Monthly Archives: March 2013

Mixed reactions to White House science advisers’ suggestions for Obama’s climate agenda

Science: Last Friday, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released a short report outlining various steps on climate change that President Barack Obama could take during his second term. Facing political gridlock on Capitol Hill and abroad, the PCAST scientists opted to highlight steps that PCAST […] Read the original post […]

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Americans support climate change adaptation

Summit Voice: While some Americans may still not be convinced that greenhouse gas emissions are heating up the planet, there does appear to be an emerging consensus that the country should prepare for the potential impacts of a changing climate. Superstorm Sandy may have been a turning point, as images of […] Read the original […]

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Obama pitches big anti-smog effort in environmental push

Reuters: President Barack Obama pitched the first major environmental effort of his second term on Friday in a bid to slash smog-forming emissions from gasoline that have been linked to lung and heart ailments, setting up a fight with Republicans and the oil industry. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the […] Read the original […]

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Global warming: Apocalypse perhaps a little later

Economist: IT MAY come as a surprise to a walrus wondering where all the Arctic’s summer sea ice has gone. It could be news to a Staten Islander still coming to terms with what he lost to Hurricane Sandy. But some scientists are arguing that man-made climate change is not […] Read the original post […]

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Climate science: A sensitive matter

Economist: OVER the past 15 years air temperatures at the Earth’s surface have been flat while greenhouse-gas emissions have continued to soar. The world added roughly 100 billion tonnes of carbon to the atmosphere between 2000 and 2010. That is about a quarter of all the CO2 put there by […] Read the original post […]

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Climate Change: One More Problem for Pakistan

Climate Central: The Indus river, originating on the Tibetan Plateau and flowing for nearly 2,000 miles through the disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir and finally down to the province of Sindh and out into the Arabian Sea, is key to life in Pakistan. The majority of Pakistan’s 190 million people […] Read the original […]

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Dead forests release less carbon into atmosphere than expected

PhysOrg: Billions of trees killed in the wake of mountain pine beetle infestations, ranging from Mexico to Alaska, have not resulted in a large spike in carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere, contrary to predictions, a UA-led study has found. Massive tree die-offs release less carbon into the atmosphere […] Read the original post by […]

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A balancing act for carbon stock preservation

PhysOrg: More accurate data regarding the extent to which greenhouse gases stemming from human activity interplays with the balance of carbon stocks in Europe will soon be available to inform policies. But would that make a difference? Forests and land ecosystems are the earth’s carbon reservoirs. They are key to limit […] Read the original […]

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GOP urges Obama to OK pipeline permits

United Press International: Republicans called on President Obama Saturday to approve work on the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline, a project they called a “no brainer.” Delivering the GOP’s weekly media address, Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., said the long-delayed pipeline would lower U.S. energy costs, create jobs and boost the economy, […] Read the original […]

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Taking SomeTime Off – Back on 1st – in meantime read latest essay

Ecological Internet: Gone fishing, just resting for a few days actually. Back on April 1st. CommentsPowered by Facebook Comments Read the original post by miscellaneous

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