Monthly Archives: February 2012

Climate Change Reduces Genetic Diversity in Wildlife – Study

Global warming has forced alpine chipmunks in California to higher ground, prompting a startling decline in the species’ genetic diversity, researchers say, reports United Press International at UPI science news. Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, say their study … Continue reading

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Increasing Climate Change Brings Increasing Deaths from Wildfires – Study

Wildfires are expected to become more severe and common around the world due to global warming, and a new study shows that a third of a million people die annually from land fires, reports Kerry Sheridan at Agence France Presse. … Continue reading

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A Business Blueprint to a Clean Powered Future – Amory Lovins

For four decades, Amory Lovins has been a leading proponent of a renewable power revolution that would wean the U.S. off fossil fuels and usher in an era of energy independence, says Fen Montaigne at Yale environment 360. In Lovins’ … Continue reading

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Promote Local Clean Energy Projects To Counter Monopolies – Scotland

Community-run renewable energy projects should be promoted by national government ministers to break the grip that the six big power firms have over consumers, said Philip Blond, director of Respublica,  a leading think-tank,  reports The Edinburgh Scotsman. Blond, has cited … Continue reading

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Whether Red or Blue, Most States Forging Green Economy Policies

The nation’s Republican governors are pressing forward with policies that promote the green economy—and in some cases they have moved further than their Democratic counterparts, reports Maria Gallucci at InsideClimate News. A recent report by the National Governors Association showed … Continue reading

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Who is really influencing what scientists say about climate?

This was sent to me a while back, and in light of all the kerfuffles that occur to obscure the real scientific message, I think this is an appropriate insight. Show it to anyone who really wonders which is the … Continue reading

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Ancient Alaska Cedars Freezing to Death From Climate Change

Yellow cedars are beautiful trees that can live to be more than a thousand years old, but something is now killing them by the millions, says scientist Paul Hennon at the Pacific Northwest Research Station in Alaska, on a recent … Continue reading

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Unusually Hot Summers Increasingly Likely Soon – Study

If you thought last summer was hot, just wait. What are now considered to be unusually hot summer temperatures are likely to be the new norm in just a few decades, reports Andrew Freedman at Climate Central.  In a trend … Continue reading

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Most Americans Already Affected by Extreme Weather – Study

Violent and deadly weather events have affected about 80% of the US population, that is, more than 240 million people — over the past six years, says a recent report by the environmental advocacy group Environment America, reports Doyle Rice … Continue reading

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Climate Change Price of Mining US Gas and Oil Rises – 3 Studies

Recent studies indicate that mining for oil and gas will create more greenhouse gas emissions than previously indicated, as well as pollute drinking water. A recent federal Environmental Protection Agency report illustrates how fracking for natural gas likely contaminated a … Continue reading

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