Climate

Emissions Reduction Targets of Largest Companies Fail to Meet Scientific Standards
August 27, 2009 08:20 AM - SocialFunds.com via, The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Report from the Carbon Disclosure Project analyzes emissions reduction targets of the world's 100 largest companies, and warns that targets are insufficient to meet scientific guidelines.

The Key to Safe Subsurface Storage of CO2
August 25, 2009 01:34 PM - Roger Greenway, ENN

Oil exploration and production technology may hold the key to secure CO2 storage, a report published by the CO2 Capture Project (CCP) today highlights. The report provides a definitive treatment of the CO2 storage subsurface technical issues and how oil and gas experience technology and protocols are available now to address them.

Signaling Pathway Ensures That Plants Remember To Flower

Why do some plants blossom even when days are short and gray?

High-speed trains 'not the answer' for cutting emissions
August 24, 2009 10:00 AM - EurActiv.com

Heavy investment in high-speed train networks is not a viable strategy for fighting climate change and could place an excessively heavy burden on taxpayers, a report by a Swedish expert group has found.

Warming Oceans May Shift Earth's Pole
August 24, 2009 09:56 AM - Michael Reilly, Discovery News

Human-induced warming of the oceans could shift Earth's axis up to 1.5 meters (4.9 feet) by the end of the century, according to a new study.

Farmers Care About Trees Too
August 24, 2009 06:41 AM - Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent, Reuters

Almost half of the world's farmland has at least 10 percent tree cover, according to a study on Monday indicating that farmers are far less destructive to carbon-storing forests than previously believed. "The area revealed in this study is twice the size of the Amazon, and shows that farmers are protecting and planting trees spontaneously," Dennis Garrity, Director General of the World Agroforestry Center in Nairobi, said in a statement.

Arctic Fisheries Get a New Plan – The Fish Would Approve
August 21, 2009 07:17 AM - Roger Greenway, ENN

Global Warming is opening up new areas for fishing. We don't know that much about the ecosystems in these areas since they have been under ice until recently. Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke approved a plan to prohibit the expansion of commercial fishing in federal Arctic waters until researchers gather sufficient information on fish and the Arctic marine environment to try to prevent adverse impacts of commercial harvesting activity on the ecosystem.

Mexico Hit By Lowest Rainfall In 68 Years
August 20, 2009 09:55 AM - Reuters via Planet Ark

Mexico is suffering from its driest year in 68 years, killing crops and cattle in the countryside and forcing the government to slow the flow of water to the crowded capital. There is insufficient data to say how much global warming can be blamed, a senior official said.

No Matter How Well You Model it, Humans are to Blame
August 18, 2009 06:28 AM - R. Greenway, ENN

New research appearing in the online issue of the Proceedings of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists and a group of international researchers found that model quality does not affect the ability to identify human effects on atmospheric water vapor.

Record Month for Renewable Energy in the U.S.
August 17, 2009 06:50 AM - , Global Warming is Real

The latest Electric Power Monthly Report released by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows net U.S. electrical generation from renewable sources (biomass, geothermal, solar, hydro, and wind) reached an all-time high in May of 2009, comprising 13% of the total electrical generation for the month.

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