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UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous 27.8.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous -- and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international science report says.
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Cotton buyers seek to insulate industry from impacts of climate change 27.8.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Cotton grows commercially in most countries around the world and is very resource-intensive to cultivate and process. It's relatively hearty because it grows in hot climates. But its Achilles' heel is water.
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UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous 27.8.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous -- and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international science report says.
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Emissions swamp efforts on warming, report says 27.8.2014 Twincities.com: Nation

Runaway growth in the emission of greenhouse gases is swamping all political efforts to deal with the problem, raising the risk of "severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts" over the coming decades, according to a draft of a major new U.N. report.

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Irreversible damage from climate change seen in leaked U.N. paper 27.8.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Irreversible damage from climate change seen in leaked UN paper 27.8.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
LONDON — Humans risk causing irreversible and widespread damage to the planet unless there's faster action to limit the fossil fuel emissions that cause climate change, according to a leaked draft United Nations ...
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Global warming is already here and could be irreversible, UN panel says 27.8.2014 Guardian: Environment

A 127-page draft report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change describes what can be done about it

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A Carbon Tax Is Absolutely Essential 27.8.2014 Truthout.com
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Is California too green for Tesla's 'gigafactory'? 26.8.2014 LA Times: Commentary
When Palo Alto-based Tesla Motors announced plans to build a $5-billion battery "gigafactory," it listed four states as possible homes — none of them California. Since then, feverish wooing by Gov. Jerry Brown's administration and some state lawmakers has led Tesla to consider building...
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Labour attempts to strengthen regulation of UK fracking industry 25.8.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Opposition party to table amendments to Lords infrastructure bill that would tighten rules for companies drilling for shale gas

The Labour party believes the rules covering fracking or hydraulic fracturing for gas are not tight enough and will attempt to strengthen regulation of the controversial drilling method by tabling a series of amendments to the infrastructure bill in the House of Lords on Tuesday.

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) says there are adequate safeguards covering drilling for shale gas under existing rules or voluntary agreements. However, Tom Greatrex, the shadow energy minister, believes current agreements do not go far enough.

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'Incredible' rate of polar ice loss alarms scientists 24.8.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
A European satellite has shown ice sheets shrinking at 120 cubic miles a year in Antarctica and Greenland

The planet's two largest ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are now being depleted at an astonishing rate of 120 cubic miles each year. That is the discovery made by scientists using data from CryoSat-2, the European probe that has been measuring the thickness of Earth's ice sheets and glaciers since it was launched by the European Space Agency in 2010.

Even more alarming, the rate of loss of ice from the two regions has more than doubled since 2009, revealing the dramatic impact that climate change is beginning to have on our world.

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Greenland Glaciers' Rapid Melting Will Have Global Effects 22.8.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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Coal gas boom in China holds climate change risks 22.8.2014 AP Business
HEXIGTEN, China (AP) -- Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble of this power plant echoes across the ancient steppe, and its acrid stench travels dozens of miles away....
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UK's warmest period record sparks call for greater climate action 21.8.2014 Guardian: Environment

Policy expert says figures showing January-July was the warmest since records began should increase urgency of efforts

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Scientist in focus meteorologist and climate communicator Paul Huttner 21.8.2014 Guardian: Environment

Minnesota Public Radio meteorologist Paul Huttner brings tremendous climate communications skills to the radio

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"Peak Water," Methane Blowholes and Ice-Free Arctic Cruises: The Climate Crisis Deepens 18.8.2014 Truthout - All Articles
(Image: Anthropogenic climate disruption via Shutterstock) We begin this month's climate disruption dispatch with comments from NASA's Earth Observatory about the extreme juxtaposition of temperatures we are experiencing in North America this summer. "If you live in the northern hemisphere, the past few weeks have been strange," NASA states. "In places where it should be seasonably hot - the eastern and southern United States and western Europe - it's just been warm. In places where weather is usually mild in the summer - northern Europe, the Pacific coast of North America - it has been ridiculously ...
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Scientists keeping an eye on carbon-dioxide injections 18.8.2014 Seattle Times: Local
Experts explore how to store carbon emissions safely underground.
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Guest: How to reverse decline of marine birds 16.8.2014 Seattle Times: Opinion
How to reverse the troubling decline of marine birds in Puget Sound, according to guest columnist Trina Bayard.
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Guest: How to reverse decline of marine birds 16.8.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
How to reverse the troubling decline of marine birds in Puget Sound, according to guest columnist Trina Bayard.
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Dismantling Australian climate policy: a case study in disagreement | Ketan Joshi 14.8.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
The federal government cant convince the electorate of the ills of renewables. Perhaps they should listen instead, and leave the renewable energy target alone Last week, a young girl named Imogen stood up in class and asked Tony Abbott a question: what happens when people dont agree with your point of view?. He replied: There are two things you can do if people dont agree.You can try very hard to persuade them, and sometimes you succeed and sometimes you fail. If enough people dont agree, and if the hope of persuading them is remote, sometimes you have to accept that you just cant do whatever it is that you wanted to do. Based on experience to date and analysis of likely future outcomes, Aemo considers that it is technically feasible to integrate the renewable energy likely to emerge from the existing RET settings while maintaining the security of the power ...
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