Monthly Archives: July 2014

Bill targets cost-benefit analysis of climate rule

Hill: Rep. Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) unveiled a bill Wednesday aimed at repealing the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule on power plant carbon emissions and shifting the cost-benefit analysis the EPA uses. Wagner said the EPA used domestic costs in calculating the cost-benefit analysis for the climate rule, but accounted for […] Read the original […]

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Cargill to cut off suppliers don’t provide deforestation-free palm oil

Mongabay: Most palm oil is produced from a species of African palm that is now grown widely across Southeast Asia. The crop’s high productivity makes it the most profitable form of agricultural land use in the tropics. Agricultural giant Cargill, America’s largest palm oil importer, will no longer buy palm oil […] Read the original […]

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King Coal Deposed in West, but Reigns in East

Introduction This is the 3rd installment in a series that examines data from the recently released Statistical Review of World Energy 2014. The previous posts – World Sets New Oil Production and Consumption Records and The US and Russia are Gas Giants – delved into world oil and natural gas production and consumption figures. […] Read the original […]

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16-foot Waves Measured Arctic Ocean Where Once Only Ice

National Geographic: Sixteen-foot waves are buffeting an area of the Arctic Ocean that until recently was permanently covered in sea ice-another sign of a warming climate, scientists say. Because wave action breaks up sea ice, allowing more sunlight to warm the ocean, it can trigger a cycle that leads to even […] Read the original […]

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Ozone + Rising Temperatures = Problems for Food Security

Environmental News Network: A new study shows that interactions between increasing temperature and air pollution can be quite significant when it comes to addressing food security. Conducted in part by researchers at MIT, a study looked in detail at global production of four leading food crops — rice, […] Read the original post by miscellaneous

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Dead anchovies delight sea birds, disgust Oregon beach town

Reuters: Thousands of dead anchovies have washed up this week in the town of Seaside, Oregon, providing a welcome feast for marine birds but a foul stench for tourists and residents of the popular beachside village northwest of Portland. “It’s certainly pungent,” said Erin Paxton of the town’s Oregon Coast Aquarium, […] Read the original […]

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People’s Climate March—Largest Climate March in World History—Launched Times Square

EcoWatch: A spirited press conference in Times Square today launched the People`s Climate March, the largest climate action in world history. Scheduled for Sept. 21 in New York City, the People’s Climate March will coincide with September’s UN Climate Summit, where world leaders including President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi […] Read the original […]

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Report Paints Bleak Future for Nuclear Power

Climate Central: The globe’s nuclear power industry is aging, plagued with high costs and construction delays, and generally on the decline. That’s the conclusion of the World Nuclear Industry Status Report released Tuesday, an annual assessment of the trends in nuclear power production and the state of nuclear reactors worldwide. While nuclear […] Read the […]

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Want stop worst effects global warming? Give up beef rather than car

Daily Kos: Droughts, floods, ocean acidification, rising seas, loss of species etcetera; we are hearing about the severe effects of global warming on a daily basis. What we are not hearing as much about is what we can do about it. There are solutions which don’t require risky geo-engineering. Our […] Read the original post […]

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Paul Ryan Says ‘Climate Change Occurs No Matter What’

Huffington Post: While Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) believes the Earth’s climate is changing, he doesn’t think mankind should do anything about it. “Climate change occurs no matter what,” Ryan said Wednesday, as quoted by CNN. “The question is, can and should the federal government do something about it?” “And I would argue […] Read the […]

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