Climate

New Report Details Costs of Cutting Greenhouse Gas Emissions
October 6, 2009 10:27 AM - Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post

With enough technological advances, the world could get to a dramatically lower level of greenhouse gas emissions at a cost of between one and three percent of global GDP per year, according to a report issued Tuesday by a group of economists.

Acidic Clouds Nourish World's Oceans
October 6, 2009 05:30 AM - ScienceDaily, Adapted from materials provided by University of Leeds

Scientists at the University of Leeds have proved that acid in the atmosphere breaks down large particles of iron found in dust into small and extremely soluble iron nanoparticles, which are more readily used by plankton.

Obama orders federal government to cut emissions
October 5, 2009 09:02 PM - Reuters

President Barack Obama ordered federal agencies on Monday to set a goal within 90 days for cutting their greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, the White House said, aiming to "lead by example" in fighting climate change. The new executive order, signed by the president, mandates agencies across the federal government to "measure, manage, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions toward agency-defined targets," the White House said in a statement.

Climate Change Threatens Mekong Basin
October 5, 2009 06:16 AM - Chisa Fujioka, Reuters

Changing weather patterns and rising seas are already affecting many people in Southeast Asia's Greater Mekong Basin and climate change threatens the livelihoods of millions more, a report released on Monday shows. Intense floods and droughts, coastal erosion, higher seas and heat waves in coming decades threaten rice, fruit and coffee crops and fisheries on which many of the basin's 65 million people depend, says the report by global conservation group WWF.

Drought Disaster looms in East Africa
October 4, 2009 08:10 AM - Daniel Howden, The Independent, London, Environmental Health News

On the plains of Marsabit the heat is so intense the bush seems to shiver. The leafless scrub, bleached white by the sun, looks like a forest of fake Christmas trees. Carcasses of cattle and camels are strewn about the burnt red dirt in every direction. Siridwa Baseli walks out of the haze along a path of the dead and dying. He passes a skeletal cow that has given up and collapsed under a thorn tree. A nomad from the Rendille people, he is driving his herd in search of water.

Fungus Illuminates World's Worst Extinction
October 4, 2009 06:22 AM - Michael Reilly, Discovery News

In the wake of the world's worst mass extinction 250 million years ago, life on Earth was nearly nonexistent. All across the supercontinent Pangea, once lush forests lay in ruins, the corpses of trees poking like matchsticks into the poisoned air. In their place fungus ruled the land, according to a new study. It feasted on defunct wood, spreading across the planet in an orgy of decay.

Arctic Ice Shows no Sign of Returning
October 3, 2009 08:08 AM - Yereth Rosen, Reuters

Old, "multiyear" ice -- the glue that holds the polar ice cap together and forms the Arctic's defense against encroaching warming -- is slowly disintegrating, a process that is plain to see from the air.

Emissions Targets, Costs Stall Climate Talks
October 2, 2009 06:43 AM - David Fogarty, Reuters

Efforts to convince rich nations to toughen emissions cuts have failed to make much headway at climate talks in the Thai capital, the U.N. said on Friday. Delegates from about 180 nations are meeting in Bangkok to try to narrow differences on ways to broaden and deepen the fight against climate change.

Big Support, Potential for Mid-Atlantic Wind Power
October 2, 2009 05:50 AM - Elsa Wenzel , Clean Techies

An amazingly high percentage of people who live down the Mid-Atlantic Seaboard from New York to Virginia want wind turbines off their coast.

EPA Rule Will Require Permits and Use of Best Technologies to Reduce Greenhouse Gases from Large Facilities
October 1, 2009 06:59 AM - R. Greenway, ENN

U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced today that the Agency has taken a significant step to address greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions under the Clean Air Act.

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