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Saturday, March 23, 2013

This cheat sheet will make you win every climate argument

This cheat sheet will make you win every climate argument

Joe Romm: The Dangerous Myth That Climate Change Is Reversible

Joe Romm: The Dangerous Myth That Climate Change Is Reversible

John Atcheson: The Folly of Endless Growth on a Finite Planet

John Atcheson: The Folly of Endless Growth on a Finite Planet

Big Oil Attempts Keystone XL End-Run

Big Oil Attempts Keystone XL End-Run
"Just once, we wish these Senators would break the trend and listen to the thousands upon thousands standing up against this pipeline, instead of the Big Oil benefactors lining their campaign war chests."

Article here...

Record Radiation Found in Fukushima Fish

Record Radiation Found in Fukushima Fish
A fish with record levels of radioactive cesium was caught in the waters outside the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, officials announced Friday.

Article here...

A Growing Drought for Some, Flood Warnings for Others, says New Report


A Growing Drought for Some, Flood Warnings for Others, says New Report
'No relief in sight' says Spring forecast from NOAA.

Article here...

Friday, March 22, 2013

Earth's Interior Cycles a Contributor to Long-Term Sea-Level and Climate Change

Earth's Interior Cycles a Contributor to Long-Term Sea-Level and Climate Change

New York NY (SPX) Mar 22, 2013
Ancient rises in sea levels and global warming are partially attributable to cyclical activity below the earth's surface, researchers from New York University and Ottawa's Carleton University have concluded in an analysis of geological studies. However, the article's authors, NYU's Michael Rampino and Carleton University's Andreas Prokoph, note that changes spurred by the earth's interiorhttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Earths_Interior_Cycles_a_Contributor_to_Long_Term_Sea_Level_and_Climate_Change_999.html

Significant contribution of Greenland's peripheral glaciers to sea-level rise

Significant contribution of Greenland's peripheral glaciers to sea-level rise

Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Mar 22, 2013
The scientists looked at glaciers which behave independently from the ice sheet, despite having some physical connection to it, and those which are not connected at all. The discovery, just published in Geophysical Research Letters, is important as it will help scientists improve the predictions of the future contribution of Greenland's ice to sea-level rise. Using lasers which measure thehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Significant_contribution_of_Greenlands_peripheral_glaciers_to_sea_level_rise_999.html

Global nitrogen availability consistent for past 500 years, linked to carbon levels

Global nitrogen availability consistent for past 500 years, linked to carbon levels

Manhattan, KS (SPX) Mar 22, 2013
A Kansas State University research team has found that despite humans increasing nitrogen production through industrialization, nitrogen availability in many ecosystems has remained steady for the past 500 years. Their work appears in the journal Nature. "People have been really interested in nitrogen in current times because it's a major pollutant," said Kendra McLauchlan, assistant profehttp://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Global_nitrogen_availability_consistent_for_past_500_years_linked_to_carbon_levels_999.html

Ocean plankton sponge up nearly twice the carbon currently assumed

Ocean plankton sponge up nearly twice the carbon currently assumed

Irvine CA (SPX) Mar 22, 2013
Models of carbon dioxide in the world's oceans need to be revised, according to new work by UC Irvine and other scientists published online Sunday in Nature Geoscience. Trillions of plankton near the surface of warm waters are far more carbon-rich than has long been thought, they found. http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Ocean_plankton_sponge_up_nearly_twice_the_carbon_currently_assumed_999.html

Natural climate swings contribute more to increased monsoon rainfall than global warming

Natural climate swings contribute more to increased monsoon rainfall than global warming

Honolulu, HI (SPX) Mar 22, 2013
Natural swings in the climate have significantly intensified Northern Hemisphere monsoon rainfall, showing that these swings must be taken into account for climate predictions in the coming decades. The findings are published in the March 18 online publication of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Monsoon rainfall in the Northern Hemisphere impacts about 60% of the Worldhttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Natural_climate_swings_contribute_more_to_increased_monsoon_rainfall_than_global_warming_999.html
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Lockheed Martin Says This Desalination Technology Is An Industry Game-Changer

A Conversation with Richard L. Engel

A Conversation with Richard L. Engel

Richard L. Engel discusses how natural resources and environmental considerations are incorporated into global threat assessments, noting that climate change is a national security game changer. This meeting is part of the Global Resources, the U.S. Economy, and National Security symposium, sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations and Conservation International.http://www.cfr.org/united-states/conversation-richard-l-engel/p30271?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+cfr_main+%28CFR.org+-+Main+Site+Feed%29

Government Efforts to Promote Conservation and Sustainability: Are They Working?

