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August 12, 2014 Extreme weather becoming more common, study says

Source: The Guardian

Extreme weather like the drought currently scorching the western US and the devastating floods in Pakistan in 2010 is becoming much more common, according to new scientific research. The work shows so-called “blocking patterns”,...

August 12, 2014 Toxic algae bloom bigger than Rhode Island headed to Florida

Source: Daily Digest News

A toxic algae bloom one-and-a-half times the size of the Rhode Island is drifting through the Gulf of Mexico, wreaking havoc on the ecosystem, and heading straight for Florida’s west coast.

August 11, 2014 Tornado strength increasing, driven by global warming - study

Source: Tech Times

Tornadoes could become stronger as time goes on, driven by global warming, according to a new study from Florida State University (FSU). Climate change could be playing a pivotal role in increasing the frequency and strength of...

August 11, 2014 Fracking campaigners criticise 'censored' report on house prices

Source: The Guardian

The government has been criticised for censoring a report into the impact of shale gas drilling that examines the effect on house prices and pressure on local services. Campaigners are calling for full publication of the study...

August 11, 2014 Keystone carbon pollution more than figured

Source: Capital Journal

The much-debated Keystone XL pipeline could produce four times more global warming pollution than the State Department calculated earlier this year, a new study concludes. The U.S. estimates didn’t take into account that the...

August 11, 2014 California Drought Transforms Global Food Market

Source: Bloomberg

For more than 70 years, Fred Starrh’s family was among the most prominent cotton growers in California’s San Joaquin Valley. Then shifting global markets and rising water prices told him that wouldn’t work anymore

August 8, 2014 Rise of “extremely hot” days: See how global warming’s going to make your summer hell

Source: Salon

Climate Central, which has previously highlighted the way that summers, on average, are getting hotter, is now focusing on those special days when the temperature rises way above what we’re used to — a rarity that, they...

August 8, 2014 Humans Responsible for Drastic Climatic Changes: Prof

NewsMaine - Tim Naish, Director of the Antarctic Research Centre and an author for îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC), said it is very clear that climate around us is becoming warmer day by day and we...

August 8, 2014 We have until 2050 to cut emissions, says U.N. draft

Source: Tech Times

If humanity is to escape the worst effects of the global warming already being felt on every continent, we must by mid-century achieve deep reductions of greenhouse gas emissions of 40 to 70 percent, a United Nations report says.

August 7, 2014 African negotiators urge U.S. leadership for U.N. climate deal

Reuters - one negotiator told a small group of reporters convened by the îWorld Resources Instituteî (WRI), an environmental research group. "As an African, there are no clean emissions or dirty emissions. Whether...

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