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Archive: Climate

23 Jun 2016

Unable to Endure Rising Seas, Alaskan Villages Stuck in Limbo

by DIANE TOOMEY
As an advocate for Alaska’s Native communities, Robin Bronen points to a bureaucratic Catch-22 — villages cannot get government support to relocate in the face of climate-induced threats, but they are no longer receiving funds to repair their crumbling infrastructure. READ MORE

16 Jun 2016

What Would a Global Warming Increase of 1.5 Degrees Be Like?

by FRED PEARCE
The Paris climate conference set the ambitious goal of finding ways to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, rather than the previous threshold of 2 degrees. But what would be the difference between a 1.5 and 2 degree world? And how realistic is such a target? READ MORE

06 Jun 2016

At 1,066 Feet Above Rainforest, A View of the Changing Amazon

by DANIEL GROSSMAN
A steel structure in the Amazon, taller than the Eiffel Tower, will soon begin monitoring the atmosphere above the world’s largest tropical forest, providing an international team of scientists with key insights into how this vital region may be affected by global warming. READ MORE

02 Jun 2016

In Iowa, A Bipartisan Push to Become Leader in Wind Energy

by ROGER REAL DROUIN
Thanks to state officials who have long supported renewables, Iowa now leads all U.S. states in the percentage of its energy produced from wind. Big companies, including Facebook and Google, are taking notice and cite clean energy as a major reason for locating new facilities there. READ MORE

25 May 2016

Point/Counterpoint: Should Green Critics Reassess Ethanol?

by TIMOTHY E. WIRTH AND C. BOYDEN GRAY
Former U.S. Senator Timothy Wirth and former White House Counsel C. Boyden Gray argue that environmental criticisms of corn ethanol are unwarranted and that the amount in gasoline should be increased. In rebuttal, economist C. Ford Runge counters that any revisionist view of ethanol ignores its negative impacts on the environment and the food supply. READ MORE

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24 Jun 2016: Cities on Six Continents Join Forces to Combat Climate Change

23 Jun 2016: Unable to Endure Rising Seas, Alaskan Villages Stuck in Limbo

22 Jun 2016: New NASA Visualization
Illustrates Severity of Recent Texas Floods

17 Jun 2016: California’s Roadside Trees Provide $1 Billion in Municipal Services

15 Jun 2016: Clean Energy Could Cost Up To 59 Percent Less by 2025, Report Finds

14 Jun 2016: CO2 Crosses 400 ppm For Last Time “Within Our Lifetimes,” Study Warns

10 Jun 2016: Researchers Find a Way to Turn CO2 Into Rock at Iceland Power Plant

08 Jun 2016: Sea Ice Hits New Spring Low In the Arctic, Says Federal Agency

03 Jun 2016: Increasing Hurricane Damage Could Strain U.S. Emergency Relief Budget

01 Jun 2016: Climate Change Could Be Making Food Crops More Toxic, UN Report Says


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