Monthly Archives: August 2012

Climate Change Got You Down? Take the Clean Energy Voting Pledge

“Whew, pass me another beer, bro. Man, this heat… and didja hear that food prices are going up soon, thanks to all that drought?  What? You say there’s something I can do about it?” Yeah, Wilber, there is.  It’s voting … Continue reading

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Drought Will Raise Food Prices Substantially in 2013

About 70 percent of Colorado’s corn crop is irrigated from surface water rights, subject to drought, or wells that further deplete the ever-shrinking aquifer that supports midwestern agriculture. Pervasive drought in Colorado and much of the US means that food … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Is Most Energy Efficient State – Report

While the US Congress is largely deadlocked on energy policy and do-nothing on climate change, states are moving ahead. Energy efficiency experts at the Alliance to Save Energy recently graded state governments on their efforts to conserve energy and Massachusetts … Continue reading

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Getting Into Hot Water to Save Energy

About 350 billion kilowatt hours of wastewater energy are flushed down drains annually, says the US Department of Energy. King County in Washington State hopes to harness that wasted heat and use it in buildings, reports Ashley Ahearn at Living … Continue reading

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Clean Energy Grew From a Model Democracy – Denmark

Western democracies consider themselves to be efficient, farsighted and just, prime examples of “good governance.” But in recent years, the euro and debt crises, along with wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, have shattered faith in the reliability of Western institutions. … Continue reading

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Green Group Takes Aim at Congressional Climate Change Deniers

The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) is launching a new $1.5 million program aimed at defeating five climate change deniers, known as the Flat Earth Five, in the House of Representatives this election cycle. Reps. Ann Marie Buerkle,Dan Benishek, Dan … Continue reading

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US Heatwave Causing Record Massive Fish Deaths

Thousands of fish are dying in the Midwest as the hot, dry summer dries up rivers and causes water temperatures to climb in some spots to nearly 100 degrees, reports Grant Schulte at the Huffingtonpost. About 40,000 shovelnose sturgeon, worth … Continue reading

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Turbine Harvests Tidal Energy of the Bay of Fundy

Looking somewhat like a horizontal eggbeater, a tidal turbine generator with helical blades has begun harvesting the powerful tides of the Bay of Fundy, reports Jess Bidgood at the New York Times. The bay has some of the world’s highest … Continue reading

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Loss of Arctic Ice Much Faster Than Predicted

Arctic sea ice is disappearing at a far greater rate than previously expected, about 50% higher than most predictions, according to data from the first satellite launched to study the thickness of the Earth’s polar caps, reports Robin McKie at … Continue reading

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Surf’s Down, With Climate Change

According to Curt Storlazzi, a surfer and a geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey who studies coastlines, climate change will likely cause ever-larger storms, and more epic swells, but that doesn’t take into account the varied effects of climate change … Continue reading

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