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Scientific Wrangling Over Natural Gas & Climate Obscures the Need for Real Action

National Geographic: After decades of debate and with growing anxiety about climate change, the planet is no closer to a systematic solution to our collective energy challenge. Yet still we try. At its impressive Vancouver gathering, National Geographic asked a simple question: Is natural gas the bridge to a sustainable energy […] Read the original […]

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Rural India looks to past & present to meet growing water needs

Reuters: Farmers in rural India are adopting a combination of centuries-old water storage methods and modern irrigation techniques to adapt to increasingly dry conditions. With funding from international donors, the government of the southern state of Andhra Pradesh is renovating thousands of medieval water ponds, and training farmers to use carefully […] Read the original […]

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‘Climate change is happening & no one in the world is immune’

Independent: The negative effects of climate change are already beginning to be felt in every part of the world and yet countries are ill-prepared for the potentially immense impacts on food security, water supplies and human health, a major report has concluded. In the most comprehensive study yet into […] Read the original post by […]

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IPCC report: global warming increase heatwaves, flooding & conflict

Telegraph: Flooding, storm surges, droughts and heatwaves are among the key risks of global warming that will pose the greatest threat to humans in the future, according to the most authoritative report to date on the impact of climate change. Violent conflicts and food shortages were also forecast to increase over […] Read the original […]

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Australia: Squeezed Into Smaller Spaces, Koalas Now Face Deadly Disease

New York Times: The koala, one of Australia’s most treasured creatures, is in trouble. Faced with habitat loss, climate change and bacterial disease, koalas are being pushed into smaller and smaller regions of the country. In Queensland, the vast state in Australia’s northeastern corner, surveys suggest that from 2001 […] Read the original post by […]

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DIESEL PROBLEMS IN THE HEARTLAND

On Aug 7, the national average gasoline price reached $3.04 per gallon, staying above $3.00 for the third consecutive week in the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) survey. Read the original post by miscellaneous

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NORTH TO ALASKA: THE EFFECT OF THE PRUDHOE BAY PIPELINE LEAK ON U.S. GASOLINE PRICES

There is good news for gasoline consumers: Prices have started to retreat from recent high levels. Read the original post by miscellaneous

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RUN SILENT, RUN DEEP: NEW DISCOVERIES OFFSHORE

After a summer of scorching prices at the gasoline pump, the first crisp days of fall are being felt in much of the country, and – welcome news for consumers – gasoline prices keep retreating from recent high levels. Read the original post by miscellaneous

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“GAS-SAVING” DEVICES: FTC PROTECTS CONSUMERS FROM BOGUS PRODUCTS

Nationwide gasoline prices continued their slide, which began in mid-Aug. Read the original post by miscellaneous

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WORLD EVENTS AND CRUDE OIL PRICES: HOW THEY AFFECT WHAT YOU PAY AT THE PUMP

On Jul 17, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported that the national average retail price of regular gasoline was $2.99 per gallon, up 1.6¢ from the previous week. Read the original post by miscellaneous

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