Wednesday July 04th 2012, 10:00 AMThe ongoing campaign to extend a tax break vital to the wind industry is experiencing something of an identity crisis. [News Source]
Wind credit with bipartisan backing gets lost in election-year fray.
Wiltshire council votes for tough new planning restrictions for windfarms.
Wednesday July 04th 2012, 10:00 AMA revolt in the shires against windfarms has begun with Wiltshire council passing a policy that would effectively ban new turbines, following a similar move by Lincolnshire in June. [News Source]
Climate change Is already shrinking crop yields.
Wednesday July 04th 2012, 10:00 AMFor years now, people have wondered how climate change will affect farming. How will humanity feed itself during a time of rising temperatures and recurring drought? [News Source]
Small-city mayor chooses clean growth.
Wednesday July 04th 2012, 10:00 AMThis month, Beaverton, Oregon - where Doyle is mayor - became the first and only city of its size to join the Obama administration's Better Buildings Challenge, which asks local governments and companies to cut energy and water use in their buildings by 20 percent by 2020. [News Source]
Heat wave expands again before retreating to the west.
Wednesday July 04th 2012, 10:00 AMThe grueling, protracted heat wave is still affecting much of the Upper Midwest and Plains on Tuesday. The 190 reports of all-time warm temperature records during the June 25 to July 1 period was enough to nearly double the total for the entire decade thus far. [News Source]
IPCC scientist on how climate change is worsening wildfires.
Wednesday July 04th 2012, 10:00 AMThe fires that are burning throughout the country offer a window into what we can expect in the future as the climate heats up. That grim assessment comes from Steve Running, one of scientists who won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for their work on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. [News Source]
Wildfire, heat wave: Is it climate change?
Wednesday July 04th 2012, 10:00 AMScientists still say no single weather event can be linked directly to global climate change. But some researchers have begun to draw a broader connection between sweltering temperatures, tinder-dry forests and a warming planet. [News Source]
Climate change corrupting natural cues.
Wednesday July 04th 2012, 10:00 AMClimate change is corrupting natural cues Aborigines have traditionally relied on in northern Australia to find food, an inquiry has been told. [News Source]
Scientists to predict sea-level rises more accurately.
Wednesday July 04th 2012, 10:00 AMScientists are piecing together the exact causes of rising sea levels, and they believe they now have an accurate model to predict future rises. With the bulk of Australia's population living on the coast, the new model could prove an invaluable tool in planning new communities. [News Source]
Scientists shed more light on sea level rise.
Wednesday July 04th 2012, 10:00 AMTasmanian scientists say melting polar ice is now the main cause of rising sea levels. [News Source]
More than 2,000 heat records matched or broken in past week.
Wednesday July 04th 2012, 10:00 AMMore than 2,000 temperature records have been matched or broken in the past week as a brutal heat wave baked much of the United States, and June saw more than 3,200 records topped, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday. [News Source]