Monday June 25th 2012, 11:50 PMClimate change can play a role in driving people from their homes into areas of conflict and potentially across borders, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said in a new repor ..... [News Source]
Climate change creating refugees: Report
Rising sea levels: Is global warming making the US East Coast a 'hot spot?'
Monday June 25th 2012, 7:18 PMThe pace of sea-level rise along much of the East Coast is accelerating three to four times faster than the worldwide average, a US Geological Survey study says. Global warming is the chief suspect. [News Source]
Global warming critic loses Oregon State job
Monday June 25th 2012, 4:51 PMA chemistry instructor at Oregon State University suspects he's out of a job because he's skeptical about the idea that human activity causes climate change. [News Source]
Question of the Week: Signs of climate change?
Monday June 25th 2012, 1:46 PMWith 100-degree heat in Acadiana, more wildfires in the West and four named tropical storms before July 1, the subject of humanity's role in climate change is certain to come up again. Do you think human activities contribute to global warming? [News Source]
U.K. Farmers Adapt to Climate Change
Monday June 25th 2012, 12:12 PMSLEAFORD, England -- Mark Ireland doesn't know whether it is due to the weather or climate change, but one thing he is certain of is that over the past 25 years, a great deal has changed along the furrows of his farm in southeast Lincolnshire. [More] [News Source]
In remote China, plant hunters seek clues to climate change
Monday June 25th 2012, 10:48 AMStudying how flowers adapt to global warming in remote China helps scientists consistently demonstrate climate change, say botanists. [News Source]
US northeast coast is hotspot for rising sea levels.
Monday June 25th 2012, 10:00 AMResearch shows that sea levels are rising much faster between North Carolina and Massachusetts than anywhere else in the world. The news comes less than two weeks after North Carolina's Senate passed a bill banning state agencies from reporting predictions of increasing rates of sea-level rise. [News Source]
California sea levels to rise 5-plus feet this century, study says.
Monday June 25th 2012, 10:00 AMAs climate change expands the oceans, sea levels will rise more than average along the California coast because much of the state is sinking, according to a new report. [News Source]
Coal-plant plunge threatens billions in pollution spending.
Monday June 25th 2012, 10:00 AMThe coal-fired power industry in the United States is facing the biggest plunge in asset values in a decade, risking billions of dollars in pollution-control spending by utilities such as Exelon Corp. and American Electric Power Co. [News Source]
San Onofre nuclear plant’s uncertain future.
Monday June 25th 2012, 10:00 AMNuclear energy has been a relatively cheap source of power and one that doesn't contribute to global warming, but the energy is not worth the long-term risk. Now is the perfect time for Edison, and the state as a whole, to begin the planning for a non-nuclear future. [News Source]
Sea rise faster on East Coast than rest of globe.
Monday June 25th 2012, 10:00 AMFrom Cape Hatteras, N.C., to just north of Boston, sea levels are rising much faster than they are around the globe, putting one of the world's most costly coasts in danger of flooding, government researchers report. [News Source]