Monthly Archives: January 2014

Immediate Weather Shapes Our Climate Ideas

Immediate Weather Shapes Our Climate Ideas say US researchers, reports Alex Kirby at Climate News Network., even if we understand climate change. Research indicates that people’s views on climate change tend to be influenced by the most  immediate and accessible … Continue reading

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DEM Senators Launch Climate Action Task Force To Wake Up Congress

DEM Senators Launch Climate  Action Task Force To Wake Up Congress reports Katie Valentine at Climate Progress. 12 Democratic senators plan to take an aggressive stance on climate action, host public events and floor speeches, and to collaborate with religious … Continue reading

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Study Shows Fracking Is Bad for Babies

Study Shows Fracking Is Bad for Babies concludes a new study, similar to the findings of an earlier one, reports Mark Whitehouse at Bloomberg News. The yet to be published study  notes that babies born within 1.5 miles of fracking … Continue reading

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No Relief Forecast after One of California’s Driest Years Ever

No Relief Forecast after One of California’s Driest Years Ever reports Sam Sanders at NPR. The Ca Dept of Water Resources says much of the drought the state is experiencing can be attributed to climate change.”We’re coming off two years … Continue reading

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Parts of Europe ‘ 5°C (10°F) Warmer’ by 2100

Parts of Europe  ‘ 5°C (10°F) Warmer’ by 2100 say researchers, reports Alex Kirby at Climate News Network, as well as more frequent droughts. The announcement comes as the fiercest storms for decades have been sweeping Europe for several weeks. … Continue reading

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New Battery with Great Potential For Storing Massive Wind, Solar Energy

New Battery with Great Potential For Storing Massive Wind, Solar Energy has been developed by Harvard University scientists, reports Tim Radford at Climate News Network. Researchers have developed a metal-free flow battery that relies on the electrochemistry of naturally abundant, … Continue reading

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Ex BP Geologist: Peak Oil is Here And Will Break Economies

Ex BP Geologist: Peak Oil is Here And Will Break Economies reports Nafeez Ahmed at the UK Guardian. Forget about reserves, Richard Miller says: oil production is decling 4% yearly, which will drive its price ever higher. No time like … Continue reading

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Free Online Climate Change Course Taught By Award-Winning Scientist

Free Online Climate Change Course Taught By Award-Winning Scientist is now available at Coursera.org, entitled, Energy, the Environment and Our Future, taught by internationally-acclaimed researcher and award-winning educator Richard Alley. Sign up today! Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING … Continue reading

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A Climate Call to Arms: Climate Action Across the US

A Climate Call to Arms: Climate Action Across the US is planned for Earth Week 2014, April 21-25, reports Iowa legislator and climate activist Rob Hogg. Climate disasters supply moments for lawmakers and voters to recognize the need for action … Continue reading

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7,300-Mile Mercury Pollution ‘Bullseye’ Surrounds Canadian Tar Sands

7,300-Mile Mercury Pollution ‘Bullseye’ Surrounds Canadian Tar Sands say Canadian federal scientists, reports Emily Atkin at Climate Progress.  Mercury – you know, the stuff that causes severe birth defects and brain damage. Mercury levels are up to 16 times higher … Continue reading

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