5 facts about coal trade, global warming

Associated Press: As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off polluting fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America’s unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution. Here are five things to know about the issue:
As U.S. [...]

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United Kingdom: Parks to be protected from fracking

Wigan Today: National Parks in England will be protected from fracking unless there are “exceptional circumstances”, ministers announced today. The policy was unveiled as the latest bidding process for shale companies seeking licences to explore for oil and gas was opened. The Government has committed to going ”all [...]

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Fracking push gets go-ahead across UK as ministers tighten safeguards

Guardian: Ministers will give the go-ahead on Monday for a big expansion of fracking across Britain that will allow drilling in national parks and other protected areas in “exceptional circumstances”.
The government will invite firms to bid for onshore oil and gas licences for the first time in six years, with [...]

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Two California wildfires threaten homes

BBC: Two fast-moving wildfires in California are threatening homes and could result in the evacuation of hundreds of people, US officials say.
In the Sacramento region, a fire has spread to cover an area of about 4,000 acres, while another blaze threatens homes around Yosemite National Park.
The Sacramento fire is only [...]

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Scientists begin hi-tech quest for Arctic sea ice answers

Climate News Network: An international team of scientists plan to spend months watching ice melt. But although it will take longer and cost a lot more than watching paint dry, it will be much more interesting and rewarding.
A sophisticated array of automatic sensors will allow scientists to conduct the longest [...]

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Smart aid for the world’s poor

Wall Street Journal: n September next year, the United Nations plans to choose a list of development goals for the world to meet by the year 2030. What aspirations should it set for this global campaign to improve the lot of the poor, and how should it choose them? [...]

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Climate needs new support for nuclear power

Des Moines Register: Almost 30 years after James Hansen, NASA’s chief atmospheric scientist, warned Congress that the burning of fossil fuels leads to global warming, the evidence still points to one conclusion: Increasing the use of zero-carbon nuclear power must be part of the solution.
Hansen, along with other prominent climatologists, [...]

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African biodiversity under threat from climate change

Deutsche-Welle: Researchers meeting in Cameroon have warned that Africa could lose up to 30 percent of its animal and plant species by the end of the century because of global warming, population growth and unregulated development.
It is mid-afternoon in Lom Pangar in Eastern Cameroon. People are busy working, digging holes [...]

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United Kingdom: Sea temperature off Plymouth hotter than California

Telegraph: Ocean temperatures have a soared to a seven-year high off southwest Britain – making our seas as hot as California.
Marine scientists say the water has reached 20.4C (68.7F) off Start Bay, Devon, and 20.1C (68.2F) off Perranporth, Cornwall.
That is even warmer than readings taken from Santa Monica beach in [...]

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In Chesapeake Bay waters warmed by summer sun deadly pathogen lies in wait

Washington Post: The last thing Rodney Donald was expecting during his family’s vacation on the Chesapeake Bay was to almost lose a leg to an aggressive bacteria growing in the brackish waters.
“I’ve grown up on the bay my whole life, and I’m 66,” said Donald, propped up in a bed [...]

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