Taking a Bite out of Cement’s Global Warming Potential
September 9, 2008 09:19 AM - , Triple Pundit

Hardcore greenhouse gas (GHG) geeks will recall that cement is a huge source of greenhouse gas emissions, with approximately 1 ton of CO2 equivalent emitted into the atmosphere for every 1 ton of cement produced. Damn. Forget your carbon guilt from flying, people! Cement is responsible for 5% of the Earth’s CO2 emissions, and it’s the third largest source of greenhouse gas pollution in the US according to the EPA.

Global warming: Western U.S. feels the heat
September 5, 2008 09:46 AM - Seattle PI

As pilot Bruce Gordon lifts up from the local airport, the distant perspective of the Teton Range raises the spirits, but the unfolding sight of dying forests sears the soul.

Global Warming: Warmer Seas Linked To Strengthening Hurricanes, According to New Research
September 4, 2008 10:02 AM - Florida State University

The theory that global warming may be contributing to stronger hurricanes in the Atlantic over the past 30 years is bolstered by a new study led by a Florida State University researcher. The study will be published in the Sept. 4 edition of the journal Nature.

New Study Confirms Accuracy of "Hockey Stick" Global Warming Graph
September 4, 2008 09:49 AM - Larry West,

New research now supports the infamous “hockey stick” graph that shows temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere beginning to skyrocket around the time of the Industrial Revolution, illustrating the link between human activity and global warming.

India's flood victims on the move
September 3, 2008 09:08 AM - Reuters

Sep 3 - Hundreds of thousands of people are fleeing the flood devastated areas of Bihar in India after losing their homes and loved ones. The floods were caused when the river Kosi deviated its course in northern Bihar and it is expected to be a while before things return to normal.

Forecaster expects four September hurricanes
September 2, 2008 10:45 AM - Reuters

The noted Colorado State University hurricane research team on Tuesday said it expects well above-average Atlantic hurricane activity in September, with four hurricanes, two of which will become major storms. "We predict that September will be quite active based on climate signals through August," said pioneer hurricane season forecaster Dr. Bill Gray, founder of the research team.

Drought in Australia food bowl worsens
September 2, 2008 08:59 AM - Reuters

Drought in Australia's main food growing region of the Murray-Darling river system has worsened, with water inflows over the past two years at an all-time low, the government's top water official said on Tuesday. The drought will hit irrigated crops such as rice, grapes and horticulture the hardest, but would have less impact on output of wheat, which depends largely on rainfall during specific periods and is on track to double after two years of shrunken crops.

Global warming greatest in past decade
September 2, 2008 08:57 AM - Penn State

Researchers confirm that surface temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere were warmer over the last 10 years than any time during the last 1300 years, and, if the climate scientists include the somewhat controversial data derived from tree-ring records, the warming is anomalous for at least 1700 years.

U.N. chief warns against waiting for climate deal
August 31, 2008 12:38 PM - Reuters

The world should not wait until next year to cobble together a new climate change pact, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Sunday. Ban, addressing diplomats and officials at a ceremony for the 20th anniversary of the U.N. climate panel, said countries negotiating a successor deal to the Kyoto Protocol should aim for a meaningful breakthrough in Poznan, Poland, in December.

Arctic ice on the verge of another all-time low
August 28, 2008 11:00 AM - European Space Agency

Envisat observations from mid-August depict that a new record of low sea-ice coverage could be reached in a matter of weeks. The animation above is a series of mosaics of the Arctic Ocean created from images acquired between early June and mid-August 2008 from the Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) instrument aboard Envisat. The dark grey colour represents ice-free areas while blue represents areas covered with sea ice.

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