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March 9, 2015 After much ado, El Niño has officially been declared

Source: Quartz

Just when everyone had pretty much written it off, the El Niño event that has been nearly a year in the offing finally emerged in February and could last through the spring and summer, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

March 9, 2015 EU Agrees on 40% Carbon-Reduction Pledge for UN Climate Summit

Source: Bloomberg

The European Union agreed to submit the goal of cutting greenhouse gases by at least 40 percent from 1990 levels by 2030 to a global climate conference in a bid to retain its leading role in the battle against global warming

March 9, 2015 Too many cooks: How Europe undercut its climate goals with a mishmash of green policies

The Week Magazine - If one green energy program is a good idea, youâd think two would be even better. But as the experience of Europe shows, some efforts to get renewable energy up and running can undercut or negate other...

March 9, 2015 From nuclear reactors to fish farms, Jellyfish are wreaking havoc

Salem News - Combined land and ocean surface temperatures have warmed 0.85 of a degree Celsius since 1880, according to the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî, a group established in 1988 by the United...

March 9, 2015 Climate Holocaust Within a Geological Instant

UK Progressive - The planet has warmed by 0.85C since the industrial revolution, or since 1880, according to the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC), which is the baseline for measurement by the...

March 9, 2015 US Solar Generation Doubled in 2014, Renewable Output Grew 11%

Source: Greentech Media

New federal statistics out this week have shed more light solar and wind energy’s emerging role in keeping the country’s lights on. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, 2014 saw non-hydro renewable energy...

March 6, 2015 Sin City's Thirst Is Drying Up the West

Source: Bloomberg

Casino resorts, five of which are Southern Nevada’s largest commercial water users, labor unions and the developer of a 22,500-acre mini-city west of Las Vegas argue their future depends on the water supply that the church,...

March 6, 2015 UN warns of escalating cost of climate disasters

Business Green - Meanwhile, risk management specialist Verisk îMaplecroftî this week released a new report detailing how a host of key emerging markets were amongst those countries most exposed to natural disaster...

March 5, 2015 Intergenerational report: climate change silence in 2015 a stark contrast to 2010

Source: The Guardian

Five years ago the 2010 intergenerational report declared that “climate change is the largest and most significant challenge to Australia’s environment. If climate change is not addressed, the consequences for the economy, water...

March 5, 2015 Global flooding risk could triple by 2030

Wired - A study of the risks posed by river flooding over the next 15 years by the îWorld Resources Instituteî (WRI) has found that the number of people affected will rise substantially. Analysis of present-day risks...

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