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Climate change will hit Australia harder than rest of world, study shows.

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 19:30
Australia could be on track for a temperature rise of more than 5C by the end of the century, outstripping the rate of warming experienced by the rest of the world, unless drastic action is taken to slash greenhouse gas emissions.
Categories: Ecological News

Global warming could make blizzards worse.

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 19:30
Even in a warming world, our hemisphere will still spend part of the year tilted away from the sun, with shorter days and colder temperatures – and winter storms. The question scientifically, then, is what happens to those storms in a warmer world.
Categories: Ecological News

Senate blocks measure to build Keystone XL pipeline; discussions will continue.

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 19:30
Senate Democrats stalled the Republican-led push to construct the Keystone XL pipeline on Monday, dealing the first significant blow to the new GOP majority less than three weeks after it was sworn in.
Categories: Ecological News

Portland brewery puts low-carbon beer on tap.

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 19:30
Some people ride a bike instead of driving a car to reduce their contributions to climate change. Others shrink their carbon footprint by installing solar panels on their rooftops. Now, a Portland brewery has another suggestion: Drink low-carbon beer.
Categories: Ecological News

Bloomberg, Paulson and Steyer release bipartisan report on climate change risks to Midwest.

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 19:30
A new analysis, called "Heat in the Heartland," is a granular look into the United States' Midwest and threats the region's cities and agricultural stakeholders will likely face due to unmitigated climate change and the continuation of present business and political practices.
Categories: Ecological News

Obama's Arctic power grab.

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 19:30
The Obama administration’s surprise plan to impose new environmental protections on 12 million acres of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge poured fuel on the long-running fight over drilling in the sensitive region — long a priority in Anchorage and among the state’s lawmakers in Washington.
Categories: Ecological News

Climate change mitigation’s best-kept secret.

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 19:30
There are fairly easy ways to dramatically slow our methane emissions — if we make the commitment to do so.
Categories: Ecological News

Oil-rich Saudis find new help in struggle to delay action on climate change: Cheap gas.

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 19:30
Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah was no fan of proposals to limit the burning of fossil fuels. But it was in the monarch’s final months that Saudi officials hit upon a more effective way to knock the clean-energy movement off its tracks: cheap gas.
Categories: Ecological News

Greece: Syriza juggles coal, pipelines and climate ambitions.

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 19:30
Syriza may be eco-friendly on renewables, energy efficiency and decentralised energy production but it faces internal tensions over plans for new coal plants and, potentially, the world biggest gas pipeline.
Categories: Ecological News

Giant east Antarctic glacier melting with warmer oceans.

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 19:30
Warming ocean water is said to be melting the largest glacier in east Antarctica, underscoring climate change's assault on the continent's ice cover.
Categories: Ecological News

Vets study links PB pills, genetic variations to Gulf War illness.

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 19:30
A government-issued pill intended to protect troops from nerve agents may have made some troops more vulnerable to a chronic condition marked by headaches, cognitive problems, pain and fatigue, researchers say.
Categories: Ecological News

Africa's quiet solar revolution.

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 19:30
The continent skipped land lines for mobile phones. Now a new generation of start-ups is trying to bring sun power to rural Africa — and leapfrog the fossil fuel era.
Categories: Ecological News

Alaska congressional delegation, governor irate over Obama plan to block development.

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 19:30
President Barack Obama said Sunday that he planned to ask Congress to declare much of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness, including its 1.5-million-acre coastal plain, an area on Alaska’s North Slope suspected to contain vast reserves of oil and gas.
Categories: Ecological News

Study raises concerns about toxic oil and gas emissions in California air.

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 19:30
An infrared camera, air sampling and surveys reveal that methane and toluene are among the contaminants showing up in Kern and Ventura counties.
Categories: Ecological News

This fish lived in peace for 70 million years. Then it met the Army Corps of Engineers.

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 19:30
This is how the pallid sturgeon, the so-called “dinosaur of the Missouri River,” an animal that has survived for more than 70 million years, winds up on the federal endangered species list in Montana.
Categories: Ecological News

How a hard-charging general became an environmental crusader.

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 19:30
Lt. General Russel L. Honoré has declared war on Lousiana's biggest polluters. Is a gubernatorial run next?
Categories: Ecological News

Rising oceans a slow-moving disaster, but also a business opportunity.

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 19:30
Miami is being swallowed by the Atlantic Ocean. There's this optimism and this building boom, but at the same time, fears about property insurance rates that could cause the housing market to collapse. Developers in south Florida are hoping to capitalize on rising water levels.
Categories: Ecological News

New proposal to protect Alaskan wilderness most sweeping in decades.

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 19:30
President Obama's proposal to designate 12.3 million acres of oil-rich land as new wilderness is likely to stir an explosive federal debate over energy, wilderness and conservation.
Categories: Ecological News

A bug in the system.

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 19:30
Why last night’s chicken made you sick.
Categories: Ecological News

12,000 without water in West Virginia county after diesel spill.

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 19:30
Thousands of Greenbrier County, West Virginia, residents and businesses are without water after a diesel spill contaminated the Greenbrier River.
Categories: Ecological News