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16 Apr 2015

For Buddhist Leader, Religion And the Environment Are One

by ROGER COHN
As a Tibetan Buddhist leader, the Karmapa is promoting green practices in monasteries in the Himalayan region. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, he talks about how the world needs both religion and science in tackling the “environmental emergency” of climate change. READ MORE

07 Apr 2015

Frustrated Tar Sands Industry Looks for Arctic Export Route

by ED STRUZIK
With the Keystone XL and other pipeline projects running into stiff opposition, Alberta’s tar sands industry is facing growing pressure to find ways to get its oil to market. One option under consideration would be to ship the oil via an increasingly ice-free Arctic Ocean. READ MORE

30 Mar 2015

How Long Can Oceans Continue To Absorb Earth’s Excess Heat?

by CHERYL KATZ
The main reason soaring greenhouse gas emissions have not caused air temperatures to rise more rapidly is that oceans have soaked up much of the heat. But new evidence suggests the oceans’ heat-buffering ability may be weakening. READ MORE

24 Mar 2015

As Himalayan Glaciers Melt, Two Towns Face the Fallout

by DANIEL GROSSMAN
For two towns in northern India, melting glaciers have had very different impacts — one town has benefited from flowing streams and bountiful harvests; but the other has seen its water supplies dry up and now is being forced to relocate. READ MORE

09 Mar 2015

What Lies Behind the Recent Surge of Amazon Deforestation

by RICHARD SCHIFFMAN
After declining by more than 70 percent in recent years, deforestation in the Amazon is soaring. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, scientist Philip Fearnside explains what’s driving the clearing of the Amazon and what needs to be done to once again bring deforestation under control. READ MORE

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e360 digest

16 Apr 2015: Researchers Discover New Source of Methane in the Arctic Ocean

16 Apr 2015: Interview: For Buddhist Leader, Religion and Environment Are One

15 Apr 2015: Entries Invited for e360 Contest For Best Environmental Videos

15 Apr 2015: Japan Emissions Hit Near-Record High After Nuclear Power Plant Closings

14 Apr 2015: Canada Could Lose 70 Percent Of Glaciers by End of Century, Study Finds

10 Apr 2015: Coal Power Plant Closings To Spur Large CO2 Cut in U.S. in 2015

09 Apr 2015: Melting Arctic Permafrost To Cause Massive but Gradual CO2 Release

08 Apr 2015: Clay Shows Promise in Capturing CO2 from Power Plants

06 Apr 2015: Millions of Acres of Grasslands Cleared For Biofuel Crops, Study Finds

02 Apr 2015: Complexity of Ocean Heating and Circulation Shown in Vibrant Simulation


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