Government Efforts to Promote Conservation and Sustainability: Are They Working?

Stewart Patrick, Tebelelo Seretse, and Katherine Sierra discuss sustainability and conservation achievements, citing promising models of sub-global efforts and Botswana's work in incorporating conservation values into its governance and culture. This meeting is part of the Global Resources, the U.S. Economy, and National Security symposium, sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations and Conservation International.

Conservation and Sustainability: The Role of the Private Sector

Conservation and Sustainability: The Role of the Private Sector

Donna A. Harman, Beth Keck, and David T. Perry discuss efforts taken by their respective organizations to achieve environmental and sustainability goals along their global supply chains, citing social and ethical imperatives as primary drivers. This meeting is part of the Global Resources, the U.S. Economy, and National Security symposium, sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations and Conservation International.http://www.cfr.org/united-states/conservation-sustainability-role-private-sector/p30273?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+cfr_main+%28CFR.org+-+Main+Site+Feed%29

Direct Connection: Global Resources, the U.S. Economy, and National Security

Direct Connection: Global Resources, the U.S. Economy, and National Security

Harrison Ford, Richard N. Haass, and Peter Seligmann discuss the concept of sustainability as an integrated approach that encompasses economic, social, and environmental concerns, and how security is directly connected to environmental issues. This meeting is part of the Global Resources, the U.S. Economy, and National Security symposium, sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations and Conservation International.http://www.cfr.org/united-states/direct-connection-global-resources-us-economy-national-security/p30274?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+cfr_main+%28CFR.org+-+Main+Site+Feed%29

Environmental Law Institute CLE: Environmental Impacts of Shale Development and Hydraulic Fracturing: Key Legal Issues and Future Directions

Environmental Law Institute CLE: Environmental Impacts of Shale Development and Hydraulic Fracturing: Key Legal Issues and Future Directions


  Co-sponsored by ALI CLE
State and Regional Regulatory Trends in Hydraulic Fracturing
States are at the fore in regulating shale drilling and hydraulic fracturing, and several regional bodies have significant regulatory input as well. Get an in-depth examination of the changes and trends in state and regional regulation, including:
  • State regulatory initiatives and moratoria
  • Regional regulatory efforts by River Basin Compact Commissions
  • The tension between the states and US EPA over the regulation of drilling and hydraulic fracturing
  • Efforts to create model state codes and regulations
When: Wednesday, March 27, 2013
12:30–2PM ET

Where: Via teleconference and webcast.
RSVP: To attend, please visit http://www.ali-cle.org/index.cfmfuseaction=courses.course&course_code=TSUX06
Teleconference and webcast information will be emailed one business day prior to the event.
Continuing Legal Education credits will be available for this series
Panelists:
Joel R. Burcat, Partner, Saul Ewing LLP (moderator)
Scott R. Perry, Deputy Secretary, Office of Oil and Gas Management, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Craig Segall, Staff Attorney, Sierra Club
Edward L. Strohbehn Jr., Of Counsel, Bingham McCutchen LLP
Lori Wrotenbery, Director of Administration, Oklahoma Corporation Commission
This replay was originally presented on December 14, 2012. Questions submitted during the program will be answered by email within two business days after the program.
This program is part of the 5-part ALI CLE and ELI series, Environmental Impacts of Shale Development and Hydraulic Fracturing: Key Legal Issues and Future Directions. The series offers an in-depth examination of the environmental law and policy issues facing companies, governments, activist groups, and citizens who are concerned about this critical area of our nation’s energy infrastructure.
You do not have to participate in the entire series to benefit from the information provided in each individual program. For more information on the series go to http://eli.ali-cle.org.


