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January 30, 2015 Study flags carbon concern from melting glaciersSource: RTCC News
Researchers in the US have calculated that, thanks to climate change, melting glaciers will have spilled an extra 15 million tonnes of organic carbon into the seas by 2050. - See more at:...
January 30, 2015 Nuclear Power Needs to Double to Meet Warming Goal
POWER SOURCE - That conclusion is consistent with the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeîâs findings last year that global carbon dioxide emissions need to be capped at 450 parts per million in order to...
January 30, 2015 Rio to Sao Paulo Plan for Water Cutoffs After Downplaying CrisisSource: Bloomberg Business
After public officials and utilities downplayed for months the chance Brazil’s three most-populous states will face water rationing, plans to severely limit water use are in the works as reservoirs fall to record lows.
Source: NBC News
A newly published survey shows a significant opinion gap between professional scientists and the wider American public on issues in science ranging from climate change to genetically modified foods. But the results match up on at...
January 30, 2015 World's cities experiencing more heatwaves, study showsSource: The Guardian
World cities are experiencing more heatwaves and fewer cold spells, according to a study of extreme temperatures in hundreds of urban areas over the past 40 years. It found that many cities are seeing fewer extremely windy days...
January 29, 2015 What Do Farmers Think about Climate Change?Source: Scientific America
As a sociologist, J. Gordon Arbuckle Jr. spends a lot of time studying what shapes farmers' views and responses to climate change. It's a subject that has not gotten much attention, even as more research focuses on how to reduce...
January 29, 2015 Groups sue EPA over emissions from industrial livestock productionSource: Charlotte Observer
A coalition of environmental, community and animal welfare groups sued the Environmental Protection Agency Wednesday in an effort to push the Obama administration to reduce air pollution, including greenhouse gases, from enormous...
January 29, 2015 FACT CHECK: Both sides in Keystone XL debate bend factsSource: SF Chronicle
Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would run from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, say the privately funded, $8 billion project is a critically needed piece of infrastructure that will create thousands of jobs and make...
January 29, 2015 New-generation solar panels far cheaper, more efficient: scientistsSource: Reuters
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A new generation of solar panels made from a mineral called perovskite has the potential to convert solar energy into household electricity more cheaply than ever before, according to a study...
Source: The Guadian
Australia could be on track for a temperature rise of more than 5C by the end of the century, outstripping the rate of warming experienced by the rest of the world, unless drastic action is taken to slash greenhouse gas...
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