Monthly Archives: April 2013

New York, And Everywhere, Can Be Fossil Fuel Free Now – Stanford University Study

Stanford University energy expert Mark Jacobson and others have explained how New York state could be powered entirely by wind, water and sunlight, reports Stephen Leahy at Inter Press Service. Powering New York on green energy is “sustainable and inexpensive” … Continue reading

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Humanity Responsible For Most Global Changes in Vegetation – Reports

Human-driven climate change is responsible for more than half the changes detected in the world’s vegetation, recently published studies show, while human activities account directly for about another third, reports Alex Kirby at the Climate News Network. The amount of … Continue reading

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Cut The Soot, Too, To Slow Sea Level Rise – Study

Cutting so-called  “short-lived climate pollutants” in addition to the well known long lived ones, would greatly slow the rate of sea level rise, which is one of the biggest threats global warming poses, says a new study, reports Andrew Freedman … Continue reading

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Asia Energy Demands Creating Major Risks – Report

Asia’s trajectory of fossil fuel use will threaten its energy security, worsen environmental damages and widen the gap between rich and poor unless the region dramatically changes its course, said a report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), reports Coco … Continue reading

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Fossil Fuel Investments A $6 Trillion Mistake – Study

Investors in carbon-intensive business could see $6 trillion wasted as policies limiting global warming stop them from exploiting their coal, oil and gas reserves, says a report by the Carbon Tracker Initiative and the London School of Economics, reports Sally … Continue reading

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Many Millions More Will Starve from Climate Change by 2050

Millions of people could become destitute in Africa and Asia as staple foods more than double in price by 2050 as a result of extreme temperatures, floods and droughts, reports John Vidal at the London Guardian. This could turn parts … Continue reading

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Antarctic Ice Melt Speeding Up – So Will Sea Level Rise

Ice in parts of the Antarctic Peninsula is now melting during the summer faster than at any time in the last thousand years, increasing 10 times in the past 600 years, with the most marked acceleration occurring since 1960, scientists … Continue reading

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