 
 
 

 
 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Fukushima Spews More Radiation … Due to Tepco’s Carelessness

Fukushima Spews More Radiation … Due to Tepco’s Carelessness

Fukushima Still Pumping Out Massive Amounts of Radiation

Power was lost to the cooling systems to virtually all of the spent fuel pools at Fukushima for more than a day.
Some of these fuel pools have lost containment, and are arguably the top short-term threat to humanity … and America’s national security.
The loss of cooling increased the radiation output from the pools.  And the loss of power was due to carelessness by the operator of the Fukushima reactors.  As nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen notes:
Is TEPCO doing an adequate job of keeping the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power site safe?
We don’t think so.http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/03/fukushima-spews-more-radiation-due-to-tepcos-carelessness.html

First Images Released from Newest Earth Observation Satellite

First Images Released from Newest Earth Observation Satellite

Mar. 21, 2013 — NASA and the Department of the Interior's U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have released the first images from the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) satellite, which was launched Feb. 11.http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130321170932.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Ftop_news%2Ftop_environment+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Top+News+--+Top+Environment%29

Japan Taps Methane Hydrates: Pondering the Explosive Implications

Japan Taps Methane Hydrates: Pondering the Explosive Implications
http://theenergycollective.com/jessejenkins/198761/japan-taps-methane-hydrates-pondering-explosive-implications?utm_source=tec_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter&inf_contact_key=ddedc59fc07acc25065a0a71a70abaf0620fc80e41366fb13367a06d7e0eedfa
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Need for Water Planning as Western US Faces 3rd Year of Drought

Need for Water Planning as Western US Faces 3rd Year of Drought


http://theenergycollective.com/globalwarmingisreal/200821/water-planning-us-3rd-year-drought?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The+Energy+Collective+%28all+posts%29

Ocean-faring Robot Cashes in on Offshore Oil and Gas

Ocean-faring Robot Cashes in on Offshore Oil and Gas

Liquid Robotics raised $45 million to build out its fleet of self-propelled marine robots.


http://www.technologyreview.com/view/512701/ocean-faring-robot-cashes-in-on-offshore-oil-and-gas/?utm_campaign=newsletters&utm_source=newsletter-daily-all&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20130321

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Bombshell: Koch-Funded Study Finds ‘Global Warming Is Real’, ‘On The High End’ And ‘Essentially All’ Due To Carbon Pollution

Bombshell: Koch-Funded Study Finds ‘Global Warming Is Real’, ‘On The High End’ And ‘Essentially All’ Due To Carbon Pollution
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2012/07/28/602151/bombshell-koch-funded-study-finds-global-warming-is-real-on-the-high-end-and-essentially-all-due-to-carbon-pollution/

Health Front: Radioactive Fish Caught Off California Coast

 
 
 
 
 
 

A new report released by researchers from Stanford University Hopkins Marine Station finds Bluefin tuna caught just off the California coast tested positive for radiation stemming from the nuclear disaster at Fukushima. http://www.tworiverstribune.com/2013/03/health-front-radioactive-fish-caught-off-california-coast/

From US to Canada, Tar Sands Resistance Heats Up

From US to Canada, Tar Sands Resistance Heats Up
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/03/20-5

Jill Richardson: FDA Ready to Approve Frankenfish Despite Fishy Science

Jill Richardson: FDA Ready to Approve Frankenfish Despite Fishy Science
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/03/20-5

David Roberts: Two Reasons Climate Change Is Not Like Other Environmental Problems

David Roberts: Two Reasons Climate Change Is Not Like Other Environmental Problems
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/03/20-2

Center for Biological Diversity: Poll: Majority of Americans Want Congress Out of Keystone XL Pipeline Decision, Oppose "Eminent Domain," Worry About Water, Wildlife

Center for Biological Diversity: Poll: Majority of Americans Want Congress Out of Keystone XL Pipeline Decision, Oppose "Eminent Domain," Worry About Water, Wildlife
http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2013/03/20-4

