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Archive: Climate

17 Jul 2014

Scientists Look for Causes of Baffling Die-Off of Sea Stars

by ERIC WAGNER
Sea stars on both coasts of North America are dying en masse from a disease that kills them in a matter of days. Researchers are looking at various pathogens that may be behind what is known as sea star wasting syndrome, but they suspect that a key contributing factor is warming ocean waters. READ MORE

10 Jul 2014

Loss of Snowpack and Glaciers In Rockies Poses Water Threat

by ED STRUZIK
From the Columbia River basin in the U.S. to the Prairie Provinces of Canada, scientists and policy makers are confronting a future in which the loss of snow and ice in the Rocky Mountains could imperil water supplies for agriculture, cities and towns, and hydropower production. READ MORE

02 Jul 2014

Where Will Earth Head After Its ‘Climate Departure’?

by DIANE TOOMEY
Will the planet reach a point where its climate is significantly different from what has existed throughout human history, and if so, when? In an interview with Yale Environment 360, biogeographer Camilo Mora talks about recent research on this disquieting issue and what it means for the coming decades. READ MORE

19 Jun 2014

Peak Coal: Why the Industry’s Dominance May Soon Be Over

by FRED PEARCE
The coal industry has achieved stunning growth in the last decade, largely due to increased demand in China. But big changes in China’s economy and its policies are expected to put an end to coal’s big boom. READ MORE

16 Jun 2014

Obama’s New Emission Rules: Will They Survive Challenges?

by MICHAEL B. GERRARD
The sweeping nature of President Obama’s proposed regulations limiting carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants is likely to open his initiative to serious legal challenges. To date, however, the courts have given the federal government wide latitude in regulating CO2 under the Clean Air Act. READ MORE

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e360 digest

25 Jul 2014: Southwestern U.S. Aquifers Are Extremely Low, NASA Data Show

24 Jul 2014: Protecting Community Forests Is a Major Tool in Climate Fight, Study Says

23 Jul 2014: Earth Observation Satellites Help Scientists Understand Global Change

16 Jul 2014: Politics and Education Affect When People Search for Climate Information

15 Jul 2014: Five Questions for Jeffrey Sachs On Decarbonizing the Economy

14 Jul 2014: Human Activity Has Caused Long-term Australian Drought, Model Shows

07 Jul 2014: A Strong Rebuke for Paper That Forecasted `Climate Departure’

03 Jul 2014: Human Activity Has Boosted Plant Growth Globally, NASA Data Show

02 Jul 2014: Interview: Where Will the Earth Head After Its ‘Climate Departure’?

01 Jul 2014: Small Island Nation of Kiribati Purchases Foreign Land as Climate Refuge


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