Monthly Archives: May 2012

Asia To Become Lead Global Solar Power by 2016

The world’s solar power generating capacity will grow by between 200 and 400 percent over the next five years, with Asia and other emerging markets overtaking leadership from Europe, a European industry association said recently, reports Svetlana Kovalyova at Reuters … Continue reading

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End Polluter Welfare Bill Introduced in US Congress

The End Polluter Welfare Act would end fossil fuel subsidies, save over $10 billion a year, and more than $110 billion over 10 years, reports Gina-Marie Cheeseman at the TriplePundit. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Representative Keith Ellison have … Continue reading

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150,000 US Heat Deaths by 2100 – Report

Killer heat fueled by climate change could cause an additional 150,000 deaths this century in the biggest US cities if no steps are taken to curb carbon emissions and improve emergency services, according to a new report by the NRDC, … Continue reading

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Modern Dutch Windmills Deliver New Energy Cooperatively

A co-operative of landowners in the Netherlands are deriving new income from their land and helping power thousands of homes via the installation of modern windmills, reports Robert van Waarden at Climate Central. The WindUnie cooperative connects small scale producers … Continue reading

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Disastrous Climate Change Could Come Fast with Tipping Points

Sudden climate jumps in recent prehistoric Earth history indicates that current climate change could create similar sudden unpredictable shifts by pushing beyond ecological tipping points, says Earth systems scientist Tim Lenton at the University of East Anglia, reports Fred Guteri … Continue reading

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Climate Change Helped Create Disastrous Australian Flooding 2010-11

Abnormally high ocean temperatures off northern Australia contributed to the extreme rainfall that flooded most of Queensland, across 1.3 million square kilometers over December 2010 and into 2011, scientists report, writes Nicky Phillips at the Melbourne Age. A Sydney researcher, … Continue reading

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Past Year Hottest Ever Recorded, NOAA Says

Americans just lived through the hottest year ever recorded, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported recently, Matt Pearce notes at the LA Times.  NOAA reported that the US also just experienced its third-warmest April on record. This is the warmest … Continue reading

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Wind Energy Boom in Mexico

On an arid plain where sudden gusts of wind can rip roofs off buildings and knock over tractor trailers, Mexico is building a new engine for its energy future, reports David Garcia at Reuters News. The town of La Ventosa … Continue reading

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Climate Change Creates Canadian Tinderbox

In May 2011, a wildfire, fueled by dry forests and 60 mile per hour winds, tore through the fire defenses of Slave Lake, a town like many others nestled in the boreal forest covering much of Canada. The fire caused … Continue reading

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Climate Change Eroding Hawaiian Beaches

Little by little, Hawaii’s iconic beaches are disappearing, reports Cornelia Dean at the New York Times. Most beaches on the largest islands are eroding, which is likely to accelerate as sea levels rise, the US Geological Survey reports. Though average … Continue reading

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