Friends of the Earth: Top Grocery Stores: We Won’t Sell Genetically Engineered Seafood

Friends of the Earth: Top Grocery Stores: We Won’t Sell Genetically Engineered Seafood
http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2013/03/20-2

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Transportation study reveals potential for deep cuts to petroleum use and carbon emissions

Transportation study reveals potential for deep cuts to petroleum use and carbon emissions

Scientists have completed an assessment of avenues to reach deep cuts in petroleum use and greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector.http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130319155640.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Latest+Science+News%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

Dirty blizzard' in Gulf may account for missing Deepwater Horizon oil

Dirty blizzard' in Gulf may account for missing Deepwater Horizon oil

Tallahassee FL (SPX) Mar 20, 2013
Oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill acted as a catalyst for plankton and other surface materials to clump together and fall to the sea floor in a massive sedimentation event that researchers are calling a "dirty blizzard." Jeff Chanton, the John Widmer Winchester Professor of Oceanography in the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science at Florida State University, is one ofhttp://www.energy-daily.com/reports/Dirty_blizzard_in_Gulf_may_account_for_missing_Deepwater_Horizon_oil_999.html

Nuclear-hit Fukushima to get 20,000 cherry trees

Nuclear-hit Fukushima to get 20,000 cherry trees

Tokyo (AFP) March 19, 2013
A project to plant 190 kilometres (120 miles) of Japan's tsunami-hit coast with cherry trees has begun, with organisers saying they want something to welcome nuclear evacuees in three decades' time. Residents, volunteers and those who fled the atomic disaster are set to plant 20,000 cherry tree saplings in Fukushima's coastal Hamadori region over the next 10 years,http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Nuclear-hit_Fukushima_to_get_20000_cherry_trees_999.html

Study: Global Warming Doubles Risk of "Katrina-Magnitude" Events

Study: Global Warming Doubles Risk of "Katrina-Magnitude" Events
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/03/19-2

NRC to observe nuclear waste tank closure efforts

NRC to observe nuclear waste tank closure efforts
The Augusta Chronicle
Nuclear Regulatory Commission observers will visit Savannah River Site on March 27-28 to evaluate ongoing efforts to close underground storage tanks that contain Cold War radioactive waste. Originally, there were 51 underground tanks at the site's H ...http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-03-19/nrc-observe-nuclear-waste-tank-closure-efforts

Five Katrinas A Decade? Warming Projected To Boost Extreme Storm Surges Ten-Fold

Five Katrinas A Decade? Warming Projected To Boost Extreme Storm Surges Ten-Fold

Scientist: “With the global warming we have had during the 20th century, we have already crossed the threshold where more than half of all ‘Katrinas’ are due to global warming.”
New Orleans post-Katrina. Credit: NOAA.
By Aslak Grinsted via the Nils Bohr Institute.http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/03/19/1741861/five-katrinas-a-decade-warming-projected-to-boost-extreme-storm-surges-ten-fold/?mobile=nc

New Carbon Storage Method Reduces Earthquake Risk, Study Says

New Carbon Storage Method Reduces Earthquake Risk, Study Says

A team of researchers says it has demonstrated a method of underground carbon storage that reduces the risk of triggering earthquakes, a safety concern cited by some scientists about the emerging field of carbon capture and sequestration. While often cited as a potentially key option in reducing atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide, earlier studies have suggested that the use of carbon sequestration technologies in some rock formations can result in leaks that ultimately cause minor tremors. But in a new study, published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, Yale University researchers say that storing carbon in a common type of volcanic rock, known as reactive mafic rock, offers a far safer alternative. According to their findings, injecting carbon into the mafic rock causes a chemical reaction that generates carbon minerals, creating a so-called “mineral-trapping” phenomenon that reduces fluid pressure and distributes the stress load, which in turn minimizes seismic risks.http://e360.yale.edu/digest/new_carbon_storage_method_reduces_earthquake_risk_yale_researchers_says/3795/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+YaleEnvironment360+%28Yale+Environment+360%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

