Monthly Archives: January 2014

Report May Ease Way to Approval of Keystone Pipeline

New York Times: In his second term, Mr. Obama has sought to make his fight against climate change a cornerstone of his legacy. In a major speech on the environment last summer, Mr. Obama said that he would approve the pipeline only if it would not “significantly exacerbate” the problem […] Read the original post […]

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Bees exposed to neonic pesticides suck at gathering pollen

Grist: First plant STDs, and now this? Bees these days just can`t catch a break: New research shows that bumblebees that have been exposed to neonic pesticides are hopeless when it comes to gathering food. British scientists reared commercial bumblebees for two weeks on sugar and pollen laced with […] Read the original post by […]

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United Kingdom: High tides and strong winds prompt flood warning for 1,000 miles of coast

Guardian: Residents along more than 1,000 miles of the British coastline were warned to expect serious flooding this weekend as high tides coincided with 60mph winds and a heavy Atlantic swell to create a possible storm surge. The Environment Agency issued nine severe flood warnings – meaning danger to life – […] Read the original […]

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Oh rot: Climate change could topple Northwest’s Douglas fir forests

Grist: Root-rotting fungi have lived among the Douglas firs of the Pacific Northwest for thousands of years – perhaps since the last ice age. They`re an invisible part of the sweeping forest scenery, ready to fell a sick tree or feast on a dead one. But, in case you haven`t noticed, […] Read the original […]

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New catalyst to convert greenhouse gases into chemicals

ScienceDaily: A UD engineering research team led by Feng Jiao has developed a highly selective catalyst capable of electrochemically converting carbon dioxide (left) to carbon monoxide with 92 percent efficiency. Credit: Illustration courtesy of Feng Jiao [Click to enlarge image] A team of researchers at the University of Delaware has developed […] Read the original […]

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Keystone report raises pressure on Obama to approve pipeline

Reuters: Pressure for President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL pipeline increased on Friday after a State Department report played down the impact it would have on climate change, irking environmentalists and delighting the project’s proponents. The agency made no recommendation on whether Obama should grant or deny an application […] Read the original […]

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TransCanada lauds U.S. review of Keystone XL project

Reuters: TransCanada Corp’s chief executive welcomed a favorable U.S. environmental review of the company’s Keystone XL project on Friday, calling the report an important milestone for the final approval of the controversial pipeline. The U.S. State Department issued its long-awaited Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the $5.3 billion pipeline project […] Read the original […]

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Bloomberg tapped to be UN cities, climate change envoy: report

Associated Press: Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg was appointed Friday to be the U.N. special envoy for cities and climate change, a position that will give the billionaire businessman and philanthropist an international stage to press for action to combat global warming. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon chose Bloomberg, who […] Read the original post by […]

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Next big idea in forest conservation? Connecting forest fragments

Mongabay: Dr. Stuart Pimm is an expert in extinctions: why they happen, how fast they happen, and how they can be prevented. Reconnecting forest fragments and avoiding fragmentation, according to Pimm, are among the most crucial things we can do to conserve global biodiversity. His organization SavingSpecies identifies areas at-risk […] Read the original post […]

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Keystone report raises pressure Obama approve pipeline

Reuters: Pressure for President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL pipeline increased on Friday after a State Department report played down the impact it would have on climate change, irking environmentalists and delighting proponents of the project. The agency made no recommendation in its report on whether Obama […] Read the original post by […]

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