Monthly Archives: February 2013

In California, What Price Water?

New York Times: On a calm day, a steady rain just about masks the sound of Pacific Ocean water being drawn into the intake valve from Agua Hedionda Lagoon. Listen hard, and a faint sucking sound emerges from the concrete openings, like a distant straw pulling liquid from a cup. […] Read the original post […]

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Ice Bubbles May Solve Carbon-Temperature Paradox

Climate Central: Scientists may have resolved a long-standing puzzle in climate science by showing that ancient increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide came at the same time as rising temperatures, rather than hundreds of years afterward. In a new analysis of bubbles trapped in Antarctic ice, published Thursday in Science, lead author […] Read the original […]

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Dusty Springs in Asia, Africa Can Increase Snow in Calif

Climate Central: A dusty spring in Asia and Africa can increase snowfall thousands of miles away in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains, according to a new study. The process begins when winds stir up tiny particles of dust, pollution, bacteria and heavy metals from the Taklimakan and Gobi deserts in Asia and […] Read the original […]

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Past Antarctic warming linked to greenhouse gas

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Keystone halt would send strong signal: EU climate chief

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Environmentalists still waiting for Obama to act on climate change

Guardian: It’s been 114 days since Barack Obama promised on the night of his re-election to protect future generations from – in his words – “the destructive power of a warming planet”. It’s been 38 days since he renewed and expanded on that promise on inauguration day, 16 days since […] Read the original post […]

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Guide for filing complaints on rule-breaking by palm oil companies published

Mongabay: Over the past 25 years palm oil production has emerged as one of the biggest drivers of deforestation and peatlands degradation in Southeast Asia. And there are fears that expansion in West and Central Africa could soon make palm oil a major cause of forest conversion on that continent. To […] Read the original […]

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Why The U.S. Needs A National Climate And Energy Plan

Forbes: I wrote yesterday about a bill recently introduced by a freshman state lawmaker that would require policymakers to plan for how California will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050. The prudent proposal reminds lawmakers that California’s forward-thinking climate policy, which includes a declining cap on GHG emissions […] Read the original post […]

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Latest Move on Fracking Shows Democracy is Alive and Well in NY

EcoWatch: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s recent decision to hit the reset button on fracking proves that participatory democracy is alive and well in New York. Last week, Cuomo’s State Health Commissioner, Dr. Nirav Shah, announced that he needs more time to review fracking’s health impacts, meaning that the state’s current proposed […] Read the original […]

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Selective logging changes character of tropical forest

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