Long-Term Costs Of Fracking Are Staggering

Long-Term Costs Of Fracking Are Staggering


http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/03/19/1742171/long-term-costs-of-fracking-are-staggering/?mobile=nc

Monday, March 18, 2013

Climate change could mean seven times as many Katrinas

Climate change could mean seven times as many Katrinas

katrina Oh, just this, seven more times. Batten down the hatches, East Coasters: A new study argues that for every 1 degree C (1.8 degrees F) of global warming, the U.S. Atlantic seaboard could see up to seven times as many Katrina-sized hurricanes.
That’s the conclusion of Aslak Grinsted, a climatologist at Copenhagen’s Niels Bohr Institute, who led an effort to match East Coast storm surge records from the last 90 years with global temperatures. His results, published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggest that the strongest hurricanes are likely to become more commonplace with only half the level of warming currently projected by scientists.
“There is a sensitivity to warming, and it is surprisingly large,” Grinsted said.http://grist.org/climate-energy/climate-change-could-mean-seven-times-as-many-katrinas/?utm_source=syndication&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=feed

National Research Council Study Charts Course to a Half the Oil Future

National Research Council Study Charts Course to a Half the Oil Future

An important National Research Council study released today concludes that the right policies and a wide variety of automotive technologies can significantly reduce our nation’s oil use and heat-trapping emissions in the coming decades.http://www.ucsusa.org/news/press_release/national-oil-report-0369.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A%20ucsusa%2Frss%20%28Union%20of%20Concerned%20Scientists%29

No Energy in the U.S. Energy Debate

No Energy in the U.S. Energy Debate

Daniel Graeber, OilPrice.com
Rep. Ed Markey, ranking member of the House Energy Committee, said an investigation into Shell's offshore Alaska campaign suggested the company wasn't ready to work in extreme environments. An Interior Department report found problems with the way Shell managed its Alaska campaign last year. . .http://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/No-Energy-in-U.S.-Energy-Debate.html

New Chinese Premier Vows to Tackle Pollution With ‘Iron Fist’

New Chinese Premier Vows to Tackle Pollution With ‘Iron Fist’

China’s new premier, Li Keqiang, has vowed aggressive government action to curb the rampant pollution that has provoked growing public outrage, saying the country would phase out “backward production http://e360.yale.edu/digest/new_chinese_premier_vows_to_tackle_pollution_with_iron_fist/3793/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+YaleEnvironment360+%28Yale+Environment+360%29

Significant contribution of Greenland's peripheral glaciers to sea-level rise

Significant contribution of Greenland's peripheral glaciers to sea-level rise

Glaciers at the edge of Greenland which are not connected to its huge ice sheet, or can be clearly separated from it, are contributing to sea-level rise much more than previously thought. Scientists have found that, though these peripheral glaciers make up just 5 to 7 percent of total ice coverage on the land mass, they account for up to 20 percent of the rise in sea level created by the region's melting.http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130318104956.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Latest+Science+News%29

Ten times more hurricane surges in future, new research predicts

Ten times more hurricane surges in future, new research predicts

How much worse will the frequency of extreme storm surges get as temperatures rise in the future? How many extreme storm surges like that from Hurricane Katrina, which hit the U.S. coast in 2005, will there be as a result of global warming? New research shows that there will be a tenfold increase in frequency if the climate becomes two degrees Celsius warmer.http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130318151519.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Latest+Science+News%29

Obama: ‘Let’s Keep Moving Forward On An All-Of-The Above Energy Strategy … Where We Produce More Oil & Gas Here….’

Obama: ‘Let’s Keep Moving Forward On An All-Of-The Above Energy Strategy … Where We Produce More Oil & Gas Here….’

