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Is Global Warming a good thing? forstalling ons...

(http://smarteconomy.typepad.com) - scanned by: smarteconomy over 5 years ago
Ask any person on the street and they will likely tell you that CO2 and global warming is a bad thing that needs urgent attention and mitigation. The second conventional wisdom is that the invention of the steam engine and the advent of the coal-f... More>>>
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Gwynne Dyer: Four harsh truths about climate ch...

(http://straight.com) - scanned by: futuramb over 5 years ago
An article about the consequences of the climate situation for food supplies and consequently for global national security. More>>>
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World Coal Reserves Could Be a Fraction of Prev...

(http://blog.wired.com) - scanned by: Marc Cobb over 5 years ago
In good news for a change, a new calculation of the world's coal reserves is much lower than previous estimates. Coal is responsible for most of the CO2 emissions that drive climate change. If there were actually less coal available for burning, c... More>>>
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European Union Agrees to New Emissions Reductio...

(http://www.treehugger.com) - scanned by: Marc Cobb over 5 years ago
Cutely titled "20/20/20 by 2020", the European Union's new plan to fight global warming was recently announced. Unfortunately, according to many scientists in the EU and the US, the measures will not bring about enough of a reduction in ... More>>>
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Ocean currents can power the world, say scienti...

(http://www.telegraph.co.uk) - scanned by: chelss28 over 5 years ago
US Researchers have discovered a way to harness the currents in water to produce energy. They have developed a device which can be used to harness energy in a more efficient manner than wind or solar, and if only 0.1 percent of the energy is harne... More>>>
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Los Angeles Unveils World’s Largest Solar Plan

(http://cleantechnica.com) - scanned by: Mielle Sullivan over 5 years ago
Yesterday, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced a long-range plan to gather enough solar power to meet 10 percent of LA’s energy needs by 2020. This will be a major upgrade for the city, which currently derives less than 1 percent of its energy fr... More>>>
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Food crisis leading to an unsustainable land gr...

(http://www.guardian.co.uk) - scanned by: telvingoh over 5 years ago
"Alarm bells rang, with many governments alerted to what might lie ahead as climate change and soil destruction reduce the supply of food on the world market. The result, a huge international land grab, raises many troublesome issues." ... More>>>
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Climate Protests Escalate Worldwide

(http://www.worldwatch.org) - scanned by: GavinChua over 5 years ago
Climate activists worldwide are raising the stakes, with many turning to civil disobedience to make their voices heard. Actions in recent months have ranged from chaining themselves to coal conveyor belts in Sydney, to forming port blockades in th... More>>>
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Carbon dioxide already in danger zone, warns study

(http://www.eurekalert.org) - scanned by: GavinChua over 5 years ago
A group of 10 prominent scientists says that the level of globe-warming carbon dioxide in the air has probably already reached a point where world climate will change disastrously unless the level can be reduced in coming decades. The study is a d... More>>>
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Research finds way to double rice crops in drou...

(http://www.eurekalert.org) - scanned by: GavinChua over 5 years ago
Jerome Bernier, a PhD student in the U of A Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, has found a group of genes in rice that enables a yield of up to 100 per cent more in severe drought conditions. The discovery marks the first... More>>>
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Latvian sand could help protect Arctic ice, exp...

(http://www.monstersandcritics.com) - scanned by: chelss28 over 5 years ago
A fair and fascinating article about the possible use of Latvian sand to combat the effects of global warming on the polar ice caps. The positives and negatives are weighed. More>>>
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Going underground

(http://www.nature.com) - scanned by: il pinolo over 5 years ago
Carbon capture and storage may be one way to achieve deep reductions in emissions, but ensuring the gas stays buried will be crucial to proving its viability. Mark Schrope reports on a promising new method for monitoring carbon dioxide deep underg... More>>>
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