Yan Shuqin's ranch in the hills of Inner Mongolia this year, as a swath of northern China suffers its worst drought in 60 years.

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