Monthly Archives: December 2013

Mangroves in Florida Expanding Due to Climate Change

Nature World News: Fewer cold snaps in Florida are helping mangroves extend their territory, according to a new study. Mangroves thrive in warm, salty areas and are known to form complex ecosystems. Their presence in the Sunshine State was limited due to freezing temperatures during winter. However, from the […] Read the original post by […]

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Scientists Say Tax Meat to Help Cut Methane Emissions

Guardian: Meat should be taxed to encourage people to eat less of it, so reducing the production of global warming gases from sheep, cattle and goats, according to a group of scientists. The scientists’ analysis takes the contentious step of suggesting methane emissions be cut by pushing up the price of […] Read the original […]

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Warming climate could push Amazon region into further poverty

RTCC: A funny thing happened during Australian climate-change professor Chris Turney’s venture to retrace a 1912 research expedition in Antarctica and gauge how climate change has affected the continent: Two weeks into a five-week excursion, Turney’s good ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy got trapped in ice. It turns out, global warming […] Read the original post […]

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In 2013, Climate ‘Resiliency’ Officially Entered the Lexicon

InsideClimate: The debate about tackling climate change has long revolved around the twin challenges of mitigating global warming and adapting to its more predictable long-term impacts—rising seas, higher peak temperatures, relentless drought. Now a new concept has risen: “climate resiliency,” or preparing cities for climate change’s unforeseen and destructive […] Read the original post by […]

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North Dakota Train Explosion Adds Fuel to Keystone XL Pipeline Debate

Bloomberg: The derailment and fire that led to the evacuation of a North Dakota town has renewed the debate over whether it’s safer to ship oil by rail or pipeline as the U.S. completes a review of the Keystone XL project. “Any time there is an incident, you have heightened talk […] Read the original […]

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Without Winter Freezes, Mangroves Are Marching North, Scientists Say

New York times: Much of the Florida shoreline was once too cold for the tropical trees called mangroves, but the plants are now spreading northward at a rapid clip, scientists reported Monday. That finding is the latest indication that global warming, though still in its early stages, is already leading […] Read the original post […]

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Tony Abbott’s business adviser says Australia taken ‘hostage’ by ‘climate change madness’

Sydney Morning Herald: Tony Abbott should order his top business adviser to withdraw ”ignorant comments” about climate change policy destroying Australia’s manufacturing sector and competitiveness, says Labor. The scientific delusion, the religion behind the climate crusade, is crumbling The opposition’s acting environment spokesman Shayne Neumann said Maurice Newman’s comments ”damage Australia’s relationships […] Read the […]

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Iron ore miners wait to assess Australian cyclone damage

Reuters: Iron ore miners were waiting for conditions to ease before assessing damage caused by a cyclone that ripped across northwest Australia on Tuesday, closing ports and threatening mining operations in the sparsely populated Pilbara region. The key shipping ports of Dampier, Cape Lambert and Port Hedland, the world’s […] Read the original post by […]

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Trapped ship passengers set to ring in New Year in Antarctic ice

Reuters: Passengers and crew aboard a Russian ship trapped for eight days in ice off Antarctica planned to ring in the New Year with dinner, drinks and song as they waited for a break in a blizzard to allow a Chinese helicopter to rescue them. But they can’t party too hard […] Read the original […]

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Authorities Urge Evacuation of Casselton, N.D. after Derailed Oil Train Explodes

NBC: Authorities urged residents to evacuate a small North Dakota town late Monday after a mile-long train carrying crude oil derailed nearby after colliding with another train. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office said Monday night it is “strongly recommending” that people in the town of Casselton and anyone living 5 miles […] Read the original […]

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