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November 5, 2014 Falling Oil Prices Reveal America's Fracking Trap -- And Saudi Arabia's Continued Energy DominanceSource: Huff Post
LONDON -- The end of the shale boom is nigh. The recent plunge in oil prices reveals an economic and geological reality that some brave industry analysts depict, but which power brokers in Washington, Houston and on Wall Street...
November 5, 2014 Banning Greenhouse Gases Is No Magic Bullet For Global WarmingSource: Science 2.0
It has slowly dawned on climate researchers that promoting the belief that curbing CO2 will prevent climate change has been a bad idea. American and European CO2 emissions have gone down, for example, but Asia's has risen, and we...
November 4, 2014 Carbon tax demise leading to large rise in emissions, says academicSource: The Guardian (UK)
Emissions from Australia’s electricity sector have risen significantly since the repeal of the carbon price, with a record rise in emissions predicted this financial year.
November 4, 2014 Denmark considers phasing out coal by 2025 in big green shiftSource: Reuters
Denmark should ban coal use by 2025 to make the Nordic nation a leader in fighting global warming, adding to green measures ranging from wind energy to bicycle power, Denmark’s climate minister said on Saturday.
November 4, 2014 East Coast communities threatened by tidal flooding, sea level rise
United Press International - WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 (UPI) --If sea levels continue to rise, tidal flooding will become more frequent and devastating in its effects -- from occasional to chronic, in the words of the latest report on...
November 4, 2014 Why Is UN Report So Certain Humans Caused Climate Change?Source: NBC News
The science laid out in a new U.N. report is clear and stark: Our fossil-fueled economy has irreversibly changed the global climate. Less certain is whether we'll change lifestyles to confront rising seas and supercharged storms,...
November 4, 2014 Oil Sands Crude Seen Reaching Gulf Without Keystone XLSource: Bloomberg
Oil-sands crude will supply Gulf Coast refineries regardless of how President Barack Obama rules on the Keystone XL pipeline, Alberta Premier Jim Prentice said. Developers of Alberta’s oil sands can use trains to reach the...
November 4, 2014 Australia PM defends coal after UN warning on climate
Phys.org - A truckload of coking coal arrives at the BlueScope Steel refinery in Port Kembla near Sydney on November 22, 2011 In its landmark review the UN's îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) warned...
November 3, 2014 Study: EU Can Cut Carbon by Nearly Half
Environmental Leader - According to Jennifer Morgan of the îWorld Resources Instituteî, Europe can be energy independent, and the Ecofys analysis shows that the EU can cut natural gas imports in half without raising...
November 3, 2014 How to stop global warming, in 7 stepsSource: Vox
Global warming is here, it's man-made, and it will cause serious problems in the years ahead. What's more, humanity has daillied so long that avoiding the worst impacts will now require extremely sharp emissions cuts — and...
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