Monthly Archives: July 2013

Climate Change May Lead to Critical Water Shortages for South America

Nature World News: As global temperatures continue to rise, Chile and Argentina may face critical water storage issues as rain-bearing westerly winds over South America’s Patagonian Ice-Field move south, a new study by University of New South Wales researchers found. In reconstructing past changes in the North and Central Patagonian […] Read the original post […]

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Proposed Method for Extracting Liquid Gas Would Trap CO2 Deep Underground

Nature World News: A new technique for trapping the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide deep underground could simultaneously be used to release the last remains of natural gas liquids from dwindling reservoirs, reports a new paper in the journal International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology. The method, the authors […] Read the original post […]

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Experts – and CIA – look at manipulating climate

MSN: Researchers are exploring ways to possibly change Earth’s atmosphere to counteract climate change. Will they work, and at what cost and what trade-offs? It sounds like weird science, but experts — and the CIA — are investigating whether they can manipulate the environment to halt global warming. […] Read the original post by miscellaneous

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Heat wave kills people, crops and hopes in S China

China Daily: Wang Enda knows his harvest this year will be meager. The 58-year-old farmer in Haohuahong, a village in Guizhou province, sowed tens of thousands of corn seeds on his hectare of land in spring, but only a third of them sprouted due to the severe drought. What […] Read the original post by […]

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Pollution could cause sea levels to rise and inundate 1,400 American cities

ABC: A research paper published this week by a respected scientific journal paints a grim portrait of the future of America’s coastal cities– especially here in Florida. The group “Climate Central” of Princeton, New Jersey provides an interactive map that shows the consequences of rising sea levels caused […] Read the original post by miscellaneous

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July closes in on hot all-time high

Canberra Times: Canberra is set to log its hottest July on record, breaking records set in the mid-1990s. But meteorologists are predicting cooler days and higher than average rainfall for the coming months. And climate scientists say the unusually warm July serves as a reminder of the effects of human-made […] Read the original post […]

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Boulder council wants 80% greenhouse gas reduction by 2050

Boulder News: Boulder should pursue an aggressive goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050, and it can do that without extreme austerity if it can add a lot of renewable energy in the next decade through a municipal utility, City Council members said Tuesday night. […] Read the original post by […]

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Will California and Australia trade carbon credits?

Kcet: California’s greenhouse gas cap and trade program will basically merge with a similar program in Quebec in January. If a Tuesday announcement by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) is any indication, Australia may be next. The announcement comes in the form of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) […] Read the original post by […]

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Drought-weakened trees more likely to die in fires

LiveScience: rolonged droughts are causing more trees to die in forest fires in the western United States, according to a new study that looked at decades of controlled fire data. Climate change is heating up and drying up the American West, and these two changes are weakening trees, which […] Read the original post by […]

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Flood, rebuild, repeat: Are we ready for a Superstorm Sandy every other year?

Mother Jones: TWO MONTHS AFTER Hurricane Sandy pummeled New York City, Battery Park is again humming with tourists and hustlers, guys selling foam Statue of Liberty crowns, and commuters shuffling off the Staten Island Ferry. On a winter day when the bright sun takes the edge off a frigid harbor […] Read the original post […]

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