Global Warming and Climate Change News

Parliamentarians commit to work to mitigate Climate Change
Saturday March 17th 2012, 11:34 AM

The Parliamentary Select Committee on Mines and Energy and other stakeholders were on Saturday schooled on the Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP) on Climate Change and tasked to champion environmental protection. [News Source]

Healing ozone layer lowers UV exposure, report finds.
Saturday March 17th 2012, 10:00 AM

A new scientific study has confirmed that the healing of the ozone layer is also reducing people's exposure to harmful UV rays from the sun. It will still take years before the ozone layer recovers entirely, but the string of positive news continues. [News Source]

Can drilling for shale gas and carbon sequestration coexist?
Saturday March 17th 2012, 10:00 AM

Natural gas production and carbon sequestration may be headed for an underground collision course. That is the message from a new study finding that many of the same shale rock formations where companies want to extract gas also happen to sit above optimal sites envisioned for storing carbon dioxide underground. [News Source]

Asia and its floods: Save our cities.
Saturday March 17th 2012, 10:00 AM

A recent World Bank report says that land subsidence from compaction and increased groundwater extraction mean that Jakarta is sinking ten times faster than the Java Sea is rising, because of climate change. All across Asia, megacities face similar problems. [News Source]

Healing ozone layer lowers UV exposure, report finds.
Saturday March 17th 2012, 10:00 AM

A new scientific study has confirmed that the healing of the ozone layer is also reducing people's exposure to harmful UV rays from the sun. It will still take years before the ozone layer recovers entirely, but the string of positive news continues. [News Source]

Death stalks us in the air, economic groups say.
Saturday March 17th 2012, 10:00 AM

Urban air pollution will become the top cause of environment-related deaths globally by mid-century unless action is taken. [News Source]

Can drilling for shale gas and carbon sequestration coexist?
Saturday March 17th 2012, 10:00 AM

Natural gas production and carbon sequestration may be headed for an underground collision course. That is the message from a new study finding that many of the same shale rock formations where companies want to extract gas also happen to sit above optimal sites envisioned for storing carbon dioxide underground. [News Source]

Asia and its floods: Save our cities.
Saturday March 17th 2012, 10:00 AM

A recent World Bank report says that land subsidence from compaction and increased groundwater extraction mean that Jakarta is sinking ten times faster than the Java Sea is rising, because of climate change. All across Asia, megacities face similar problems. [News Source]

Combating climate change: Net benefits.
Saturday March 17th 2012, 10:00 AM

The idea of pulling carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere is a beguiling one. Could it ever become real? [News Source]

Caribbean mobilises funds for ten-year climate plan.
Saturday March 17th 2012, 10:00 AM

Failure to adapt to climate change will derail the development aspirations of the 15-member Caribbean Community, researchers warn, siphoning off an average of five percent of 2004 gross domestic product regionwide by 2025. [News Source]

How spill settlement money from BP may save the Gulf Coast.
Saturday March 17th 2012, 10:00 AM

The oil spill may yield a surprising benefit for the long-suffering Louisiana coastline. Suddenly tens of billions of dollars could be available to remake the Gulf Coast's economy and its environment – if the money is used in the right way. [News Source]