Monthly Archives: August 2013

Solar Could Supply One-Third Of Western US Power By 2050

Solar Could Supply One-Third Of Western US Power By 2050 says a new University of California at Berkeley study, reports Ryan Koronowski at Climate Progress. This could be done  if federal cost-reduction targets are met and the region adopts reasonable carbon policies. The cost … Continue reading

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16 of Your Favorite Things Climate Change Is Ruining

16 of Your Favorite Things Climate Change Is Ruining, reports Ryan Koronowski atClimate Progress are: beer, football, maple syrup, hiking, chili peppers, coffee, sweaters, chocolate, wine, fishing, panda bears, Tour de France, surfing, peanut butter, fireworks. Climate change endangers the barley and hops … Continue reading

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Siberia, The Newest Hot Spot

Siberia, The Newest Hot Spot, has been heating up about 300% faster than the rest of the planet, according to NASA, reports Andrew Breiner at Climate Progress.  It has been another abnormally hot summer in Siberia. This July temperatures rose to 90 degrees … Continue reading

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Rising US ‘Carbon’ Exports Enabling Climate Change Faster Than Ever

Rising US ‘Carbon’ Exports Enabling Climate Change Faster Than Ever reports Joe Romm at Climate Progress on a UK Guardian article. While U.S. carbon emissions have dropped somewhat in recent years — thanks to energy efficiency, renewables, the recession, and shale gas — America’s contribution … Continue reading

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Extreme Heat Is Killing Off Thousands Of Fish In Alaska

Extreme Heat Is Killing Off Thousands Of Fish In Alaska reports Aviva Shen atClimate Progress. Unusually hot, dry weather in Alaska is wreaking havoc on fisheries, as thousands of fish perish in overheated waters. Last month, over 1,000 king salmon died on … Continue reading

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While US Drought Kills Western Crops, Rains Kill Southern Ones

While US Drought Kills Western Crops, Rains Kill Southern Ones reports Kim Severson at the New York Times. Commercial row crops (think tomatoes), fruit and peanuts that need hot sun aren’t getting it – and that means shortages on US shelves. While the … Continue reading

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Efficiency Drove US Emissions Decline in 2012

Efficiency Drove US Emissions Decline in 2012, not natural gas says a recent study, reports Maria Gallucci at InsideClimate News. 2012 US emissions fell 4 percent from 2011 due to aggressive energy efficiency efforts by households, businesses, and motorists – not … Continue reading

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