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Salvation gets cheap 20.4.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
There is one piece of the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assessment that is surprisingly, if conditionally, upbeat: Its take on the economics of mitigation, writes syndicated columnist Paul Krugman.
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Salvation gets cheap 19.4.2014 Seattle Times: Opinion
There is one piece of the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assessment that is surprisingly, if conditionally, upbeat: Its take on the economics of mitigation, writes syndicated columnist Paul Krugman.
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US puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline 19.4.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, by extending its review of the controversial project indefinitely.
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Magid: For tech users, every day should be Earth Day 19.4.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Local News
As technology users, there are things we can do to help the enviornoment -- even very little things, when multiplied by millions of people, can have a big impact.
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US puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline 19.4.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, by extending its review of the controversial project indefinitely.
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US delays review of contentious Keystone pipeline 19.4.2014 Twincities.com: News
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, by extending its review of the controversial project indefinitely.
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US delays review of Keystone XL pipeline 19.4.2014 Twincities.com: Nation
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is extending indefinitely its review of the Keystone XL pipeline, the State Department said Friday, likely punting the decision over the controversial oil pipeline past the midterm elections.
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Obama administration delays decision on Keystone XL pipeline 19.4.2014 LA Times: Top News
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The fight against fracking continues and I'm proud to rejoin it | Caroline Lucas 18.4.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
From UN reports to community protests, opposition to fossil fuels is plentiful. But we won't stop until the government changes tack It could be a village fete. There are rugs spread out, bunting, and several green gazebos. People are sitting on folding camp stools, and knowledgeable locals are keeping an eye on the Sussex skies for the first sign of rain. Only the placards and banners strike the wrong note. Because the villagers and visitors gathered together are here not to raise money for the church roof, but to try to stop a plan to drill for fossil fuels under their homes and fields. That was my first experience of the protest at Balcombe , last summer. It's been a long journey since then, via five hours in the cells of Crawley police station , months of preparing our case, and finally six days at the magistrates court in ...
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Global warming can't be blamed on CFCs another one bites the dust 18.4.2014 Guardian: Environment
Nuccitelli et al. (2014) rebuts the argument that global warming is due to chlorofluorocarbon rather than carbon emissions Continue reading...
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Keystone XL cops incompetent at all levels 16.4.2014 Guardian: Environment
US Department of State report on Keystone XL climate impacts displays shocking incompetence Continue reading...
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Letter to Pope Francis calling for fossil fuel divestment 16.4.2014 Guardian: Environment
Multi-faith groups in Australia and North America urge the Pope to back a campaign to pull money out of the fossil fuel industry

Pope Francis urged to back fossil fuel divestment campaign Continue reading...
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British Airways announces green fuel plant in Essex 16.4.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
BA will commit to buy 50,000 tonnes of jet fuel made from converted waste as part of GreenSky project Continue reading...
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Why It's a Big Deal That Half of the Great Lakes Are Still Covered in Ice 15.4.2014 Mother Jones
This story originally appeared in The Atlantic Cities and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Over the winter, as polar vortices plunged the US Midwest into weeks of unceasing cold, the icy covers of the Great Lakes started to make headlines. With almost 96 percent of Lake Superior's 32,000 miles encased in ice at the season's peak, tens of thousands of tourists flocked to the ice caves along the Wisconsin shoreline, suddenly accessible after four years of relatively warmer wintery conditions. The thing is, all of that ice takes a long time to melt. As of April 10, 48 percent of the five lakes' 90,000-plus square miles were still covered in ice, down from a high of 92.2 percent on March 6  (note that constituted the highest levels recorded since 1979, when ice covered 94.7 percent of the lakes). Last year, only 38.4 percent of the lakes froze over, while in 2012 just 12.9 percent did–part of a four-year stint of below-average iciness. Great Lakes Environmental Research ...
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#AustraliansForCoal is the latest sign of an industry in values freefall 15.4.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Without a functioning moral compass, the coal industry has become mired in a sea of ridicule of its own making

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The IPCC's message is clear: it's the end of business as usual for fossil fuel users | Jim Skea 14.4.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
The UN's climate change panel is unambiguous we need to make huge policy changes to wean ourselves off CO2 producers There are choices that need to be made if dangerous climate change is to be avoided in the 21st century. Previous reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have confirmed that the influence of human activities on the climate is unambiguous, and that climate change will have a major impact on human activities and ecosystems. Its third report, published yesterday , sets out the huge challenge that needs to be addressed by policymakers. The evidence is clear: sticking to business as usual will lead to temperature rises of three to five degrees above pre-industrial levels. This will potentially lead to catastrophic effects on water resources and agricultural productivity, and accelerate sea level rise. If momentum is maintained, the pledges made by UN members at the Cancun Climate Convention in 2010 would probably take us to the bottom end of that range, close to a ...
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IPCC report: the scientists have done their bit, now it is up to us | Leo Hickman 14.4.2014 Guardian: Environment
The world must seize this remaining opportunity and act upon the timely roadmap that climate scientists have provided for us So, there we have it. The seven-year task undertaken by hundreds of the world's leading scientists, who sifted through thousands of the latest peer-reviewed studies examining the causes, impacts and mitigation options of climate change, is over. The last of the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change's (IPCC) three "working group" reports was published yesterday in Berlin and the take-home message was crystal clear: "The high-speed mitigation train needs to leave the station very soon and all of global society needs to get on board," said the chair, Rajendra Pachauri. Climate change is real. We are to blame. It will get worse if we fail to act. The solutions are available and affordable. But time is short. Please. Get. On. With. It. "It will not cost the earth to save the planet This report outlines the challenges, but it provides hope. Modest ...
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Is it un-Australian to be driving on with fossil fuel expansion plans? | Graham Readfearn 14.4.2014 Guardian: Environment
As the IPCC warns greenhouse gas emissions need to be cut quickly, an Australian court decides that stopping a mega coal mine won't cut emissions About five years back, I was crawling in Brisbane traffic behind one of the city's ubiquitous white utility vehicles on my way to an anonymous city centre office to sit my Australian citizenship test. Stuck to the back of this ute was a large anti-immigration sticker, peeling on one corner, declaring "Fuck off, we're full," to all literate observers. I can sympathise with the position of the objectors who see [greenhouse gas] emissions rising, and the likely adverse climate change consequences that will flow should nothing be done to alter the course that the world is heading down. I have no reason to doubt the eminent expert evidence that was presented in this case to that effect. However, I must on the evidence of this case determine that it is the demand for coal-fired electricity, and not the supply of coal from coal mines, which is at the heart of the ...
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Ban welcomes report on mitigation of climate change (Cached) 14.4.2014 New Kerala: World News
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Climate panel warns emissions rising, blurs reason 13.4.2014 Boston Globe: Technology
BERLIN (AP) — The U.N.'s expert panel on climate change on Sunday highlighted the disconnect between international goals to fight global warming and what is being done to attain ...
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