Monthly Archives: June 2013

Miami Will Be Drowning By 2100

Even more than Silicon Valley, Miami embodies the central technological myth of our time – that nature can not only be tamed but made irrelevant. Miami transformed from a mosquito-and-crocodile-filled swampland to a city that is unlike any other place … Continue reading

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Companies Can Cut Carbon Emissions And Make Money – Study

US businesses that commit to cutting carbon emissions by 3 percent annually through 2020 could reap as much as $190 billion from reduced energy bills, increased productivity and innovation, and using new clean energy sources such as solar, says a … Continue reading

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US Southwest Megadrought Bad Omen For Forests Globally – Study

As brutal fires torch tinder-dry dense forests and neighboring homes in the US West, researchers are examining the relationships between drought, wildfire, and a warming climate, predicting mass forest die-offs and prolonged megadrought for the Southwest, reports Caroline Fraser at … Continue reading

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Burning Indonesian Rainforests Emit Greenhouse Gases, Record Singaporean Smog

Indonesia deployed military planes recently to fight forest fires that blanketed neighboring Singapore in record levels of hazardous smog in one of Southeast Asia’s worst air-pollution crises, report Kanupriya Kapoor and Michael Taylor at Reuters News. As Singaporeans donned face … Continue reading

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Record-Breaking Heat Wave In Alaska

A massive dome of high pressure, a so-called “heat dome,” sat over Alaska this past week, bringing all-time record temperatures just a few weeks after parts of the state had a record cold start to spring, reports Andrew Freedman at … Continue reading

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The Fuse Is Burning on Arctic Methane Bomb – NASA

Permafrost, the seemingly permanently frozen soils of the Arctic, are warming up and starting to release unpredicted amounts of carbon dioxide and the more potent greenhouse gas methane, NASA scientists are observing, reports reports Alan Buis at NASA, the National … Continue reading

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Emission Cuts Lead To Cleaner California Air

Cuts in diesel emissions have drastically reduced the amount of global warming black soot air pollution in California, potentially valuable information for saving the world’s climate from a predicted catastrophe, says a new study, reports Peter Fimrite at the San … Continue reading

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