Wednesday December 11th 2013, 6:11 PMNicholas Stern: As the European Union dithers, the world's two biggest carbon emitters must work together to help countries reach a climate deal in 2015 Nicholas Stern [News Source]
The US and China must show leadership on climate change | Nicholas Stern
Climate Change And Federally Protected Marine Species
Wednesday December 11th 2013, 4:25 PMUniversity of Washington As the Endangered Species Act nears its 40th birthday at the end of December, conservation biologists are coming to terms with a danger not foreseen in the early 1970s: global climate change . Federal fisheries scientists have published a special section in this month’s issue of Conservation Biology that outlines some considerations for coming decades. A University of ... [News Source]
Compass: State needs to get serious about climate change response
Wednesday December 11th 2013, 3:15 PMCompass writer Rick Steiner says Alaska needs a strong response to climate change. [News Source]
Global warming partly caused by humans
Wednesday December 11th 2013, 11:40 AMWith the relief operations for Supertyphoon “Yolanda” victims finally in full steam, it is an opportune time to bring the effects of global warming to everyone’s attention, especially to that of the international community. [News Source]
Market approach to fighting pollution produces results.
Wednesday December 11th 2013, 9:00 AMThe ethos of the Environmental Defense Fund has been atypical: The group will work with anybody and everybody to find a workable solution to combat climate change and pollution. Under the right circumstances, even a coal company can be a worthy ally. [News Source]
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European development bank cuts funding for coal power.
Wednesday December 11th 2013, 9:00 AMThe European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will focus on energy efficiency and renewable energy investments over the next five years and slash its funding for coal projects. [News Source]
Scientists: Lack of data means fracking impacts unknown.
Wednesday December 11th 2013, 9:00 AMA group of scientists and other academics investigating the environmental, climate change and social impacts of oil and gas development, are calling for both state and federal governments and the oil and gas industry to be more transparent and provide more data about the energy drilling and production processes. [News Source]
Nijhuis: Art of science writing.
Wednesday December 11th 2013, 9:00 AMIt’s our job to point out the fallibility of science as well as its fascinations. [News Source]
US Supreme Court examines rule on cross-border pollution: Did EPA overreach?
Wednesday December 11th 2013, 9:00 AMThe Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday about an EPA rule that aims to curb cross-border air pollution. The high court set aside an additional 30 minutes beyond the usual hour for oral argument, underscoring the importance – and complexity – of the dispute. [News Source]
Yellowstone report: Climate, invasive species affect ecosystem.
Wednesday December 11th 2013, 9:00 AMYellowstone National Park was created by slow changes in geothermal conditions, but now it's being reshaped by rapid changes in climate and human pressures, according to a biennial assessment of the park's vital signs. [News Source]