Monthly Archives: October 2013

Global Warming Will Increase Intensity Of Weather-Altering El Nino Cycle

Global Warming Will Increase Intensity Of Weather-Altering El Nino Cycle says a new study, reports Matt McGrath at the BBC. Although El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) occurs in the Pacific Ocean it plays an important part in the world’s climate, driving … Continue reading

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US Landowners Sue Fossil Fuel Companies Over Wasted Natural Gas

US Landowners Sue Fossil Fuel Companies Over Wasted Natural Gas reports Andrew Breiner at Climate Progress. Nearly 30 percent of North Dakota’s drilled natural gas (aka methane, a potent greenhouse gas) is intentionally burned off, resulting in a roughly $1 … Continue reading

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US, World Are Making BIG Strides In Energy Efficiency

US, World Are Making BIG Strides In Energy Efficiency says a new International Energy Agency study, reports Jeff Spross at Climate Progress. Between 2005 and 2010, advances in energy efficiency saved the US and ten advanced western nations from burning … Continue reading

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Fossil Fueled Air Pollution Causes Cancer, Says WHO

WHO: Fossil Fueled Air Pollution Causes Cancer says the World Health Organization, reports Sarah Boseley at Mongabay. Outdoor air pollution has been officially classified a carcinogen by WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). Air pollution from traffic and … Continue reading

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A Snip in Time Saves Nine… Billion: World Vasectomy Day

A Snip in Time Saves Nine… Billion humans from occupying Earth simultaneously, is the point behind World Vasectomy Day, reports Caroline Winter et al at ABC News Australia. Doctors worldwide went for a performance record of 1,000 vasectomies. Dr. Doug … Continue reading

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Oceans Decline Speeds Up Alarmingly, Massive Extinctions Likely Underway

Oceans Are Declining ¬†Alarmingly Faster Than Thought, in terms of a deadly trio of factors, becoming warmer, more acidic AND losing ever more oxygen, say marine scientists of two reputable international scientific organizations in a new review, reports Mariette Le … Continue reading

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Maintaining Rich Urban Biodiversity Fights Climate Change, and More

Maintaining rich urban biodiversity fights climate change, food and water scarcity, says a new UN analysis, reports the UN Enivronmental Programme, and can greatly improve global sustainable development. This first global assessment on the relationship between ¬†urbanization and biodiversity loss, … Continue reading

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