Monthly Archives: September 2013

No Keystone? No Problem: TransCanada Pushing Another Major Pipeline

No Keystone? No Problem: TransCanada Pushing Another Major Tar Sands Pipeline reports Kiley Kroh at Climate Progress. The Energy East pipeline would run from Alberta to the Atlantic seaboard, and carry almost as much as the Keystone would. But Canadians … Continue reading

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Recent Climate Pacts Could Add Up to Significant Action

Recent Climate Pacts Could Add Up to Significant Action reports Andrew Freedman at Climate Central. With global efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions stalled, cutting short-lived but very powerful climate changing pollutants has emerged as an unsung story of U.S.-led … Continue reading

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Warming-Fueled Drought Affects Syria, Other Mediterranean Countries

Warming-Fueled Drought Affects Syria, Other Mediterranean Countries, reports Joe Romm at Climate Progress. Drought, a fast-growing population, and a corrupt regime have all fueled Syria’s civil war. From 2006 to 2011, 60 percent of Syria’s land experienced, the worst long-term … Continue reading

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Oceans Are Acidifying Far Faster, Threatening Mass Marine Extinctions

Oceans Are Acidifying Far Faster, Imperiling Marine Life On A Massive Scale, say studies, reports Craig Welch at the Seattle Times. Studies of ocean tropical areas naturally acidified by carbon dioxide indicate that colorful and diverse coral reefs will be … Continue reading

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Colorado’s Biblical Floods in Line with Climate Trends

The Boulder, Colorado area is reeling after being inundated by record rainfall, with more than half a year’s worth of rain falling over three days recently, reports Andrew Freedman at Climate Central. Daily rainfalls of 8 to 10 inches have … Continue reading

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Man-Made Climate Change Helped Create Wild 2012 Weather

Man-Made Climate Change Helped Create Wild 2012 Weather says a study of a dozen of 2012’s wildest weather events, reports Seth Borenstein at the Associated Press. It found that man-made global warming increased the likelihood of about half of them, … Continue reading

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‘We Are Fighting For Survival,’ Pacific Island Leaders Warn

‘We Are Fighting For Survival,’ Pacific Island Leaders Warn reports John Vidal at the Guardian. Pacific nations challenged world leaders recently to act on climate change, warning that their low-lying atolls are close to becoming uninhabitable because of rising seas … Continue reading

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Congressional Inaction Worsened CA Megafire

Congressional Inaction Worsened CA Megafire say experts, reports Jonathan Kaminsky at Reuters. A cluster of controlled fire and tree-thinning projects approved by forestry officials but never funded might have slowed the progress of the massive Rim Fire in California, a … Continue reading

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For US Forests, Megafire Recovery To Be Slow Or None

For US Forests, Megafire Recovery To Be Slow Or None say experts, reports Mark Grossi at the Fresno Bee. The huge Yosemite Rim fire in California is a good example. It consumed over 300 square miles of forest, and extinguishing … Continue reading

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Australia: Solar Companies Install Rooftop Panels for Free

Here’s a bright idea: what if, instead of buying solar panels to keep your electricity bills down, solar companies put them on your roof free, allowing you to pay them back with excess energy that you didn’t need? Well, it’s … Continue reading

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