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November 10, 2014 Dirty coal power plants could still be running in 2030, scientists warn (UK)

Source: Business Green

The UK's coal power stations could operate into the 2030s and risk breaching mandatory emissions reduction targets unless the government acts, a report has found.

November 10, 2014 Shale Drillers Idle Rigs From Texas to Utah Amid Oil Rout

Source: Bloomberg

The shale-oil drilling boom in the U.S. is showing early signs of cracking. Rigs targeting oil sank by 14 to 1,568 this week, the lowest since Aug. 22, Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI) said yesterday. The Eagle Ford shale formation in...

November 10, 2014 World governments failing Earth's ecosystems, says top conservationist

Source: The Guardian (UK)

Governments are lagging behind on international commitments to safeguard the planet’s ecosystems, with politicians failing to grasp that economic growth depends upon environmental protection, the head of the world’s leading...

November 7, 2014 Man-made Global Warming is Worsening

politicalnews.me - U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said the new report from the U.N. îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî is expected to make the strongest case yet for decisive action to curb greenhouse gas...

November 7, 2014 Will Cheap Gas Undermine Climate-Change Efforts?

Source: The Atlantic

This week, the United Nations called upon the global community to curb fossil fuel usage now or risk irreversible environmental damage in 2100. But with oil prices falling to a four-year low in the United States, any urgency may...

November 7, 2014 What Is the Carbon Limit?

Source: Yale Environment 360

Scientists are offering widely varying estimates of how much carbon we can emit into the atmosphere without causing dangerous climate change. But establishing a so-called carbon budget is critical if we are to keep the planet a...

November 7, 2014 Rapid climate change putting Asia's rice production at risk

ANI NEWS - Human brain uses geometric relationship to navigate from one place to another Oct 17, 4:25 pm Washington, Oct 17 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the brain uses geometrical relationships from spatial environment to...

November 6, 2014 Who Stands To Benefit From Climate Change?

Source: oilprice.com

Among the immediate winners are the Arctic nations, namely Russia. It is estimated that the Arctic holds approximately 30 percent of the world’s undiscovered natural gas reserves and 13 percent of the world’s undiscovered oil...

November 5, 2014 The Worst Climate Pollution Is Carbon Dioxide

Source: Scientific America

Soot from car exhaust and cookstoves, sulfates from coal-fired power plants, methane leaked during oil and gas production, and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) from air conditioning are all greenhouse gases that trap heat within the...

November 5, 2014 Ever more cities divesting from fossil fuels

Source: DW

Örebro in Sweden, Boxtel in the Netherlands and Seattle in the USA are all part of a growing push for cities, organizations and foundations to pull their money out of fossil fuels and raise moral debate around the issue.

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