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Saturday, October 12, 2013

China Is Running Out Of Water, And The Government's Solutions Are Potentially Disastrous

China Is Running Out Of Water, And The Government's Solutions Are Potentially Disastrous


http://www.businessinsider.com/chinas-water-shortage-2013-10?utm_source=alerts&nr_email_referer=1

District’s evacuation order may be lifted

District’s evacuation order may be lifted

Any residents returning to Tamura area to get dosimeters


http://awsadmin.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/10/12/national/districts-evacuation-order-may-be-lifted/#.Ull-thDBOAg

Crippled Fukushima: California Gets Far More Radiation Than Russia – Expert

Crippled Fukushima: California Gets Far More Radiation Than Russia – Expert


http://www.albanytribune.com/11102013-crippled-fukushima-california-gets-far-radiation-russia-expert/

Over 865,200 Gallons of Fracked Oil Spill in ND, Public in Dark for Days Due to Government Shutdown

  Over 865,200 Gallons of Fracked Oil Spill in ND, Public in Dark for Days Due to Government Shutdown
by Steve Horn
"Over 20,600 barrels of oil fracked from the Bakken Shale has spilled from a Tesoro Logistics pipeline in Tioga, North http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/10/11-0 Dakota in one of the biggest onshore oil spills in recent U.S. history."

Are Utility Companies Out to Destroy Solar's 'Rooftop Revolution'?

Are Utility Companies Out to Destroy Solar's 'Rooftop Revolution'?
by Jon Queally
"What environmentalists and solar energy advocates see is the utility companies putting barriers up to a decentralized system they will not no longer be able to control or profit from."http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/10/09-0

2047: The Year the World Hits 'Climate Departure'

2047: The Year the World Hits 'Climate Departure'
by Andrea Germanos
"The results shocked us," said Camilo Mora, the study's lead author. "Regardless of the scenario, changes will be coming soon. Within my generation, whatever climate we were used to will be a thing of the past."http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/10/09-9

New finding shows climate change can happen in a geological instant PhysOrg (Francois T)

New finding shows climate change can happen in a geological instant PhysOrg (Francois T)
http://phys.org/news/2013-10-climate-geological-instant.html

Friday, October 11, 2013

McMurdo Station: The New York of the Deep Freeze South [VIDEO]

Posted: 10 Oct 2013 12:00 PM PDT
Nearly all of the images that are used to describe the dangers of melting ice as a result of climate change come from the Arctic. Perhaps that is because it is a far more accessible place than the Antarctic. The Arctic is permanently inhabited and frequently visited.read morehttp://theenergycollective.com/rodadams/287171/mcmurdo-station-new-york-deep-freeze-south

Climate Change Report: Sobering Ramifications for Species and People

Posted: 11 Oct 2013 01:00 AM PDT
The release of a new report on the likely impacts of climate change could not be better timed for engaging Australians who are sweltering in the Sydney basin. It’s spring in Sydney right now and the forecast today is for 39 degrees Celsius. That ought to tell you something. read morehttp://theenergycollective.com/solarbusiness/287611/climate-change-report-sobering-ramifications-species-and-people

Has the Flood of Interest in IPCC and Climate Change Dissipated?

Posted: 11 Oct 2013 05:00 AM PDT
The release of the IPCC report caused a short surge in public interest about climate change, according the Google Trends search data. Like a river after a flood, the waters have receded. Ten days later, the flood wave has dissipated, and search volume is back to baseline.read morehttp://theenergycollective.com/simondonner/285796/has-flood-interest-ipcc-and-climate-change-already-dissipated

Carbon Markets Cut Emissions 17 Times Cheaper Than Subsidies

Posted: 11 Oct 2013 06:00 AM PDT
The cornerstone appeal of carbon markets is their ability to cut emissions while simultaneously creating clean energy investments – but, as it turns out, they may actually be far more effective at this task than anyone could have ever imagined.read morehttp://theenergycollective.com/silviomarcacci/287621/carbon-markets-cut-emissions-17x-cheaper-subsidies

New Pollution Limits Could Help Quench the Thirst of Coal-Fired Power Plants

Posted: 11 Oct 2013 09:00 AM PDT
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently published a proposed rule to amend its effluent limitations guidelines (ELGs) and standards for coal-fired power plants. The proposed ELGs, once finalized, could for the first time set federal limits on levels of toxic metal discharges.read morehttp://theenergycollective.com/nrdcswitchboard/287586/new-pollution-limits-could-help-quench-thirst-coal-fired-power-plants

