Friday April 13th 2012, 10:00 AMRe-engineering the Mississippi River will stem catastrophic economic and environmental losses from human development and climate change while raising billions of dollars in value, according to a report released yesterday. [News Source]
Mississippi Delta is at risk, but restoration will create jobs and stimulate the economy.
Painting roofs white is as green as taking cars off the roads for 50 years, says study.
Friday April 13th 2012, 10:00 AMPainting roofs white and using light-coloured materials to surface roads and pavements would not only make cities cooler in summer, it would save the same amount of carbon as taking all the cars in the world off the roads for 50 years, a study has found. [News Source]
How the Supergrid could help keep the lights on.
Friday April 13th 2012, 10:00 AMPlans for a 900-mile cable linking the UK to Iceland could be part of a remarkable European effort to fight climate change and rising energy. [News Source]
Nepalis living in the shadow of melting glaciers.
Friday April 13th 2012, 10:00 AMDevi Maya Tamangni watches the river rage just a few meters below her one-room house in a barren highland valley of Nepal. Her village of Larcha is among those threatened by melting glaciers as average temperatures rise. [News Source]
Rising Pacific linked to climate change.
Friday April 13th 2012, 10:00 AMSea levels in the southwest Pacific started rising drastically in the 1880s, with a notable peak in the 1990s thought to be linked to human-induced climate change, according to a new study. [News Source]
Eat less meat to prevent climate disaster, study warns.
Friday April 13th 2012, 10:00 AMMeat eaters in developed countries will have to eat a lot less meat, cutting consumption by 50%, to avoid the worst consequences of future climate change, new research warns. [News Source]
Why climate change might not spell death for the Reef.
Friday April 13th 2012, 10:00 AMRising ocean temperatures caused by climate change are unlikely to mean the end of the coral on the Great Barrier Reef, according to a new scientific study. [News Source]
California braces for the complex world of carbon markets.
Friday April 13th 2012, 10:00 AMWhen its nascent cap-and-trade program ramps up later this year, California will be the first state to reduce greenhouse gases by making big polluters buy permits to exceed emissions limits. Other governments, industry and scientists will be watching, but there’s still a lot to sort out. [News Source]
Signs Europe bending on airline carbon fee.
Friday April 13th 2012, 10:00 AMThe European Union, heading for a trade war over a new toll on the greenhouse gas emissions of international airlines using European airspace, has been warned that the measure could wreck the prospects for global action on climate change. [News Source]
New research on impacts of climate change on protected areas in West Africa.
Friday April 13th 2012, 10:00 AMNew research about how to mitigate the impacts of climate change on protected areas in West Africa has been conducted by researchers from the universities of Kent and Durham. [News Source]
US and Russian scientists launch ice seal survey.
Friday April 13th 2012, 10:00 AMA team of US and Russian scientists has launched the biggest population survey to date of Bering Sea ice seals, according to a US government spokeswoman. Officials have expressed hope the study could provide more insight into how the loss of sea ice, attributed to global climate change, is harming the animals. [News Source]