Must-Have High-Resolution Charts: ‘Carbon Pollution Set To End Era Of Stable Climate’

Must-Have High-Resolution Charts: ‘Carbon Pollution Set To End Era Of Stable Climate’

By Joe Rommhttp://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/03/18/1722601/must-have-high-resolution-charts-carbon-pollution-set-to-end-era-of-stable-climate/?mobile=nc

TV: Giant sinkhole swallows nearly an acre of land — Photo: Surface now covered in oil, sheen

TV: Giant sinkhole swallows nearly an acre of land — Photo: Surface now covered in oil, sheen


http://enenews.com/tv-sinkhole-swallows-acre-land-photo-surface-covered-oil-sheen
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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Japan fishing crippled 2 years after nuclear meltdown

Japan fishing crippled 2 years after nuclear meltdown


http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50142992n

The Dangerous Myth That Climate Change Is Reversible

The Dangerous Myth That Climate Change Is Reversible

The CMO (Chief Misinformation Officer) of the climate ignorati, Joe Nocera, has a new piece, “A Real Carbon Solution.” The biggest of its many errors comes in this line:
A reduction of carbon emissions from Chinese power plants would do far more to help reverse climate change than — dare I say it? — blocking the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
Memo to Nocera: As a NOAA-led paper explained 4 years ago, climate change is “largely irreversible for 1000 years,” with permanent Dust Bowls in Southwest and around the globe (if we don’t slash emissions ASAP).
This notion that we can reverse climate change by cutting emissions is one of the most commonly held myths — and one of the most dangerous, as explained in this 2007 MIT study, “Understanding Public Complacency About Climate Change: Adults’ mental models of climate change violate conservation of matter.”

California To Other 49 States: Can You Match Our Clean Energy Economy?

California To Other 49 States: Can You Match Our Clean Energy Economy?

While the prospects of comprehensive energy legislation remain grim in Washington, real action to address climate change and grow the clean economy is being taken on the state level.
California in particular is a shining example of state-based leadership on climate, having established its own cap-and-trade mechanism — a key element in the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (also known as AB 32) — that will soon be linked with the Province of Qu├ębec which will decrease overall greenhouse gas emissions and provide greater flexibility to California businesses. The state also has a Renewable Portfolio Standard of 33 percent by 2020 (the state utilities have already met 20 percent of its electricity needs through renewables), and a net metering program allowing customers to receive financial credit for power generating by their onsite system.http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/03/17/1730481/california-to-other-49-states-can-you-match-our-clean-energy-economy/

NASA’s Startling Satellite Data Shows Massive Drop In Mideast Freshwater Reserves During Warming-Driven Drought

NASA’s Startling Satellite Data Shows Massive Drop In Mideast Freshwater Reserves During Warming-Driven Drought

Variations in total water storage from normal in the Tigris and Euphrates river basins (from 1/03 through 12/09), as measured by NASA’s GRACE satellites (Full image here).
By Alan Buis, Steve Cole, and Janet Wilson, via NASA
A new study using data from a pair of gravity-measuring NASA satellites finds that large parts of the arid Middle East region lost freshwater reserves rapidly during the past decade.http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/03/17/1726611/nasas-startling-satellite-data-shows-massive-drop-in-mideast-freshwater-reserves-during-warming-driven-drought/?mobile=nc
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US nuclear site leaks alarm environmentalists


US nuclear site leaks alarm environmentalists

Fears growing that radioactive material could pass through groundwater to the nearby Columbia River.
http://www.aljazeera.com/video/americas/2013/03/2013317111231359302.html
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Pope Francis: The Poor and Climate Change


Posted: 17 Mar 2013 05:30 AM PDT
The new pontiff’s role in assisting the world’s disadvantaged will be inextricably linked to the ravages of climate change, the fast-growing global crisis that will hit the global impoverished populations hard.http://theenergycollective.com/rockykistner/199251/pope-francis-and-climate-change-si-se-puede?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The+Energy+Collective+%28all+posts%29

Arctic Ice Loss Amplified Superstorm Sandy


Posted: 17 Mar 2013 09:30 AM PDT
A new report states the severe loss of summertime Arctic sea ice, attributed to greenhouse warming, appears to increase the frequency of atmospheric blocking events like the one that steered Hurricane Sandy into the New York City area.http://theenergycollective.com/josephromm/199231/how-arctic-ice-loss-amplified-superstorm-sandy-oceanography-journal?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The+Energy+Collective+%28all+posts%29