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January 27, 2015 La Niña Events May Spike with Climate ChangeSource: Live Science
The extremely strong La Niña events that can shake up global weather patterns may soon hit nearly twice as often as they did previously, due to global warming, researchers say in a new study.
January 26, 2015 U.K. Lawmakers Urge Fracking Delay on Water, Climate RiskSource: Bloomberg
A moratorium on fracking is needed to prevent the U.K. from missing its carbon targets and allow time to stiffen regulations for the industry, Parliament’s cross-party Environmental Audit Committee said in a report Monday. It...
A climate change advocate, believed to be a Greenpeace activist and Guardian contributor, has called for the beheading of so-called “climate change deniers”, arguing the world would be a better place without them. The comments...
January 26, 2015 Debate heating up over arctic refuge in AlaskaSource: Dallas Morning news
The Obama administration will propose setting aside more than 12 million acres in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness, the White House announced Sunday.
January 26, 2015 This Scientific Development Could Impact Fracking Litigation
texaslawyer.com - ... to a 2009 request by the U.S. House of Representatives that the îEPAî conduct scientific research to examine the relationship between hydraulic fracturing and drinking îwaterî...
January 26, 2015 U.N. asks countries for climate plans after record warm 2014Source: Reuters
The United Nations asked governments on Thursday to submit plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions as the building blocks of a deal due in Paris in December to limit global warming, after scientists said 2014 was the hottest year...
January 26, 2015 Sea-level rise policy top priority for coastal regulators
Jacksonville Daily News - After political support eroded the first time around, North Carolinaâs coastal regulators are again trying to develop a sea-level rise policy that can navigate the choppy waters between science and...
January 23, 2015 U.S. Wind-Power Installations Rose Sixfold in 2014: BNEFSource: Bloomberg
Installations of wind power in the U.S. surged sixfold last year, making it the largest market for the technology worldwide after China. The U.S. added 4.7 gigawatts of new onshore wind capacity in 2014 compared with 764...
January 23, 2015 Climate Change Moves the Doomsday ClockSource: Discovery
The end of civilization as we know it just got a little closer. According to an update to the Doomsday Clock, the world is now three minutes from midnight and one of the big reasons is the failure to reduce greenhouse emissions...
January 23, 2015 EPA Still Slow to Study Toxic Chemicals, Despite Obama PledgeSource: Time
In the past three years, the EPA has assessed fewer chemicals than ever. Last year, it completed only one assessment. Today, the agency has even embraced measures sought by the chemical industry that have led to endless delays.
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