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1/7/2015
Jairam Ramesh was a self-described “economic hawk” when he became India’s environment minister in 2009, figuring that the country’s ecological problems could wait as India lifted its people out of poverty. But by the time he left his post in ...   
1/7/2015
The UK government’s Airports Commission has recommended that a new runway at Heathrow should go ahead, but only with a legally binding commitment to control air and noise pollution. If the government decides to act on Howard Davies’ ...   
1/7/2015
Fracking operations in the U.S. have gotten thirstier in the last 15 years, consuming more than 28 times the water they did a mere 15 years ago. A new study by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in partnership with the American ...   
1/7/2015
China, the world’s biggest greenhouse gas polluter, pledged on Tuesday to wean its economy away from reliance on fossil fuels as it grows, and to try to bring the rise in its carbon emissions to an earlier end.The Chinese government ...   
1/7/2015
n 1990, by an overwhelming majority, Congress amended the Clean Air Act to establish a market for electric utilities to trade the right to emit sulfur dioxide, one of the main contributors to acid rain.The law was based on a simple ...   
1/7/2015
Brazil, the United States and China -- three of the world’s top 10 greenhouse gas emitters -- all announced new goals Tuesday to curb climate change. President Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, leaders of the Western ...   
1/7/2015
Never before has a single species become the top predator on land and sea, and human dominance over the natural environment has caused shifts in world ecosystems unprecedented in the last 500 million years, researchers said on ...   
1/7/2015
Just this week, a new article appeared in the journal Nature that provides more evidence of a connection between extreme weather and global warming. This falls on the heels of last week’s article which made a similar connection. So, what is new ...   
1/7/2015
The Supreme Court’s decision against a key Obama administration air pollution rule is not stopping regulators from moving forward on the government’s most ambitious climate change rule. Janet McCabe, head of the air pollution office at ...   
1/7/2015
One hundred philanthropic trusts, foundations and family offices, with over $5 billion (£3.2bn) in assets under management, have now committed to divesting from fossil fuels and supporting the low carbon economy.Eighteen philanthropic ...   
30/6/2015
Ahead of the key Paris climate change summit this year, the US and Brazil today agreed on an ambitious agenda to mitigate the challenges posed by climate change, as they underlined the need for a deal that reflects the principle of common but ...   
30/6/2015
The UN on Wednesday urged countries to create preparedness systems to counter the health risks of heatwaves, as they become ever more frequent and intense, and dangerous, due to climate change. For the first time, the UN's World Health ...   
30/6/2015
Families whose homes were destroyed in a massive grassland wildfire in Washington state were returning to scenes of destruction on Tuesday as firefighters fought to contain the virtually unchecked blaze, officials said.Fueled by extreme ...   
30/6/2015
Australia’s foreign minister, Julie Bishop, has played down the significance of China unveiling its post-2020 emissions reduction target, saying Beijing’s position has been known “for some time”. The world’s largest emitter of carbon ...   
30/6/2015
New York State First to Ban Fracking | Photo, Environment News Service
A statewide ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, was made official across New York State on Monday, nearly a year after communities won the right to ban oil and gas development locally. This action concluded New York ...   
30/6/2015
Move over, ocean acidification - or don`t, actually. "Freshwater acidification" doesn`t have quite the same ring to it, though it is happening, thanks to the same carbon emissions currently souring the seas. And apparently fish are feeling the ...   
30/6/2015
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff disappointed environmentalists with what they call weak commitments on reducing deforestation and supporting renewable energy.In a joint declaration issued with President Obama after her visit to the ...   
30/6/2015
A three-year inquiry into airport capacity in the South East, which reports on 1 July, will fail to settle the crucial issue of whether Heathrow or Gatwick should expand. The long-awaited blueprint from the Airports Commission, chaired ...   
30/6/2015
As floodwaters surge along major rivers in the midwestern United States, a new study from Washington University in St. Louis suggests federal agencies are underestimating historic 100-year flood levels on these rivers by as much as five feet, a ...   
30/6/2015
Forest composition, ground cover and topography are the best predictors of forest fire severity in the Western U.S., according to Penn State physical geographers who also see that the long history of fire exclusion on federal lands leads to ...   
30/6/2015
Though they occupy a small fraction of Earth's surface, freshwater wetlands are the largest natural source of methane going into the atmosphere. New research from the University of Georgia identifies an unexpected process that acts as a key ...   
30/6/2015
Families whose homes were destroyed in a massive grassland wildfire in Washington state were allowed to return to their residences on Tuesday, as firefighters fought to contain the virtually unchecked blaze, officials said. Fueled by ...   
30/6/2015
f you’re like me, you writhe in guilt-ridden anguish each time you forget to bring your canvas tote to the grocery store. But in the rare times we do remember our reusable bags, Americans tend not to think much about what we actually put inside ...   
30/6/2015
The United States, China and Brazil all made new commitments to combat climate change Tuesday, in advance of a landmark United Nations conference on the issue in December.The U.S. and Brazil pledged to increase production of electricity ...   
30/6/2015
It may not surprise you to hear that monocultures of oil palm (tree species of the Elaeis genus) do not support a great diversity of species in comparison to primary forests. But just how bad is it? A recent study systematically documented bird ...   

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