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February 2, 2015 14 of the 15 hottest years on record have occurred since 2000, UN says

Source: The Guardian

Fourteen of the 15 hottest years on record have occurred since 2000, according to the UN World Meteorological Organisation, as rising carbon emissions continue to trap heat and drive climate chan

February 2, 2015 Obama will propose mandatory tax on US companies' earnings held overseas

Source: The Guardian

Barack Obama will propose a major clampdown on US corporations with a one-off levy on an estimated $2tn of untaxed earnings being stashed overseas, using the windfall to rescue America’s crumbling road infrastructure.

February 2, 2015 SNP fabricated reasons for fracking ban, says expert

Source: Telegraph

SNP ministers are deliberately misleading the Scottish public by pretending their fracking ban is about health and environmental concerns instead of political posturing, an expert they asked to research the controversial practice...

February 2, 2015 Oil price rebound helps to lift stock market

Source: Fortune

Stocks made big gains on Monday with some help from an unlikely source these days: the energy industry. Oil prices, which have cratered by around 50% over the past six months, reversed course with a modest increase. The rebound...

February 2, 2015 Greece starts drive to sell new debt deal to doubting Europe

Source: Reuters

Greece's leftist government on Sunday began its drive to persuade a sceptical Europe to accept a new debt agreement while it starts to roll back on austerity measures imposed under its existing bailout agreement.

February 2, 2015 Climate change, melting glaciers make Iceland spring upward like a trampoline

Source: Washington Post

Sea levels aren’t the only things rising due to climate change — swaths of land are too, including the nation of Iceland. That’s according to a new study published by a team of geologists from the University of Arizona. According...

February 2, 2015 Climate Change’s Bottom Line

Source: NY Times

To understand how the Risky Business Project came to be, it’s helpful to look at how the climate change battle has been waged over the years. In the early days, discussion was focused on fixing the problem and staving off...

February 2, 2015 Oil prices fall on weak Chinese data, U.S. refinery strikes

Source: Reuters

Crude oil prices fell on Monday after U.S. unions called a refinery strike and activity in China's factory sector shrank for the second month in a row, quashing Friday's bullish mood.

January 30, 2015 The US is auctioning enough offshore wind to power the state of Connecticut

Quartz - Given Cape Windâs troubles, âitâs really important that people understand that offshore (wind) is moving forward in the US and needs to move forward in the US,â îUnion of Concerned...

January 30, 2015 This is just a horrifying paragraph about food safety in America

Source: Vox

Everyone should go read his piece, but the anecdote below stands out. Back in 2013, US officials had good reason to believe that Foster Farms, a company in California, was shipping tainted chicken and causing a massive...

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