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November 26, 2014 World Bank says it’s time to “turn down the heat” on climate change

Source: Beta Wired

The World Bank says it’s time to “turn down the heat” on climate change before its effects destabilize worldwide economies. The new report from the World Bank says that Earth’s atmosphere is likely to increase by nearly 1.5...

November 25, 2014 Dispute over Big Bend skies tied to issue of coal-fired power plants

Source: Houston Chronicle

Federal regulators are taking their fight with Texas over pollution from coal-fired power plants to an unlikely new front: Big Bend National Park. The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday proposed costly new scrubbers and...

November 25, 2014 What people think about climate change around the world, in one map

Source: Washington Post

This map, from Sophie Yeo at Responding to Climate Change, rounds up surveys and polls from around the world since 2009 that look at views on climate change from abroad. For example, some 84 percent of people in Argentina think...

November 25, 2014 Americans would rather adapt to extreme weather than curb climate change

Source: Christian Science Monitor

Scientists, policymakers, and activists been holding out hope that an increase in extreme weather events might prompt Americans to embrace policies that curb greenhouse-gas emissions. They may be waiting a long time, a new study...

November 25, 2014 Brazil's epic water crisis a global wake-up call - Praying For Rain

Source: Breaking News.com

The immediate cause of the crisis is a year-long drought. The Cantareira reservoir system that supplies around a third of the city's population is so low that Sabesp, the local utility, has to dip into and treat sediment-heavy...

November 25, 2014 Prospects rise for a 2015 U.N. climate deal, but likely to be weak

Source: Reuters

global deal to combat climate change in 2015 looks more likely after promises for action by China, the United States and the European Union, but any agreement will probably be too weak to halt rising temperatures. Delegates from...

November 24, 2014 Solar and Wind Energy Start to Win on Price vs. Conventional Fuels

Source: NY Times

For the solar and wind industries in the United States, it has been a long-held dream: to produce energy at a cost equal to conventional sources like coal and natural gas

November 24, 2014 Global warming may heat up world conflict: World Bank

Source: Times Live

In a new report on the impact of global warming, the bank said sharp temperature rises would cut deeply into crop yields and water supplies in many areas and possibly set back efforts to bring populations out of poverty.

November 24, 2014 Could revelation that crops contribute to global warming improve climate models?

Source: Daily Digest News

A recent study showed that a big jump in food production to meet rising food demands from a burgeoning global population is responsible for as much as 25 percent of the seasonal increase in carbon dioxide (CO2), according to...

November 24, 2014 Record Drought Reveals Stunning Changes Along Colorado River

Source: National Geographic

LAKE POWELL, Utah—In early September, at the abandoned Piute Farms marina on a remote edge of southern Utah's Navajo reservation, we watched a ten-foot (three-meter) waterfall plunging off what used to be the end of the San Juan...

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