Saturday, March 31, 2012

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Posted: 30 Mar 2012 01:42 PM PDT
A Republican Meteorologist Tries to Remove Liberal Label from Climate Concern New York Times (blog) - ‎1 hour ago‎ By ANDREW C. REVKIN I encourage you to pop over to Shawn Otto's blog below and read "A Message from a Republican Meteorologist on Climate Change," a guest post in which Paul Douglas, an experienced meteorologist, energy entrepreneur and founder of the ...
Posted: 30 Mar 2012 01:41 PM PDT
General Motors Decides Climate Change Is Real, Pulls Support From Heartland ... Huffington Post - ‎4 hours ago‎ After getting called out by an environmental group, General Motors has pulled support from the Heartland Institute, a Chicago-based nonprofit well-known for attacking the science behind global warming and climate change. General Motors pulls funding from climate sceptic
Posted: 30 Mar 2012 11:42 AM PDT
The Last Mountain (2011) You're Against Them, or With Them.  Period
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KIDS, STAND UP. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT. DON'T SIT TILL YOU HAVE A FUTURE. The girl who silenced the world for 5 minutes Kids VS Global Warming Nick News: A Global Warning from the Kids of the World
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Boulder Couple Builds 125 Square-Foot House KMGH Denver - ‎Mar 26, 2012‎ BOULDER, Colo. -- With grand designs on minimizing their housing footprint, Christopher Smith and Merete Mueller have spent the last 10 months building the tiny home of their dreams.
Posted: 30 Mar 2012 10:20 AM PDT
2 Studies Point to Common Pesticide as a Culprit in Declining Bee Colonies New York Times - ‎22 hours ago‎ Scientists have been alarmed and puzzled by declines in bee populations in the United States and other parts of the world. They have suspected that pesticides are playing a part, but to date their experiments have yielded conflicting, ambiguous results 
Posted: 30 Mar 2012 10:17 AM PDT
The cost of mountain top removal U.S. Catholic magazine (blog) - ‎Mar 14, 2012‎ Mountaintop removal produces coal with 10 to 25 percent less expense than underground mining. Coal mined in this way seems cheap, however, only if "you think that people's lives are 
Posted: 30 Mar 2012 10:14 AM PDT
Greenpeace:New Greenhouse Gas Rules Riddled with LoopholeseNews Park Forest
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Big setback for mountaintop mining critics iWatch News - ‎Mar 28, 2012‎ A mountaintop removal mining site at Kayford Mountain, W.Va. with Coal River Mountain, left, in the background. Jeff Gentner/AP file By Jim Morris In a corner of Appalachia where the tops of coal-rich mountains are lopped off with regularity, 
Posted: 30 Mar 2012 09:53 AM PDT
nd 'The Earth Rapers, Destoyers, You're: A. One of them, B. Against them, C. there's no 'C'' sLoving
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Mountaintop coal removal ban killed in Tennessee HouseKingsport Times News Mountaintop removal ban killed in Tenn. HouseDeseret News
Posted: 30 Mar 2012 09:49 AM PDT
Coal Train Traffic Increase Could Be Bad News For Human Health KLCC FM Public Radio - ‎2 hours ago‎ To bring American coal to Asia, via train and ship. If these terminals are approved that could mean more than 100 million tons of coal traveling by rail across Idaho, Washington and Oregon every year. The potential for more train traffic has public 
Posted: 30 Mar 2012 09:49 AM PDT
Huge coal-export terminal needs rigorous environmental, health and traffic reviews The Seattle Times - ‎18 hours ago‎ Statewide impacts of a huge coal-export terminal proposed for Whatcom County must receive the broadest possible environmental, health and traffic scrutiny.
Posted: 30 Mar 2012 09:47 AM PDT
Massey Mine Boss Pleads Guilty As Feds Target ExecsNPR (blog) Mine exec pleads guilty in 2010 explosionCNN International
Posted: 30 Mar 2012 09:42 AM PDT
World's Smallest Dolphin Almost Extinct (VIDEO) Global Animal - ‎Mar 28, 2012‎ (DOLPHINS) NEW ZEALAND - The Maui's dolphin, only found off the west coast of New Zealand, is rapidly approaching extinction. Fishing nets are to blame for leaving less than 55 of this rare species left in the wild. Officials are working to extend net 
Posted: 30 Mar 2012 09:41 AM PDT
Rare and precious anti- cancer tree faces extinction Coastweek - ‎3 hours ago‎ NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- A tree growing in Kenya and whose extracts are used to manage the prostate cancer is near extinction, the World Agroforestry Centre warned on Wednesday.
