Monthly Archives: May 2014

New Jersey in good shape to meet Obama’s new climate-change plan

Record: President Obama is expected to unveil an unprecedented plan on Monday to cut greenhouse gas emissions from the nation’s coal- and gas-burning power plants — many of whose provisions are already in effect in New Jersey. The state, which already has one of the nation’s cleanest fleets of power-generating plants, […] Read the original […]

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Greens plan huge push President Obama climate plan

Politico: President Barack Obama’s new climate rule is getting a major push from his green allies, who plan to blitz the airwaves next week with the start of a summer-long campaign to champion the administration’s attack on carbon. Obama’s fiercest critics, meanwhile, are largely holding their fire for now. That means environmental, […] Read the […]

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Coffee rust reaches new heights in Central America

Associated Press: For years, Hernan Argueta’s small plot of coffee plants seemed immune to the fungus spreading elsewhere in Central America. The airborne disease that strikes coffee plants, flecking their leaves with spots and causing them to wither and fall off, failed to do much damage in the cooler elevations […] Read the original post […]

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Oilsands: Desmond Tutu stresses quick action against controversial project

Canadian Press: South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu says he has come to Fort McMurray not as a “know-it-all” about climate change but hoping to be a catalyst for change. Tutu says he doesn’t want to tell Canadians what to do about the environment. But he told reporters in […] Read the original post by miscellaneous

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Dengue cases quintupled in one decade in Latin America

Agence France-Press: Cases of dengue have multiplied nearly five times in the last 10 years in Latin America, affecting 2.3 million people in 2013, even though its mortality rate dropped, according to figures released this Thursday by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). According to PAHO, “2013 was one of the […] Read the original […]

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Regulations 101 — A primer on EPA’s upcoming power plant rule

ClimateWire: President Obama’s highly anticipated power plant rules have come a long way from a relatively low-profile legal settlement in 2010. Obama is set to unveil a proposed rule that for the first time will limit greenhouse gas emissions from the country’s power plants. He officially directed EPA to craft regulations […] Read the original […]

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North Sea Plankton Bloom Seen from Space

LiveScience: Ghostly and blue-green, a phytoplankton bloom meanders across the North Sea in new satellite imagery. The satellite image was taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite. Terra is part of a team; along with another NASA satellite, Aqua, it images the entire surface […] Read the original post by […]

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Why Natural Gas is a Bridge to Nowhere

EcoWatch: Though the president and federal Environmental Protection Agency are on the brink of issuing new rules for existing coal-fired power plants, a Cornell University professor says natural gas deserves a bit of attention, too. Robert Howarth has maintained for three years that natural gas was capable of emitting more greenhouse […] Read the original […]

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World ‘On The Brink Of A Sixth Great Extinction’

Design and Trend: A new study has revealed that plant and animal species are becoming extinct at least 1,000 times faster than they did before humans entered the picture. The study claims the world is “on the brink of a sixth great extinction” The study compared past and present rates of extinction, […] Read the […]

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Heavy Air Traffic LAX Increasing Particulate Pollution in LA, Study

Nature World: Heavy air traffic at LAX is contributing to pollution woes in Los Angeles. Los Angeles is no stranger to pollution. The city recently topped the list of cities that have the worst ozone pollution in the U.S. Poor air quality with high levels of tiny particulate matter can lead to […] Read the […]

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