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2/9/2014
Talk with leaders from Imperial County and you’ll hear a clear message: Time is running out to save the Salton Sea, the accidental desert lake whose receding shores pose a growing hazard for the wildlife and people who live nearby. This ...   
2/9/2014
Big data can only capture the past -- without theory, they cannot predict into a changing future, says Martin Hilbert. Recently, much has been written, talked, and done about the usefulness of big data for development. The UN Economic ...   
2/9/2014
The legal battle over the governance of India's coal industry has taken another twist as the government urged the Supreme Court not to revoke all of the 218 coal mining licences that it last week deemed illegal. The court had ruled all ...   
2/9/2014
South Korea has delayed a proposed tax on vehicle carbon emissions by over five years to the end of 2020, but confirmed it would push ahead with plans to begin its carbon emissions trading scheme from the start of 2015, finance minister Choi ...   
2/9/2014
This week, the government of Chile holds a final vote on its first carbon taxation scheme, also the first in South America, a measure to make fossil fuel generators pay for emitting greenhouse gases. The Chile carbon tax is part of a larger ...   
2/9/2014
An India-backed mining consortium could shelve controversial plans to dump dredging waste in the Great Barrier Reef, with alternative sites on land being considered amid growing environmental concerns, Australia said Tuesday.Environment ...   
2/9/2014
Labor Day has come and gone. Autumn looms. But how can summer be over when it never really began? If you feel cheated -- where were the scorchers and leaden humid nights? -- it's not your imagination. July and August really did feel more ...   
2/9/2014
A new study of satellite data from the last 19 years reveals that fresh water from melting glaciers has caused the sea-level around the coast of Antarctica to rise by 2cm more than the global average of 6cm. Researchers at the University ...   
2/9/2014
Ffty years ago Wednesday, Lyndon Johnson strolled out to the Rose Garden, pressed a fountain pen between the fingers of his hefty right hand and signed into law the highest level of protection ever afforded the American landscape. "If future ...   
2/9/2014
A Thompson Reuters report on EU energy and climate policy has concluded that stricter regulations, based on proposed reforms to the European Emissions Trading System (ETS), will raise the EU carbon price to an average of €23/t between 2021 and ...   
1/9/2014
U.N. climate change chief Christiana Figueres on Tuesday warned time was running out for meaningful action on global warming, citing the plight of low-lying Pacific nations facing ever rising seas. Figueres, in Samoa for a U.N. ...   
1/9/2014
The World Resources Institute (WRI) has said that global water shortages could hobble ambitious plans to develop shale gas exploration across the planet. In a newly published report, the WRI says that 38% of the world's shale resources ...   
1/9/2014
The picture above shows a top-down view of Antarctica, the freezing southern end of our planet. Except that it's not a single picture. It's a mosaic of 3,150 satellite images mashed together to form one giant image. The images, which ...   
1/9/2014
The recent disclosure that Gogebic Taconite donated $700,000 to a Wisconsin political group is the latest example of how the mining company and its supporters used money, influence and the allure of jobs to persuade lawmakers to relax state ...   
1/9/2014
Two men who used an old lobster boat to block a coal shipment to New England`s largest coal-burning power plant say they plan to argue at trial that their actions were necessary because of the threat posed by climate ...   
1/9/2014
China's ambitious plans to introduce a national carbon market remain firmly on track, after a senior government official indicated the planned emission trading scheme will kick off in 2016. Reuters reported this week that the Chinese ...   
1/9/2014
Scientists have more bad news for drought-stricken California: The climate warming expected in this century is likely to result in even less water flow from the mountains, as trees and plants growing higher on the slopes soak up more of the ...   
1/9/2014
Concern over climate change continues to grow among climate scientists and across the political spectrum. But climate change is a difficult problem to address in large part because its consequences are not immediately apparent, and thus it can be ...   
1/9/2014
Hike high enough up California's Sierra Nevada and the forest morphs around you. At around 6,000 feet, the dazzling diversity of the lower montane forest, replete with California black oak, ponderosa pine, and incense cedars gives way to more ...   
1/9/2014
New EU rules on vacuum cleaners will not harm people with dust allergies as your correspondent (Letters, 25 August) suggests. The new rules – supported by most manufacturers and agreed by national governments – will not mean vacuum cleaners ...   
1/9/2014
The governor of disaster-struck Fukushima agreed Monday to accept the "temporary" storage of nuclear waste from the Japanese accident, paving the way for an end to a years-long standoff. Yuhei Sato has been cajoled and lavished with the ...   
1/9/2014
The Sierra Nevadas deliver freshwater runoff that could dry up if temperatures continue rising. A new study suggests rising global temperatures could cut into California's water supply by altering high-altitude vegetation. Water ...   
1/9/2014
Plans to use the Great Barrier Reef as a dumping site for 3 million cubic metres of dredged material from the ocean floor will be abandoned by a multinational consortium, the Australian Financial Review reports. North Queensland Bulk ...   
1/9/2014
Wildfires are taking off in Canada as the country goes through one of its hottest and driest summers in decades. Wildfire activity in the Northwest Territories is more than six times higher than its 25-year average, and as of August 23 a ...   
1/9/2014
Powerful hairdryers may be banned under European Union (EU) regulations aimed at tackling climate change. Up to 30 other appliances, including toasters and kettles, appear in a study requested by the European Commission in order to meet ...   

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