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16/4/2014
The U.S. Energy Department on Wednesday unveiled a plan to offer up to $4 billion in loan aid to renewable energy projects, opening up another round of funding for a program that faced harsh political attacks over past government-backed ...   
16/4/2014
Recently, the US State Department released yet another report on the environmental impacts of building the Keystone pipeline. The report is shocking in its ironic juxtaposition of real greenhouse gas emissions and the potential impact on the ...   
16/4/2014
California is known for being a leader in solar energy, but a small county in Northern California has taken things a step further. It has become the first county government in the state to not only zero-out its electric bill with renewable ...   
16/4/2014
Four years after the largest oil spill in U.S. history, wildlife in the Gulf of Mexico is still struggling to recover, according to a recent National Wildlife Federation report. The report focused on 14 species affected by the spill and ...   
16/4/2014
Natural variability alone cannot explain the extreme weather pattern that has driven both the record-setting California drought and the cooler weather seen in the Midwest and East this winter, a major new study finds. We`ve reported ...   
16/4/2014
Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) has become the latest analyst firm to confirm an uptick in clean energy investment since the turn of the year, with new figures showing global investment rose 10 per cent year-on-year to $47.7bn. The ...   
16/4/2014
Australia's poorer communities, with lower employment and education levels, and those with a high proportion of Indigenous people, are significantly more likely to suffer high levels of toxic air pollution. Children are at particular risk from ...   
16/4/2014
Around one-third of the air pollution in China's smog-hit capital comes from outside the city, official media reported on Wednesday, citing a pollution watchdog. Chen Tian, chief of the Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau, said that ...   
16/4/2014
A cross-party group of MPs have warned that the UK needs a clear strategy to contain invasive species from overseas, ahead of a vote by the European parliament on a possible ‘blacklist’ for such animals and plantlife. The environmental ...   
16/4/2014
Gas methane emissions from some shale gas wells in the eastern US could be orders of magnitude larger than the EPA has estimated, according to a report released this week. In a paper entitled Toward a better understanding and ...   
16/4/2014
Twenty-five years ago people could be excused for not knowing much, or doing much, about climate change. Today we have no excuse. No more can it be dismissed as science fiction; we are already feeling the effects. This week in Berlin, ...   
16/4/2014
Several research institutes are preparing to launch a prototype open-access 'warehouse' of digital data to help increase the online accessibility of development research coming from the global South and boost their decision-making ...   
16/4/2014
There are growing signs the weather phenomenon known as El Niño could develop this year, causing global temperatures to soar, the UN’s World Meteorological Organisation has warned. In a statement the WMO said: “Temperatures below the ...   
16/4/2014
South Africa's Department of Energy is to increase the amount of energy it will be procuring under the third window of its renewable energy programme for independent power producers, Energy Minister Ben Martins announced on Tuesday. In ...   
16/4/2014
A combination of climate change and deforestation is making the Amazon rainforest increasingly vulnerable to devastating forest fires, a new study has said.The Amazon is one of the most important ecosystems on the planet. It is estimated ...   
16/4/2014
Louisiana's coast is disappearing at the rate of about a football field an hour. Since the 1930s, the Gulf of Mexico has swallowed up an area the size of Delaware. You can see the water encroaching in Delacroix in St. Bernard Parish, ...   
16/4/2014
THE WORLD now has a rough deadline for action on climate change. Nations need to take aggressive action in the next 15 years to cut carbon emissions, in order to forestall the worst effects of global warming, says the Intergovernmental ...   
16/4/2014
Miami could know as early as 2020 how high sea levels will rise into the next century, according to a team of researchers including Florida International University scientist Rene Price. Price is also affiliated with the National Science ...   
16/4/2014
An ornithologist who studies the physiological changes that birds undergo to migrate has found that the capacity of a bird's gut to change with environmental conditions is a primary limiting factor in their ability to adapt to the rapidly ...   
16/4/2014
Over millennia, the Sahara has gone through cycles of greening and aridity. During times when this region was lush and covered with bodies of water, it supported a wide variety of life, including human. Arizona State University ...   
16/4/2014
Injudicious site and species selection while planting 'bioshields' -- plantations that protect coastlines against natural disasters -- could be ecologically damaging in the long term, a study warns. Catastrophic cyclones and a ...   
16/4/2014
Alberta will likely implement energy efficiency measures and public transit when it revamps its climate-change policy to win support for its oil sector, the fastest-growing source of global warming in the country. The Canadian province ...   
15/4/2014
A global warming of 2?°C relative to pre-industrial climate has been considered as a threshold which society should endeavor to remain below, in order to limit the dangerous effects of anthropogenic climate change. However, a new study ...   
15/4/2014
Between 1814 and 1815, ambassadors from five great European countries sat together in the Congress of Vienna to find a balance of power in Europe after the Napoleonic Wars. They succeeded, and set a model for diplomacy and managing state ...   
15/4/2014
Last winter's curvy jet stream pattern brought mild temperatures to western North America and harsh cold to the East. A University of Utah-led study shows that pattern became more pronounced 4,000 years ago, and suggests it may worsen as Earth's ...   

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