Pipeline Spill in ND 'One of Biggest in Recent History'

Pipeline Spill in ND 'One of Biggest in Recent History'
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/10/11-0

Science advice and the role of evidence in policy

Science advice and the role of evidence in policy

http://www.senseaboutscience.org/blog.php/68/science-advice-and-the-role-of-evidence-in-policy

Google Street View is new arm against alien species

Google Street View is new arm against alien species
Paris (AFP) Oct 10, 2013 - Google Street View can be a useful weapon in the costly and time-consuming fight against invasive species, French biologists said on Thursday. A team at France's French National Agency for Agricultural Research (INRA) used the online tool, which provides 360-degree images of streets filmed by specially-fitted cars, to gauge the spread of a tree-killing insect. The pine processionary moth ... morehttp://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Google_Street_View_is_new_arm_against_alien_species_999.html

Asia's changing food needs mean export opportunities

Asia's changing food needs mean export opportunities
Canberra, Australia (UPI) Oct 10, 2013 - Asia represents a huge potential for food exports, particularly from Australia, a report indicates. In its study "'What Asia Wants: Long-term food consumption trends in Asia" released Thursday, the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences cites the region's rapid economic growth, population increase and urbanization as major factors contributing to fundament ... morehttp://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Asias_changing_food_needs_mean_export_opportunities_999.html
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Brazil to start work on new Antarctic base next year

Brazil to start work on new Antarctic base next year
Rio De Janeiro (AFP) Oct 10, 2013 - Brazil said Thursday it will start work early next year on a new Antarctic base to replace the one gutted by a 2012 fire. The new station would be modern, newer and built with more resistant material, Navy Admiral Julio Soares de Moura told reporters as he unveiled the $54 million project. Two military personnel died when a blaze ripped through the Comandante Ferraz base in Admiralty Bay ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Brazil_to_start_work_on_new_Antarctic_base_next_year_999.html
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Minamata: The dark side of Japan's industrialisation

Minamata: The dark side of Japan's industrialisation
Tokyo (AFP) Oct 10, 2013 - Minamata was the site of Japan's worst ever industrial poisoning and is regarded as the dark side of Japan's rapid modernisation during the 20th Century. For decades, a synthetic resin factory run by chemical company Chisso Corp had been dumping methylmercury into the bay of the town on southwestern Kyushu island, poisoning the marine habitat. The methylmercury accumulated in shellfish a ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Minamata_The_dark_side_of_Japans_industrialisation_999.html
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Ants more closely related to bees than to most wasps

Ants more closely related to bees than to most wasps
Davis CA (SPX) Oct 11, 2013 - Ants and bees are surprisingly more genetically related to each other than they are to social wasps such as yellow jackets and paper wasps, a team of University of California, Davis, scientists has discovered. The groundbreaking research is available online and will be published Oct. 21 in the print version of the journal Current Biology. Using state-of-the-art genome sequencing and bioinf ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Evolutionary_question_answered_Ants_more_closely_related_to_bees_than_to_most_wasps_999.html
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Longer life for humans linked to further loss of endangered species

Longer life for humans linked to further loss of endangered species
Davis CA (SPX) Oct 11, 2013 - As human life expectancy increases, so does the percentage of invasive and endangered birds and mammals, according to a new study by the University of California, Davis. The study, published in the September issue of Ecology and Society, examined a combination of 15 social and ecological variables - from tourism and per capita gross domestic product to water stress and political stability ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Longer_life_for_humans_linked_to_further_loss_of_endangered_species_999.html
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Study in Nature reveals urgent new time frame for climate change

Study in Nature reveals urgent new time frame for climate change
Hononlulu HI (SPX) Oct 11, 2013 - Ecological and societal disruptions by modern climate change are critically determined by the time frame over which climates shift. Camilo Mora and colleagues in the College of Social Sciences' Department of Geography at the University of Hawaii, Manoa have developed one such time frame. The study, entitled "The projected timing of climate departure from recent variability," will be publis ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Study_in_Nature_reveals_urgent_new_time_frame_for_climate_change_999.html
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