Monthly Archives: May 2012

Researchers Argue For Action On Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

Forbes: Yesterday, I wrote about the announcement, little noticed at the time, that G8 leaders had agreed to join the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-lived Climate Pollutants during their May Camp David summit. The coalition is a U.S.-led effort to combat emissions of black carbon, methane, and […] Read the original post […]

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Drought, policy changes may spark more huge fires

Associated Press: A massive wildfire in the New Mexico wilderness that already is the largest in state history spread in all directions Thursday, and experts say it’s likely a preview of things to come as states across the West contend with a dangerous recipe of wind, low humidity and tinder-dry […] Read the original post […]

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Report: Top Companies Say One Thing, Do Another on Climate Change

Rolling Stone: At the same time as they advertise their concerns about climate change or talk up their commitment to reducing carbon emissions, lots of top U.S. companies distort climate science in their public communications or otherwise help spread climate misinformation, says the Union of Concerned Scientists in a new […] Read the original post […]

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Hacking the climate could lead to whiter, brighter skies

MSNBC: Blue sky over Arches National Park in Utah. A new study suggests that a geoengineering proposal could make the sky less blue. Pumping a steady stream of sunlight-blocking particles into the stratosphere to fight global climate change would leave us with inescapable hazy and white skies such as those found […] Read the original […]

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US companies need to disclose climate risk -investors

Reuters: Institutional investors and environmental advocates on Thursday urged companies to disclose their risks from the impact of climate change, two years after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued guidelines for firms to do just that. While the SEC guidelines do not force publicly traded corporations to assess such climate-related […] Read the original […]

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Groundwater Depletion Accelerates Sea-Level Rise

National Geographic: This story is part of a special National Geographic News series on global water issues. Groundwater depletion will soon be as important a factor in contributing to sea-level rise as the melting of glaciers other than those in Greenland and Antarctica, scientists say. That’s because water pumped out of the […] Read the […]

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Activists from Many Nations Condemn Chevron

Inter Press Service: More than 100 people gathered Wednesday outside the gates of Chevron’s sprawling headquarters in upscale San Ramon in the San Francisco Bay area of California, where police and security barred those without passes to the shareholder meeting from entering. The activists’ message was inscribed on a giant puppet […] Read the original […]

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Geoengineering for global warming: Increasing aerosols in atmosphere would make sky whiter

ScienceDaily: One idea for fighting global warming is to increase the amount of aerosols in the atmosphere, scattering incoming solar energy away from Earth’s surface. But scientists theorize that this solar geoengineering could have a side effect of whitening the sky during the day. New research from Carnegie’s Ben Kravitz […] Read the original post […]

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Gimme shelter: Mick Jagger asked to help save Amazon tribes’ forest reserve

Guardian: Peru’s last uncontacted tribes may be among the small minority of mankind who have never heard of Mick Jagger but conservationists are now calling on the Rolling Stones frontman to help save the Amazonian homeland of these vulnerable groups. The British rock star – who was reportedly made an “honorary […] Read the original […]

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Fossil fuel subsidies must end, says Indian microfinance firm

Guardian: Governments must end subsidies for fossil fuels and focus instead on supporting renewable energy sources, the executive director of an award-winning microfinance organisation said this week. Speaking to the Guardian, LH Manjunath, from Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala Rural Development Project (SKDRDP) in southern India, which provides consumer loans for energy projects, […] Read the original […]

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