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22 Jan 2015

Wood Pellets: Green Energy or New Source of CO2 Emissions?

by ROGER REAL DROUIN
Burning wood pellets to produce electricity is on the rise in Europe, where the pellets are classified as a form of renewable energy. But in the U.S., where pellet facilities are rapidly being built, concerns are growing about logging and the carbon released by the combustion of wood biomass. READ MORE

15 Jan 2015

For Vulnerable Barrier Islands, A Rush to Rebuild on U.S. Coast

by RONA KOBELL
Despite warnings from scientists, new construction continues on U.S. barrier islands that have been devastated by storms. The flood protection projects that accompany this development can have harmful consequences for coastal ecosystems being buffeted by climate change. READ MORE

13 Jan 2015

Could Global Tide Be Starting To Turn Against Fossil Fuels?

by FRED PEARCE
From an oil chill in the financial world to the recent U.S.-China agreement on climate change, recent developments are raising a question that might once have been considered unthinkable: Could this be the beginning of a long, steady decline for the oil and coal industries? READ MORE

05 Jan 2015

For California Salmon, Drought And Warm Water Mean Trouble

by ALASTAIR BLAND
With record drought and warming waters due to climate change, scientists are concerned that the future for Chinook salmon — a critical part of the state’s fishing industry — is in jeopardy in California. READ MORE

24 Nov 2014

Can Green Bonds Bankroll A Clean Energy Revolution?

by MARC GUNTHER
To slow global warming, tens of trillions of dollars will need to be spent in the coming decades on renewable energy projects. Some banks and governments are issuing green bonds to fund this transformation, but major questions remain as to whether this financing tool will play a game-changing role. READ MORE

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30 Jan 2015: Thunderstorms Move Ozone Toward Surface of Earth, Research Shows

29 Jan 2015: Iceland Rising as Climate Change Causes Glaciers to Melt, Researchers Say

22 Jan 2015: Draining of Greenland Lakes Signals Massive Melting, Researchers Say

20 Jan 2015: Genetic Diversity Is Key To Food Stability in Changing Climate, UN Says

15 Jan 2015: Underwater Kelp Forests Mapped In New Citizen Science Project

13 Jan 2015: California Still in Widespread Drought, Despite Heavy Precipitation

09 Jan 2015: Most Physicians Already Seeing Health Effects of Climate Change in Patients

08 Jan 2015: Land Disturbances Darken Snow And Increase Melt Rate, Researchers Say

06 Jan 2015: Penguin Watch Projects Asks Citizen Scientists to Monitor Birds' Habits

02 Jan 2015: Historical Photos Help Document Changes in Greenland Glaciers


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