Monthly Archives: November 2013

Greenlands’s First Known Subglacial Lakes Revealed

Nature World News: New research published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters details the first subglacial lakes to be identified in Greenland. Two lakes lie about 800 meters below the Greenland Ice Sheet according to researchers at the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI) at the University of Cambridge. The area of […] Read the original […]

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Study: South Florida pollutants increase coral reef disease

CBS: Common South Florida pollutants are leading to a rapid increase in coral disease among South Florida coral reefs. A three-year study in the Florida Keys, one of the largest and longest experiments ever conducted to evaluate contaminants on coral reefs, examined the effects of increased exposure from sewage, agricultural practices […] Read the original […]

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California water woes hit hard in driest year on record

Reuters: To nurture his acres of pistachio trees, Tom Coleman has long relied on water from California’s mountain-ringed reservoirs, fed by Sierra streams and water pumped from the massive Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. But the driest year on record has left the reservoirs so depleted – and the delta so fragile – […] Read the original […]

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New Arctic trade routes create opportunities for commerce and polluting

ClimateWire: The expansion of the Panama Canal is expected to create new economic opportunities for the United States and the world, but how the canal is used and whether or not it sees competition from emerging Arctic sea routes will also have implications for the climate. In recent weeks, […] Read the original post by […]

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US may be producing 50% more methane than EPA estimate indicated

LA Times: The United States may be emitting 50% more methane, a potent greenhouse gas, than the federal government had previously estimated, according to a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Though carbon dioxide from the combustion of fossil fuels is the main driver of climate […] Read the original […]

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Ecological doubts, pipeline shortage, undercut Brazil Natgas bid

Reuters: A lack of pipelines and access to drilling equipment as well as unclear environmental rules restricted bidding at Brazil’s latest oil and natural gas rights auction to less than a third of the 240 on-shore areas offered, industry officials said on Thursday. Brazil’s state-run oil company, Petroleo Brasileiro SA, also […] Read the original […]

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PH envoy: Climate change may have fueled ‘Yolanda’

ABS CBN: Philippine Climate Change Commissioner Naderev “Yeb” Saño said developed countries have yet to live up to their commitments under the climate change convention to help developing countries cope with the effects of climate change. However, Saño noted gains were made as UN members gathered in Warsaw, Poland […] Read the original post by […]

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Two Lakes Discovered Under Greenland’s Ices

Softpedia: A team of researchers with the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI) from the University of Cambridge announces the discovery of two subglacial lakes in Greenland, the first of their kind to be found on the island. Similar formations were thus far only known to exist beneath the Antarctic ice […] Read the original post […]

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Progessive, responsible agenda to tackle climate change is essential

Brisbane Times: The Victorian 2013 State of our Environment Report opens by paying respect to Aboriginal people because this is a report that considers how people live in the environment and we all know that some live more sustainably than others. Our record since colonisation is not good and we now […] Read the original […]

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Australia’s Dart finalises UK shale farm-out with GDF Suez

Reuters: Australia’s Dart Energy Ltd on Thursday announced it has finalised an agreement to farm-out 13 UK onshore licences in the Bowland shale across northwest and central England to GDF-Suez. Under the deal, GDF-Suez will pay Dart $12 million in cash upfront and $27 million in exploration and appraisal costs in […] Read the original […]

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