Monthly Archives: June 2013

ABC News: ‘Scientists Say Human-Caused Climate Change Is … Creating More … – ThinkProgress

ABCNews: A very good ABC News story from last week: Here`s the transcript: And once again tonight, flooding, tornadoes, hail, and fire as the nation takes another punch from mother nature and climate. ABC`s Clayton Sandell shows us what the weather and climate are doing and what it`s costing us. Reporter: This tornado […] Read […]

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New US study inflames South Africa’s fracking debate

Mail & Guardian: A new study in the United States that links hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to high concentrations of methane in drinking wells has reignited the South African debate about the controversial technique for extracting natural gas. South Africa’s plan to drill for natural gas in the Karoo Basin, which […] Read the original […]

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Should the “Nobel prize for food” go to a Monsanto exec?

Grist: In a move that has disturbed many anti-hunger advocates, including the 81 global leaders of the World Future Council and laureates of the Right Livelihood Award, the World Food Prize – often known as the Nobel prize for food and agriculture – has given this year’s award to three […] Read the original post […]

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Australian Voters Prefer Rudd to Abbott as Leader, Poll Shows

Bloomberg: Kevin Rudd took the lead as Australia’s preferred prime minister in the first polls since he ousted Julia Gillard, as his Labor party narrowed the gap against the opposition ahead of this year’s election. A Newspoll published in The Australian newspaper shows Rudd, who will name his Cabinet team today, […] Read the original […]

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Obama pushes public on global warming issue

Associated Press: President Barack Obama is trying to frame climate change as a make-or-break political issue, urging Americans to vote only for those who will protect the country from environmental harm. He says people in the United States already are paying a price for climate change, including in lost lives and […] Read the original […]

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Indonesia: Rights for us mean forests for all

Jakarta Post: Though one of us lives in Central America and the other in Indonesia — nearly half the Earth’s circumference away from each other — we have the same urgent message for the decision makers who are gathered in Indonesia this week to discuss how best to slow climate […] Read the original post […]

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Obama Calls on Americans to Fight Climate Change

Voice of America: U.S. President Barack Obama is calling on Americans to support his national Climate Action Plan, which he says will cut carbon pollution and protect the nation from the impacts of climate change. Obama reiterated in his weekly address Saturday that last year was the warmest in American history, […] Read the original […]

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California’s Sierra a ‘living lab’ for climate change

Associated Press: In parts of California’s Sierra Nevada, marshy meadows are going dry, wildflowers are blooming earlier and glaciers are melting into ice fields. Scientists also are predicting the optimal temperature zone for giant sequoias will rise hundreds and hundreds of feet, leaving trees at risk of dying over the next […] Read the original […]

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For Texas coal belt, dread over new climate change rules

Dallas Morning News: A pickup bounces along a gravel road just north of what is officially listed as the Big Brown Steam Electric Station, past swatches of oak trees and cattle herds bent over the coastal Bermuda grass. Barry Capps is working to keep the truck on the road while drinking […] Read the original […]

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Obama launching a war on coal? We can only hope

Mercury News: President Barack Obama’s opponents have derisively called his plans announced last week to combat climate change a “war on coal.” It won’t be clear for months or years if that’s true, but Americans should sincerely hope that it is. Obama’s strategy is limited by the need to bypass a […] Read the original […]

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