Posted: 30 Mar 2012 09:39 AM PDT
The Sixth Great Extinction: A Silent Extermination National Geographic - ‎Mar 28, 2012‎ In fact, we are in the midst of the Sixth Great Extinction, an event characterized by the loss of between 17000 and 100000 species each year.
Posted: 30 Mar 2012 09:34 AM PDT
Extreme weather threatens rich ecosystems - ‎1 hour ago‎ Consequently, this increases the risk for species extinction, especially in bio diverse ecosystems such as coral reefs and tropical rainforests.
Posted: 30 Mar 2012 09:21 AM PDT
Washington Creates Ocean Acidification Panel The Daily Score - ‎18 hours ago‎ In a nutshell, excess carbon dioxide causes oceans to become more acidic, and also removes key building blocks that thousands of species need to build shells and skeletons. Expert panel to address ocean acidificationKitsap Sun
Posted: 30 Mar 2012 09:21 AM PDT
Is a carbon-negative economy a practical possibility or a pipe dream? (blog) - ‎Mar 29, 2012‎ Those are interdisciplinary campus efforts to develop ways to remove carbon dioxide
Posted: 30 Mar 2012 09:20 AM PDT
China Shows US How to Push for Carbon Capture Bloomberg - ‎Mar 27, 2012‎ After all, these plants, which provide 45 percent of electricity in the US, account for more than a third of the country's carbon dioxide emissions. Small-scale experiments have been successful enough that, at this point, engineers have little doubt ... China beats US with power from coal-processing to trap 
Posted: 30 Mar 2012 09:18 AM PDT
CO2 emissions decline in UK - ‎4 hours ago‎ British emissions of greenhouse gases in 2011 were estimated at around 549 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent, a 7 percent decline compared with 2010 levels. U.K. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Fell 7% in 2011Bloomberg CO2 emissions at lowest level in 40 yearsFinancial Times
Posted: 30 Mar 2012 09:17 AM PDT
Carbon capture can help industry The Australian - ‎Mar 29, 2012‎ THE CSIRO will provide the Gillard government with confirmation that carbon-capture technology works in Australia and can be made available to industry. CSIRO to Release Study Results on Post-Combustion Carbon Capture TechnologyAZoCleantech Carbon capture technology moves closerCarbon News
Posted: 30 Mar 2012 09:16 AM PDT
Increasing carbon dioxide in atmosphere melts poles, acidifies oceans Kansas State Collegian - ‎12 hours ago‎ By Matt DeCapo For almost all of human history, carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere were about 280 parts per million.
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Friday, March 30, 2012

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Posted: 29 Mar 2012 12:23 PM PDT
Germany Cuts Solar Aid to Curb Prices, Panel Installations BusinessWeek - ‎2 hours ago‎ By Tony Czuczka on March 29, 2012 Germany's parliament approved record cuts in aid for solar power, aiming to reduce the annual pace of installations by half in the world's biggest market for the industry.
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 12:20 PM PDT
Solar Power reports record Q4 after landing large-scale projects Sacramento Business Journal - ‎21 hours ago‎ Solar Power Inc. of Roseville has announced record fourth quarter and year-end financial results, having landed a number of large-scale solar projects. Solar Power, Inc. Announces Record Fourth Quarter and Year 2011 Financial ResultsMarketWatch (press release) Solar Power
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 12:18 PM PDT
Solar power plant to be built in Mexico Power Engineering Magazine - ‎3 hours ago‎ SolFocus Inc., Mexican land and real estate developer Grupo Musa and US-based energy developer Synergy Technologies LLC on March 29 said they are building a 450 MW solar power plant in Baja California near Tecate, Mexico. The project will be built in ... SolFocus to help Mexico build 1st big solar
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 12:11 PM PDT
Poverty, Homelessness a Global Epidemic - ‎Mar 25, 2012‎ By Martha Herrera Poverty is a worldwide epidemic that affects more than 3 billion people. People all around the world are struggling, not just with being able to pay off their debts, but also struggling to pay for their children's education, ...
