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Friday, December 28, 2012

Tokyo Almost As Irradiated As Fukushima

Tokyo Almost As Irradiated As Fukushima

Tepco – and West Coast of America – Slammed with Radiationhttp://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/12/tokyo-almost-as-irradiated-as-fukushima.html

New Research Shows West Antarctica Warms Twice as Fast as Thought

New Research Shows West Antarctica Warms Twice as Fast as Thought

Since the last official report released by the IPCC back in 2007, global sea level rises have already exceeded the predicted figures to be reached by the end of the century. In fact new research suggests that West Antarctica is warming nearly twice as fast as previously thought, accounting for the far faster rise in sea levels.According to cleantechnica.com, “the average annual temperatures in West Antarctica, at the Byrd research station, have increased an incredible 2.4 degrees Celsius (4.3F) in the years since the 1950s.” Three times…Read more...http://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/New-Research-Shows-West-Antarctica-Warms-Twice-as-Fast-as-Thought.html

Global Warming Causes Volcanic Eruptions

Global Warming Causes Volcanic Eruptions

Volcanic eruptions can affect the climate. Huge eruptions release millions of tons of sulphur dioxide into the air which then remains in the atmosphere for a few years, reflecting sunlight away from the earth and cooling down the planet.Now new evidence suggests that the relationship can work in the opposite direction, meaning that changes to the climate can have an effect on volcanic eruptions; linking the two events even more.A recent study by geologists has found a pattern that suggests large eruptions tend to occur every 41,000 years, a number…Read more...http://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/Global-Warming-Causes-Volcanic-Eruptions.html

An Email from Santa Claus to Climate Skeptics | The Energy Collective Daily

An Email from Santa Claus to Climate Skeptics | The Energy Collective Daily

Link to The Energy Collective - The world's best thinkers on energy & climate

Posted: 28 Dec 2012 06:59 AM PST
A few Christmases ago, I published this email from Santa, which arrived on the night before the night before Christmas. Readers had so much fun with it, it's become an annual tradition. Enjoy!
Posted: 27 Dec 2012 06:44 AM PST
Podcast Episode 115 - Download the mp3 file Play the PodcastMy first reaction was “Wow! Did I just read that correctly?!”
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The dramatic, profound impacts of global warming are increasingly becoming apparent, particularly as regards vital freshwater supplies. Glaciers around the world are in retreat, threatening the sustainability of populations across entire regions—a process that has been under way for decades.
Posted: 26 Dec 2012 09:00 AM PST
Late last week, NaiKun Wind Energy Group announced a preferred supplier deal with the Canadian arm of Siemens. The deal would put to work the Germany-based energy giant’s new 4-MW turbine – an upgrade on the widely used SWT-3.6 – that Siemens is now promoting after installing a prototype in Denmark.
Posted: 26 Dec 2012 08:15 AM PST
The BLM recently issued a new Instruction Memorandum to its field offices. This IM establishes policy for reducing preventable wildlife mortality, increasing protection of livestock, and increasing human health and safety around oil and gas facilities.
Posted: 26 Dec 2012 07:15 AM PST
Eleven billion-dollar weather disasters hit the U.S., a figure exceeded only by the fourteen such disasters during the equally insane weather year of 2011. I present for you now the top ten weather stories of 2012, chosen for their meteorological significance and human and economic impact.

Energy News: 1-year-old named in Fukushima lawsuit by US Navy members

Energy News: 1-year-old named in Fukushima lawsuit by US Navy members



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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

33 Slides Laying Out the Crisis That Could Lead to Mass World Starvation

33 Slides Laying Out the Crisis That Could Lead to Mass World Starvation

Dry spell projected for southwest US

Dry spell projected for southwest US

Paris (AFP) Dec 23, 2012
Southwestern areas of the United States, reeling from its worst drought in 50 years, may have 10 percent less surface water within a decade due to global warming, a study said Sunday. While rainfall is forecast to increase over northern California in winter and the Colorado River feeding area, warmer temperatures will outstrip these gains by speeding up evaporation, leaving the soil and rivehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Dry_spell_projected_for_southwest_US_999.html

Smaller Colorado River projected for coming decades, study says

Smaller Colorado River projected for coming decades, study says

Some 40 million people depend on the Colorado River Basin for water but warmer weather from rising greenhouse gas levels and a growing population may signal water shortages ahead. In a new study, climate modelers predict a 10 percent drop in the Colorado River's flow in the next few decades, enough to disrupt longtime water-sharing agreements between farms and cities across the American Southwest.http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/12/121223152734.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Ftop_news%2Ftop_environment+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Top+News+--+Top+Environment%29

New Report Finds That West Antarctica Is Warming at an Alarming Rate

New Report Finds That West Antarctica Is Warming at an Alarming Rate

In a region where melting could contribute *10 feet* of global sea-level rise, new measurements show temperatures ticking up twice as fast as previously thought.http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/12/new-report-finds-that-west-antarctica-is-warming-at-an-alarming-rate/266623/

Monday, December 24, 2012

Energy News: Report from Japan: Radioactive fallout around Fukushima incineration plant being hidden — “It’s very odd” (VIDEOS)

Energy News: Report from Japan: Radioactive fallout around Fukushima incineration plant being hidden — “It’s very odd” (VIDEOS)




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