Monthly Archives: July 2012

Climate Change Induced Thunderstorms Damage Ozone Layer

According to a recent report published in the journal Science by Harvard atmospheric scientist James Anderson and others, severe summer thunderstorms, of the sort predicted under climate change, are injecting water into the normally very dry upper stratosphere over the … Continue reading

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Power In a Pipe – A New Hydro System

Imagine producing cheap hydropower without having to build a dam or threaten migrating salmon. Portland startup LucidEnergy has developed a way to do it inside a water pipe, reports Steve Law at the Portland Tribune. Lucid has developed a simple … Continue reading

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US Feds Create Solar Energy Zones

The Obama administration unveiled plans recently to ramp up solar energy production, offering incentives for solar developers to cluster projects on nearly 300,000 acres of federal land in the western U.S and opening almost 20 million more acres of the … Continue reading

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US Most to Blame for Global Warming

The largest cumulative contributor of greenhouse gases by far is the US, making it the nation most to blame for global warming, reports Bill Blakemore at ABC News. The US has injected the greatest amount of the heat-trapping invisible gas … Continue reading

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Electric Zero Motorcycle Is a Great City Vehicle

The all-electric Zero Motorcycle has zero emissions and noise, reports Michael Lemonick at Climate Central. It also doesn’t heat up like a conventional bike, and doesn’t require any shifting. Maintenance is minimal – it doesn’t need tune-ups, sparkplugs or expensive … Continue reading

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Become part of the Clean Energy Voting Bloc… Then Spread the Word!

We Are the Clean 99% Petition To be delivered to: The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate Provide continuous reliable support for clean renewable energy, stop subsidizing dirty energy, and make the rich pay their fair … Continue reading

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Climate Change Encourages US Drought, Then Pests

Colorado farmers already plagued by a debilitating drought and limited groundwater are now fighting crop-eating insects who like the hot, dry weather that has settled over the state and elsewhere, reports Monte Whaley at the Denver Post.  Grasshoppers, an annual … Continue reading

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US Tariffs on Chinese Solar Panels Hurt US Solar Businesses

As the result of a May ruling by U.S. trade officials to slap tariffs on Chinese solar imports that have shipped since February 2012, small US solar firms are having to pay some $100 million in retroactive tariffs—unless they get … Continue reading

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US Drought Could Pack National, Possibly Global Punch

As the historic drought now searing more than 60 percent of the US drags on, the impact could soon be sweeping across the country and beyond, reports Gloria Goodale at the Christian Science Monitor. After the obvious push on food prices, drought experts say the … Continue reading

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Overpopulation Outstrips Climate Change on Water Scarcity in Andes – Report

As the Earth’s surface warms, climate models predict that the amount of fresh water for humans will likely decrease in some parts. While that prospect looms for many cities around the world, a new study finds a more imminent threat … Continue reading

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