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White House: Delays in greenhouse emissions curbs may cost billions 30.7.2014 Twincities.com: Nation

WASHINGTON -- The White House issued a report Tuesday warning that the United States could face billions of dollars in added economic costs if it delays action to curb greenhouse gas emissions linked to climate change. According to the report, each decade of delay will make it 40 percent more expensive to eventually reach the identical global climate target.

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10 reasons to be hopeful that we will overcome climate change 30.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

From action in China and the US to falling solar costs and rising electric car sales, there is cause to be hopeful

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Fracking and future energy sources 30.7.2014 Guardian: Environment
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White House: Ignoring Climate Change Will Cost America Billions 30.7.2014 Mother Jones
This story was originally published at the Guardian . The White House has warned that delaying action on climate change would carry a heavy price, racking up an additional 40% in economic losses from climate impacts and other costs over the course of 10 years. White House officials said the stark finding from the president's council of economic advisers underlined the urgency of Barack Obama's efforts to cut carbon pollution. In addition to a new report on the economic cost of delay, the White House is poised to launch two new initiatives on Tuesday dealing with fast-rising methane emissions from the natural gas industry, and buffering food security against future climate ...
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Delaying climate action will carry heavy economic cost, White House warns 29.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

President's council of economic advisers sounds warning over delaying EPA power plant rules in face of industry lobbying

The White House has warned that delaying action on climate change would carry a heavy price, racking up an additional 40% in economic losses from climate impacts and other costs over the course of 10 years.

White House officials said the stark finding from the president's council of economic advisers underlined the urgency of Barack Obama's efforts to cut carbon pollution.

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White House says delays in curbing greenhouse gas emissions may cost billions 29.7.2014 Washington Post: Politics
The White House issued a report Tuesday warning that the United States could face billions of dollars in added economic costs if it delays action to curb greenhouse gas emissions linked to climate change. According to the report, each decade of delay will make it 40 percent more expensive to eventually reach the identical global climate ...
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IPCC climate change report's findings must be accepted, MPs say 29.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

Energy and climate change committee says UN climate science panel processes have improved since last major report

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Natural Gas Is Not Going to Save the World 29.7.2014 Mother Jones
This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. Albert Einstein is rumored to have said that one cannot solve a problem with the same thinking that led to it. Yet this is precisely what we are now trying to do with climate change policy. The Obama administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, many environmental groups, and the oil and gas industry all tell us that the way to solve the problem created by fossil fuels is with more fossils fuels. We can do this, they claim, by using more natural gas, which is touted as a "clean" fuel—even a " green " fuel . Like most misleading arguments, this one starts from a kernel of truth. That truth is basic chemistry: when you burn natural gas, the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) produced is, other things being equal, much less than when you burn an equivalent amount of coal or oil. It can be as much as 50% less compared with coal, and 20% to 30% less compared with diesel fuel, gasoline, or home heating oil. When it comes to a greenhouse gas (GHG) heading ...
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Government pushes ahead with fracking plan despite wide opposition 28.7.2014 Guardian: Environment
Public Health England and Natural England among groups against shale gas exploration in areas including national parks Continue reading...
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Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad 28.7.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
With the country moving to cleaner natural gas, the Obama administration wants to reduce power plant pollution to make good on its promise to the world to cut emissions.
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Wishful Thinking About Natural Gas: Why Fossil Fuels Can't Solve the Problems Created by Fossil Fuels 28.7.2014 Truthout.com
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5 things to know about how US coal exports shift global warming problem onto other countries 28.7.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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Coal exports help US clean up global warming pollution at home _ but still pollute elsewhere 28.7.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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5 things to know about coal trade, global warming 28.7.2014 AP Business
As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off polluting fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution. Here are five things to know about the issue:...
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Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad 28.7.2014 AP Top News
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) -- As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution....
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Largest coal mine in Australia: federal government gives Carmichael go-ahead 28.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

Adani's Carmichael coal mine and rail project will dig up and transport about 60m tons of coal a year for export, sparking fears for the Great Barrier Reef

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Guest: In the wake of state’s fires, learning how to fix the health of the forests 26.7.2014 Seattle Times: Opinion
Restore the health of state forests to prevent more disastrous wildfires, writes guest columnist Michael S. Stevens.
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Climate change may slowdown crop production in 20 yrs 26.7.2014 New Kerala: World News
Washington, July 26 : A new study has revealed that climate change could lead to major crop production slowdown in the next 20 years.
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Doing carbon-cutting right will be a triple win for Minnesota 25.7.2014 MinnPost
Alexis Williams’ recent op-ed “Minnesota's carbon-cutting plan should maximize efficiency and renewable-energy development” (July 24) could not be more on-point about the opportunity for Minnesota’s clean energy future. Without question, Minnesota is a leader among states in renewable energy. Williams' insights are exceptionally timely, not only because Minnesota is one of 30 forward-thinking states with market-focused goals for renewable energy, but because it is projected to surpass these goals well in advance of the 2025 target. Here’s a fact: By next year, Minnesota will get more than 25 percent of its energy from renewables, boosting local economies and lowering energy costs for consumers. Now, instead of sitting back to allow other states to catch up, Minnesota has an opportunity to press forward. As the article smartly points out, the dangers of slowing our commitment to cutting carbon emissions are very real: air pollution and climate change will continue to have a negative impact on health, ...
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Researchers tackle link between climate change and public health 25.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Australian Academy of Science brings experts together to map out effects global warming on extreme weather events, infectious disease and food security

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