Monthly Archives: November 2011

Methane An Increasing Factor in Global Warming – NOAA

NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently released its annual Greenhouse Gases Index report, reports Doug O’Harra at the Alaska Dispatch. The capacity of these gases to insulate the  planet and push the rate of climate warming has increased … Continue reading

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Warming Oceans Threaten Australian Seaweeds and Sea Life – Study

A recent study indicates that the warming ocean climate will cause one-quarter of Australia’s temperate seaweed species to face extinction by 2070, reports United Press International and Discovery News. Researchers found that temperate seaweed communities have become increasingly subtropical over … Continue reading

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Obama Instituting 54.5 MPG Fuel Standards by 2025

Back in July, President Obama announced a historic agreement with thirteen major automakers to pursue the next phase in the Administration’s national vehicle program, increasing fuel economy to 54.5 miles per gallon for cars and light-duty trucks by Model Year … Continue reading

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Power-Generating Pavement to Power Public Places

A British engineering graduate has invented and patented a type of pavement that generates electricity from people walking on it, reports Jeremy Lovell at Climatewire.  The inventor, Laurence Kemball-Cook has formed the company Pavegen to manufacture these pavement slabs. Essentially, … Continue reading

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Thai Representatives Propose Relocating Capital from Floods, Climate Change

Twenty members of Thailand’s Parliament have asked for an urgent debate on a proposal to relocate the Thai capital to another province less prone to flooding that they recognize is a result of climate change, the Bangkok Post reports. They … Continue reading

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CIA Should Be Open on Climate Change, US Agency Urges

After a year of epic weather, drought, heatwaves, hurricanes and floods, a new report from the Defence Science Board, a US government agency, suggests that it’s time the CIA stopped treating climate change as a secret, reports Suzanne Goldenberg at … Continue reading

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More Severe Climate Predicted for Southern Europe – UN report

Southern Europe will be gripped by fierce heatwaves, drought in North Africa will be more common, and small island states face ruinous storm surges from rising seas, says a report by United Nations climate scientists, reports Marlowe Hood at Agent … Continue reading

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