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 12:07 PM PDT
Jim Yong Kim: 'We Can Eradicate Global Poverty In Our Lifetimes' Huffington Post - ‎4 hours ago‎ In a subtle rejoinder to his critics, the US nominee for president of the World Bank says that economic growth can help alleviate poverty. "Economic growth is vital to generate resources for investment in health, education and public goods," writes Jim ... WORLD BANK PRESIDENT NOMINEE KIM:
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 11:04 AM PDT
Turning (More) Cow Poop Into Power EarthFix - ‎5 hours ago‎ Handling that manure properly is a major expense for dairy farmers, and can result in air and water pollution. Methane digesters that turn the poop into power can also help improve da credit: Cassandra Profita On top of Farm Power Tillamook's methane ...
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 11:03 AM PDT
'Absolute Black' Solar Panels Absorb Almost All Sunlight ABC News (blog) - ‎6 hours ago‎ Solar panels are an environmentalist's dream - limitless electricity from the sun with no air pollution or carbon dioxide emissions - but they've had a hard time competing with coal, natural gas, oil and other sources of energy. Can that change?
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 10:50 AM PDT
US carbon emission limit to speed up end of coal age REVE - ‎19 hours ago‎ said Lester Brown, "106 of them are now scheduled to close this year, next year." Actually, even if gas prices spike in future, the proposed rule would still ensure a cut in the nation's carbon output, analysts here said. US sets up first carbon emission limits for power plantsBusinessGhana
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 10:21 AM PDT
Readers response: will Rio+20 make a difference to sustainable development? The Guardian - ‎2 hours ago‎ "When I look ahead at Rio and beyond, it seems to me that our scarcest resource is time", says Lester Brown, president at the Earth Policy Institute.
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 10:18 AM PDT
Food, not war, is the biggest threat to world security, argues Lester Brown Scientific American (blog) - ‎2 hours ago‎ By Fred Guterl | March 29, 2012 | Even as Iran's nuclear program raises the likelihood of yet another conflict in the middle east, the bigger threat is a potential food crisis in the making, says Lester Brown, founder of the Earth Policy Institute.
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 09:34 AM PDT
Diverse Praise for EPA's Carbon Pollution StandardNatural Resources Defense Council (blog)
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 09:30 AM PDT
A Message From a Republican Meteorologist on Climate ChangeHuffington Post (blog) - ‎1 hour ago‎"My climate epiphany wasn't overnight, and it had nothing to do with Al Gore." I'm going to tell you something that my Republican friends are loath to admit out loud: climate change is real. I'm a moderate Republican, fiscally conservative; ...
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 09:05 AM PDT
Climate change to inflict major crises, panel saysSan Francisco Chronicle - ‎10 hours ago‎The 594-page report blames the scale of recent and future disasters on a combination of man-made climate change, population shifts and poverty.Climate change to drive weather disastersMother Nature NetworkClimate change report: time to start preparing for the worstChristian Science Monitor
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 09:01 AM PDT
Obama: Oil companies 'hitting the American people twice'Politico - ‎31 minutes ago‎President Barack Obama Thursday repeated his plea for lawmakers to repeal billions in annual incentives for big oil companies ahead of a doomed Senate vote on the matter.
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 09:00 AM PDT
Obama Power-Plant Rule Signals Demise of 'Old King Coal'BusinessWeek - ‎Mar 28, 2012‎By Mark Drajem on March 28, 2012 President Barack Obama's proposed carbon-dioxide rules for power plants effectively prohibit new coal power plants, buttressing a shift away from a power source that fueled the Industrial Revolution to cheap natural gas ...A small step forward for EarthMiamiHerald.comA Big Step
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 08:59 AM PDT
Obama: Americans getting hit twice over gas prices — at the pump and with tax ...Washington Post - ‎28 minutes ago‎President Obama struck an explicitly populist tone Thursday in calling for an end to federal subsidies for the petroleum industry, arguing that members of Congress can "stand with big oil companies, or they can stand with the American people.
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 08:38 AM PDT
CDC: Autism is more common than previously thoughtUSA TODAY - ‎6 minutes ago‎By Karen Weintraub, Special for USA TODAY Autism rates continue to skyrocket, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which released new figures today, showing a 23% increase from 2006 to 2008.
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